Hello and happy Tuesday! We’re on day 2 of the work week now, so hopefully you’re settling in after that long Fourth of July weekend. If you caught my stories on Instagram Sunday evening, you know that we like to meal prep all of our lunches for the week. It helps us stay on track as well as save us some $$! We also bring our own breakfast to work, and today I wanted to show you what some of that looks like. I started making my husband and his buddies some simple, high-protein, no bake, peanut butter cookies when they would go dirt biking. Well, they were such a hit that he decided he wanted them for breakfast some weeks as well. I know what you’re thinking: “cookies for breakfast??” Well, these aren’t just any ordinary cookies…
These “cookies” are actually made from simple, healthy ingredients. They actually resemble a bowl of oatmeal, just in cookie form. All you will need for this treat is: quick oats, peanut butter, honey, protein powder, vanilla extract, and milk (just in case – I use almond milk). Writing down this recipe was actually difficult for me, because I never measure anything. The good news is that if they don’t stick together right away, there’s always a remedy.
High-Protein, No Bake, Peanut Butter Cookies:
*This recipe has been modified from a recipe by Sarah Bowmar*
- On medium heat, melt roughly ½ cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon honey and a splash of vanilla extract. Note: the peanut butter does not need to melt down to a liquid state. It just needs to be soft enough to easily mix in your oats.
- Once your PB has melted, remove from heat and stir in ~2/3 cup quick oats and one scoop protein powder. I recommend using vanilla protein powder, but you could also try chocolate for some variety. I personally use Bowmar Nutrition Protein Frosted Cookie.
- If your mixture is too crumbly and falling apart, you can add a splash of milk. This will help it stick together.
- Let cool until it is comfortable to touch.
- Roll into balls and squish them down. Size is up to you!
- Place your cookies into the freezer for at least 20 minutes and then they will be ready to serve!
See, easy! These are great, portable snacks for when you’re on the go this summer. If you try these high-protein, no bake, peanut butter cookies, be sure to let me know how they turned out! You can give me a tag on Instagram or drop a comment below!
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