Homemade Double Coconut Vanilla Oat Protein Cookies

Every Thursdays, we do a question from Project Euler as a team at work. During our Project Euler team meeting, we compare our solutions to the question of the week as well as eat chocolates and cookies. Every week, a different team member contributes the chocolates and cookies. As I am yet to contribute any chocolates or cookies to the team meeting, I decided that last week was my turn to contribute something. Instead of purchasing chocolates or cookies from the supermarket, I decided I would make something healthy for the team.

I have always made some pretty delicious healthy oat cookies and I thought I would make these for the team. I decided to add some protein powder and superfood for added protein, healthy fat and fibre. It is safe to say the team enjoyed the cookies very much and did not feel guilty eating them as it was not only healthy but also delicious. I hope you enjoy this recipe πŸ™‚

Makes 33 small to medium sized cookies

For those of you counting your calories and macros, please use the following as a guide:

Carbohydrates (g) Protein (g) Fat (g) Calories
Per cookie 12.1 3.3 5.6 112.5

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted;
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup;
  • 1 egg, whisked;
  • 3/4 cups wholemeal flour;
  • 2 cups rolled oats;
  • 6 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I used Bare Blends);
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (I used macadamia & cashews);
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds;
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut;
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder;
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence;

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    All the ingredients for the cookies.

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degree Celsius;
  2. In a large bowl, mix the melted coconut oil and rice malt syrup;

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    Mix the coconut oil & rice malt syrup.
  3. Add in whisked egg and vanilla essence;

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    Add in the egg and vanilla essence.
  4. Add the baking powder, protein powder and wholemeal flour and mix well;
  5. Fold in the oats, desiccated coconut, chia seeds and chopped nuts – making sure that all ingredients are uniformly distributed;

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    Cookie dough ready to be rolled.
  6. Roll the dough into bite sized cookies and place onto a greased baking tray;

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    Cookies ready to be baked!
  7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown (To make it extra crispy, I let it cook slightly beyond golden brown, so that it is extra crunchy);
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to an air-tight container;

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    Cookies fresh out of the oven.
  9. Enjoy with a cup of tea as morning/afternoon tea or simply as a snack πŸ™‚
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Enjoy these yummy cookies πŸ™‚

 

 

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