I never know what to eat after a workout. I always have to eat before my workouts because I tend to get a migraine if I don’t, so I generally only want something light afterwards. I know I need a little protein, a little carb and a lot of tasty. I kept seeing all these pins for energy bites and there are a lot of different varieties that people were trying. So I got into the kitchen and with a little trial and error, I ended up with these delicious post workout cookies. They don’t have to stay in post workout mode, they can also be eaten for a mid morning snack. These are clearly very biased to my tastes (give me peanut butter and dark chocolate and I’m in heaven) but there are easy ways to modify them, maybe with coconut flakes, almond butter instead of peanut, agave nectar or flaxseed. There are quite a few recipes out there for energy bites, a lot of them are no bake, but I put these guys in the oven for 20 minutes which made them a little firmer. Please let me know if you have your own version of these little protein delights.
Post Workout PB&B Cookies
1.75 cup crunchy peanut butter
.75 cup of quick oats
2 very ripe bananas
1 tblspn all natural honey
.5 cup of oat bran
.5 cup dark chocolate chips
pinch of cinnamon
Pre heat oven to 350. Mash your bananas, toss in pb, oats, bran and mix well. You don’t need to use a mixer, I did it easily with just a spoon. Drizzle in the honey and add the cinnamon and mix everything. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
They are quite wet at this point, having them in the oven solidifies them a bit but keeps them very soft. I did about a spoonful size for each cookie and baked for 20-25 minutes, any longer and the bottoms will start to burn.
Transfer to a plate and let cool. I just ate one and it was so good. Enjoy!
I’m spending the rest of the week getting mine and my husband’s Halloween costumes together and preparing for our Halloween Housewarming. We moved into a new house this week so that is a work in progress, but we thought a small Halloween party would be a fun way to show all our friends the new place. I know some of my friends are working on hilarious costumes and I can’t wait to see and take lots of pics to put up on this blog!
We were both over packing within the first 5 minutes!
I hope you all have a great Halloween and be safe!