Power Cookies

These cookies are perfect anytime: for breakfast, pre- and post- workout snacks, or even an on-the-go lunch when you’re running to and from class, work, or the gym. Packed with complex carbs, protein, fiber and healthy fats, these Power Cookies will stick with you and provide a boost of long-lasting energy.

These cookies are so versatile – swap out different flours, nut butters and sweeteners to meet your nutritional goals. Get creative with mix-ins and toppings to further customize your cookie, too!

These are some of the combinations I've tried with great success:

-Dark chocolate + walnuts

-Dried cranberries + orange zest + slivered almonds

-Toasted coconut + white chocolate

-Rainbow sprinkles

-Pumpkin spice + candied ginger

-Peanut butter chips + frozen raspberries

Whether you’re off to school, work, the gym, or just hanging out, give these cookies a try!

Ingredients:

1 large banana

½ cup applesauce

1/3 cup nut butter of choice (we used peanut butter)

2 scoops, or 2/3 cup vanilla protein powder (we used QuestProtein “Vanilla Milkshake”)

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

2 cups oat flour

½ cup rolled oats

1 T chia seeds

1 T flax seeds

½ tsp salt

½ tsp BP

1 tsp BS

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F

  2. In a large bowl, smash banana with a fork until all large chucks are gone

  3. Add applesauce and nut butter; blend with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy

  4. Add egg and vanilla extract; mix to combine

  5. In separate bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients; add to wet mixture until just combined, being careful not to overmix

  6. Stir in desired mix-ins

  7. Use an ice cream scoop to form rounded cookies; space evenly greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet

  8. Bake for 10 minutes, then pull cookies out and slightly flatten with a fork

  9. Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until tops begin to golden

  10. Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition InformationL makes 12 large cookies

170 calories, 20.5g carbohydrates, 6g fat, 10g protein

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