Six ingredients make up these Apple Cinnamon Protein Cookies to make a low fat & high protein snack, pre-workout meal, or healthy dessert.
Finally a new recipe around here! I don’t think I have posted one in a week or so. I was too busy eating out and giving you guys the deets on where to eat out in Austin! If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can check out this post for eating in Central Austin and this post for eating paleo/Whole30 in Austin.
But back to the recipe cause that is what is most important! Apple and cinnamon is one of my go-to combos when I am in need of a snack. I usually sprinkle an apple with cinnamon and dip it in peanut butter or yogurt. Or sometimes both if I am feeling really fancy.
So I figured why not take those flavors and make it into a cookie. I love adding oats to cookies since they make a great binder and contain fiber and complex carbs. And since I’m not the best baker, oats are usually easy to use and play around with. They have a great chewy texture when baked too.
These protein cookies are super easy to make – only 6 ingredients (salt doesn’t count!) and everything is just thrown together in 1 bowl! Yay for less dishes to wash. They work great as a pre-workout, but also can be eaten post-workout since there is practically no fat in them. You can also grab a few for a quick breakfast or take as an afternoon snack to get you through those last few hours of work.
Check out the video on how easy it comes together!
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- 1½ cups (120 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup (122 grams) unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ cup egg whites (8 tablespoons)
- 1½ scoops (40 grams) natural flavored protein powder of choice*
- 1 small apple, diced (115 grams)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out a heaping scoop of the mixture and place on lined baking sheet. Press down and form into cookie shape if needed.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until mixture is set.
- Top with an additional sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy.
What are some of your favorite go-to snacks?
Do you like to bake with oats?
This post was posted last year and updated this year with a video and photography!