Have you tried to make oatmeal protein cookies? Delicious healthy food that makes you feel full vastly reduces cravings and keeps you happy with your diet plan. This is one of the principles of all our personal training client’s diet plans. Here are some considerations that I made when choosing ingredients
#1 – Low allergenic foods
Flour-based foods can cause more digestive issues for some people. Oats are usually more well-tolerated. However raw oats are also hard to digest so I settled on instant oats. A mix of lower allergen risk, and ease of digestion.
The choice of milk can be adjusted also. If you are allergic to diary, almond or soy milk is totally fine too.
If you have peanut allergies, the peanut power is not totally necessary but peanut butter and chocolate is a delicious taste that many people enjoy.
Banannas are chosen for the “sweetness” but also because most tropical fruit is well tolerated by most people.
#2 – Foods that are filling
Oats are filling. And if you are trying to stay lean without hunger pangs, its a good choice.
#3 – Tolerant of cooking “mistakes”
While testing out this recipe, I have made mistakes such as cooking for too long, adding too much milk and once forgetting the peanut butter powder. Each time the cookies came out fine!
I have tried many recipes based on different types of flour and any mistake in ingredients or cooking time leads to really dry cookies.
The recipe is so nice that even clients and family members who “don’t like protein powder” still enjoy these oatmeal protein cookies.
Give them a try!
1 large banana (ripe and brown!) about 120g
50g skim milk
60g chocolate protein powder
30g peanut butter powder (Pbfit or PB2)
30g chocolate chips
60g instant oats
Mix it up, spoon it out onto a non-stick baking tray (or lightly oil a regular tray) and bake at 170-180C for 8-10 mins.
Choose 8 mins if you want to keep some in the fridge for later (they feel a bit more “dry” after cooling). But 9-10 mins if you want to eat them immediately.
Makes 12 cookies
1 Batch nutrition values