They are bursting with goodness, and they are so so simple to make, so effortless, that we’ve made them about 2-3 times this week already! They have wholesome ingredients that not only make them taste great but also provide nourishment.
It’s safe to say they’re pretty awesome.
You get such incredible sweetness from the bananas with a delicious texture from the oats, plus some delicious plump raisins or sour cherries to make it even more moreish.
This is definitely one of those cookies that you can have for breakfast, with absolutely no guilt whatsoever.
No added sugar, high in protein, fibre, and good fats.
I don’t add any extra sweetener, as the bananas and protein powder already make it super sweet. If you don’t think your protein powder is sweet enough, then you can of course add whatever sweeter you want – I’d recommend one tablespoon of either maple syrup or coconut sugar.
The way these came into being is actually because of my friend Skye. She’s staying with us for a few weeks, and made a batch of protein cookies similar to these, and they got gobbled up so quickly that she had to make a new batch the very next day! I stood over her and observed as she made them, because I just knew I had to share it with you guys!
The protein powder is really what gives this a protein hit as well as a delicious vanilla flavour. I’d recommend including it for texture and the nutrition, but if you don’t want to then make sure to add some vanilla powder instead.
Effortless Banana, Oat, & Vanilla Protein Cookies!
These delicious protein cookies are bursting with goodness to keep you going through the day, whether you have them for breakfast or a snack. Chocolate drizzle is of course optional, but highly recommended!
Author: Teffy Perk
Recipe type: Snack, Vegan,
2 large or 4 small bananas
1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
1 cup (80g) oats
Pinch of pink Himalayan or sea salt
Raisin Chocolate Chip
2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 tablespoon carob nibs
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
Hazelnut Sour Cherry
2 tablespoons sour cherries
3 tablespoons hazelnuts
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
3-4 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon mesquite powder (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Peel the bananas, add them to a bowl, and mash them with a fork or potato masher. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth, but it shouldn’t be too lumpy either.
Mix in the vanilla protein until it’s fully combined and not clumpy. Stir in the oats, and separate the batter into two separate bowls, if making two separate flavours. Add in each respective additions to each separate bowl, and mix it together.
Spoon roughly one tablespoon of each mixture into the lined baking sheet. That makes one cookie, so repeat until there is no more batter left. Should be around 12 cookies total - 6 of each flavour if you divided the batter!
Use the back of a spoon to shape them into nice little circles, if desired, and then bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool while you make the chocolate drizzle - super simple, just mix the ingredients together and place in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes so it’s not too runny.
Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies with a spoon, and enjoy!
*You can use either grass-fed whey or a vegan protein powder. I love it with vanilla, but chocolate could work too! Make sure you’ve got a good quality powder, with no nasties added.
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!