Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Are You a Victim of Sucky Diet Syndrome? Eat a COOKIE!

Diet got ya down? Low carbs, no sugar, no fun? Then it's time you had a cookie. Heck, have one for breakfast. Or two. Yeah, I'm serious! Life's too short for sucky diets! Now before you dive into a bag of Oreos, let me explain...


One of the things I love most is creating in the kitchen... sometimes my experiments work and sometimes they flop, but this one (you'll be glad to know) is a keeper - Frosted or Unfrosted!  These giant treats look like snicker-doodles when they come out of the oven, and taste like banana bread. High in protein and fiber, with a great balance of carbs & fat, they make a terrific breakfast on the run.  If you'd like a quick & easy go-to breakfast cookie that won't bust your diet, give these a whirl... and let me know what you think!


Frosted Protein Banana-Doodles Recipe by Chelle Stafford



Dry Ingredients:
3 scoops vanilla protein powder (*my protein powder's scoop = 1/3 cup)
½ cup sifted coconut flour
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 Tablespoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon sea-salt
2 packets Stevia (I used Sweet-Leaf)

Wet Ingredients:
4 egg whites (or 1 cup liquid egg whites) 1 cup mashed banana
¼ to ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk



DIRECTIONS:Banana-Doodles - Protein Cookie Recipe by Chelle Stafford
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with foil & spray with oil (I used coconut oil)

2. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.

3. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until fluffy. Slowly add mashed banana.

4. Stir the egg white/banana mixture into dry ingredients, then add almond milk until moistened all the way through.

5. Separate into 6 balls, and place on foil lined & sprayed baking sheet. Flatten slightly so they look like large cookies.

6. Bake 22-25 minutes or until tops are golden and knife inserted in center comes out clean.

7. Transfer to wire rack to cool. 



FROSTINGFrosted Banana-Doodles by Chelle Stafford- Recipe For Fitness
INGREDIENTS:
3 scoops vanilla protein powder
 (*my protein powder's scoop = 1/3 cup) 2 packets Stevia
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter (unsalted), softened
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

DIRECTIONS:
1. Stir together until mixture resembles frosting. Spread over the six Banana-doodles.

2. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.



OPTIONS: Add walnuts or ground flax seed. To reduce calories, carbs & sugars, omit banana and replace with 4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsweetened applesauce, and increase cinnamon to 2 Tablespoons.

Nutrition information is calculated using NutritionData.com.
Recipe makes 6 Frosted Banana-doodles.
Each: 249 calories; 26 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat; 6 g fiber; 7 g sugars
  
Check out more of my recipes on my main website: http://billandchelle.com/fitness/recipes.html

11 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these cookies. Thanks Chelle, keep those recipes coming!! Congrats on the new adventure with champion nutrition!! Woo Hooo:) Kaii528

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  2. Definitely going to make these! And so exciting about the Champion Nutrition deal...good for you!

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  3. those sound great, what size scoop of protein powder? or weight or cup amount?

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  4. I measured out my scoop and it's right at 1/3 of a cup. I just filled the scoop and transferred it to my measuring cups till I found one that fit, lol. Real scientific, I know. :-)

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  5. These look delicious! Congrats on your new sponsorship! I'm so happy for you! :)

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  6. These sound great! Have you had these while training for your competition?

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  7. Yep! For my nutrition needs, one cookie is a serving for breakfast (unless I do the reduced carb version then it's two).

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  8. These cookies look delicious! I have a pan in the oven right now - can't wait to try one as an post-workout snack.

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  9. Great! Let me know what you think!!

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  10. Thanks Chelle, these are delicious! I should have read the comments before making - my protein scoop is much smaller than 1/3 cup and I ended up with more of a batter than a dough. So I ended up with muffins/cupcakes instead. Delicious nonetheless!!

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