I have another recipe for these use-all-the-stuff cookies that is titled “Dawes Cookies” (because they have a little bit of everything, get it?) if this one doesn’t quite suit your fancy. They are mostly the same other than swapping out of bananas for applesauce and garbanzo flour and a few other minor tweaks. These are rather cakey cookies, just FYI.
2 tsp vanilla extract 1 ½ cups applesauce 2 T tahini or peanut butter 3 T almond, coconut, or soy milk 3 T garbanzo/chickpea flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (can sub with gluten free all purpose) 1 ½ cups oats (either quick or regular, can use gluten free oats) ½ cup vegan protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Warrior Blend) ⅔ cup raw sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ⅔ cup shredded coconut 1 cup vegan chocolate chips 1 ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅔ cup walnuts Brown sugar for sprinkling on top
Mix first 4 ingredients until smooth. In a separate container mix all dried ingredients except the brown sugar thoroughly. Combine.
Spoon by large dollops onto a baking pan or stone and flatten slightly (they will rise little but won’t spread out much). Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar.
Bake for 13 minutes and check. Bake additionally as needed until bottoms are lightly browned. They may not seem quite done on top but will firm up as they cool.
Allow to cool and enjoy. I like to store cookies like this in the refrigerator, so that I don’t need to worry about dampness from the condensation.
Sometimes you want a little something sweet, but you are still trying to get your protein in. Vegan recipes to the rescue! Some of these are mine, but some are not. All are delicious. Some involve protein powder, some beans, and some peanut butter (ok, many involve peanut butter, but that can frequently be subbed with another nut butter if peanuts aren’t your thing – I just love peanut butter).
Sometimes, I throw a couple of frozen bananas in the vitamix with some chocolate chips and peanut butter and make some ice cream. Sometimes, I just give in and buy some ice cream (like the chocolate on the left) and skip the whole protein. But, if I want to go a little harder (though still very easy), these are some of my go-to ideas.