I know I’ve been a tease about this cookie. I couldn’t help myself. As soon as I made it I had to share a picture.
I thought about posting my crazy day yesterday (cleaning up toddler puke, backing up into trash cans, leaving my phone in the diaper bag and sending it with Andrew to take Judah to the doctor, teaching six classes, etc.). Then talking about how I ended it by staying up until 12:30 to watch The Bachelor, but who really wants to read about that right?
Instead I figured I better share this with you.
Um, yeah, I really can’t explain how obsessed I am with this. Since giving up dairy I’ve been missing my favorite Chef Jay’s protein bar. Anything with oats, peanut butter and protein pretty much rocks my world. I had to come up with my own dairy free, gluten free protein treat.
Well, I did.
This is one heck of a STUFT treat.
Just to be sure I’ve made it a few different ways and taste tested it every day for the past week.
I think I’m ready to share.
This can be eating straight from a bowl just like my original protein cookie dough or my chia protein cookie dough dip. Either of those recipes can also be made into a cookie form (you know, depending on your mood and all).
This recipe takes my basic protein dough up a notch.
Speaking of, I just got my shipment the other day from Bell Plantation.
I think I’m set for awhile, yes?
Okay, enough rambling Kristin.
Here’s pretty much the biggest and best chocolaty, peanut buttery (or other nut butter), vegan protein cookie around.
No Bake STUFT Protein Cookie
(serves one hungry mama)
1/4 cup oats (20 grams)
1/3 cup brown rice cereal (10 grams)
1 serving vanilla protein powder (around 25 grams)
sweetener (if using unsweetened protein powder)
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1-2 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 chocolate square or 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (30 grams)
Notes- You can sub in 2 tablespoons PB2 (12 grams) for half of the protein powder.
You may have to add just a little extra applesauce to make sure all ingredients combine.
Mix all ingredients except for the nut butter and chocolate in a small bowl.
Optional- Add 1 tablespoon of nut butter to the dough.
Note- If you’re only using one tablespoon you can save it for the top. If you’re using 2 tablespoons of nut butter, add one to the dough and save the other one for the top.
Press into one big cookie (or two smaller cookies) on wax paper.
Melt chocolate in microwave. (Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate squares are my favorite.)
Top cookie with tablespoon of nut butter.
Top with melted chocolate.
Put in refrigerator (or freezer if you’re in a hurry to eat this sucker) until chocolate sets.
You can even make it more of a cookie dough sandwich.
It would look a little like this.
This is my favorite way.
Oh man, this protein packed cookie is no joke.
There you go friends.
Have a wonderful day!