Protein Cookies – GUEST RECIPE from Clare Barks


April 9, 2016

My name is Clare Barks and I’m a self employed Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist and UKBFF Bodyfitness competitor. I am also a proud sponsored athlete with Skinny Chimp clothing. I began competing for the UKBFF in April last year and so far have achieved:

Third place at Southcoast Championships April 2013 and qualified for the British Finals

Fifth place British Finals 2013 and qualified for the Arnold Championships in Madrid 2014

First place ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Nov 2013 and qualified for the British finals 2014

Second place UK National championships open class April 2014

Fourth place at the IFBB Summer Invitational English Grand Prix July 2014 My next competition will be the British Championships 2014 on 11th October.

My training and diet is a huge part of my life as I am continually working towards competitions, either making improvements off season or preparing for the stage. When my coach allows! I like to make my diet exciting and add little high protein treats into the mix. The following recipe is one I have recently tried out.
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  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 22 cookies


½ cup apple sauce (home made stewed apples)

¼ cup honey

½ cup peanut butter

¼ cup water

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 egg

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

½ cup whole wheat flour

4 scoops vanilla protein powder

½ cup porridge oats

½ cup dried fruit such as blueberries, cranberries, or raisins

3 cup high fiber cereal

¼ cup ground flax seed

4 oz dark chocolate, melted (optional)


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2In a large mixing bowl stir together the applesauce, honey, peanut butter, water, vanilla, egg, protein powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour.

3Toss in the oats, fruit, cereal and flax seed.

4Drop onto a greased cookie sheet in small heaps.

5Bake 11-12 minutes or until golden brown.

6Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.



Nutrition Facts

Serving SizePer Cookie
Total Fat4g
Total Carbohydrates16g

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April 9th, 2016