“Pookies” (Protein Cookies)

Meg’s Pookies (a.k.a. Protein Cookies)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour*
  • 1 cup naturally sweetened vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed (use golden flax–not dark brown–for a lighter taste)
  • 6 packets stevia blend (equivalent to 4 Tbs sugar)
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup mashed ripe banana (1 medium banana)
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 4 Tbs vegetable oil (e.g., olive, walnut, coconut)
  • ½ cup water or milk
  • 1/3 cup currants

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, protein powder, flax, stevia, cinnamon and baking soda. Add banana, vanilla, oil, water and currants; stir to combine.
  3. Place six 1/3-½ cup mounds of batter on each baking sheet, spacing each at least an inch apart. Use wet fingers to flatten and shape.
  4. Bake 8 minutes (do not overbake!). Let cool; store in an airtight container (or in plastic wrap) in the fridge. Makes 12 BIG pookies.

Per pookie: 175 calories, 8 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g trans), 119 mg sodium, 3 g fibre, 4 g sugar, 11 g protein

Tips & Variations:

  • *To make oat flour, grind oats in a blender or food processor to a flour-like consistency.
  • Don’t do dairy? Use rice protein powder (or other type), but you may need to use more or less liquid (banana, oil, water, etc.), depending on your powder.
  • Substitute canned pumpkin or unsweetened applesauce for banana (you may need to increase the amount of sweetener to ½ cup).
  • Use different extracts, such as almond or coconut.
  • Substitute chopped nuts, chocolate chips, raisins or other dried fruit for currants.

See, I told you I like them big! I’m ready for a snack attack: pookies on the left and protein pancakes on the right. Heaven forbid I get hungry . . . .

  1. Megan, thanks for this awesome recipe! I make these every week for work. They are a perfect 4pm snack!

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