Sunday Funday: 3 Ingredient Protein Banana Bread Cookies. 

Some things you will learn about me as I continue to grow this blog and my online presence:

img_4645First, I have a massive and sometimes insatiable sweet tooth.

Second, I love to be in the kitchen. I love to cook and bake. It’s why I took a job in the food service industry, and heck, it’s really the basis of this blog.

Contest prep may be over, but that doesn’t mean I can continue the sweets binge I had last weekend. Now it’s time for the reverse diet – increasing calories slowly, to help the metabolism recover from 34 weeks of reduced caloric intake. It’s a mental game really – it shouldn’t matter anymore if I lick the spoon or sneak a bite of a cookie.

Enter: 3 ingredient Protein Banana Bread Cookies.

I’ve made 2 Ingredient Banana Cookies  a few times, and you’d think I’d remember the recipe by now. I thought I did when I made these 3 ingredient cookies today. Well, the original recipe was only 1 cup of oats, but I didn’t realize that until I was researching to write this post!

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Makes about 2 dozen cookies

2 overripe bananas

1 cup plant-based protein protein powder (I used Vega Vanilla Protein & Greens)

1 cup quick-cooking oats (regular would probably work too)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Place bananas in a blender with peels (there is a reason for this) and blend until smooth. Mix in protein and oats. Place by tablespoonfuls on a silicone or parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until firm. Allow to cool before enjoying!

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Even though I messed up the ratios (I intended to replace half the oats with protein powder), they still turned out. They taste wonderful, the texture is fine, and with around 31 calories per cookie, I can easily fit 1 or 2 into my poverty macros.

Have you made 2 ingredient banana cookies before? Have you ever thought you remembered a recipe but made it wrong, and did it turn out? Discuss in the comments below!

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