Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cranberries Protein Cookie Balls

Those cookies are so easy to make!  All made in the food processor.  That's it.  

Chocolate Chip Cranberries Protein Cookie Balls Recipe:

After baked.

What you need:
~1/3 cup steel cut oat
~1/3 old fashioned oat (do not add this in the food processor until last)
~1/3 cup raw walnuts
~1 tsp baking powder
~1 egg
~2 scoops vanilla whey protein isolate (I used isopure because it has zero carb, and is sugar free and gluten free)
~20 drops of vanilla creme stevia
~1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
~1/3 cup dried cranberries
~1 tsp gluten free or pure vanilla extract 
~2 tsp cinnamon
All ingredients except cinnamon not pictured but you do need cinnamon for this

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.  Line parchment paper or silpat on your cookie sheet.  In a food processor, add walnuts and steel cut oat and process until it becomes flour (see the picture below).  Then add in egg, whey protein isolate, vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon then process until well incorporated.  They should look like cookie dough and less sticky too.  Lastly, add in old fashioned oats, chocolate chips, vanilla creme stevia drops, and dried cranberries.  Pulse several times until well incorporated.  (See the picture below to see what your cookie dough mixture should look like).   Use your hands to roll the dough into balls and drop these onto cookie sheet.  They make about 15 cookies, depends on how big you make your cookie balls.  Bake for about 8-9 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  You can eat these right away or place these into an air tight container.  I put mine in with yesterday's banana bread protein cookies container to keep them moist until ready to snack on.  You can eat all of these but I watch my limitations and I like to have some extra left to snack on after workouts or between meal snacks.  


~heavenly delicious recipes by Meli Emmons