This Protein Cookie Dough is a simple 5 minute recipe that is packed full of protein and creamy almond butter (and chocolate chips of course!), and is the perfect post-workout bite or on-the-go breakfast.
These cookie dough bites tastes just like the real thing, but without the eggs, flour, or highly processed sugar, making them perfect for kids and adults alike.
WHY YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH
These Protein Cookie Dough bites are so fun and easy to make, we suggest getting the whole family involved. Make a double or triple batch and save the rest in the freezer for later.
If you're looking for more cookie dough recipes, we have a Keto Cookie Dough recipe we know you will love.
- Minimal Ingredients - This recipe contains just 5 ingredients which you most likely have in your pantry already.
- Quick and Easy to Make - This recipe is as easy as adding all the ingredients to a bowl, mixing it up, and forming them into balls. This can be done in just 5 minutes, making this perfect for a busy day.
- Packed Full of Protein - Each cookie dough bite contains about 24 grams of protein. Protein helps you to feel full throughout the day, which is why they are perfect for days when you are going, going, going.
- Get Creative with Other Add-Ins- This cookie dough with protein powder recipe works so well on it's own because it tastes just like regular chocolate chip cookie dough. But you can really have fun with trying out different protein powder flavors like chocolate, or even pumpkin spice. Or experiment with different add-ins like chopped nuts and seeds, sprinkles, or shredded coconut.
- Can Be Enjoyed Anytime of Day - These are great for busy mornings when you don't have time for a sit-down meal, as a post-workout snack, or even as a sweet treat after dinner.
KEY INGREDIENTS IN THIS PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH RECIPE
Almond or Cashew Butter - The nut butter adds structure to the cookie dough, but also saltiness and creaminess. Almond or cashew butter is used in this recipe, but feel free to swap it out for sunflower butter or peanut butter if you prefer.
Maple Syrup - Maple syrup works best for this recipe because of it's delicious sweet flavor, and it's thinner consistency allowed for better mixing of the dough overall.
Vanilla Protein Powder - Vanilla protein powder was the flavor-of-choice for this recipe, but there are so many other options out there to choose from.
Any type of protein powder, whether it be pea protein, whey, or casein will work great. Just choose one you love.
Dairy-Free Milk - The milk helps even out the texture of the cookie dough and gives you a smoother texture. You can use any kind of milk you like, but we use dairy-free in this recipe.
Chocolate Chips - Yes, there are delicious chocolate chips in this recipe, but what kind should you use? That's for you to decide.
Are you a semi-sweet fan?
Or milk chocolate?
Or maybe even 70% dark.
Whatever you choose will be perfect for you. We even have a recipe for Keto Chocolate Chips (with just 4 ingredients) if you want to try your hand at making your own.
Chopped Nuts or Seeds (optional) - There are so many fun options to add-in. Walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, they're all great.
Or take it a step further and think about other things you can add, like shredded coconut or dried cranberries. Let us know what fun flavor combinations you create below.
HOW TO MAKE PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH
In a small mixing bowl, mix the nut butter and maple syrup until combined.
Add in the protein powder and dairy-free milk, and stir until the protein powder is evenly incorporated.
Stir in the chocolate chips. If desired, stir in the nuts.
If the protein cookie dough is on the softer side, chill in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
If you have any questions on making Protein Cookie Dough, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
BEST TIPS FOR PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH
Because the scoops for protein powders can vary by size, we're using tablespoon measurements to measure the protein powder to ensure your cookie dough is consistent, no matter what protein you use.
We recommend using maple syrup, as it has the best flavor profile in this protein cookie dough. You can use a sugar-free maple flavored syrup, if you like.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. And they freeze well, so add this to your meal prep routine and store them in the freezer for busy days.
To store the Protein Cookie Dough, place the bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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- ½ cup creamy almond butter or cashew butter (or your favorite nut or seed butter)
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or honey or agave syrup)
- 12 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 2-4 tablespoons dairy-free milk (or water)
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Optional: 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or other nuts or seeds
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the nut butter and maple syrup until combined.
- Add in the protein powder and dairy-free milk, and stir until the protein powder is evenly incorporated.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. If desired, stir in the nuts.
- If the protein cookie dough is on the softer side, chill in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Because the scoops for protein powders can vary by size, we're using tablespoon measurements to measure the protein powder to ensure your cookie dough is consistent, no matter what protein you use.
- We recommend using maple syrup, as it has the best flavor profile in this protein cookie dough. You can use a sugar-free maple flavored syrup, if you like.
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
- To store the Protein Cookie Dough, place the bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 24g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.