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Protein Oatmeal Cookies

This is a variation of the Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies recipe from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. I made these cookies for my husband to eat during the Furious 3, a 3-day mountain bike stage race in Fernie, British Columbia. They are a great combination of carbohydrate and protein in a tasty, easy to digest cookie. Of course anything tastes good after a couple of hours of hill climbing.


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop unflavoured isolated whey powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour (You can use whole wheat flour if you just want a healthy cookie but I use white flour if I’m eating them while exercising  so there isn’t too much fibre.)
  • 3/4 cup raisins*
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips*

* Any combination of raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate, and nuts seems to work.


  1. Heat oven to 375oF
  2. Combine all ingredients except oats, flour, raisins and chocolate chips using an electric mixer on medium speed (or by hand).
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough on to a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 9-11 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.
  6. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

One thought on “Protein Oatmeal Cookies

  1. These cookies are fantastic!!! I am a fulltime student and a dance teacher and to have a couple of these with me at school or dance was great!!! ( I made the cookies with peices of soft dehydrated apples! sooo good!!!)

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