Just because you like going to the gym to build up your strength and you are hoping to bulk up quickly certainly does not mean that you can’t enjoy some cookies every now and then. This is especially true if you try some of the following healthy protein cookie recipes, which happen to also be perfect for celebrating National Peanut Day as well.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Every one of these cookies packs 9 grams of protein, along with an energizing 240 calories that will be just what your body needs before or after an intense workout. They will fill you up and give your muscles the fuel that they need to get and stay strong, thanks to their 3 grams of fiber and 19 grams of carbs, too.
All you need is your favorite plant-based protein powder, a large egg (or vegan egg replacement), ½ cup of cane sugar, 1 cup of smooth peanut butter, a pinch of salt, and ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips.
Mix all of the ingredients until you have a cookie dough consistency, and then scoop balls onto a cookie sheet. Using a fork, gently create a crisscross pattern on the top of each ball, and then sprinkle a bit of sugar and salt on top. Bake these for about 15 minutes at 350°F. Let the cookies cool before you indulge. This is sure to become one of your favorite protein cookie recipes.
If you do not want to have to bake your cookies in the oven, there are some no-bake protein cookie recipes that you can try. This one provides 9.4 grams of protein in each cookie.
Grab 1 cup of rolled oats, 2 cups of a plant-based protein powder, 1/3 cup of unsalted peanuts, ¼ cup each of melted coconut oil and peanut butter, 4 pitted dates, and ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons of warm water.
Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet and then mix the oats, peanuts, and protein powder together. In a blender, mix the water, dates, coconut oil, and peanut butter before pouring that mixture into the dry ingredients and mixing them all together until they’re combined. Scoop the dough into small balls, refrigerate for an hour, and then enjoy.
Indulge in these healthy recipes the next time that you are looking for a delicious and protein-packed snack that will support your goals for building strong, sexy muscles.