Posted by Coco
What a great night! After my workout and a shower my future FIL handed me a glass of red wine (thank you!) and since the future MIL had been given 11 overripe bananas for moi to work some magic on, I got busy. My favorite way to bake is with music and a red wine in hand 🙂
I’m quite proud of myself. I made the following tonight:
Double batch of these easy Banana Oat Cookies . Check out the recipe, they were a cinch. Though I only got 30 cookies out of it instead of 4 dozen, but I like to make fatty sized cookies!
I made my usual Vegan Banana Bread and again added coconut and chocolate chips. Always a hit.
But the pride of my night were the cookies I just made up! My FMIL is a fit fitness lady and so I thought maybe I could find a protein bar type cookie to make her that included her protein powder and she requested no sugar added. I perused a few protein cookie recipes but none were exactly what I wanted so I just thought I’d give my own recipe a go. And it worked!
Banana Protein Cookies
- preheat oven to 180C (about 325F – remember I’m in Oz)
- in a medium bowl mash 2 bananas
- add 1.5 cups oats, vanilla, 4 scoops protein powder, 2 whole eggs, cinnamon, chia seeds and chocolate chips
- drop in cookie form on a prepared cookie sheet (I used baking paper instead of oiling the sheet)
- bake about 20 minutes or until firm
It’s not exact, I never measure cinnamon, chia, vanilla or chocolate chips, I just put some in until it looks/feels right. I tasted half a cookie – half because I’d had 2 of the other cookies and I’m full as all hell. It was good though, some people might want to add sweetener, they’re not super sweet but they’re a thick consistency.
Oh and just prove I don’t ALWAYS wear workout clothes I managed to take two pictures of me in something other then yoga pants and a sports bra. It just so happens I only take these pictures in the bathroom. Oh well! Here you go, toilet paper and all: