Thursday, February 26, 2015

peanut butter chocolate protein cookies

when the roads are iced over and we're housebound for 2 going on 3 days, we bake.

today i tossed some ingredients in some bowls, stirred them all together, popped it in the oven and hoped for the best. how can you go wrong though with peanut butter, shakeology, and cacao chips?!
the kids volunteered to taste test and we all agree these cookies are good!
peanut butter chocolate protein cookies [printable recipe]
1 1/4 cup softened peanut butter
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 1/2 scoops chocolate shakeology *vanilla would be tasty, too!
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cacao chips *optional
preheat the oven to 350. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. in a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, egg whites, and coconut oil until smooth. in another bowl, mix together shakeology, oats, syrup, baking soda, and salt. stir until well mixed. pour the peanut butter mixture into the bowl with the shakeology mixture. mix well. stir in cacao chips. drop by the spoonful onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes. enjoy! 
to order shakeology:  
*shakeology is a delicious, nutrient-dense, superfood-packed protein powder made with 70 ingredients and 23 vitamins and minerals. i typically mix one scoop with 6-8 oz coconut milk for a yummy shake once a day. you can buy it in a bag with ~30 servings and it breaks down to about $4.25 per shake. pretty cheap for the healthiest meal of the day!