These chocolate chip protein cookies are healthy and so easy to make that you’ll find yourself making them multiple times a month.
I have an easy and healthy cookie for you today. I’ve been experimenting with some new recipes for a guest post I’m doing (I’ll let you know when it goes live). I’m pretty sure I found the recipe I’m going to use, but I knew I’d have to blog about the other recipes I tried; they were all just too good.
These protein cookies are pretty clean and require only 5 ingredients. I love that! It can be hard to make cookies healthy I think. Cupcakes and muffins, sure. But cookies are meant to be a treat right? I will admit, I’m a cookie junkie. Please tell me I’m not alone. I just love me a good cookie! I will go out of my way to try different cookie recipes to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Or the perfect peanut butter cookie. But honestly, I would weight 20 more pounds if I did that on a regular basis.
These cookies have no sugar and only use bananas and protein powder to sweeten them.
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all the ingredients together until just combined.
- Spoon heaping tablespoon fulls onto the baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until tops are firm.
- Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
I love banana and chocolate together. And the vanilla protein balances it all out so the cookies aren’t overpowering with banana flavor. My hubby and I love this protein powder. We’ve tried a lot of protein powders in our time and this one just seems to stick. It has a great flavor and at 24 grams of protein per scoop, it gives you a good bang for your caloric buck (120 calories per scoop).
Try not to eat them all in one sitting! I think I’m going to go make some more right now. Enjoy!