The super protein peanut & oat cookies
Are you looking for an easy and healthy cookie recipe? You got it! This recipe for rolled oats, peanuts, sesame seeds and linseeds cookies is packed with protein (see below for more details), it’s gluten free, egg free and refined sugar free.
When you think about it, baking your own cookies actually brings several benefits:
No refined sugar (not in my recipes at least)
No artificial ingredients
Perfect for food allergies and food intolerance (you decide what goes and doesn’t go in them)
No packaging (no plastic, no container, etc.)
Better for your waistline (again, you in charge!)
Ingredients (for 7 cookies)
Rolled oats, 1 cup 1/2 (150g)
Peanuts (raw), 2/3 cup (85g)
Sesame seeds and linseeds: 1/3 cup (50g)
Water: 1/3 cup (80ml) and maybe a tiny little more
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Place the peanuts, sesame seeds and linseeds in a food processor, and pulse until chopped in very small pieces. Add the rolled oats and pulse again.
Then, add the honey and water, and mix until well-combined. If you want your cookies to be sweeter, feel free to add in more honey.
Finally, form small patties, display them on a baking sheet and flatten them slightly.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until they get a nice golden colour.
PS: Instead of using peanuts, you can use any other kind of nuts you have in your pantry. That’s a bit the idea, these cookies are very versatile and can be different every time to make them.
Rolled oats: 1 cup 1/2 (150g) : 17g of protein
Peanuts (raw – unsalted): 2/3 cup (85g): 21g of protein
Sesame seeds and linseeds: 1/3 cup (50g): 9g of protein
Protein content for 7 cookies: 47g, which represents 6.7g for each. Not too bad, huh?
I used this super cool website to do the maths: www.eatthismuch.com