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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

{Peanut Butter Banana Protein Cookies}

Sometimes you just want to eat cookies for breakfast, lunch and maybe even dinner… and that is ok when said cookie is packed with good for you ingredients, protein and healthy fats!  

Yes, I am talking about these Peanut Butter Banana Protein Cookies, and they are the bomb!  What i love about these little gems is the flavor.  Straight from the oven these beauties remind me of a warm slice of banana bread, studded with walnuts that has been slathered in peanut butter.

Another perk to these cookies... . they are healthy enough to be eaten as a grab and go breakfast, but sweet enough to satisfy my post dinner sweet tooth!    Now thats what I call a win win!  Are you ready to make up a batch for yourself?  

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Cookies 
Brunch N'Cupcakes - Inspired by Running on Veggies 
Makes 20 Cookies


2 Bananas Mashed 
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk 
1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter 
1 Egg White 

1 Scoop Protein Powder - I used Vega Sport Vanilla 
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 
1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts 
1 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats 
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 

1- In a large bowl mash bananas with a fork.  Add almond milk, peanut butter and egg white to mashed bananas.  With a hand mixer lightly beat wet ingredients together until well combined.  Set aside. 
2- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.  Stir until well combined. 
3- Carefully pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir together until a thick dough forms. 
4- On a parchment lined baking sheet drop about a tablespoon of dough and gently press down to flatten the cookie, repeat until you have 20 cookies. 
5- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until cookies are fully cooked. 
6- Allow cookies to cool before storing in an air tight container.  They keep for about a week. 


Check out these other delicious and healthy cookie recipes from around the web:
Breakfast Fig and Nut Cookie - Cooking Light 
High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - Fit Foodie Finds 
Vegan Everything Breakfast Cookies - Minimalist Baker 

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