i am obsessed with these cookies!
if you've been keeping up with my marathon chronicles series, you'd know that i'm trying to increase my protein intake during my marathon training...and i'm looking for variety. sure, the drinks are the best way to take in all that protein, but i can only handle so many shakes. this 3-ingredient cookie is so quick and easy to make, that i whipped up this batch amid the morning rush.
there are variations of this recipe all over the web, and i just had to try it for myself. i was skeptical that you could make a cookie out of just bananas, but you can. and it's good!
i'm gonna be honest. not good as in gourmet, rich, gooey chocolate, sugary-sweet good...but healthy, getting-all-my-protein-and-it's-something-other-than-a-shake good.
easy protein cookies:
1 large banana
1 cup oats
1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
walnuts, cinnamon, chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, peanut butter
mix ingredients in a bowl.
drop spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
*approximately 4g protein per my nine cookies.
in this particular batch, i added a tablespoon of peanut butter and a few shakes of cinnamon, then topped the cookies with a couple of chocolate chips for sweetness. of course, you can play around with the recipe until you are happy with the consistency and flavor.
in fact, another variation is to use less oats for a more runny consistency and make pancakes.
and as always, you don't have to be training for a marathon to make these cookies. you can leave out the protein powder if it's not needed.
do you have a quick and easy recipe to share?