Vanilla Cake Batter Protein Cookies




These fun cookies are jam packed with yummy and healthy whey protein! Although the sprinkles are optional, just go ahead and add them....trust me. And have a party :) These cookies only have 1g of sugar - but you'd never know it. Enjoy!

Ingredients
1/3 cup oat flour
¼ cup xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
¼ cup cashew butter
½ cup plain greek yogurt
2 egg whites
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter extract
Optional: Sprinkles

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.  

2. Add cashew butter, greek yogurt, egg whites, and extracts to a mixing bowl and whisk together.

3. Add protein powder, oat flour, xylitol, baking powder, and salt to the same mixing bowl and stir mixture together until well combined.

4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto sheet pan until 16 cookies are made. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

5. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Makes 16 servings
1 serving is one cookie without sprinkles

Macros for 1 serving
60 calories, 5.3g protein, 6.2g carbs, 2.2g fat, 1g sugar, 0.5g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* Use a mini ice-cream scooper to drop cookie dough onto the sheet pan before baking. This helps ensure each cookie is the same size.
* You can substitute cashew butter with almond butter or unsalted tahini.  





Double Berry Protein Muffins







Ingredients

Muffins
¼ cup almond meal flour
½ cup oat flour (or whole-wheat flour)
3 tablespoons xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
½ tsp. baking powder
1 whole egg
¼ cup cherries, pitted and sliced (about 6 cherries)
½ cup blueberries, divided
¼ cup plain greek yogurt (or applesauce)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place 6 silicon cupcake liners on a sheet pan.

2. Add egg, ¼ cup blueberries, cherries, and greek yogurt to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

3. Add protein powder, almond meal flour, oat flour, xylitol, and baking powder to a mixing bowl and stir together.

4. Pour wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in remainder ¼ cup blueberries.

5. Evenly spoon batter into the 6 cupcake liners and bake in the oven for 18-24 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings
1 serving is 1 muffin

Macros for 1 serving
126 calories, 9.1g protein, 16.5g carbs, 4.1g fat, 2g fiber, 2.8g sugar



Chocolate Peanut Butter Morsel Protein Brownies







Chocolate and peanut butter. Let me repeat. Chocolate and peanut butter. Chewy, decadent, silky protein brownies with melted peanut butter morsels in the batter. This is one treat that will have you drooling! It has the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter flavor and a whopping 9.6g protein in each brownie. Enjoy!

Ingredients

5 egg whites
¾ cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
2 tablespoons Vitacost peanut powder
½ cup almond meal flour
1¼ cup oat flour (or whole-wheat flour)
3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
½ cup Vitacost xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup peanut butter morsels

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9x9” baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Combine egg whites, milk, and peanut butter in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

3. Add protein powder, peanut powder, almond meal flour, oat flour, cocoa powder, xylitol, and baking powder to a mixing bowl. Stir together.

4. Pour liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in ½ cup of peanut butter morsels.

5. Pour batter into baking dish and smooth down with a spoon.

6. Bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes, or until center is cooked. Slice into 16 squares and serve immediately.

Makes 16 servings
1 serving is 1 square

Macros for 1 serving

178 calories, 9.6g protein, 19.2g carbs, 8.9g fat, 4.1g sugar, 2.4g fiber