Protein Power CookiesJan 11, 2024
These healthy power cookies are full of energizing and nourishing ingredients including oats and pumpkin seeds. The protein cookies are loaded with wholesome ingredients and can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Homemade healthy oatmeal cookies make for an energizing breakfast, pre-workout snack, or wholesome dessert. These cookies are higher in protein and fibre than traditional cookie recipes. Let's take a look at the ingredient list!
- Quick Oats: Quick oats are used in this recipe to replace traditional flour. Choose gluten-free quick oats if you want to ensure these cookies are gluten-free! We find quick oats work better than old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe!
- Protein Powder: Vanilla protein powder adds a boost of protein alongside a subtle sweetness. We used a vanilla whey isolate!
- Coconut Oil: We used coconut oil as the fat source. You can replace coconut oil with butter or olive oil!
- Honey: Honey adds sweetness to the recipe and helps the cookies stick together!
- Eggs: Eggs are used as a binder and add a bump of protein!
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut: We love the flavour of coconut in these cookies alongside the boost of fibre it offers.
- Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds adds a crunch to the cookie and a boost of healthy fat, fibre, and magnesium.
- Mini-Chocolate Chips: mini-chocolate chips adds flavour and fun to the recipe!
I (Courtney) enjoy eating 1 or 2 of these cookies in the afternoon as an energy pick-me-up! They are also delicious as a blood-sugar supportive bedtime snack. If you'd like this snack to be even higher in protein, pair the cookies with a protein drink, higher protein milk, or a protein shake!
SERVING: 12 cookies
- 1 cup (100g) quick oats, blended
- 1⅓ cup (120g) quick oats
- ⅓ cup (30g) vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup (45g) unsweetened shredded coconut
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup (80g) honey
- ¼ cup (60g) coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (60g) pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbsp (45g) mini chocolate chips
- Blend 1 cup of quick oats into oat flour using a small blender. Then combine it with the remainder of the dry ingredients including the unblended quick oats, vanilla protein powder, unsweetened shredded coconut, salt and cinnamon.
- Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl by whisking the eggs and then adding in the honey and melted coconut oil. Add the wet ingredients with the dry and mix to combine.
- Add the pumpkin seeds and mini-chocolate chips to the dough and mix to distribute throughout.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Measure about 3 tbsp of the cookie dough and shape into a disc. Place the cookies on the parchment paper. The cookies will not spread out so you can arrange them in close proximity!
- Bake the cookies for 9-12 minutes at 350°F.
We love enjoying these power cookies as a nutritious afternoon pick-me-up, pre-workout snack, or wholesome dessert.
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