Jamie Eason's Protein Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
In the mood for fresh-baked oatmeal raisin cookies? Bake up a batch of these protein-rich morsels to satisfy your sweet tooth and support your fitness goals!
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