Friday, August 17, 2012

Protein Powered Breakfast Cookies

Short and sweet today, I just really want to share this recipe (and blog) with y'all!

I found Watching What I Eat on Pinterest. I saw the pin for "Peanut butter banana oatmeal breakfast cookies" and, of course, was intrigued. I love that she uses protein powder (something I had been thinking about trying in my breakfast cookies) and that there are still no flours, eggs, or sugars!
I read her comments with reviews, some of them were stellar, some of them were not-so-nice (I've gotten some of those, too) but I still just had to try these babies for myself. Her other recipes looked mouthwatering, so I clicked that "Follow" button and I'm so glad I did.

These cookies are phenomenal!

Make these, you won't regret it.

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
slightly adapted from Watching What I Eat

2 bananas, smashed. (I used two overly ripe bananas I had hanging out in my freezer)
1/3 cup peanut butter- smooooooth and reduced fat
2/3 cup applesauce- unsweetened
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 1/3 cup)
2 tsp vanilla ext
1.5 cups Oatmeal
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips- optional but I love them. Antioxidants!

Preheat oven to 350*F.
In a medium bowl, combine smashed bananas, peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla extract. In a large bowl, mix together Oatmeal, protein powder, and chocolate chips. Mix wet into dry and then pop the dough into the fridge for 10-20mins to let everybody get acquainted. Spoon the dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-30mins (her recipe says 30, but I made mine pretty small and tested at 15, and they were done).

Disclaimer: I am not advertising these tasties as a "health" food by any means, I am just telling you they are delicious.