Today’s fast-paced environment means that many people choose to miss out on breakfast to save time. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that’s probably not a good strategy. All it takes to have a nutritious, healthy breakfast every morning, is a little preparation. Our recipe for protein powder cookies makes for the perfect start to your day.
Protein, healthy fats, and slow-digesting carbs keep your energy levels up during the morning, allowing you to perform at your peak. Before you run out of the door with an empty stomach tomorrow morning, whip up a batch of these cookies tonight. They’re ready in less than half an hour, so why not give them a try?
Supercharge Your Breakfast with Protein Cookies
Protein is essential for maintaining muscular and skeletal health. If you enjoy a good workout at the gym, then you need protein to help your muscles cope with recovering from the training effect. Amino acids improve gym recovery and form the building blocks of protein. This recipe calls for a whey protein isolate as part of the ingredients. (1)
With 24-grams of protein per serving, whey protein contains more than 5-grams of BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids), as well as over 4-grams of precursors and glutamine. Add a scoop of premium vanilla whey to a mixing bowl and add two tablespoons of natural peanut butter. The peanut butter immediately clumps up the protein, use a wooden spoon to blend the two into an even consistency.
Add a cup of organic rolled oats to the mixture. Oats provide a slow-digesting carb source that doesn’t spike insulin in the same way flour does. Mix the oats in with the whey and peanut butter and then add a tablespoon of dried cranberries and apricots. Dried fruit contains vitamins, minerals fiber, and plant-based polyphenol antioxidants that clear your blood of free radicals. They also provide a chewy component to the cookie that tastes divine. (2)
By now it should be challenging to work the mixture, so two chopped ripe bananas to the mix. The bananas should soak up the other ingredients and make everything easy to mash. Don’t give in to temptation at this point and save the sampling for later. Bananas contain potassium, a vital mineral to prevent cramping during exercise. Add in some chopped pecans for added healthy fats and a crunchy finish to the cookie. (3)
With your mixture blended to perfection, scoop it out onto a baking tray lined with parchment. Heat your oven to 350 and bake the cookies for 12 minutes.
Warning! We know it’s tempting, but don’t bite into a freshly baked cookie, you’ll burn your tongue and ruin breakfast. Take your cookies and place them in a Tupperware container. Store them in the fridge for 5-days’ worth of breakfast goodness.
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Protein Powder Cookies You Can Eat for Breakfast
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
2 medium ripe bananas
2 scoops (2 oz) vanilla protein powder
1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp chopped dried apricots plus extra for decoration
1 tbsp dried unsweetened cranberries plus extra for decoration
1 tbsp chopped pecans plus extra for decoration
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl mash the bananas with a fork.
- Add the protein powder, rolled oats and peanut butter and stir well to combine.
- Fold in the chopped apricots, cranberries and pecans.
- Spoon the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with extra chopped apricots, cranberries and pecans.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.
- Store the cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to 5 days.