Did your mom ever bring you cookies and milk as a child? The chances are those are fond memories that linger in the back of your mind. It’s time to pay it forward and bring a smile to your kid’s face with these classic oatmeal cookies. Our recipe is just like mom used to make, using only the finest organic ingredients and a dash of love.
Oats are a breakfast staple across the globe, enjoyed by millions at the breakfast table every morning. Now you can enjoy your oats on-the-go with this cookie recipe. Take them with you for a bite when you run errands, or pack them into your kid’s lunchbox for a high-energy snack at school. These cookies make for the ideal energy boost in the afternoons when you need a bit of a bump, or experience a craving for something sweet.
A Classic Snack That’s Easy to Prepare
Oatmeal is a cornerstone of breakfasts across the planet and looking at their nutritional profile, and it’s easy to understand why. 1-cup of dry oats yields 58 grams of slow-burning carbohydrates, with less than 3-grams of sugar. Oats have a low-GI profile, providing sustained energy release, with a low-inflammatory response in the gut. (1)
Oats are a rich source of fiber, with 9-grams per cup. Fiber is essential for maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal system. It sweeps away any undigested food particles from previous meals. Each serving of oatmeal contains 12-grams of plant-based protein, necessary for muscular repair and growth. (2)
Boost the protein content with a ¼-scoop of vanilla protein powder. The BCAA’s (Branch Chain Amino Acids) found in whey stimulate protein synthesis, a vital metabolic function for healthy, active children. Give your kids the opportunity and nutrition they need to grow to their full genetic potential with a daily serving of oatmeal cookies. (3)
Swapping your sugar-filled breakfast cereal for oats is a fantastic idea. Unfortunately, not everyone can deal with the bland texture of oatmeal first thing in the morning. However, most people will grab the chance to eat a cookie at any time of the day. Swap your breakfast oatmeal for a few of these delicious cookies instead. You’ll still receive the same nutritional benefit, and they taste fantastic compared to a bowl of runny oats.
Place the protein powder and oats into a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of baking powder, some stevia to taste, and shredded coconut for added flavor and healthy saturated fat. As you blend the ingredients, think back to your childhood and the fond memories attached to the wonderful aroma.
Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment and place them in the oven at 350 for 8 to 10-minutes. Sit back and relax as the smell of freshly baked cookies fill your home. They’ll be ready to serve in 30-minutes after you bring them out of the oven. Pack any leftovers into air-tight containers and store them in the fridge for up to 5-days.
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The Best Protein Oatmeal Cookies (Easy, Family-Friendly Recipe)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: 18 1x
1 ½ cup instant oats
½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
¼ cup granulated Stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
¼ cup vanilla protein powder
¼ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
5 tbsp unsweetened almond or cow milk (more or less as necessary)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a bowl place the instant oats, baking powder, salt, sweetener, protein powder and shredded coconut.
- Add the coconut oil.
- Slowly stir in the almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is moistened throughout.
- Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Flatten the cookies with the back of a wet spoon.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.