Sunday, 20 July 2014
Protein Breakfast Cookies
On the run and need a quick fix breakfast, snack or fuel for pre or post workout? Try eating a balance of protein & healthy fats to keep you energized & satisfied. This recipe is full of healthy nutrients sure to nourish you for your needs & the best is it's kid approved 🍪👍.
Gluten free, dairy & egg free plus vegan. High in protein, fiber and loaded with vitamins & minerals.
1 1/4 cups quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut nectar ( or maple syrup or agave )
1 large ripe banana
1/2 cup chocolate chips ( or cacao nibs )
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp ground golden flaxseeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
* use organic when possible
Mash banana in bowl, add almond butter & coconut nectar and mix.
Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.
The batter will be sticky.
Add ten scoops of the batter to a greased baking sheet and shape and flatten each cookie as they will not spread while baking.
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes
13 g carbs
21 g fat
6.5 g fiber
10 g protein
Nuts and seeds are our heart healthy fats AKA the "good fats" including one we often fall short of ---essential fatty acid omega 3 which come from the superstars, flax & hemp seeds.
Oats are great not only for their many vitamins & minerals but also fiber and slow release of their sugars helping to maintain blood sugar levels. A great way to start anyones day.
Enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well
Here's a few good reads ( websites ) on the health benefits of the ingredients used in this recipe.