Monday, November 12, 2007

Recipe: Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip/Pecan Cookies with Protein

I've made these several times now and everyone loves them. In fact, most "normies" can't even tell that they are no-sugar-added OR that I added protein powder to them!

Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip/Pecan Cookies with Protein Powder
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) margarine
3/4 cups Splenda brown sugar
1 cup granulated Splenda
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup almond flour
2 scoops Unjury unflavored protein powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 to 1 tsp salt
4 cups oats
1 bag chocolate chips (there is a sugar free chocolate chip/chunk available now!)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped nuts

Blend the margarine and both Splendas. Then add the eggs and vanilla and mix again. In a seperate bowl, combine the flours, protein, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix those really well and then add to the wet mixture. Mix well. Then stir in the chocolate chips and nuts (can use walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, whatever!). Once those are well distributed, add the oats but add like 3 cups and then add more till you get a nice thick mix that isn't terribly wet. It usually takes 4 cups, but I've used as little as 3 1/2 when I added coconut once (unsweetened of course!).

These bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. Store in cookie jar, tin, or just a rubbermaid or tupperware bowl with lid. This recipe makes about 40 large cookies (2 1/2 to 3" in diameter). Each cookie is about 150 calories, 18 carbs (2 fiber) and about 4 grams of protein when computed using pecans as the nuts.

NOTE: If you choose to make these cookies withOUT the protein powder, you must add in 1/2 cup of flour (of your choice) to make this recipe work!
Enjoy!
Lea

1 comment:

Scale Junkie said...

I'm making these! I didn't know Splenda made a brown sugar

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