No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Protein Cookies

Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t bake.  I can cook but I don’t have much use for baked goods unless it has good health benefits. Yesterday I threw together some ingredients and made some amazing chocolate coconut refrigerator cookies.  I was inspired to take it a step further and make them tastier and healthier.  I added some spices and protein powder.  THESE ARE NOT LOW CALORIE but they are great to use for a pre-workout snack.

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup organic, cold-pressed coconut oil

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup protein powder

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup Fry's Cocoa

1tbsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp nutmeg

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Mix the oatmeal, spices, protein powder, and raisins together.

In a saucepan, start melting the coconut oil over med/low heat. As most of it has melted, add the cocoa and honey.

When the oil, cocoa and honey have melted and mixed, add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Texture should be fairly damp.

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Use a muffin tin and place those muffin liners in each cup. Mine holds 12. Using a spoon, scoop the goods into each cup and press firmly to pack it down or the cookie will be too crumbly. With the ingredients listed, mine made 12 exactly. I have no idea how I managed that so well!

Once done, place in the fridge overnight!

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Nutrition Info: 

Don’t these if you’re following a low fat diet! They are great for ENERGY which translates to CALORIES. I wouldn’t think twice about having one before a medium-long run or hard workout. 

Calories     305

Carbs           22

Fat                20

Protein          9

Calcium        7

Iron               9


© Jennifer Wasylenko 2013