Cookie Monster is the nickname given to me by my wonderful wife. That or El Snackito and that is because I am always perusing the house for a snack. An apple is a snack. Carrots and Celery is a snack. Rip’s Big Bowl is a snack, but the real snack for me is cookies.
I seriously love cookies. Cookies of all sorts. Oatmeal. Chocolate Chip. Pignolis. It just doesn’t matter but there is a problem that I have encountered. I have gotten rid of oil in my diet and recipes usually call for oil. I have all but gotten rid of eggs in my diet as well and again recipes call for eggs. So I started searching for vegan cookies but none really hit home and then I thought about Chocolate Oatmeal cookies. Not chocolate chip but chocolate and how would I get that into the cookie. I figured some cocoa powder would work, but then I thought about what I want the most after my workouts. Right now I am drinking an Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie (contact me for recipe) and sometimes I’m left wanting more.
Maybe I could use the chocolate recovery powder that is a 3:1 Carb:Protein powder and that would be perfect for recovery. I could wash it down with a Honey CorePower……my mouth literally started to water. Then on the way to the kitchen I decided to skip the protein powder and just make the cookies with ingredients I thought would hold together and make a great tasting cookie.
Here is what I came up with and they did taste great.
BAHA’S VEGAN OATMEAL COOKIES
Ingredients: 1c Whole Wheat Flour from Grapevine Grains*, 1.25c Organic Rolled Oats from Grapevine Grains*, 1/2c Raisins, 1 Flax Egg (1 Tbsp Ground Flax Meal soaked in 3 Tbsp Warm H2O), 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda, 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon, 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg, 1 Banana (smashed), 2 Tbsp Homemade Peanut Butter, 1/2c Organic Unsweetened Applesauce
* You can get a 10% discount on these great products from Grapevine Grains by using the discount code CTER
Nutritional Information (per serving): 179 calories, 3.4g Fat, 32g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 5.8g Protein, 11g Sugars
Nutritional Breakdown: 70% Carbs, 13% Protein, 17% Fat
- Preheat oven to 350*
- In large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients and combine well.
- In separate bowl add all wet ingredients and combine well.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Using an ice cream scoop distribute cookie batter evenly on a silpat on a baking dish.
- Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to allow to get to room temperature.
- Once at room temperature enjoy.
Bahas Oatmeal Cookies
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