I’ve had a great week, and you can bet I celebrated with a HUGE chocolate protein cookie the size of my face. Because over here, cookies for breakfasts are a-okay. You with me?
I’ll admit I’ve never been a chocolate fanatic like everyone else and their mother. I always went for vanilla cake over chocolate, and hated Oreo cookies. (Seriously, who wants a crispy, hard cookie? I’ll never understand…) But lately, I’ve had some serious cravings for all things chocolate. I scoop a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder in my oatmeal or protein shakes and enjoy a square of super dark chocolate before bed.
Then the other day, I wanted a chocolate cookie. So I made one. THE SIZE OF MY FACE. I mean, look at it! It barely fits in your hand!
Every other recipe you see using protein powder is for a shake, and I don’t know about you, but shakes can become SO boring.
Turns out when you mix a good-quality chocolate protein powder like GEN ONE LABS VEGAN ISO PREMIUM PROTEIN with some healthy baking ingredients, good things happen. Like a HUGE chocolate protein cookie you can eat for breakfast!
- 1 scoop (30 grams) GEN ONE LABS VEGAN ISO PREMIUM PROTEIN
- 2 tablespoons oat flour (ground-up rolled oats)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, or a few drops of stevia (or your preferred sweetener)
- 1/2 tablespoon flax meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 2-3 tablespoons almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, add protein powder, oat flour, cocoa powder, sugar or stevia*, flax meal, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
- In a small bowl, add applesauce, 2 tablespoons almond milk, almond butter, and vanilla. Stir until fully mixed together. Stick it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to make it easier to stir, if you need to.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until a dough comes together, adding a tablespoon or two more of almond milk if it is too dry. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Form a ball in your hands with the dough and place on the lined baking sheet. Form a round cookie shape about 1/4-1/2-inch thick.
- Bake for 13-16 minutes, depending on how chewy or crispy you like your cookies. Let it cool on the pan for at least 5 minutes.
- Stuff your face!