Healthy no bake cookies with protein powder. Made with just 8 simple ingredients and without any butter or white sugar! They’re oil-free, vegan and gluten-free.
In hopes of making your week a bit merrier I bring you some healthy no bake cookies with protein powder. No bake cookies have always been my favorite and I LOVE these because they’re healthier and loaded with protein.
Traditional no bake cookies are made with butter, milk and refined sugar and have around 18 grams of sugar per cookie! This version only has 3 grams of sugar per cookie and we’re swapping the refined sugar for maple syrup. It also has no butter or oil and uses whole rolled oats instead of instant AND they still taste good. Like really good, and not just to people like me who like healthy food. Others have said they’re good too. 🙂
These cookies are perfect for your next holiday cookie platter (people won’t even notice that they’re healthy) but I’ve also deemed them a great snack option. With the protein powder, peanut butter and oats, they’re basically like a granola/protein bar. I’ve totally taken this idea to heart and have been eating them for a snack whenever possible. Cookies every day = awesome!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies, plus some ideas for substitutions.
Mix the oats and protein powder – Combine oatmeal and protein powder in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir until there’s a nice dusting of protein powder over all the oatmeal.
Combine remaining ingredients – Place almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder and sea salt in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often until cocoa powder is completely dissolved and the sauce has thickened. Take the pan off the heat and stir in vanilla.
Mix the dough – Pour peanut butter chocolate mixture over oats/protein powder and mix until all pieces of the oatmeal are covered.
Chill the dough – Place batter in the fridge for 10 minutes to let the batter set up – this step is optional, but the cookies will be cool and much easier to shape if you do it.
Scoop the dough – Drop chilled dough by spoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using hands to work cookies into desired shape – I made these into little round cookies.
Set – Place baking sheet in fridge until cookies are set, then serve.
Store these cookies in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 1 week. These also freeze well if you need to keep them longer. Store cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If you make these no bake cookies with protein be sure to let me know how they turned out by leaving a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is so helpful for me and other EBF readers.