Monday, April 29, 2013

Two New Recipes!

Alright, I'm back in action...I was busy in the kitchen this weekend and feel like I'm getting my motivation back.  The following recipes came completely out of the blue, well other than the fact that I knew I wanted to use protein in them.  I also learned a lesson....if you are making cookies and the cookie dough doesn't taste quite right, then don't even bother baking them!  This is what happened with the first batch of cookies that I tried to make.  I tasted the dough and when I couldn't "fix" it with additional ingredients I cut my losses and threw it out.  Luckily, the second batch was a home run.  :)

Promise that they don't taste burnt

Harvest Pancakes  (makes 8-10)


  • 2 bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 scoops egg white protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • almonds and dried cranberries to taste (or whatever else you'd like!)
  • Either mash the bananas and mix with wet ingredients or be lazy like me and put the banana and eggs in the blender and mix them together.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix. 
  • Pour onto hot griddle (375 degrees) and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. 

 Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Protein Cookies (makes 24)

  • 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 scoops of egg white protein powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp PB2 or natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (sub a banana or apple sauce???) 
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Shape into cookies and place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes