Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Protein Cookies

I’m in the process of packing/moving and getting everything ready to renovate my house whilst taking care of my 5 month old baby so I havn’t had much time to bake. I made it a priority while baby naps to make these cookies plus packing fuel!! They turned out great. Recipe as follows πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

β€’1 cups oats
β€’ΒΎ cup oat flour
β€’1 scoop LeanFit 100% Vanilla Whey
β€’1 tsp baking powder
β€’Β½ tsp cinnamon
β€’Dash salt
β€’Β½ cup coconut sugar
β€’Β½ cup coconut oil or butter, softened
β€’1 tsp vanilla
β€’1 egg
β€’ΒΌ cup chocolate chips

Method:

Preheat oven to 350ΒΊF. Combine oats, oat flour, whey, baking powder and salt in bowl. In large mixing bowl cream together the coconut oil or butter and sugar, add in egg and vanilla, mix until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined, stir in chocolate chips. Scoop cookies onto parchment lined cookie sheet, press down slightly and bake for 8-10 min or until just browned at edges. Yield 20 cookies.

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Mint Oreo Protein Cheesecake Bars

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! πŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€

Mint Oreo Protein Cheesecake Bars

Crust ingredients:

  • 300g (22 cookies) Mint Oreo cookies
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut oil, melted

Cheesecake ingredients:

  • 500g cream cheese at room temperature
  • Β½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • β…“ cup Xylitol
  • 1Β½ scoop (48g) LeanFit vanilla whey isolate
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • Green food colouring (about 8-10 drops)
  • Melted chocolate for drizzling if desired

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊF. Line 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Set aside.

2. Process Oreo cookies in food processor until they resemble fine
crumbs. Add the 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and pulse a couple
times until combined. Pour crumbs into prepared baking dish and press down lightly with back of a spoon until you have an even layer.

3. Bake crust in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, prepare cheesecake by beating cream cheese and Greek yogurt until smooth and creamy. Add in the egg, egg whites, xylitol and protein powder and beat again until smooth. Add peppermint extract and add a few drops of green food colouring and beat again adding more green food colouring to get desired colour.

5. Pour cheesecake filling over baked crust and bake again for 35 – 40
minutes or until the cheesecake is slightly wobbly in the center.

6. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature. Place in
fridge for at least 3 hours before slicing into bars.

7. Drizzle bars with melted chocolate if desired.

8. Store covered in fridge for up to 7 days.

Ginger Protein Cookies

Looking for the perfect healthy cookie that even your children will love? Look no further, these cookies are melt in your mouth deliciousness! My friends 5yr old kept wanting more!

Ginger Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

β€’ 1Β½ cups oat flour (finely ground oats)
β€’ ΒΎ cup LeanFit CompleteGreens protein powder (about 3 scoops)
β€’ 1 tsp baking soda
β€’ 2 tsp. ground ginger
β€’ Β½ tsp. cinnamon
β€’ Β½ tsp. allspice
β€’ Β½ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
β€’ Β½ cup coconut oil, melted
β€’ ΒΌ cup un-sulphured molasses
β€’ β…” cup coconut sugar
β€’ 1 large egg, room temperature
β€’ 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
β€’ Granulated sugar for rolling

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 325ΒΊF. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In large bowl sift together flour, protein powder, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice and salt; set aside.

3. In medium bowl mix together coconut oil, molasses and coconut sugar with hand mixer until smooth. Whisk in egg and beat until fluffy (make sure egg is at room temperature or your coconut oil will clump). Fold in grated ginger.

4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well combined.

5. Using small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion cookie dough and roll into balls with your hands, roll in sugar and place onto parchment paper spacing about 1Β½ inches apart from each other, gently press dough down with your hands or the bottom of a cup.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes. Let cool slightly on pan before removing to cool further on wire rack.

7. Yield 30.


Chocolate Oat Protein Bars

I’ve been wanting to make some oat bars for a while now and finally got to it! These are super simple to make with only 6 ingredients. I topped mine with chocolate because chocolate makes everything better, you can totally omit this step if you prefer but I don’t reccomend doing that πŸ˜‚

I use VitaFiber syrup in my recipe for sugar free/high fiber but you can substitute any sticky sweetener such as maple syrup, honey or brown rice syrup with same effects. I use my favourite Organic CompleteGreen protein powder by LeanFit. I’ve also found a new local product for my peanut butter called Fatso, the ingredients are amazing with healthy fats and fiber, yummy peanut butter taste, chia seeds and a hint of sweet coconut, I’m in love ❀

RECIPE:

Chocolate Oat Protein Bars

Ingredients:
β€’3 Cups rolled oats
β€’2 Scoops LeanFit CompleteGreen protein powder
β€’1 tsp cinnamon
β€’1 Cup natural peanut butter (Fatso PB)
β€’Β½ Cup VitaFiber syrup or honey/maple syrup
β€’2Tbsp Almond milk
TOPPING:
β€’100g of chocolate + 2Tbsp coconut oil, melted

Method:
Combine rolled oats, protein powder and cinnamon in large bowl, set aside. Melt together peanut butter, syrup and almond milk then add to rolled oat mixture, stir together until well combined. Line loaf pan with parchment paper and press down mixture into pan, place in fridge to harden. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together, pour over cooled oat mixture and place back in fridge to harden. Slice into 16 bars (I sliced into 8 then slice in half). Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks, in freezer for up to 6 months or at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Balls

Since it’s October I’ve got pumpkin on my mind! These little bites are delicious and taste just like pumpkin pie cookie dough πŸŽƒ

RECIPE

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Balls

INGREDIENTS:

WET:
β€’Β½ cup pure pumpkin puree
β€’ΒΌ cup coconut oil, melted
β€’β…“ cup maple syrup

DRY:
β€’ΒΎ cup Coconut flour
β€’Β½ cup LeanFit vanilla whey isolate
β€’1Β½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
β€’ΒΌ tsp salt
β€’ΒΌ cup chocolate chips

METHOD:

Whisk together wet ingredients in small bowl and set aside (make sure
pumpkin and maple syrup are at room temperature when you add the coconut oil to prevent it from clumping). Combine all dry ingredients except for chocolate chips in medium size bowl, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold together until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips and place batter in fridge for 20 minutes to harden. Using small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion balls onto parchment lined dish. Store in fridge.

Yield 28-30 small balls.

Double Chocolate Protein Muffins

At just 99 calories per muffin, these chocolaty muffins are the perfect healthy snack!

And you’ll love that they are high in protein and fiber using LeanFit Naturals Protein and VitaFiber IMO. They are also packed with antioxidants. Check below for the recipe πŸ‘‡πŸ½

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MUFFINS

Yield 12-14 muffins

INGREDIENTS

Dry
β€’1 cup Gluten Free Only Oats Oat Flour
β€’2 scoops LeanFit Chocolate whey naturals
β€’1/3 cup cacao powder
β€’ΒΌ tsp salt
β€’Β½ tsp cinnamon
β€’1 tsp baking powder
Wet
β€’2 eggs
β€’Β½ cup VitaFiber syrup *see below for subs
β€’Β½ cup 2% Greek yogurt
β€’1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
β€’1 tsp pure vanilla extract
β€’ΒΌ cup unsweetened almond milk
β€’1/3 cup Lily’s Sugar Free dark chocolate chips

METHOD
1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F and line or grease 12 muffin tin.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Beat eggs, syrup, Greek yogurt, applesauce, vanilla and almond milk in separate bowl.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and fold everything together. Be careful not to over stir the batter (If to dry add 1-2 tablespoons of milk if needed).
5. Fold in chocolate chips.
6. Evenly divide the batter among muffin tin (I got 14 muffins). If desired, add chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
7. Bake between 15 to 20 minutes, or until you can pierce the muffin with a
toothpick and it comes out clean.
8. Let cool on wire rack.

MACROS

Calories: 99 | Fat: 3g | Carb: 12g (Fiber 4.1g / Sugar 1.2g) | Protein 7g

*Can substitute maple syrup, honey or any sticky sweetener in place. A granulated sugar could be used but you may need more liquid, adjust accordingly.

Raspberry Truffles

With Valentine’s day coming up I decided to make these yummy raspberry gems. I’ve made a similar version to this before without protein powder but I love trying to create a healthy treat with an extra protein boost so I altered my old recipe and they turned out great! See the recipe below.

RASPBERRY TRUFFLES

INGREDIENTS:

Truffles:
β€’ Β½ Cup old fashioned oats
β€’ Β½ Cup raw cashews
β€’ β…” Cup Slightly thawed raspberries
β€’ 1 Scoop (30g) LeanFit CompleteGreens protein powder
β€’ 1 Tbsp Maple syrup

Chocolate Coating:
β€’ 140g Dark Chocolate, chopped
β€’ 1 Tbsp Coconut oil

METHOD:
Set raspberries out to thaw for about 15 minutes. In food processor add oats and cashews and process until little bits. Add protein powder, slightly thawed raspberries and maple syrup, process again until you get a paste like texture. Line a cookie sheet or flat surface with parchment paper and using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion out truffles onto parchment lined dish. Place in freezer to set for about 30 minutes. Combine your chocolate over double boiler and melt, stir in coconut oil until melted and remove from heat. Remove truffles from freezer, if needed roll slightly with hands to smooth out ball shape. Coat each truffle with chocolate and place back onto parchment lined dish, sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or chopped nuts if desired *see note. I used freeze dried pomegranate seeds chopped up. Drizzle with extra chocolate if desired. Can be stored in fridge or freezer (If storing in freezer, allow 20-30 minutes to thaw before serving). Yield 18 truffles.

*NOTE: If you would like to sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or nuts make sure as soon as you coat 1 truffle in chocolate sprinkle prepared topping onto chocolate before it hardens.