You could pretty much bake these cookies in your sleep.
Imagine if you could actually bake in your sleep. It would save SO MUCH TIME. Sleep tight guys, I'm off to whip up a dozen chocolate muffins and granola bars and oh maybe dream a little too, but only if I have time.
But seriously, these protein-packed treats are pretty much as easy as it gets. Simply peel your nanners, mash 'em up with a few other ingredients, bake them for a minute or twelve, and you're done! Helloooooo post-workout snackage perfection.
Now you all know I'm not one of those people that stuffs a boatload of protein powder in my oats and cereal and granola and here and there and everywhere, but I do appreciate a quality plant-based option to occasionally boost the protein content of my snacks.
So you can imagine my excitement when About Time sent me some lovely samples of their chocolate and vanilla vegan protein powders.
It's a tasty blend of pea protein, brown rice protein, and pumpkin protein that's also free of gluten, artificial sweeteners, and GMOs. Since it's sweetened with stevia, it tastes super sweet but won't cause spikes in your blood sugar. Yes, please!
One serving has 119 calories and 20 grams of plant-powered protein. I usually use about half a serving at a time.
Add it to smoothies, no-bake bites, or these delish cookies right here! About Time also makes some squeaky clean protein bars made with egg whites and sweetened with dates if you're looking for something more on-the-go to grab in a pinch.
When you're in the mood to sleep and not to bake and simply cannot master baking while you snooze, these are the answer. They're super easy, yummy, and quick. What more could you need in life?!
Maybe a couple extra hours of sleep....maybe.
- 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
- ½ cup vanilla plant protein powder
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup almond meal
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silipat. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add protein powder, oats, almond meal, and cinnamon, stirring to combine. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Using wet hands, roll dough into 12 balls. Flatten with hands before placing evenly on the baking sheet.
- Bake for about 13 minutes, or until set. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.