Sometimes you want a healthy, vegan protein-packed dessert, but you don't want the temptation of a tray of freshly baked cookies. In that case, these cookies are perfection. This recipe yields 2 medium cookies or one giant monster one, and it will keep you full and satisfied for hours. It's the perfect treat to take along on a long run, or to treat yourself after a sweaty yoga session.
Get out that bowl, and get baking! These cookies are done in 15 minutes, start to finish. (AKA the busy mom's new favorite treat). Be warned though, kids LOVE these, so get ready to hide them or double the recipe if you're feeding a few hungry toddlers–and you).
Organic Vegan Protein Monster Cookie(s)
1/4 cup gluten-free oats
1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour or almond flour
1 scoop vegan organic chocolate protein powder
2 TBSP almond butter
2-1/2 TBSP almond milk
1 TBSP water
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1/2 to 1 Squarebar or similar organic vegan protein bar
chia seeds, for sprinkling
My favorite Vegan Protein Bars include Orgain, Squarebar, No Cow, Zing Bars and Garden of Life Organic Fit. These all have less than 10g of sugar and between 11-21g of protein and all are gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free and refined-sugar free as well! (WIN). Naturally, I prefer my own homemade energy bars like these, but in a rush I grab one of these bars to keep me fueled.
Couldn't be easier!
1. Heat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with a silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, fold in chopped protein bar last. Optionally chop the remaining half and press into the top of both cookies and sprinkle chia seeds on top.
3. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set, and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Enjoy!