Monday, April 14, 2014

Pumpkin Protein Cookies

Cookies for breakfast?! Don't mind if I do! With these cookies, you won't even feel guilty about it, because they are so good for you! In fact, they are better for you than ALOT of breakfasts out there!! Better than most cereals, bagels, muffins (except maybe my Carrot Peach Muffins), and protein bars.  They are packed with protein and taste amazing! Great for breakfast on the go.
And in case you were wondering...yes, you can eat all 8 yourself.  Only 260 calories for all of them!

Let's get our ingredients!
MTS Vanilla whey, oat bran, canned pumpkin, egg substitute, fat free cream cheese, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and a little sweetener if you like :)
**Oat flour or any flour can be used instead of oat bran**
**No canned pumpkin?? Try applesauce, mashed banana, or sweet potato!**

If you haven't tried MTS whey in baking yet you can order it here. Use code KH30 and save 30%

This is another one of those super duper easy recipes!  A bowl and a spoon will work just fine. Throw all ingredients into that bowl and mix til smooth.  
I usually add an extra pinch of cinnamon at this point.  Just to be sure they are cinnamon-y enough!! Adjust to your liking.

If you have not yet invested in a silicon baking mat, go do it! NOW! No, like right now...put the batter in the fridge and drive to Bed Bath and Beyond. I am sure you have one of those coupons lying around...
Ok, now that you're back, let's use that mat and plop our batter on there.  
If you were too lazy to get a mat, parchment will do fine.  
You will probably get 8 cookies. Make them as big or as small as you desire!

Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.  I always like to under bake my cookies a tiny bit so they are nice and soft!!! If you like crunchier cookies, simply bake longer! As if I really needed to tell you that...

Oh, I forgot to tell you to buy a sweet cooling rack when you were at the store...My bad...
It's ok, you can go get one later! You want to eat these cookies when they are nice and warm!!

I will enjoy mine with a nice cup of coffee in my favorite "Wonderful Nanny" mug I got from a wonderful friend.
That's right, all 8 cookies just for me! What a glorious way to start the day!

Of course, you could share...each cookie is only about 32 calories.
Or you could do something super awesome!!!! Take 2 cookies, mix together a little cream cheese and cinnamon, and make a cookie sandwich!!! Better than an oatmeal cream pie! Actually, why not make 4 cookie sandwiches?!

Or you could stack them into a tower of cookies!
Hope you enjoy!!! Don't forget to share this recipe on all those social things you use!

Pumpkin Protein Cookies

  • 1 scoop MTS Vanilla whey (30g)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (120g)
  • 2 T oatbran (sub any flour) (10g)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 2 T fat free cream cheese (33g)
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • dash salt
  • sweetener to taste

  • 1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
    2. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
    3. Eat the whole batch!

    Makes 8 cookies - about 32 calories each
    260 calories for the whole batch!
    4g Fat
    22g Carb
    34g Protein

    **What sweet treat did you always hope for in your lunchbox as a kid??
    I LOVED my Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls!!! I would peel all the chocolate off first, unroll it, eat the icing, then eat the cake part.


    1. wow, these look amazing. would egg whites work in place of egg substitute?

      1. Yes, you could use egg whites!

      2. woot! have all the required ingredients then! thanks so much.

    2. Is it 4 g fat, 22 carb, and 34 protein for the whole batch?!

    3. Is there anything I can sub in for the cream cheese? Would greek yogurt work?

      1. Greek yogurt would work! You could leave it out and they just wont have as soft of a texture

      2. I tried this with greek yogurt! They were so good and they fit my macros perfectly! The only thing I did differently was use half pumpkin pie spice, half cinnamon. Thank you so much for the recipe!

    4. How much sweetner package do you normally use in all your cookie recipes? Just curious and also what brand sweetner? thanks -joyce