Protein Cookie Recipe
Nothing but natural ingredients, including bananas and whole grain oats, this power packed cookie will see you through your 3 PM slump or post-recovery snack.
Makes 14-15 cookies
60 ml extra virgin olive oil
60 ml maple syrup
2 ripe bananas, smashed
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup desiccated coconut
5 medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped
3 tb pepita seeds
¼ cup protein or hemp powder
Pinch sea salt
Preheat oven to 160°C
In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and maple syrup and whisk until mixture is combined and thickens.
Add smashed banana, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Fold through the oats, coconut, dates, pepita, and protein powder until evenly mixed. Sit for 5 minutes to allow the oats to soften and soak up the flavours.
Use a tablespoon of dough and gently form a ball with your hands.
Place the balls on a lined baking tray and press lightly to shape into cookies.
Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool slightly before eating.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.