healthy peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies
Do you eat cookies for breakfast? Well if you don't you're missing the party! These guilt free, protein packed cookies are healthy enough to eat any time of the day. In fact they pair so well with coffee i find myself eating these for breakfast some mornings. They are also great pre or/and post workout.
Are you still feeling confused on the healthy part of this cookie recipe? The main ingredient here is peanut butter which is loaded with antioxidants, fiber and protein which keeps you feeling fuller for a longer period of time in turn causing you to eat less. It also has an egg which in nutrition is hard to beat. If you feel guilty about the added choc chips, you shouldn't. Healthy eating is all about moderation and those choc chips won't hurt you--add more if feel like it! In fact you'll be happier with a little chocolate in your system.
This is such a practical recipe I bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now--what are you waiting for get in the kitchen and whip these up in 20 min--that includes bake time! Recipe adapted from Tone It Up
Preheat oven to 350
Ingredients: 1C crunchy peanut butter, 1/3C honey, 1TSP baking powder, 1 egg, 1/3C vanilla protein powder, 1TSP vanilla extract, 1/3C chocolate chips
Method: beat egg and mix remaining ingredients together. Using a small ice cream scoop or if you are going the old fashioned route and using your hands, scoop a table spoon size scoop of the mix onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Let sit for 10 minutes so they harden a bit, otherwise the will be a flakey mess. Makes about 1 dozen cookies.
**Other toppings to try: cacao nibs, coconut flakes or extra nuts.
**Swap the peanut butter for almond butter for an equally delicious treat.
**Don't use reduced fat peanut butter. Often times it contains more sugar than regular--what a scam right?! Read those labels.