Gosh do I love cookies, and when your New Year’s resolution is eating healthier and getting in the gym my love for cookies increases while my intake sadly decreases. While I sit around and plan my next move of how I can have a cheat meal I decided it’s time to make my love of cookies into something healthy.
On a side note I personally don’t believe there is anything wrong with sweets, as long as it’s eaten in moderation. With that being said I am not a 1 cookie, or 4-chip kind of guy… No, I’m an entire back of chips and 15-cookie kind of guy, so I really have to watch it.
The biggest key to staying trim is eating healthy with a high protein and vegetable diet along with some cardio. When it comes to protein Bob’s Red Mill® Whey Protein is delicious and far superior to many of the other brands I have tasted. Whey protein is a high quality complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids required by the body for strength and muscle development. It is a great way of increasing protein intake without adding excessive carbohydrates and fat. Bob’s Red Mill® Whey Protein Concentrate is unsweetened and simple — not like a lot of the protein powders you find on the market today. It dissolves instantly, so it’s great for making protein shakes and smoothies!
This recipe is awesome because there are so many things you can supplement. For instance if you want more sweetness I give the option to add in some maple syrup. If you don’t like raisins, do without them. If you love coconut, add more. There are no limits on makings this recipe really good and good for you. If you happen to not add the maple in than all I can say is eat away because everything in these cookies is natural, and of course is great for you.
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- 3 scoops of Bob’s Red Mill Whey Protein
- 1½ cups of almond flour
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of raisins
- ¾ teaspoon of baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ cup of shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3 mashed bananas
- ½ cup of smooth peanut butter
- 5 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
- In a large bowl mix together the whey protein, flour, oats, raisins, baking powder, baking soda, coconut and cinnamon and set aside.
- In a separate bowl mix together the mashed bananas, peanut butter, egg whites, vanilla and optional syrup until completely combined.
- Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and fold in until just mixed.
- Place a 2 tablespoon scoop of the batter onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and repeat 11 times.
- Bake in the oven on 350° for 11 minutes.
- Cool before serving.