Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Don’t you just wish you could gnaw on? Something tasty that didn’t sit like a rock on your stomach? Some kind of dessert…maybe cookies…chocolate chip cookies…sounding better by the minute! I have a solution for you as we near swimsuit season: healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (they ALSO have raisins–added bonus). This recipe is very simple and features a new protein powder we’ve been trying!
It’s called Clean Lean Protein by NuZest (a kiwi company! How do we get so lucky?!)–and the ingredients are rather incredible. Most have no more than five ingredients and it’s composed of things like “Pea Protein Isolate,” “Vanilla,” “Strawberry,” “Red Beet” and other wonderful things. Usually protein powders have an insanely long list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Clean Lean Protein brings along this simple protein powder that actually doesn’t taste like cardboard! Although I used it in a baking recipe here, I’ve also used it for smoothies and shakes and it definitely hits the spot (it mixes well in a shaker cup too–huge plus). If you use hungry20 to buy a NuZest product, you can get 20% PLUS free shipping. Click here to get to their website. Don’t forget to enter in the contest below!
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup Clean Lean Protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F and grease up a baking sheet
- Mix together the oats, brown sugar, protein powder, cinnamon, butter (should be softened), raisins, and chocolate chips
- Then, stir in the vanilla and the egg
- Add milk slowly
- Form into balls and put on baking sheet
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until slightly crisp on the top
I was also lucky enough to have Red Dust’s Roo Gloves to protect my hands from the oven. I still have scar from that one time the oven got me back. Shoving my hands with the Roo Gloves on in the 400 degree F oven was awesome–I didn’t even feel the heat. Usually I’m jumping around like a monkey trying not to get burnt. The gloves fit all kinds of hands, are comfortable on the inside, and make me feel like I can pick up the sun (they don’t actually allow you to do that last part). So comfy and useful!
Hungry literally ate all these in one night. That’s why I am going to double the recipe from now on–heck, maybe triple it! These cookies have wonderful flavor and are absolutely healthy. There’s no guilt lingering around afterwards–which is maybe why Hungry ate six of them. You can add in nuts, different kinds of chocolate, or dried fruit–but try to keep the combination of the other ingredients for a killer bite. These are going to become a staple in our home! Bake this recipe to stay hungry and fit!