I Made it On Pinterest: PB Banana Protein Cookies Edition

I’ve been seeing these PB banana protein cookies floating around Pinterest for a while, but had yet to try them. Until yesterday. They’re pretty easy to make. You’ll need bananas, vanilla extract, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder (if you want), quick cooking oats, unsweetened applesauce, and chocolate chips. They’re essentially a breakfast cookie, because they pack lots of protein. They look like this:


Okay, so mine don’t look as pretty as they do on the blog where you’ll find the recipe, but…I tried, okay? Anyway, I’m a huge fan of these cookies. They have an oatmeal texture, but also offer plenty of peanut butter flavor. I like oatmeal raisin cookies, but don’t love them, so this was a good compromise for me. They also keep you full, and make a great quick breakfast if you’re trying to head to the gym. They’re simple to make, so I’d recommend giving them a try. Put some more chocolate chips in them and they work for dessert too (as you’ll see in the one that I loaded up with chocolate for Chris).

I also had big success with a salmon recipe I found on Pinterest recently, but I ate it too quickly to photograph it. Whoopsy doopsy. It’s literally salmon with lemons, butter, salt and pepper, cooked in tinfoil. It seems so easy it’s stupid, but it tastes amazing. My lovely friend/college roommate Kate made it for me when we were down in Florida, and I was excited to try it for myself. The recipe literally couldn’t be easier, and it’s a great “intro” recipe for salmon newbies. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like such a “fishy” fish but the lemons gave it plenty of flavor. I loved it. The pin for the recipe doesn’t actually link to anything, but the directions are in the text of the pin. They are: Salmon in a Bag – Tin foil, lemon, salmon, butter, salt and pepper – Wrap it up tightly and bake for 25 minutes at 300. And this post from Everyday Health (love that site, also you should follow them on Twitter. Always good info) tells me that salmon is found to be especially heart healthy. So, there’s that benefit too. I’ve also read that the Omega-3 fatty acids in the fish make your hair all nice and shiny, and your nails strong. Perfect, because I always pick my gel manicure off and leave them all brittle and gross.

Easy as that.

Any Pinterest recipes I should try this week?

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  1. Hi Lauren!
    So happy to hear that you found my recipe on Pinerest, it’s always good for a recipe or two. Glad that you enjoyed the breakfast cookies, it was really kind of you to post about them on your blog! We love ’em around here…that’s why I keep coming up with so many different flavors.

    You’ve got a great blog ~ love the look and the content! That coral side bar is gorgeous. 🙂

    Thanks again for sharing the cookies with your readers. Cheers!
    Vicki E

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