High-Protein Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Conventional treats and sweets are manufactured to make us want more. So let's make our own that'll do the opposite: Fill us up.

"Filling dessert" sounds like an oxymoron, right? But what could be better than feeling satiated from something that tastes splurgey?

The recipe below is another take on the Soft Apple Spice Protein Cookies. This version is for people who are eating on the go, perhaps during a day of obstacle racing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, or even just a day of flying and travel. A friend of mine said that he needed a cookie on his obstacle-race days, so this recipe was originally made with him in mind. 


Three Things to Remember

1. Protein Powders Are Not Created Equal. 

Different protein powders act differently when mixed into batter. So if you use something other than what I suggest, you'll get different results.

Metabolic Drive doesn't dry the batter the way other proteins do. It actually thins the batter, so you don't have to add as much wet ingredients. In other words, it'll give you desserts that hold moisture even when you don't add oil or butter to your recipe.

So if your recipe doesn't quite work out, it may be your protein. 

2. Cook Times and Temps May Vary.

If you want a dessert to come out really moist, make sure you're not over baking it. Err on the side of pulling it out of the oven too early. People seem to prefer slightly undercooked cookies to overcooked ones. 

3. Cookies Aren't the Same. And They're Not Supposed To Be. 

Expect a totally different cookie experience if you're accustomed to buying and baking Toll House cookie dough.

Some cookies are meant to be gooey. Some are meant to be snappy and crisp. Some are meant to be softer and more cake-like. These are the latter. (Insert lame cookie-cutter pun here.)

So if you want Toll House, this is not the recipe for you. But if you want a dessert that fills you up and tastes just as indulgent, try it.

Apple Oat Soft Protein Cookies: What You'll Need

  • 1 Medium apple (5-6 oz)
  • 1 Cup oats
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Scoops Metabolic Drive
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Tons of cinnamon and whatever else you want to use
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour

What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Finely chop apple. Pulverize it in the food processor.
  3. Add all other ingredients. Pulverize them too.
  4. Spoon 6 servings onto a lightly oiled or lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on how baked you like your cookies. (These bake fast!)
  6. Plate your cookies and Instagram them. They're amazing chilled too so you could wrap them in foil and stick them in the fridge. 
  7. If you're really wanting to indulge, put the protein frosting from this recipe on your cookies: Frosted Pumpkin Protein Brownies

In Case You're Counting...

Macros and cals per cookie:

  • Protein: 16 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Carbs: 17 grams (fiber: 3)
  • Calories: 157

Note: This is not a low-calorie cookie, but just one will make you feel pretty full. Excellent as a breakfast cookie too. 

Macros and cals for the whole recipe:

  • Protein: 97 grams
  • Carbs: 102 grams (Fiber 18)
  • Fat: 17 grams
  • Calories: 940

They're whispering your name.