I hit the first barbecue of the season over the weekend and wanted to bring a healthy dessert that was low in sugar and easy to grab (without making much of a mess), since there were going to be tons of kids there.
This is a twist on the classic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe — it has cannellini (white kidney) beans and peanut butter added for protein. This subtly sweet cookie with a soft and chewy texture was a hit with both the parents and kiddos.
Continue reading to see the recipe and find out how many grams of protein are in one delicious cookie.
3 cups old-fashioned oats Makes 48 cookies.
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup drained cannellini or other white beans
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
2/3 cup canola oil
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
3 cups old-fashioned oats
Makes 48 cookies.
Here's the nutritional info for one cookie.
Source: Calorie Count