Protein Oatmeal Cookie Balls
- 1 C almond meal
- 1 C rolled oats
- 1/2 C spelt flour **
3 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used Growing Naturals rice protein)
- 2 T brown sugar, packed
- 2 T Stevia (or more brown sugar)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 C pumpkin puree
- 1/4 C water
- 3 T coconut oil
- 3 T egg white (or flax egg)
- 2 tsp NuNaturals simple syrup (or maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp maple pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 C sugar-free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
In a small bowl mix coconut oil (softened in micro if necessary), syrup, egg white, water, and extract. Pour wet mixture into the dry. Stir until well-combined (you can use your CLEAN hands).
Fold in the chocolate chips. Make balls of ~2 T of dough, place on cookie sheet and and flatten with your palm.
Bake for 10-12 mins at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool.
** You could probably use any flour here – try coconut flour to make it gluten free. They can easily be made vegan with a flax egg. And, if you’re not ready to bring back pumpkin yet, try mashed sweet potato or banana!
Calories 203, Protein 8 grams, Sugar 2.5 grams, Carbs 21 grams, Fat 11 grams, Fiber 3 grams