Hemp Protein Nut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

IMG_5206.jpg

Over the years, I’ve eaten a ton of Clif bars, Lara bars, Luna bars and everything in between. Those bars are great in a pinch, but can have a lot of sugar or other ingredients you’d rather avoid (or not enough of ingredients you love!)

Plus, these work out to be cheaper than many commercial protein bars!

This recipe is not too sweet, easy to make, and has 6 grams of protein per cookie. That protein comes from oats, almond butter and hemp protein. Two cookies are more than enough to tide me over when I don’t have time to make a ‘real’ breakfast, or just as a mid morning snack!

Hemp Protein, Nut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F 

Mix in a measuring cup and set aside:

  • ¼ cup plant based milk
  • 1 tsp ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Let the above sit 5 for about  minutes until lumpy

Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients together:

  • 1 ¾ cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup hemp protein

Add to dry ingredients:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips

Plus, the milk, ACV and vanilla you set aside earlier.

Folder together and place balls on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper, smush with the bottom of a glass or fork.

Cook for  11-13 minutes

Makes about 16 cookies

 

IMG_5201.jpg

Variations

Up the protein

It’s also super customizable depending on your palette. If I know I’ll be doing a lot of hiking or snowshoeing, I might reduce the oats by 1/4 cup and add an extra 1/4 hemp protein — this will make the ‘hempy’ flavour more pronounced and may be kinda weird for those new to the hippie game, I fid it nutty and earthy and I don’t mind at all!

Ditch the chocolate

Switch it up with raisins, dried cranberries, currants (any dried fruit really), nuts or a mix of the two.

Maybe..

  • raisins + 1 tsp cinnamon?
  • dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds

What do you think? Tell me in the comments! 😀

Some more notes on the recipe

Cost

I’ve based these calculations on an average of prices for both the cheapest average that I’ve seen of a good quality version as the ‘lower end’ of the cost range and the average cost of an organic version at the ‘higher end’ of the cost range- this is based on Northern Ontario grocery stores, organic stores that you can buy products online from (Like Organic Matters, note that you have to pay for shipping, so I increase their prices by 1.25 which generally reflects what I’ve paid for delivery (this is not super accurate but to give a general idea)- it’s more often than not still cheaper, often even cheaper than non organic versions depending on the product).

How much this recipe will cost you will vary, and these calculations are a guideline. Cool? cool.

This recipe should cost a minimum of $5.24 per batch and a maximum of $9.23 per batch.

That would be about $0.33 to $0.58 per cookie.

How Does it Compare to a Clif Bar?

Based on these ingredients and the MFP recipe calculator:

Screen Shot 2019-01-19 at 1.55.23 PM.png

 

To try and get close to the same amount of calories and protein, I compared this to 0.63% of a Clif bar:

 

Screen Shot 2019-01-19 at 2.23.12 PM.png

Comparable amount of protein and calories, the Clif bar having a bit more sugar and carbs.

These cookies have more fat than the Clif bar, but personally don’t mind having a bit more of these pretty healthy fats.

In terms of pricing,  the cheapest I’ve found Clif bars are at about $1 each, which is comparable to about $0.63 each if they were sized like these cookies.

Verdict?

Cheaper than store bought!

 

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s