No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

½ natural applesauce (no sugar added)
½ cup Almond milk
½ cup Stevia in the Raw
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
½ cup natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups cooking oats
¼ M&M’s (optional)
Combine applesauce, Almond milk, Stevia, and protein powder in a small sauce pan and heat until melted and combined. (about 2 min.) Reduce heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat. Add cooking oats and stir until coated. Using 1oz cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto sheet of waxed paper. Press flat, if desired, using greased spatula or fingers. Let cookies cool before removing from paper. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
For a bit of added fun, press one M&M into the top of each cookie as you flatten the cookie.

Nutrition: (approximate per cookie) 80 cal., 10g sodium, 7.5g carbs, 4g protein
Yield: about 21 (1oz) cookies