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Protein Cookies: Oatmeal & Chocolate Peanut Butter

Easy, healthy, CLEAN cookies for even the bodybuilder in my house. These take me 15 minutes! 8-10 minutes in the oven and voila!

IMG: Faith Keith's Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein CookiesDry Ingredients:

1/3 Cup zero cal sweetener
2 cups old fashioned oats
3 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
¾ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (or a baking blend of cardamom, cinnamon (yes more cinnamon), nutmeg, allspice)

Wet Ingredients:

1 (4oz) individual size container No Sugar Added applesauce OR fruit baby food (berry and banana flavors work well and add enough moisture)
1/2 C PB (you can make this with as little as 2 TBSP. I tried it for my own batch (less fat) and they turn out great.  I tweaked the recipe for more PB to make it a little less dense and add more fat for my husband’s off-season diet)
2 egg whites
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp water

Extra Awesome:

if your diet allows for extra carbs/fats
raisins
nuts
SF chocolate chips
measure by handful or 1/2 cup

Suggested Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl (do not stir yet)
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry mixture (add your Awesome at this time too) and mix on low speed or by hand until fully blended. I try not to overbeat this mixture
  5. Prep cookie sheet with Zero Calorie butter flavored cooking spray
  6. Roll into balls and place on baking sheet OR bake these as bars (lay the dough as a sheet and cut them after baking)
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Careful not to overcook – almost better to slightly “under-cook” these. The eggs will be cooked within the first few minutes, and the oats (especially if you use quick oats) will be chewy enough early on. Under baking these means for softer cookies rather than crunch bars or that terrible protein spongy-ness.

The above directions are what helped me get a texture that was really enjoyable for even the non-healthful eaters of our home, BUT it does not need to be followed to the letter. For example, you can combine all ingredients at once to save you time; you can also drop the dough by the spoonfuls on to your pan (no ball forming necessary).  The key thing is not over-baking.

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Chocolate-Chip Cakies, Cleaned up!

“These chocolaty drop cookies have an old-fashioned, cake-like texture and rich flavor, but their nutritional profile is positively modern.” – Barbara K McConnell

Drop cookies - Faith Keith

Ingredients

2 cups oat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Truvia
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup egg whites
3/4 cup Greek, Non-Fat, Plain Yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Even cleaner:

2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Truvia
2 tablespoons molasses
5 tablespoons peanut butter
3/4 cup egg whites
3/4 cup Greek, Non-Fat, Plain Yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Arrange the oven racks to divide into thirds; preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour/oats cocoa, baking soda and salt
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at high speed, beat the stevia, molasses, coconut oil/PB and egg whites until light and fluffy.  With the mixer at low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, the yogurt, vanilla and chocolate chips; stir until just combined (do not overmix)
  4. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, making 24 cookies.  Bake until firm, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a rack; store in an air-tight container for 3-4 days (if they last that long :))

MY PERSONAL COMMENT:
I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips and I think it makes a big difference, but I’m a chocolate lover so I may just be picky.
Make these smaller to make a batch of 36 cookies so you can munch “1 serving” a little longer ^_^

Nutrition Facts - Chocolate Chip Cakies - Faith KeithThis recipe is based on a recipe from my grandmother! Original, original recipe was by Barbara McConell.

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