Try out these healthy 6 ingredient protein cookies that are easy to whip up and quick to bake. They require no flour, added sugars, oil, egg nor butter. Depending on the protein powder and white chocolate chips used, this recipe can also be vegan! Who says cookies have to be “only on occasion”?Not me with the cookies I bake up 😉 Feel free to have these for breakfast, snack, or dessert! No worries if you eat all of them in one sitting either 🙂
This month’s theme for the recipe redux collection is based around travel!
Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from a native ingredient you saw or tasted on your travels.
I LOVE to travel. So much. There were so many ideas that raced through my head when I saw this theme that I wasn’t sure what to pick! I’ve had so many amazing meals on my trips, but I decided to take it back to the beginning. Something that no matter what screams vacation. Who doesn’t like a reminder of vacation? I sure do! For me that ingredient is macadamia nuts.
I don’t know how you feel about them, but there is just something about macadamia nuts that scream all things vacation, beach, Hawaii (even though they are technically native to Australia haha). Do you feel the same way?
The first trips my parents took without us kids was to the Hawaiian Islands. They did this for a few years. Yes, yes. How could they leave me behind?! I know you’re wondering the same thing.
But, honestly, at that age I was super pumped to get to spend time at grandma’s house so I was for sure ok with it. I loved going to grandma’s house and for sure wish she was still around. (When I was older, though, my parents were kind enough to take us with them. Thanks! Love you!!)
Anyway, back then, they always brought back the requisite lei/beaded necklace, but there were also always macadamia nuts, too. To me they were so exotic. I had never seen, nor heard of them before. They would bring back cans of them, and chocolate covered ones, which (like most [now dark] chocolate covered things, are SO good).
Back then, you couldn’t find them in your local grocery store either, so they were this rare treat that we got every couple years, or so. Over the years, I have developed a mad fondness for them. White chocolate macadamia nut cookies? I’m totally in. I decided to up the anti this time around and make them chocolate based because, well, I love chocolate.
These babies though are healthy enough to eat for breakfast! Macadamia nuts pack plenty of healthy fats on their own. Combine them with the power of protein powder and oatmeal? You get a well rounded treat that has healthy fats, protein and fiber. No added sugars, oils or butter needed. Let’s get baking. While they are cooking check out the other awesome vacation inspired recipes developed by my fellow reduxer’s below!
Do you feel the same way about macadamia nuts?
Do you have an ingredient that always reminds you of vacation?
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