Traditional oatmeal raisin cookies may be portrayed as the "healthy" version of the sinful chocolate chip variety, but they're no bowl of sugar-free rolled oats! From the butter and sugar to the frosted topping, most oatmeal cookies are filled with a variety of macro-busting ingredients.
If you're hankering for some delicious oatmeal cooks, this protein-powered recipe should be right up your alley. Each cookie is only a little over 130 calories, and each one packs over six grams of protein!
Whip up a batch, fuel your muscles, and don't forget to enjoy your cookies with a glass of milk!
Almond butter: 1/4 cup
Maple syrup: 2 tbsp
Egg whites: 2
Unsweetened applesauce: 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract: 1/2 tbsp
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond butter, maple syrup, egg whites, applesauce, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, flour, whey isolate, xylitol, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture, a little at a time, then add the raisins.
- Form a cookie with about three tablespoons of batter. Place each cookie onto the baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Repeat this process until 12 cookies are made.
- Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes, or until center of cookie is cooked through.
- I used a medium-sized ice-cream scoop to ensure all cookies remained the same size.
- You can replace the maple syrup with honey or agave nectar.
- You can replace the xylitol with other granulated sweeteners, such as brown sugar, Stevia, or Splenda.
Serving size: 1 cookie
Recipe yields: 12 servings