Breakfast Cookies

I don’t like rules when it comes to food. Like the kind that says you can’t have cookies for breakfast (and I’m not talkin’ about Cookie Crisp cereal). Or that you have to eat this particular recipe at breakfast – have these anytime! They’re amazing.

cookie 1

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tbs Peanut Butter (I like to use crunchy for this recipe)
  • 4 squares Chopped dark chocolate (or 1-2 tbs chocolate chips)
  • Optional add ins: Raisins, Dried Cranberries, 1 tbs ground Flaxseed, 2 tbs protein powder.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Press down (these cookies don’t spread). Bake 8-10 minutes. Serves 8.

cookie 2

Nutrition Stats: (per cookie)

Cals: 84

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 9 grams

Fat: 5 grams

Sugar: 3 grams

 

 

 

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Oatmeal Cookie Protein Pancakes

Yay for Saturday morning pancakes! My mom makes the most delicious oatmeal pancakes and I was thinking about them when I decided to get a little creative this morning. These would be a great post workout meal (or post couch and Netflix binge session, I won’t judge).

oatmealpancakes

  • 1/2 cup Old fashioned oats
  • 1 Ripe banana, mashed
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbs Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (If you don’t want to use protein powder sub 1/4 cup oat flour and a little extra sweetener)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Salt and Cinnamon
  • 2 tbs Mini chocolate chips

Mix mashed banana and liquid ingredients. Whisk in dry ingredients. Pour onto heated griddle sprayed with cooking spray, add chocolate chips to each pancake before flipping. Makes about 6 pancakes, Serves 3.

Nutrition Stats: (for 2 pancakes)

Cals: 208

Protein: 18 grams

Carbs: 26 grams

Fat: 4 grams

Sugar: 11 grams

 

 

PB Banana Waffles

This has been my favorite breakfast lately. I used to be strictly into protein pancakes but waffles are way easier (when you make bananapancakes with oat flour or protein powder in the mix, they tend to fall apart) and plus, didn’t Mitch Hedberg say that waffles are really just pancakes with a syrup trap? Anyway, this is super filling and is the perfect amount of protein, carbs, and fats to get the day started. Sometimes I add 1-2 Tbs of Vanilla Protein Powder, especially if I eat these post work out.

  •  1/4 Cup Oats
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 2 Tbs Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1 Packet of Stevia (Optional)
  • 1 Tbs Peanut Butter
  • 1/8-1/4 Cup Low Sugar Maple Syrup (I used Sugar Free)

Blend all ingredients except for Peanut Butter and Syrup in Blender or Food Processor. Prepare in a waffle iron. Meanwhile, heat peanut butter and syrup in the microwave and stir together. Makes one waffle.

You can also top with extra banana slices and walnuts.

Nutrition Stats For Entire Recipe:

Cals: 321

Protein:  26 grams

Carbs: 33 grams

Fat: 10 grams

Sugar: 11 grams