Protein Bar / Protein Cookie Recipe by Stella Juarez Post
Here's a nutritious protein bar or protein cookie recipe you make into a bar or small cookies by simply modifying the amount of water you use for the batter. Not only are these high-protein, nutrient-rich, and easy to make, but you can eat the whole batch for under 400 calories. In fact, thanks to the nutrient profile of Bombers Blend protein powder and the Udos' Whole Food powder, maybe you SHOULD eat the whole batch—for 400 calories, you'll receive some great nutritional benefits such as: 100% Vitamins A, C, E, 200% B-12, B-6, 47% Calcium, 18% Iron, not to mention the essential fats, high protein and fiber, blend of low gylcemic, complex, high fiber carbohydrates.
Directions: Preheat over to 350. Mix all ingredients together in small bowl. Prepare as bars or cookies and bake as directed.
TO MAKE BARS: Use ~6 Tbsp water for the batter. The batter should look like a thick, somewhat stick paste very similar to brownie dough. Spread the dough onto a cookie sheet or baking pan coated with nonstick spray. You can use ANY size pan you have because the batter will maintain it's shape (just like you). Spread the batter it about 1/2 inch thick. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cut into bars immediately and eat or refrigerate.
TO MAKE DROP COOKIES: use less water (~4-5 Tbsp). The cookie dough will be thick but still sticky. Drop dough by portion size desired onto a cookie sheet sprayed with non stick spray. Bake 8-10 minutes. Although the dough is dark, you will be able to see a slight brown edge when they are cooked. You can eat them warm or cooled.
Kitchen Tip: Making Oatmeal/Oat Flour: To make your own oatflour, all you need to do is put a cup of oatmeal in a regular household blender and blend it on high...it will turn into a flour. Store in a covered bowl in the pantry. It takes 1 minute and is VERY easy and cheap alternative to buying in the store.