Imagine you could wake up and within minutes make yourself fresh, warm, soft cookies that are healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Well, you don’t need to imagine anymore. These take just a few minutes to put together. You can make one large cookie or a few smaller ones. They can also be made as a quick snack.
The best part is you can make so many different variations that you will never get bored of them.
This is such a great idea to have when you crave a cookie but don’t want to bake a whole batch. It’s filled with good for you ingredients and makes one serving which is great for portion control.
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 Tb protein powder or oat flour or whole wheat flour, or any flour you’d like
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tb flaxseed
1 Tb maple syrup or honey or agave, or any sweetener of choice like stevia/truvia
3 Tb greek yogurt or applesauce
1-3 tsp of chocolate chips*
Mix everything together. Spray a microwave safe plate with oil and place batter in the middle or in a few small cookie shapes on the plate. Pat down so it’s a bit flat. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. You want it to be dry when you touch it.
Eat with a fork or spoon or if you made small ones you could pick them up to eat like a cookie.
*I like to use mini chocolate chips when I have them as they end up being in each bite of the cookie and I don’t need as many. The higher percentage of cocoa the better.
In these pictures I used a bar of chocolate and chopped it up since I was out of chocolate chips. Hence the crazy yet delicious chocolate mess on my cookies.
Now for variations:
– Use chocolate protein powder and greek yogurt for a high protein double chocolate cookie.
– Use whole wheat or spelt flour with applesauce.
– Don’t use chocolate chips, add more cinnamon and top with some greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon and sweetener for a cinnamon bun cookie.
– Use 1 Tb peanut butter in place of 1 Tb greek yogurt/applesauce for a pb chocolate cookie.
In these pictures I made one large cookie using chocolate protein powder and greek yogurt. For the small cookies I made one batch with spelt flour and applesauce and one batch with spelt flour, 2 Tb greek yogurt and 1 Tb peanut butter. When you make them into small cookies they make 4 cookies.
If you don’t own or like using the microwave you can try to bake these in the oven or make them as you would a pancake. If you do, let me know how it goes.
What kind of variations can you come up with?
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