Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Protein Packed Cookies

I've gotten a large number of requests for this recipe, and while I can't claim it as my own, I'm more than happy to share it because it rocks my socks!

Craving-Killing Cookies:
1 large egg
1 1/2 cup natural peanut butter ( I use smooth and lightly salted)
1 1/2 scoop whey protein powder (vanilla, chocolate or unflavored - I use chocolate)
1/2 cup Sucanat (if you are using sweetened protein powder cut sucanat back to 1/3rd cup)(took me a while to find this, but you can get it at Whole Foods)
1/2 cup almond meal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

1.)In large bowl, lightly beat egg. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
2.)Form into little balls with a spoon or your hands and place on a lightly greased or lined baking sheet.
3.)Bake for 12 minutes. Balls will puff up and lightly brown. Cool for a few minutes before eating.

*Ready in 25 minutes
Makes 16-20 one cookie servings.

Nutrition facts (per serving);
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 90mg
Carbohydrates: 7g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Protein: 5g

I realize that not everyone has these things just hanging around the kitchen (particularly the protein powder) But these cookies are totally worth the obscure ingredients for their yummy taste and added bonus of being healthy or "trainer approved" as I've dubbed them. And they stick with you, one of these cookies and an apple will get you all the way through the afternoon . . . if you can stop at one ;)

1 comment:

Heather said...

I will have to try these if I get the food processor I've been wanting (to make the almond meal, otherwise it is super expensive to buy pre made meal). And I do happen to have some rice protein powder laying around the kitchen!
Added bonus... if your protein powder is gluten free, these are gluten free! :)