Fit Cookies

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I just love working out and working out makes me really hungry! This is especially true after a good run on a Sunday morning. These cookies are full of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates, which is exactly what you need after a tough workout.

 

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Ingredients

100 grams pecans, chopped
50 grams oats
30 grams any flour of your choosing
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch cinnamon
1 tbsp plant-based protein powder (optional)
2 eggs
2 pinches sea salt
55 grams dried  raisins, goji berries, or both of them
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Toast the pecans in warm frying pan for a minute or two. Then grind the nuts in a blender for about a minute, add the oats and flour and blend until combined. Make sure you don’t blend the mixture too much or the nuts will begin to release their oil. Spoon the mixture into a large bowl and add the baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla. If you’re using it, add the protein powder now as well. Beat the eggs separately and add them to the mixture. Combine well and stir until a sticky dough is formed. Return the mixture to the blender and add the raisins and sesame seeds and process until the mixture is finely blended.

To make the cookies, take two tablespoons of the dough in your hand, roll the dough into a ball and flatten this ball using your hand on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the dough has been used, leaving about 3cm between the cookies. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown and fully cooked.

Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

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