Saturday, January 10, 2009

Protein Power Pumpkin Cookies

I have been wanting to create a snack that satisfies my sweet cravings and provides me with some protein. I threw together some ingredients and created this soft and chewy cookie. These would be perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert! I used vanilla rice protein powder and Enjoy Life chocolate chips in my cookies, but you can make them with any flavor/type protein powder and any other mix-ins that you desire.

Protein Power Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp protein powder of choice
1 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 cups rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients in the order listed. Mix until well combined. Drop cookies onto baking sheet and press down slightly. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes approximately 12 cookies.

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39 comments:

Lara said...

These look so amazing--I wish I had the recipe around Thanksgiving time when I was struggling with what to do with pumpkin! I ended up making up my own oatmeal pumpkin cookies but they were horrible :(
I'll save this one for next time!

♥Reeni said...

What a great energy cookie! They look yummy and so healthy!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I am really loving the fact that this is healthy and tasty! What makes the chocolate chips different are they sugar free? See my husband and I are on a diet and we are trying to find ways to *coughs* have are cake and eat it too. But often times I find that light foods tastes not that great.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Meg, these look super! I think I'm going to try making them :o).

Bob said...

Awesome, I'm starting to think about trying to be more careful about what I eat, I'm going to have to try these!

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, lovin' those "pump it up"-style cookies!! :-D

Hayley said...

These look yummy! I love pumpkin!

AK Mom said...

That looks like a fantastic energy cookie! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe. :)

ttfn300 said...

uh oh, you got me craving more pumpkin :)

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie said...

These cookies look wonderful - so healthy and delicious!

shelby said...

Now I'm going to have to buy more Pumpkin! I thought I was done with all the pumpkin goodies but these look too good to pass up!

Are these flourless? I don't see flour listed as an ingredient...

Ooo and I LOVE those chocolate chips, they are so mini yet full of flavor!

Zesty Cook said...

Meg-A!! These cookies look amazing. I love how you put protein powder in them. Makes me feel like I could eat 8 of them :)

Jenny Beeson said...

Yum! Very creative!

Krista said...

Those look really good, Meg! Another great way to use pumpkin!

bensbaby116 said...

These look great! I'm always looking for healthy, fun snacks with protein to keep me going during the day (especially on days when I go running!) I'm definitely bookmarking these to try them sometime. Thanks for posting!

glidingcalm said...

those sound wonderful! on my recipe list FOR SURE now! :)

yummmmmm

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Thank you for getting back to me! I was reading in the Cake Bible that milk actually makes the chocolate more bitter...This is wonderful! I probably have to buy them at a health food store huh?

HangryPants said...

They sound great. I like baking with protein powder more than I like drinking it in a shake. I want to make these, but I also want to make everything you've made so they will have to go on the waiting list!

Amira said...

oh yummmooo! they look amazing it's like all my fav ingredients conveniently packed into one baked good!!

Sharon said...

Wow, awesome cookies!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous! Real energy cookies!

Cheers,

Rosa

Tanya said...

These sound perfect. I used to make something similar in a bar with the protein powder.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and giving me hair opinions! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

HoneyB said...

Now there is a good breakfast cookie!

greendogwine said...

MMM those look fantastic! I love the addition of the protein powder - pretty tricky! :)

sweetpotato said...

These sound so delicious. I'm always looking for new ways to get more protein, these are perfect!

Thanks!

Jessie said...

Oh yum! Love the extra bump from the protein powder!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Laurie said...

These look healthy enough for breakfast. Great recipe.

Joie de vivre said...

These look so healthy!

Kelly said...

Great idea! These would be perfect for hikes, camping, and packed lunches.

Maria said...

This cookie has it all!

biz319 said...

I had a can of pumpkin in my cupboard - should have known to come to your site to see what to do with it!!

eatingbender said...

Congrats on your new domain name! That's such a big step!

Those cookies look so good. I love when cookies have a secret ingredient like protein powder. These would make a great pre-workout snack! Then I could say I'm eating a cookie before the gym and people would be jealous ;o)

Jenny said...

Looks great Megan. I love pumpkin and still have 4 cans from the holidays. I think I know what I'll do with them!

That Girl said...

I love cookies like these. They're perfect for sending with the hubs for a mid-afternoon snack

stephchows said...

these sound fantastic! I'll totally have to give them a try :) I love chocolate whey protein yum!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oooh, these look SOO good.

Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Lori said...

These look like a great pre or post workout snack. Thanks!

pigpigscorner said...

Wow sounds really healthy and looks really yummy!

Creative One said...

Now I know what to do with the can of pumpkin I have in my pantry. Thanks!