I recently started following a blog called Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth. Catherine is so cute and sweet, has an inspiring story, and I love how she posts clean, interesting and original recipes. She recently posted a recipe called 3 Ingredient Magic Cookies that used just that- three ingredients. It looked and sounded so delicious and easy that I knew right away I wanted to try them out! So after my workout this morning I got to work. While gathering the ingredients, I decided to add a few more to the cookies to make a good post-workout snack full of my favorite thing… chocolate (and I hope you said that in Anna and Elsa’s voices from Frozen, because I did).
I’ve recently been trying to cut down on sweets, but if you are as dependent on sugar as I am, that is something that has to be done in increments. Cutting it out cold turkey is not pretty- trust me! These cookies are great because they do have some of that sweetness from the chocolate chips and the protein powder, but they are also full of whole grains, fiber and vitamins and minerals that make it a filling and satisfying meal. Bonus: they are delicious!! I made myself stop after four, because I could have eaten the whole pan.
I used chocolate Perfect Fit Protein as well as chocolate Shakeology in these cookies. They are a delicious way to incorporate plant-based protein, vitamins and minerals, health-boosting superfoods and antioxidants that help reduce cravings and promote digestion. They definitely make these cookies feel like an indulgence!
Oatmeal Protein Cookies
1 cup oatmeal
2 ripe bananas
1 pkg chocolate Perfect Fit Protein
1 pkg chocolate Shakeology
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, mix the oatmeal, bananas, protein powder, Shakeology and flax seed until smooth, but you can still see some of the oats. Stir in the chocolate chips.
With a cookie scoop about a tablespoon big, scoop the batter and place it on the parchment paper. The cookies will not spread out while they bake.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are firm when pressed and browned on top.
Enjoy these cookies for breakfast with some coffee, as a post-workout snack or to curb that sweet tooth when it attacks!
Makes about 16 cookies.On a side note, look at how big my photobomber has gotten!!