Gingerbread Man Protein Cookies

Because nothing says Christmas like a protein-packed gingerbread man...

This oatmeal cookie recipe is a must-try this wintertime. Quick and easy, it’s protein packed and filled with goodness – hello post-run snack.

All you need to do is follow the instructions below and prepare to be amazed by your gingerbread man shaped creations. Happy Christmas!


Makes: 8-10 cookies

300g instant porridge oats

125g coconut protein powder (Whey Hey coconut from Bio-Synergy works well)

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

3 large eggs

50g brown sugar

40g butter

2 American hard gums

Blue, White and pink icing

1 candy cane

Step by step

Prep: 10min

Cook: 6-8min

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5
  2. Grind oats in a food processor until you get the consistency of flour (this is just optional!)
  3. Combine the oat flour with Bio-Synergy coconut protein powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt, and set aside
  4. Warm the butter in the oven or using a sauce pan until almost liquid
  5. Whisk together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla. Add to the oat flour and protein powder and mix well
  6. Line a baking tray with baking paper, and drop the cookie dough onto the tray
  7. Form a gingerbread bread shape with your fingers, or using a mould if you have.
  8. Bake in oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Don’t overbake. Leave for 5 minutes to cool on the tray
  9. Add the icing, and the American hard gums as decoration, using a picture as model

Tuck in!

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