While snacks are really a made up thing, and our belief that we need “snack foods” is something that we’ve been told we should want by advertising, I do get that sometimes we need something quick and small that we can easily munch on while on the go or even stuck at our desk.
And because all too often the easiest snacks to grab lack protein, I think it is important to share recipes that are quick “snacks” that help you hit your macros and that 40% protein that I recommend you hit each day.
That is why I want to share this Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie Recipe! You can make these and have a sweet, protein treat ready when you need it all week!
Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie Recipe
3/4 cup Almond butter
1.5 cup vanilla protein powder
3/4 cup honey
2 cup Oats
1 cup Light Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Raisins (you can sub chocolate chips or chopped nuts)
2 tsp Vanilla extract
In a food processor, mix all ingredients together except for the raisins (chocolate chips or chopped nuts). Once you have dough you can mold with your hands, mix in your toppings.
Divide your mix into 15 balls. Place them on a tray lined with baking paper and press them down into cookies. (If crumbly, add a bit more honey and coconut milk.)
Bake the cookies at 325 degrees F for 8-12 minutes. Just be sure to keep an eye on them and do not over bake or they will come out very dry!
Remove them as soon as they’ve browned on top. They will still look wet, but let them sit for a bit and they will firm. Do not over bake!
Protein: 24 grams
Carbs: 29 grams
Fat: 9 grams
*This is with Raisins not chocolate or nuts.
These are a great afternoon snack to hold you over or even pre-workout! And to fit your macros you can even make these servings smaller or bigger as needed! Depending on what you put in them too, you can even slightly adjust the macros to be higher fat or lower carb as well.
What are your go-to snacks to get more protein?
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