Peanut Butter White Chocolate Protein Cookies

I’m going to keep this short and sweet:

These are officially my favorite and simplest cookie of all time.

No eggs.

No flour.

No dairy.

No oil.

And they take a total of 10 MINUTES to make and bake. Seriously: 2 minutes to make, 8 minutes to bake. You can’t even make a trip to the grocery store and buy pre made cookies in 10 minutes. I should probably rename these the Instant Gratification Cookies… 🤔

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Peanut Butter White Chocolate Protein Fudge

Definition of SIMPLE
: not hard to understand or do
: having few parts : not complex or fancy
: not special or unusual
: Peanut Butter White Chocolate Protein Fudge

#MerriamWebsterSaidSo

This simple, no bake fudge requires zero culinary proficiency, a few basic ingredients, and this time I guarantee you have them all on hand.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can sub out nearly any item for something else and it will still work:

– No Quest protein? Use your favorite [whey/casein blend] brand.
– No FiberYum syrup? Use honey or agave.
– No Buff Bake White Chocolate peanut butter? Use literally ANY other peanut butter.
– No cashew milk? Use almond or coconut milk.
– No banana? …….Okay no sub for this one, go to the store. The trip is worth it.

That said: I have not tested any other variation, so when I say it still “works”, I mean I know it will still make a fudge. Whether or not your spin on it tastes like unicorns and sunshine and the best day of your entire life like mine did is an entirely different matter.

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Side note: I would cut the fudge into squares while still inside the cold pan, otherwise they will start to melt into the cutting board as you slice away at them. Not that I know this firsthand or anything.

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Birthday Cake Protein Waffles

Everything in moderation. Except for sprinkles. You can never have too many sprinkles.

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I used my base waffle recipe for this stack, added vanilla extract for extra flavor, and then, of course, sprinkles, because you cannoy have birthday-themed anything without them.

The YouFreshNaturals Birthday Cake Coco-Nut Butter was the perfect “glaze” on the top layer. This was a post-training meal for me so I also added half of a Lenny & Larry’s cookie for extra carbs and calories to refuel.

Speaking of carbs and calories, if you’re reducing either of those you can easily omit the nut butter and cookie and this stack becomes 215 calories and only 11g of carbs! However, you really won’t get the full celebration-in-your-mouth effect without all that extra birthday fun on top. Trust me on this one.

If you don’t follow me on Snapchat yet, you should (“alphakilo7″…go ahead…I’ll wait…), because I always snap the food on there first before I dress it up and try to use proper grammar and add it to this blog.


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Note: for a more “traditional” waffle consistency, I recommend using a whole egg instead of just the whites. I am sensitive to the yolks, which is why I usually use just the whites. 

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Peanut Butter Banana Protein Waffles

If you’ve followed me on social media for more than the last, let’s say, 15 minutes, you are likely aware that I am obsessed with waffles. Breakfast, lunch, post-training, dinner, dessert… They’re the most versatile food in my dietary arsenal, one of my obvious favorites, and let’s be honest, have you ever looked at a plate full of these dripping in syrup and toppings and just thought, “…nah.”?

That’s what I thought.

Anyway. Versatile.
I make different types based on what time of day I’m eating them. For instance, if I have them for breakfast I will make them higher in fat (use a whole egg in the mix and top with some sort of fun peanut/almond/cashew butter) to keep me full while I work all morning.
If they are a post-training refuel then I will make them low fat (using egg whites) and higher carb (add bananas, granola, chocolate, cookies, etc). Post-training is probably my favorite time to eat these because I either 1) just had my body and soul crushed, in which case waffles cheer me up, or 2) I had an awesome session, in which case I want to freakin celebrate–with food of course. Either way, these tasty pancakes with abs are always there for me, you know?

I can also make nearly-zero-carb “prep waffles” when I’m a week out from a meet and have to make weight. Not nearly as much culinary fun on those, but my point is I always find a way to make waffles happen in my life, regardless of whether I’m on a macro budget or not.

You see? Waffles. Every day. For every occasion. It’s the perfect food.

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Thanks to the fantastic humans at Better Body Foods, I was surprised with a huge tub of PBfit Powdered Peanut Butter, among other goodies, so I dedicate this first waffle post to them, and, of course, the love of all things peanut butter-related.

This recipe is an example of a variation I would eat post-training. Just one variation of, oh, about 500? I appreciate having choices.

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Note: for a more “traditional” waffle consistency, I recommend using a whole egg instead of just the whites. I am sensitive to the yolks, which is why I usually use just the whites.

Peanut Butter Oreo Protein Cookies

Sure, you could eat Oreos straight out of the sleeve.
Go on, be normal, be safe.
While you’re at it, avoid talking to strangers, never eat raw cookie dough, print the directions instead of using GPS and always obey the “caution: hot” label on your coffee in the morning.

But why.

Why not pack each Oreo with 7 grams of peanut butter protein and make them into completely epic cookies?

Yeah. Now we’re talking.

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I happened to be making these for someone who loves Oreos, but you could really use anything you want on top of these protein-packed little buggers.
Go crazy!
I know I’m definitely trying more varieties of this down the road.
Reeses?
Cadbury?
You pickin up what I’m puttin down?
You as hungry as I am now?

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