If you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to derail your diet to satisfy it, you’ll love these no-flour peanut butter protein cookies. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and just a tiny amount of sugar.
Why Protein Cookies?
When it comes to packing snacks for my family, I like to have things that are better than a bag of chips. I want something we’ll all enjoy eating that is also good for us.
That’s why I love these peanut butter protein cookies. They look and taste like an indulgent dessert, but they’re loaded with protein and whole grains to boost energy and ability to focus.
These no flour peanut butter protein cookies are great if you have any gluten or dairy sensitivities in the house. It’s an awesome alternative to store bought cookies.
Super easy, kids love it, I love it, good ingredients, and more free time for mom? The biggest mom win yet!
Pro Tip: Keep a bag in your car and replace them every week (if they last that long)! They’re perfect for satisfying your hunger so you aren’t tempted to visit a drive-thru.
How to Make Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
One of the biggest reasons I love this recipe is how little time and effort it takes on my part. After all, the reason we end up making poor eating choices is because unhealthy food is so convenient!
To make these peanut butter protein cookies, all you need is protein powder, oats, baking powder, a little bit of brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, peanut butter, and dairy free chocolate chips.
Add your dry ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Stir it around until it is all mixed together well. I go at it for about 20 seconds just to make sure the baking powder is evenly throughout it.
Next, add in the two eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla.
Stir until all of the dry ingredients are moistened and you don’t see and pockets of egg white any more.
Now just fold in your chocolate chips and you’re almost done!
Using a spoon or small scooper, drop 2 tablespoons worth of the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
For the last step, bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. I know it’s hard to contain yourself, but allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before attempting to handle. They will likely fall apart easily (and burn your mouth)!
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies Recipe
- ⅓ cup gluten free quick oats
- ⅔ cup vanilla protein powder gluten and dairy free
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, protein powder, and baking powder.
Add in peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Stir until completely moistened.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop two tablespoon sized portions of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet using a spoon or hand scooper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, and cool for 5-10 minutes before handling or serving.
Weight Watchers Freestyle = 9 Points Per Cookie for 8 Cookies. Points could be lower depending on chocolate chips and peanut butter.
More Protein Cookie Recipes
After you’ve tried these peanut butter protein cookies, you’ll never want to go back to regular fat and sugar-laden cookies. Don’t worry, you won’t have to!
Try one of these other protein cookie recipes.