Happy Friday – WOOHOO!! Here’s a little something sweet to kick off your weekend!
These sweet treats have been the start of my days this week and they are the perfect morning pick me up. These power packed cookies are a play on traditional oatmeal raisin cookies but there is no butter or sugar & I ‘sweetened’ the nutritional deal by adding walnuts, unsweetened coconut and protein. Perfect for breakfast, a sweet mid-day treat or as a late night snack, you’ve got to give these cookies a try!
Oatmeal Power Cookies
- 1/2 c. Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 c. Honey
- 1/2 c. Applesauce
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. oats
- 3 scoops protein powder
- 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. ground flax
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 c. walnuts chopped
- 1/4 c. raisins
- Spices to taste (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves)
Preheat Oven to 350. Combine wet ingredients: yogurt, honey, apple sauce, egg & vanilla. Combine dry ingredients: oats, w.w. flour, flax, baking soda, salt, protein powder, coconut, raisins, walnuts and spices. Use ice cream scooper to portion out cookies – they’re supposed to be big – and bake for 12 minutes (rotate mid-way through) or until golden brown. Lay cookies to cool and package in a air tight container with some paper towel layered between each cookie.
I hope everyone’s day blissfully breezes by until it’s officially the weekend! To make the day a little better I brought along these coconut, chocolate chip, hazelnut cookies I made last night!!!
Now before you get all ‘Wow, kicking off our indulgent weekend a little early aren’t we, Colleen, its not even 10am!?!’ these little lovelies are chock full of healthy substitutes that not only make them guilt free but good for you too! Talk about a sweet start to the weekend!
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies: Bake @ 400 for 12min.
- 1/2 c coconut oil (liquid) ~ 2 eggs (beaten)~ 1 tsp vanilla extract ~ 1/2 c brown sugar ~ 1 c applesauce
- 1/2 c whole wheat flour ~ 1/2 c almond meal ~ 1/4 c flax (ground) ~ 1 tsp baking powder ~ 1 tsp baking soda ~ 1 tsp salt
- 1/4-1/2 c coconut flakes ~ 1/4-1/2 c dark chocolate chips ~ 1/4-1/2 c hazelnuts (chopped)
I wanted to play around with making these as cookies first, so I can get closer to making my own version of the chocolate coconut protein bar Luna Bar makes. Those things are insanely delicious, and my go to protein bar if I am ever too lazy to bake my own; which of course, never happens because I am perfect, hahaha!
Anyway, combine line one, combine line two and then mix all your dry ingredient into your wet ingredients. Add the items in line three at desired amounts (vary depending on personal taste), spoon onto baking sheet and go to town! Be sure to allow the cookies to cool on a rack before packaging in an air tight container.
These cookies are fantastic and great to eat morning, noon and night…literally, I recommend consumption three times daily for optimal happiness!!
Kick your weekend off with something sweet….enjoy!