Snacks with Benefits: Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
You’re working hard in the gym and eating carefully and enjoying the results, but there’s something missing in your life. Could it be cookies?
Life is too short to give up the joy of dessert, so don’t! Just multitask your calories by packing a nice boost of protein into the sweet treats you crave. These big, chewy, chocolatey protein cookies do just that.
Nearly nine grams of protein and only 165 calories per serving means that you can have your cookie and eat it too...and feel good about it!
These are sturdy and travel well, so tuck one into your lunchbox, your gym bag, or your backpack.
Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Tip: These cookies freeze well. Make a double batch and wrap a few together in plastic wrap, then place in a resealable plastic bag or a freezer container and freeze for up to 1 month.
Makes 14 large cookies
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 100g chocolate protein powder
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup egg whites
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick pan spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oats, wheat flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
- In a medium bowl, stir together applesauce, peanut butter, honey, egg whites, and vanilla extract.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, then add chocolate chips. Stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Drop batter by ¼ cups (I use a #20 disher) in rows about 1” apart on baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on pan for two minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days; freeze for longer storage.
Per 1/14 of recipe (1 cookie)
*Macros calculated using MyFitnessPal.com.
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