Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal No Protein Cookies

As “convenient” and “healthy” as protein baking can be, what’s a lifter to do when they don’t feel like embracing full-blown #fitchick status?

Simple. Make Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal No Protein Cookies.

The perfect pre-workout carb source to fuel a skin-splitting pump.

Earlier in the week, I had 2 rice cakes with ground turkey, and a bowl of oats with one of these cookies on top as my pre-leg day meal.

I haven’t had a leg pump so fierce in weeks. Enough said.

Not only are these delicious, and make for a great carb source, but they’re incredibly simple to make. Best of all, if you’ve got a refeed coming up, you could easily make a batch of these and knock a bunch back.

Now, let’s throw things back to your childhood and make some cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • Pinch of sea salt & cinnamon
  • 1TSP vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar – you could make these lower carb by using granulated stevia
  • 1 overripe, mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2TBSP cashew, almond, or peanut butter
  • 2TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

 

chocolate chip oatmeal

That’s the business.

MASSthetics Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Toss the oats, sea salt, cinnamon, and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Mix MASStheticaly
  • Mash the banana together with the yogurt, nut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir together
  • Mix in the chocolate chips
  • Use a tablespoon to portion out the batter, and place on a baking tray
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. The oats should look golden and almost caramelized.

Enjoy:

  1. Dunking in milk and reminiscing on your childhood
  2. As part of a delicious pre-workout meal
  3. While you think of ways to add more carbs to the recipe

Macros Per Cookie: #BecauseMeathead

Protein: 2g
Carbs: 18g
Fat: 2g

 

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