Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - (protein) Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

Welcome to the Holiday Season - where treats and cheats abound. Everywhere we turn, there are cookies, cakes, pies, and all those other seasonal goodies. Not exactly athlete-diet-friendly, right? But does that mean we get left out of the goodies? Nope. Check out these (protein) Apricot Thumbprint Cookies - Perfect for a snack any time, but especially post-workout! They're pretty, tasty, and hit the spot nutritionally, too! Whip up a batch for your next get-together and don't tell anyone they're healthy ;-)

(protein) Apricot Thumbprint Cookies
by Chelle Stafford
makes 12 cookies

INGREDIENTS


  • 3 scoop Champion Nutrition Pure Whey Protein Powder (equal in measurement to 1 heaping cup)
  • 1 cup Oat Flour (if you don't have oat flour, just toss oatmeal in a coffee grinder!)
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 3 packets Stevia
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Butter
  • 3 tsp Just Fruit Apricot Preserves
  • 3 tbsp Shredded Coconut, Unsweetened


DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with foil and coat with spray oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Add almond milk, coconut butter and vanilla. Mix well, until coconut butter is fully incorporated.
  • Spray hands with oil, and roll dough into 12 equal balls, placing them on the baking sheet.
  • Using your thumb (or I used the top of the Vanilla bottle), make an indentation in each cookie.
  • Place 1/4 tsp apricot preserves into each indentation.
  • Sprinkle cookies with coconut.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Remove to wire rack to cool.

Enjoy with your favorite tea or milk.

NUTRITION
per cookie: 100 calories, 8 grams protein, 10 grams carbs, 3.5 grams fat, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar. 8 net carbs.



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