• Nick Bentley

Oat and raisin Protein Cookie



Imagine reaching a beautiful sunny early afternoon summit and your partner pulls out their slightly mashed banana or semi crushed Kit Kat. The look of envy as you pull out a shining beacon of hope in the shape of a chewy cookie you crafted with your own bare hands.




Oaty, fruity with a hint of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and the tiniest bit of coconut. Check out this easy 7 step no added sugar protein cookie recipe below.


Prep Time Make Time Total Time

10 mins 10 mins 20 mins


Makes: 9 small cookies or 5 large


Ingredients

100g oats

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

100g Raisins

1/2tsp ground cinnamon

1/2sp ground ginger

60g melted coconut oil

2 tablespoons oat milk

50 ml honey


Optional see step 4

40g plain flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees c or 170 for a fan assisted.

  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. The oats, vanilla protein powder, raisins , cinnamon and ginger.

  3. Melt the coconut oil and honey for a few seconds in the microwave, this wont take long, add the oat milk and mix well.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix. If you are struggling to get the mixture to bind don't be shy get your hands in there. If you don't like how wet the mixture is you can add flour and baking powder, or try refrigerating for a bit.

  5. Line a flat tray with baking paper. Make little discs with your hands (it was a pretty crumbly mixture when i did it) or spoon 5-9 cookies depending on how big you want them. I like them massive.

  6. Bake for about 10 mins until a golden brown.

  7. Remove and set aside to cool.


Leave to cool, or eat warm, whatever, be the hero in your own film. They should last a good five days in an air tight container. Enjoy the fruits of your labour and show us your creations using #peakclimbingschool.


Adjustments

The nice thing about this recipe is its a good base that's really easy to adapt. I've tried loads of versions and the texture does change a bit but they've all tasted great.

For starters:

  • Add the flour and baking powder for a more cakey texture.

  • For a vegan version all you need to do is change to a vegan powder, I've heard all it does is makes them more crunchy than chewy.

  • If you don't want extra protein well....don't add protein....if you want more....add more...If you do remove the protein word on the street is it goes pretty runny so you may need to lower the quantities of the liquid ingredients or alternatively up the dry.

  • If you take the protein out you could add 1 tsp of vanilla extract in its place.

  • If your a choc fiend go ahead and add some chips, hell add chocolate protein powder if your heart desires.

  • you could change the raisins for another fruit. The top contenders are stewed apple or soaked dates.

  • Play with spices, don't get carried away but add some, remove some, whatever's clever Trevor.

Share your cookie recipes and where you enjoy them, below or on facebook and instagram with #peakclimbingschool


Go forth and explore, and share your travels. Never finish a climb or reach a peak and be left hungry and disappointed again.

Till next time.



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