HEALTHY JUNK FOOD: Choc Chip Protein Cookies



Hey guys! For 2017 I am going to focus on giving you guys recipe ideas based around the junk foods we love, but in my own healthy versions. I like this recipe because it is versatile, packed with protein and very easy to make. Make as much as you want so you can store a couple batches in a container to grab-n-go as you please!

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KEY INGREDIENTS:
Rolled Oats
Vegan Chocolate Chips
Maple Syrup
Unsalted Peanuts

LUXURY INGREDIENTS:
Peanut Butter Powder (optional: PB spread is just as good)
Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder (optional)
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RECIPE IN STRUCTIONS + TIPS:
1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF
2. Combine peanuts, chocolate, peanut powder, your favorite protein powder, and maple syrup into a food processor
3. Blend/process for however long you think looks good to you and open the bowl back up
4. Throw in the rolled oats and give it another 30-60 seconds (you want to aim for a sticky, sludgey texture)
5. Depending on how big you want your cookie, form dough on a baking tray
6. Depending on how chewy/crunchy you want your cookies, watch them in oven if you are going to leave them in for longer than 15-20 minutes.
6. Serve with your favorite version of milk, and enjoy!

TIPS:

•I used luxurious ingredients like performance peanut butter powder and pumpkin protein powder but you should be able to get the key components of this recipe at your local supermarket for well under $10

•If you are going to the healthier route and using rolled oats in place of flour like me, throw your ingredients into the food processor beforehand to ensure a doughy texture

•Every ingredient in this recipe is interchangeable. You can mix and match whatever ingredients you like best based on your tastebuds/food sensitivities/etc.

•If you like your cookies on the crunchier side leave them in the oven longer than 20 minutes

•If you aren’t on a plant-based, or dairy-free diet –I suggest you don’t go cheap and try to get the best quality ingredients (eggs, milk, etc.)
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•RECIPE REPLACEMENTS:
3 Suggestions to sub for: ROLLED OATS (easy/healthy sub for flour)
Coconut Flour, Quinoa Flour, Almond Flour

3 Suggestions to sub for MAPLE SYRUP (natural sweeteners)
Blackstrap Molasses, Organic Dates, Organic Raisins

3 suggestions to sub for PEANUT BUTTER POWDER (contributes to sludgey dough which is what you need)
Creamy/Crunchy PB Spread, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter

3 Suggestions to sub for PUMPKIN SEED PROTEIN POWDER (healthy junk food benefits)
Cocoa Powder, Choc PB Powder, Whey Protein Powder

3 suggestion to sub for UNSALTED PEANUTS (healthy junk food benefits)
Ground Hemp Seed, Chia Seed, Flax Seed
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Post time: Aug-09-2017