Yesterday was Mom’s birthday. I meant to do a really great post for her, but to be honest I’m still recovering from my night with a mere 2 1/2 hours of sleep I pulled to get those taxes done Wednesday. Ugh. So not good. So not living by example on that one. Maybe it was good training for the NUUN relay team though in case they choose me. Ha.
We’re celebrating this wonderful lady’s birthday this weekend. I’m usually in charge of desserts for our family parties, but since I’m off dairy and Judah can’t have gluten, I’m going to use this card this weekend.
Ha ha ha.
Hope you don’t only like “pies”, but hope you like big bowls of fudgy, protein cookie dough too.
There’s a little part of me that wants to make a big version of this and bring it to the party, but I’m not sure that will go over that well with the rest of the family.
I have faith that it will go over well here though.
This has been my newest obsession as of late. This protein dough has evolved over the past few months when I first created it. It started with protein cookie dough, then turned into a STUFT protein cookie, then became a pumpkin protein dough (with a pumped up protein dough video) and now this.
Looking at this picture makes me want some right now.
You too, right?
Well, here’s the recipe. It takes about 5 minutes to put together and depending on how patient you are and/or how you like your “dough”, a little time in the fridge or freezer to chill.
Fudgy Protein Cookie Dough
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 scoop protein powder (10-15 grams)
2 tablespoons PB2 (12 grams) *substitutions below
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I use my favorite cocoa powder)
2 sweetener servings (I used 8 drops of vanilla stevia and a packet of Splenda)
splash of vanilla
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup brown rice cereal
(*if you don’t have PB2, you can double the amount of protein powder)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl except for brown rice cereal.
Stir in brown rice cereal.
Eat straight from the bowl, or if you can wait, cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Here’s a quick look at the steps.
It’s best topped with some good nut butter like Nuttzo.
Or piled in an almost empty jar of nut butter (White Chocolate Wonderful by Peanut Butter Co. is a dream come true).
You are not only my cheerleader for every race, but
my hero, best friend, partner in crime (sometimes not by choice), fellow Kenny Loggins and Kelly Clarkson fan, the one who can laugh with me about anything, an amazing woman of God,
my daily inspiration to be a better wife, mother and friend.
YOU have picked me up and dusted me off more times that I can even count.
I LOVE YOU!
This fudge is for you!