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This protein cookie recipe is the perfect go-to snack when you’re craving comfort foods but also want weight loss results! They’re clean, healthy and super simple to make.
I LOVE these Protein Cookies!!
These protein cookies are a dream come true for comfort food seekers that still want weight loss results. They’re clean, no sugar, no funky stuff, high protein, and yet just sweet enough to feel like you’re eating something devilish.
I’m in Sedona this week with the family. A last minute road trip to the Grand Canyon since
- A) I’ve never seen it before, and
- B) in about 2 weeks it will be too stinking hot to exist here, so we thought this was the perfect timing.
What does this have to do with my cookies? Not much, other than the fact that they are great for road trips.
Are oats gluten free?
Yes, there is no gluten in oats, but here’s the thing – cross-contamination is a risk factor. Many of the manufacturing facilities that process oats are not strictly gluten free, so if they processed a gluten-based flour right before the oats, there’s a high chance there will be gluten contamination. If this is something you’re concerned about, stick with a manufacturer that has a gluten-free facility, like Bob’s Red Mill.
Is this protein cookie recipe low carb?
Not really. Oats and bananas are both healthy choices, but they have a lot of naturally occuring sugars. If you’re looking for a lower carb cookie option, try these. They’re perfect for sandwiching low calorie ice cream 🙂
Can I use real sugar instead of Stevia?
Sure you can! These are your cookies afterall 🙂 . Just be sure to account for the ingredient change in the overall nutritional info. If you don’t want to use stevia because you think it leaves an aftertaste, try Swerve. I’ve been working with that product for a little while now and I really like it. It has zero aftertaste and no calories or carbs!
What you’ll need for this protein cookie recipe
- A banana
- Egg whites
- Vanilla extract
- Your favorite vanilla whey protein (I used Designer Whey)
- Coconut oil and vanilla
Want more protein treats? Try these!
- ¾ c gluten free oats
- 1 banana
- ¼ c egg whites
- ¼ t vanilla extract
- 5 teaspoons of Stevia
- ¼ c protein powder
- 1 T coconut oil
- Makes about 10 smallish cookies.
- Preheat oven to 350, combine ingredients in a bowl and then spoon portions on a lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 mins until golden brown.
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.