Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Bars

TitleshotA snack that tastes like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with perfect amounts of protein, slow digesting carbs, and healthy fats? Sign me up! These are great for a snack or breakfast on the go. I use Cashew Butter because it has more of a mild flavor and makes these taste more like a cookie, but any nut butter will do.

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  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 large Banana, mashed
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla protein powder (or an extra half cup of oats)
  • 1/2 cup Stevia
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk (or skim)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Butter extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/4┬átsp Salt
  • 2 TBS Mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soften nut butter in the microwave fr 10-15 seconds if needed. Mix all of the ingredients except for chocolate chips until well blended. Pour into a 9×9 inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkled chocolate chips on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Let cool completely before cutting into 8 bars. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days (if they last that long).

Nutrition Stats: (per bar)

181 Cals

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 18 grams

Fat: 10 grams

Sugar: 5 grams

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Protein Cookie Dough Bites

Does anyone honestly make chocolate chip cookies just to make cookies? Doubt it.

I relate to Cookie Monster:

Luckily, I tried several different combinations of ingredients and created something that tastes just as good without the guilt. Enjoy!

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  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Biotest Metabolic Drive)
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Oat Flour (I never buy oat flour, I just grind oats in a blender/processor)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbs Almond Milk
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbs Mini or Dark Chocolate Chips

Mix ingredients together and roll into 10 balls. Freeze for 5-10 minutes before eating. Store in the fridge.

Nutrition Stats per ball:

Cals: 80

Carbs: 8 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Fat: 4 grams