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Easy Protein Cookie Recipe

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As some of you know I’ve been on the “healthy tour” for about 6 weeks now. I am eating clean, training hard and loving it! This clean eating routine got me to try new recipes, including easy recipes for protein cookies.

Protein is a nutrient that is essential for growth and development. Protein is the second most abundant compound in the body after water and is fundamental to the structural and functional properties of all cells in our body. Our muscles are made of protein and some of our most important anabolic hormones are made of protein including insulin and growth hormone. Proteins are involved with the metabolism of energy and nutrients in our body. In terms of sport, protein is the primary essential nutrient capable of building new muscle and repairing damaged muscle. Protein is found in both animal and plant sources, with animal sources being the best source of complete protein due to high availability of all amino acids.

So here we go, an easy to follow recipe for a healthy quality snack on the go! Here’s what you’ll need:

Protein Cookie Recipe - Here's what you'll need

Protein Cookie Recipe – Here’s what you’ll need

Ingredients:

2½ Tablespoons of natural peanut butter

½ Banana

1 Teaspoon of vanilla essence

½ Teaspoon of baking powder

2 Scoops of your favourite protein powder

2 ½ cups of Oat Flour (I made my own see below)

1 Cup of Raisins

2 Tablespoons of Cocoa

4 Egg whites (sorry they’re not on the photo)

 

How to make your own oat flour

How to make your own oat flour

How to make your own oat flour? Tadaa here it is!

Blend in your blender. Tadaa here it is!

How to make protein cookies

Add all the above ingredients into a bowl.

Add all ingredients into a bowl

Add all ingredients into a bowl

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Don't forget to add your 4 egg whites

Don’t forget to add your 4 egg whites

 

Now mix all ingredients together with a mixer: This is the result

Now mix all ingredients together with a mixer: This is the result

TIP: Make sure the consistency is nice and thick so that it is easy to roll balls. Now see below for the next step.

 

To make the cookies: Wet your hands and roll small balls, then flatten these with your fingers

To make the cookies: Wet your hands and roll small balls, then flatten these with your fingers

To make the cookies: Wet your hands and roll small balls, then flatten these with your fingers

To make the cookies: Wet your hands and roll small balls, then flatten these with your fingers

Bake in the over on 200 degrees Celsius for approx 20 minutes.

 

Tadaa! Here they are! Take the cookies out of the oven and rest on a cooling rack.

Tadaa! Here they are! Take the cookies out of the oven and rest on a cooling rack.

 

 

Yummmm that looks good!!

Yummmm that looks good!!

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