With National Peanut Butter Cookie Day I had to make some cookies and the girls love breakfast cookies. So I whipped some up and tried to make them a little smaller than my other versions as I decided I would also add the twist of making them filled peanut butter sandwich cookies! These delicious oatmeal based peanut butter cookies are packed with protein and I even have a couple of filling options, below, that pack more protein! These are great for breakfast, a snack, dessert, or anytime.
Peanut Butter Protein Power Cookies
Makes 26 cookies or 13 cookie sandwiches
2c oats (rough chopped in food processor or whole)
1 ripe banana
1/2 c non dairy milk (used SoDelicious Unsweetened Plus Protein)
2 TBSP coconut palm sugar, sucanat , honey, agave, sweetener of choice (used coconut palm sugar)
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP Flax seed (optional)
1 scoop protein powder (used Vega One Vanilla) or ¼c hemp powder
1/3c peanut butter (used Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator)
Preheat oven to 350. Place banana, almond milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, and peanut butter in a blender and blend smooth. In a large separate bowl combine oats, baking soda, salt, flax seed, and protein powder. Pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combine. I tried to make these like my other versions in my Vitamix but the mixture was far too thick. Place spoonfuls of dough onto 2 non stick cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, after a couple of minutes transfer to a wire rack to cool. These cookies are delicious to enjoy now or if you would like to make filled sandwiches look at the options below!
Fillings for cookie sandwiches, here are a couple of options we made. Alternatively you can fill them with plain or flavored peanut butter, jelly, or any other fillings of choice! I filled them just before serving them and stored remaining filling in the refrigerator.
Option 1: Mix 1 cup thick yogurt (such as greek yogurt), 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (Peanut Butter & Co, Smooth Operator), and sweetener of choice (optional) to taste.
Option 2: Mix 1/2 cup of non dairy milk (used SoDelicious Unsweetened Plus Protein), 2 tablespoons peanut butter (Peanut Butter & Co, Smooth Operator), and 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla.