I’ll say it, I am not a morning person. I stumble through making tea or coffee just to wake up, and usually I am lucky enough to have my husband bring it home for me instead. Thinking about making breakfast is just not on the table.
This year though I’ve been focused on cutting out processed foods and have been coming up with the laziest easiest healthiest recipes. They require very few ingredients that are usually whole food. So after a few tries with dinners I decided I needed a breakfast fix.
That’s where these no-bake protein cookies come in. I plan to try out many different ingredients in the future to change them up, if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments. For this recipe I let my inner kid out and went for chocolate.
In 15 minutes (that’s prep and “cook” time combined) you’re ready to eat some guilt-free cookies for breakfast, lunch, or as a midnight snack if that’s more your style.
Gluten free and dairy free, but feel free to switch out ingredients to your favorites!
1 scoop protein powder (I used chocolate)
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup plant milk (I used oat but use your favorite)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I loved these with a fancy salted caramel peanut butter!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 tsp sea salt
Grab a medium bowl and mix the protein powder with your oats.
In a sauce pan over low heat, melt together your peanut butter, milk and honey. Pour over your oat mixture and combine.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the medium bowl and combine. Set the bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool and make spooning them into cookies easier.
Cover a cookie sheet in parchment paper and spoon out cookie sized portions. You’re done!
These can stay in the freezer for up to 3 months, but keep them in the fridge for easy grabbing in the morning.
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