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Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

October 9, 2015

After the success of the 3 ingredient breakfast cookies, I thought I’d share another cookie recipe with you. This one is less of a breakfast cookie & more of a gooey dunk in your mid-morning coffee or have with a cold glass of milk before bed biscuit!

 

These are made using flaxseed, an amazing source of healthy fats & fibre (most large supermarkets stock this now). In case you’re stuck finding it, it’s usually kept near the breakfast cereals (thought that would be a useful tip as when I was trying to hunt it down in my local supermarket I was given a 10 minute tour by the “helpful” employee who also didn’t have a clue where it was….in fact I’m not overly convinced she even knew what it was!)

 

This one’s gluten free, really quick to make, & with just over 120 calories, 11g protein & 2.5g fibre per biscuit it’s a pretty macro friendly treat but If you want to lower the fat content further you can just switch out all/some of the chocolate chips for some raisins or other dried fruit. To make the recipe vegan just change the whey for a vegan protein powder.

 

 

 

Makes 8 large cookies.

 

Macros per cookie*:

124kcal/ 11g protein/ 4.5g fat/ 9g carbs/ 2.5g fibre

 

*May vary slightly depending on ingredients used

 

Ingredients:

 

200g banana medium sized banana (approx 130g)

40g ground flaxseed

30g dark chocolate chips or chunks (at least 70% cocoa)

20g PPB or PB2 (powdered peanut butter)

80g vanilla whey protein powder

1tbsp water

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C

  2. In a food processor mix all ingredients apart from chocolate chips until smooth & creamy (add a tiny bit more water if mix is struggling to blend).

  3. Stir in chocolate chips (by hand).

  4. Using a tablespoon, drop the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper (this mix won’t rise or change shape so make sure you make them into the shape you want.

  5. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes (or until golden brown).

  6. Leave on a wire rack to cool (or enjoy hot from the oven!)

 

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