Single Serve Instant Oatmeal Protein Cookie

Baked in less than 2 minutes in the microwave, this is the whole food, naturally sweetened, warm gooey lightly chewy oatmeal protein cookie that you need in your life…

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Who doesn’t love a good soft warm gooey slightly chewy cookie?! I never really got the obsession with a crisper biscuit though we will make biscotti the exception to the rule. Otherwise a cookie for me is all about the slight chewy, almost brownie like texture that really needs to contain chocolate in some form or another.

This single serve protein cookie is the perfect evening snack or alternative breakfast. You can adapt it to meet your dietary needs… It’s easily made gluten free by using gluten free oats, though not grain free and paleo because…well it’s an oatmeal cookie and oats are now a big part of my flexible paleo approach. Sorry I’m not sorry.

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I used whey protein concentrate from Pulsin in the original version and it’s my preference but you can keep it 100% dairy free by making use of their brown rice protein isolate. I haven’t tried it with other proteins but I would assume that pea might work quite well. If anyone else tries it let me know. It’s quite a small amount in the whole scheme of things so it shouldn’t make too much difference to the end texture.

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This recipe is also egg free and refined sugar free, bound and sweetened with ripe banana. IT MUST BE RIPE folks! Now if you do want to sweeten it using stevia you can sub out the banana for egg whites but the texture will be a little drier, hence I haven’t put it in the options but if you’ve taken the time to read through my lengthy recipe intro you get the bonus info! I used chopped dark chocolate, 90%, because I was all out of my Pulsin sugar free chocolate chips but these would be an awesome addition.

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These are best served just a minute or so once removed from the microwave…any sooner and you risk burning your mouth, though you can cut the chances by serving it with a dollop of your favourite yogurt, dairy free Coyo, vanilla would be my flavour of choice, or my favourite store bought dairy free ice cream, Nobo; chocolate almond is my favourite!  It’s also amazing with some protein icing, preferably chocolate or a spoonful of peanut butter. That’s another one of the variables for this one, you can switch it out for almond, cashew or even sunflower seed butter. I recommend Meridian Foods nut butters on all counts as they are 100% nuts, no oils or sugar added. Yes I am an ambassador for both Pulsin and Meridian but I only recommend products that I incorporate into my own diet everyday and work with companies I feel truly passionate about.

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I love having single serve recipes on hand for when a craving strikes and this is now part of my top three line up. My other top two were easy to elect, my single serve protein chocolate bomb mud mug cake and of course my single serve protein bar!

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What’s your favourite single serve healthified treat creation?

Single Serve Protein Oat Cookie

by Michelle Hunt

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1.5 – 2 minutes

Keywords: microwave breakfast snack dessert gluten-free sugar-free paleo banana oats peanut butter whey protein

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup (45g) rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (60g) ripe mashed banana; approximately half a small banana
  • 1 tsp (5g) peanut flour or nut flour of choice
  • 1 tsp (5g) Pulsin Whey Protein Concentrate or 1 tsp (5g) Pulsin Rice Protein
  • 1 tbsp (15g) Peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 square (10g) dark chocolate (I used 90%) chopped
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder (optional)
  • Coconut oil for greasing your ramekin

Instructions

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.

Grease a 4-5 inch ramekin with coconut oil.

Place mixture into the ramekin and spread evenly with the back of teaspoon packing it down.

Cook in the microwave on high for 1.5 – 2 minutes – less time for a softer cookie!

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