This Peanut Butter Cookie Is About to Be Your New Post-Workout Snack

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They’re vegan, gluten-free, and freezer friendly (if any leftover)!

Cookies packaged with protein are popular but they’re not all you need. One cookie has an enormous 400 calories, with 24 grams of sugar and more than 450 milligrams of sodium. The recommended daily intake of added sugar should be less than 10 percent of daily caloric needs.

Most often the products are costly and will possibly add to your waistline instead of tighten it! For this reason, you can prepare your own healthy post-workout snack to give you the fuel you need.

In this article, we will show you how simple it is to make your own protein cookie, combined with four-ingredient version: peanuts, maple syrup, peanut powder and whole-grain oats.

The peanuts will deliver flavonoids, nutrients that help in reducing inflammation. Whenever you put stress on your bodies the chances of inflammation are increasing, which tells you to focus on foods rich in flavonoids as they help control your body’s response to exercise. The natural sweetness is received from maple syrup, while the whole-grain oats deliver a hearty dose of complex protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These are vegan, gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cookies that will become your new best friend!

You will be able to prepare in less than 30 minutes.

The recipe is for 24 cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 8 ounces chocolate powdered peanut butter
  • 2 cups gluten-free whole oats

Directions

  • While preheating oven to 350°F in a food processor combine chocolate powdered peanut butter, peanuts and maple syrup.
  • Pulse until a slightly sticky consistency is achieved.
  • Adding oats continue to pulse until the mixture is evenly dispersed and dough is formed.
  • Place the cookies on the cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray
  • Baking lasts for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove and let them cool.
  • Store them in a sealed container in the fridge or freeze for up to two months.

Nutrition (per cookie):

–           180 calories; 21g carbohydrates; 9g protein; 8g total fat; 7g sugar; 4g fiber; 1g saturated fat; 0g trans-fat; 0mg cholesterol and 75mg sodium

Note: For you who aren’t a chocolate fan, feel free to use the regular powdered peanut butter varieties.