Recipe by Yellowsunflower9
"Great for breakfast, these cookies are like those in the stores. Not only are they delicious, but they are sugar free have extra protein in them to help keep you full longer."
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whole wheat flour
1 3/4 teaspoons
This is a great recipe. My changes: 1/4 cup honey instead of splenda, a full cup of pumpkin, applesauce instead of oil, no water and 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water instead of egg whites (let flax soak in water for 3-5 minutes before incorporating). Baked for 8-10 min. because of the extra pumpkin. Also, flax seeds need to be ground to make the nutrients available
I got this recipe and tried it b/c I'm on a diet and I thought it would be a healthy, tasty snack. My wife also likes everything pumpkin, so I saw it as a win-win. I'm sure there's a bunch of people out there who would love this recipe, but for my wife and I it wasn't what we had expected. :( Probably won't try this again. Sorry!
I wanted to comment on WANKO's comments that baking w protein powder "destroys" the protein... this is UNTRUE - it denatures it (changes the structure of the protein) but the amino acids remain the same... and baking is a better form of cooking w protein powder... as opposed to frying or other high heat methods...
I left out the oil and put in 1/4c of honey instead of splenda. Also added 1.5 tsp of cinammon and about .5 more of nutmeg. and 1/4c more oatmeal... It's more like a sweet thick oatmeal bread... It does really cook in the 5 minutes too.
These cookies turned out great -- even after I realized that I didn't make them right! I used soy protein powder instead of soy flour, which I'm sure altered the result (although that made them even higher protein, so I guess that's good). I also added a dollop of crushed pineapple (with juice) to increase moisture. I baked them for about 6 minutes and they stayed nice and soft -- in fact, I think they tasted even better the next morning after sitting in the fridge overnight. I think a dash of vanilla extract might be a nice addition next time. In any case, these were a compact and very satisfying on-the-go breakfast, perfect with a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing!
This is the best protein cookie recipe I've tried! The texture is moist and the flavor is great. Only change I made was to remove the soy flour and add two scoops of protein powder instead. For 85 cals and 6 g of protein per cookie! Thanks Ronna!!! Even my kids love 'em.
I made a few changes, too - omitted the molasses, used apple butter instead of oil, used half regular splenda, half brown sugar splenda, upped the pumpkin to 3/4 c., used low cholesterol egg substitute instead of the egg whites, and added a dash of pumpkin pie spice. The guys at work (construction workers, not big on health food) loved them! even after I told them they were good for them - LOL
Tasty breakfast cookies! I used 1 cup fresh pumpkin and added cinnamon & some allspice to that as well, no water or oil. I added about 1/2 tsp of allspice (piment is the name here) and about 1/8 of ground clove in addition to the recommended spices. Did add the flaxseed and used 2 eggs instead of 4 whites. I also had to cook them longer than 5 mins (8-10)but I think it was b/c of the fresh pumpkin being so moist. Very good though! I've already had 3 tonight!! Oh! Also put in walnuts. ***True test of goodness: Husband approved! He is a big health nut and doesn't like/eat anything with too much sugar in it. He LOVED them! Merci!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Protein Cookies
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 20
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