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Delicious Protein-Packed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Protein-Packed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Protein-Packed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

This Cookie recipe comes to us from our Nutrition Coach Heather Roy.  Read on to hear what she had to say.  Makes 24 cookies.

“Hi everyone, I wanted to take one of our most loved recipes and tweak it to be “just a little bit better”.  Cookies, we all love them right!   What I have learned and what I love to share with others is eating better is beyond a meal plan.  If you have struggled with nutrition then working at building an improved mindset will help you in learning to have a positive relationship with nutrition, slowly.  Small, achievable techniques over time will lead to many mini-wins to celebrate building up to a large win long-term.”

“So when I took this recipe, I didn’t want to completely revamp it to be something you bake but no one really enjoys.  I created it to be “just a little bit better”.  My hubby and both my kids were home at the time of writing this, they are ages almost 11 and 12.  I had them taste them and it was a hit!  So I knew I had to share it with others.”

The taste

“They are just the right bit of sweetness, not a ton of chocolate chips, but enough to have some in every cookie. They are delicious!  Great texture too.  I will say, the mix is slightly wet but not so much that it sticks to the spoons too much.  The mix will not be dough like and you can not roll it.  I did use slightly more than 2 cups of the oats, next time I might try adding 1/4 cup ground flax to the 2 cups of oats and 1 1/4 flour.  Depending on your oven, you might need slightly more than 10 mins.”

I hope you give these a try if you do be sure to tag us on Facebook with your finished product!  If you feel you could use a little help improving your relationship with nutrition, please email Heather@ConcaSportAndFitness.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup Packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Unbleached Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 1/4 cup Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (Snickerdoodle or Peanut Butter Cookie would be really good for this too!)  Next time you are in CSF, grab yourself a tub!
  • 2 to 2 1/4 cups Old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Dark chocolate chips

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; mix with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add egg & egg white; beat well.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, protein powder, oats, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to banana mixture in bowl; beat with a mixer at slow-medium speed until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Step 4

Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

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