Cookies... for breakfast?!
That's right. Yeah. They're that good. These cookies make for a great snack or can even be eaten as part of a quick, healthful breakfast. They are high in protein, have some added healthy fat and plenty of carbs which makes them great for pre or post workout. As always we recommend soaking the oats beforehand to reduce pesky phytates and "anti nutrients", making them even more satisfyingly healthy :)
Now when we say "cookies" this isn't some processed "I-can-eat-junk-and-still-lose-weight" garbage. We used 100% all natural, whole foods and ingredients. As it should be.
3 cups raw oats, soaked overnight (or 2 cups oat flour)
1 cup coconut flour
2 eggs (pasture raised)
4 scoops whey protein powder (we always order from True Nutrition)
3 cups prunes
1.5 cups of water
1/3 cup of honey
1.5 cups almond butter
1 large apple, diced (we used honeycrisp)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Nutrition Facts: per cookie
195 Calories, 26 g carbs (5 g from fiber), 7.5 g protein, 8 g fat
Recipe makes about 36 cookies:
Soak 3 cups of whole oats with 3-4 cups of water and 3 teaspoons of vinegar (rule of thumb - 1tsp of acidic liquid for every cup of water - see later for our blogpost on that ;)) overnight. OR measure out 2 cups of oat flourWe strained and spread our pre soaked oats onto a cookie sheet and baked at 350F for 20 minutes, then used a coffee grinder to prep flour. If using store bought flour, skip to next step
Chop prunes and apple, add to flour along with almond butter, cinnamon, eggs, water, and protein.
Roll dough into 1-2inch in diameter-sized balls onto a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside
Add more or less water as you see fit. You could also replace the water with milk or nut milk.
As written, this recipe is casein/lactose free. You could use another protein powder if you want it to be completely dairy free and remove any trace amounts of casein or lactose.
If you want it to be grain free or "paleo" replace all oat flour with coconut flour. It might be tricky to make them vegan but I suppose somebody could if they wanted to replace the eggs.
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These cookies make for a great snack or can even be eaten as part of a quick, healthful breakfast. They are high in protein, have some added healthy fat and plenty of carbs which makes them great for pre or post workout