Several weeks ago, the kind folks over at Bob’s Red Mill sent me a sample of their Gluten Free Scottish Oatmeal.
I honestly had no idea what Scottish Oatmeal was and kind of thought it may be similar to steel cut oats…but I was wrong!
These oats are not cut like steel “cut” oats, they are not rolled like common flat rolled oats are…they are ground. The oats have a fine texture that is slightly more course than oat flour, but similar. Oats are full of fiber, they have the ability to keep you full for a long period of time, and they taste darn good!
I am always looking for different things to make on the weekend for Brian to eat for breakfast during the week. He isn’t always the biggest breakfast eater, so I know the easier I make it the more likely he will be to eat it.
Because of the flour-like texture of these oats, I thought a breakfast “cookie” would be a fun experiment to try.
I made two versions of the cookie–one with protein powder and one with no protein powder. While Brian enjoyed both, he liked the cookie with no protein powder a little bit better. These cookies kept him full all the way through lunch-time and he ate them all up! Sounds like a success if you ask me 😉
When making the two versions, I wanted to make sure the stats were as close to each other as possible so I plugged all the ingredients into SparkPeople to check on the nutrition stats.
Yields 6 cookies
Nutrition Information: Calories-322.7, Protein-12.4g, Sugar-18.8g, Carbs-45.8g, Fat-13.1g
Yields 6 cookies
Nutrition Information: Calories-325.1, Protein-11.3g, Sugar-18.3g, Carbs-46.8g, Fat-13.3g
*The Greek yogurt takes place of the applesauce listed in the recipe with protein powder, and it adds a bit of protein since you are not using protein powder in this version of the recipe.
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Someone needs to proofread the 2nd recipe if it’s supposed to be without protein powder. It says “with protein powder” just like the top one and then missing the applesauce and cinnamon even though the directions say to add it with wet ingredients. I hope mine turn out after guessing what’s correct!
Hi Kim! Thank you for catching the error in the title of the second recipe. I have fixed it 🙂 I removed the applesauce from the recipe without protein powder because instead we add Greek yogurt! This adds protein and acts as a binder like the applesauce. I hope your cookies turned out 🙂
Those look awesome! I haven’t made baked goods with protein powder before, but I have a feeling some of my chocolate protein powder could add a fun twist to this recipe 🙂
Yes! Let me know if you try them out 🙂