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Delicious And Healthy Chocolate Protein Cookies


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My biggest pitfall in sticking to a healthy diet is dessert. I have a demanding sweet tooth that isn’t easily satisfied with fruit or one square of dark chocolate. Rather than fight who I am, I’ve decided to embrace it and find ways to “healthify” some of my cravings.

Some of these attempts are embarrassingly unsuccessful, but once in awhile I hit one out of the park. My latest creation marries my two favorite desserts–cookies and chocolate.

These chocolate protein cookies have no gluten, no added sugar, they’re low in fat, high in protein and did I mention SUPER easy to make?

a collage of Chocolate Protein Cookies on a white plate with title text reading Chocolate Protein Cookies

How to Make Chocolate Protein Cookies

First, gather up all the ingredients. You will need oat flour (or make your own from oats like I did), chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, egg whites, banana, agave nectar, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Next, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Don’t be alarmed that it looks like a heap of grossness, mine did too. See?

Combine all of the ingredients for your chocolate protein cookies in a large bowl

Mix on medium until well combined. End result should look like the picture below.

After you mix the ingredients together, your chocolate protein cookie mix should look like this

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.

Form the chocolate protein cookie dough into balls and space 2 inches apart on a baking sheet

Now, unless you want them to come out looking like balls, you need to flatten the balls. They don’t flatten out on their own AT ALL, a lesson I learned the hard way. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Remove immediately to a cooling rack. Cool and enjoy!

Chocolate protein cookies on a white plate

They aren’t the prettiest cookies ever, but I swear they are DELICIOUS! It’s just an added bonus that they are good for you too. My kids could see the oats in them though, which clued them into the fact that these were healthy cookies, so I couldn’t secure their seal of approval. More cookies for me!

Click the “Next” button below to go to the recipe.

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Turned off by the appearance of these? I went back to the drawing board and worked up some cookies that look more like the cookies you know. If you like coconut, you’ll love these Coconut Oatmeal Protein Cookies.

a stack of coconut oatmeal protein cookies on a wooden board

31 thoughts on “Delicious And Healthy Chocolate Protein Cookies”

    • Hi Dave, if you click the big blue “Next” button at the bottom of the post, it takes you to the recipe card with the exact measurements. Here’s the direct link: https://wondermomwannabe.com/chocolate-protein-cookie-recipe/

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  2. Protein desserts are the best option to stay healthy! I love protein recipes and decided to make my own version of protein rolls. I used cottage cheese and coconut flour for filling and basmati rice, wheat flour and sesame oil for the dough. I put them in hot boiled water for 20 minutes and it’s done. I posted this recipe on my channel: https://youtu.be/8CdnQYx8CVE I never add sugar to my recipes because I prefer natural integrated sugars from natural food.

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  9. Wow! What a great idea – I never thought to pulse anything but shakes in the blender!! I can’t wait to make these! Great for myself and my gymnast daughter! Thanks for sharing

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  10. is there a printable recipe? I do not see any amounts of ingredients listed. THEY sound yummy and wlll make mine with almond butter due to family PB allergy….thanks!

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    • Hi Amber, there’s a big blue “Next” button in the post that takes you to the printable recipe. Here’s a direct link in case it’s not displaying correctly – . Let me know how they turn out with the almond butter!

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    • Oh no! I’m sorry you didn’t like them. What kind of protein powder did you use? Were the cookies too dry? Not sweet enough? I only ask to give other readers a better idea of what to expect. These are one of my favorite treats, but I understand not everyone has the same taste, which is why I’d like to leave your comment here to inform others whose tastes might align more closely with yours than mine.

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  11. Mmmmmm, these are sooo good! A treat that would satisfy my sweet tooth, but I would be comfortable with giving to my toddler! Chocolate is totally my weakness, and these look downright scrumptious. Definitely going to give them a try! Thanks for sharing <3

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    • Hi Erin, I have only ever substituted other nut butters in this recipe so I’m not sure. If you try it with a nut-free butter, please let me know how it turns out. Likewise, I’ll post my results if I make it with Sunbutter.

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  12. Made them for my son who is staying here on vacation.
    He loved them
    He put whip cream and made a healthy smoore

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    • I’m glad he liked them! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and let me know. A dollop of whipped cream with these is a great idea!

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  13. Definitely healthy and even though they are not “pretty” the ingredients tell me that they would taste “to die for”

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  14. I need to pin these as my kids need some nutrition kick and would definitely eat it in a cookie. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Love it! I want to love some weight because I still have my pregantcy belly but don’t want to give up chocolate. I’m really going to make it!

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  16. Oh my gosh – I can eat these and still lose weight! I’ve been doing your Ab workout and it’s helped a lot. Now I have to use the strategies to say NO to my hubby all the time!

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