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
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

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


  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

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

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

  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. :-)

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!!

  11. I'm so glad I found your blog! These look so yummy! I have some protein recipes on mine too if you ever want some extra ideas :)