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
-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!
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
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
Preheat oven to 350˚F
In a large bowl, smash banana with a fork until all large chucks are gone
Add applesauce and nut butter; blend with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy
Add egg and vanilla extract; mix to combine
In separate bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients; add to wet mixture until just combined, being careful not to overmix
Stir in desired mix-ins
Use an ice cream scoop to form rounded cookies; space evenly greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet
Bake for 10 minutes, then pull cookies out and slightly flatten with a fork
Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until tops begin to golden
Let cool and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationL makes 12 large cookies
170 calories, 20.5g carbohydrates, 6g fat, 10g protein