This is me in Panama eating a cookie for the cause. Man, life is tough.
Now I am still on the hunt for the best cookies – I love a gooey indulgent baked good! But I realize I can’t – or really shouldn’t eat them everyday. Since I don’t want to deny myself treats I have been trying to cook bake up healthy cookie recipes to enjoy all the time.
This Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is super easy and healthy because I sub-ed out sugar for protein powder. I used my easy 3 Ingredient PB Cookie Recipe as inspiration. Added bonus: It makes a small batch so you aren’t left with 28 cookies!
Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Recipe
All you need are:
1/2 cup peanut butter (salted is my pick)
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder*
- Optional: 2 Tb of agave or honey if your powder isn’t very sweet
*Personally I prefer using whey when I bake. This protein powder is used in place of sugar so make sure you use one you think is sweet and like the taste of!
Direction: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients (it’s one egg the pic shows two). Drop spoonfuls of batter on cookie sheet. Press down in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until done. Eat.
Yes, protein powder is processed, but my priorities for a healthy snack are that it has protein, fat and tastes good. Check, check and check!