I don’t know about you, but when I smell my pot of freshly brewed coffee in the morning the next thought that follows, without hesitation, is wouldn’t something sweet taste so amazing with this. Alas, a few years ago when I realized that processed sugar was a fair-weather friend, I thought my days of coffee and sweet treats were over. It became clear to me that I really couldn’t continue such a toxic relationship if I wanted to have a productive life. The fallout of the sugar crashes and lack of protein to sustain me through the morning were seriously impacting my ability to get anything accomplished. Today life is good–I would even say great! I have so many recipes that pack loads of plant protein and fiber to keep my body energized through the morning, yet taste delicious without adding any processed or refined sugar to bring me down.
These Protein Packed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies do just that. I use Nutiva Hemp Protein Chocolate Shake mix to bring most of the protein, omega 3s, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc to these cookies, and Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats provide additional protein and iron. I have not tried this recipe with other protein powders but I have no reason to believe that they wouldn’t work as well. These cookies are sweet, chewy, tasty–and are filling. Best of all this recipe is quick, easy and can be made in a pinch!
Serving suggestions: If you want an extra dose of sweetness you can drizzle them with maple syrup. If you want and extra dose of protein you can spread a nut butter of your choosing on top. This is a very flexible recipe. Have fun experimenting with alternatives! Enjoy!
And if you find yourself looking for a quinoa-based cookie, try my Snickerdoodle Quinoa Cookies!
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