Diet & Nutrition 5 MIN READ 157 VIEWS August 14, 2021

Five Tasty, Must-Try Protein Cookies Recipes Fitness Enthusiasts Love

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Protein cookies are a quick and easy way to get your daily fill of protein without having to spend too much time on its actual consumption. One of the main reasons why protein cookies are based on protein powders is that they serve as foaming, stabilising, and emulsifying agents in the baking process, making protein powder the perfect alternative to egg whites. 

These delicious cookies are not only rich in protein but are also available in a lot of other essential nutrients since they are fused with all natural ingredients.

Given below are a few natural protein cookie recipes that you can follow to make sure that you meet your daily dose of protein in a healthy way:

#1. Vanilla Protein Cookies

Giving off a decadent yet mild flavour profile, vanilla protein cookies are one of the most simple and fulfilling foods. 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cup rolled or gluten free oats
  • 1 scoop protein cookie powder of your choice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions

  • Make sure that you preheat your oven to 350 degrees to prime it for the protein cookies.
  • Using a food processor, blend one cup of  your oats into fine powder. This will be your makeshift oat flour and will serve as the base for your protein cookies. 
  • Set aside the other cup of oats for later. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the oat flour, protein cookie powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients until fully incorporated and set aside. 
  • In another mixing bowl, combine your sugar and butter together using a whisk. 
  • As you keep stirring the mixture, slowly add in the prepared dry mix and combine gently until you get a smooth texture. 
  • Make sure to add the chocolate chips at the very end to avoid melting. 
  • Once you have a proper cookie dough, make small golf sized balls with it
  • Spread the balls across a greased baking sheet with ample space in between.
  • Flatten the top of these balls with the back of a ladle to avoid excessive spreading of the protein cookies.
  • Pop the baking tray inside the oven and bake at 350 degrees celsius for about 10 minutes. 
  • Your delicious cookies are now ready to serve. 

#2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Cookies

Combining the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, these protein cookies are sure to keep you going through the day. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ½ cup peanut butter 
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 scoop protein cookie powder of your choice

Instructions

  • Make sure that you preheat your oven to 350 degrees to prime it for the whey protein cookie.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, egg whites, salt and vanilla extract. 
  • Once you have the proper consistency, bring in the baking soda, the coconut flour, and protein powder. 
  • Check if your dough is tight enough, you can add more protein powder to give it some shape and consistency. 
  • Make sure to add in the chocolate chips in the end to avoid melting.
  • Once you have a proper cookie dough, make small golf sized balls with it and spread the balls across a greased baking sheet with ample space in between. 
  • Flatten the top of these balls with the back of a ladle to avoid excessive spreading of the whey protein cookie.
  • Place the prepared dough balls into the oven and bake for around 6 minutes. 
  • Make sure to occasionally check the whey protein cookie for the colour and consistency throughout the process.  

#3. Nutty Coconut Protein Cookies

If you are someone who likes a tropical and nutty flavour profile, these protein cookies are the ideal choice for your tastes. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup honey or syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup nuts of your choice
  • 1.5 scoop protein powder

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees to prime it for the protein powder cookies.
  • Combine the coconut and nuts of your choice in a food processor
  • Blend the mix until you get smaller, bite sized chunks for your protein powder cookies.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the nut mix, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and protein powder. 
  • Mix the ingredients until you have a proper cookie dough. 
  • In case your dough is too dry, you can also add more honey to make it more consistent. 
  • Make tiny golf sized balls from the prepared dough mix. 
  • Place the prepared dough balls into the oven and bake for around 6 minutes. 
  • Make sure to occasionally check the protein powder cookies for their colour and consistency. 

#4. Margarine Coconut Protein Cookies

This recipe combines the simplicity of the coconut while maintaining the richness given by the butter, making it the perfect go to snack for whenever you need some extra protein. 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop protein powder 

Instructions

  • Make sure that you preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut sugar and margarine thoroughly until you get a smooth mixture. 
  • As you keep stirring, gradually add in the wet ingredients.
  • Once you have a uniform consistency with the liquids, bring in the dry ingredients and keep gently folding the mixture until thoroughly incorporated. 
  • Add in the chocolate chips at the very last to prevent any melting. 
  • Once you have the right consistency for the dough, make golf sized balls with it and place them evenly on a greased baking sheet. 
  • Pop them in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes. 
  • Your delicious cookies are now ready. 

#5. Graham Cracker Protein Cookies

Putting a twist on the classic graham cracker biscuits, these protein cookies are sure to fill you up. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp mini marshmallows
  • 90g of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 scoop of protein powder of your choice

Instructions

  • Make sure that you preheat your oven to 350 degrees to prime it for the protein cookies
  • Using a large mixing bowl and a whisk, make sure to thoroughly combine the dry ingredients. 
  • Once fully incorporated, add in the butter and syrup. 
  • Once you have the dough prepared, evenly separate the mix into 6 equal pieces and place them on a greased baking sheet. 
  • Place some chocolate chips and marshmallows right in the centre of the dough and ball it up to make the protein cookies mix.  
  • Pop the baking sheet into the oven and bake at 300 for about six to eight minutes.
  • You can store these protein cookies in an air-tight container for 2-3 days.

Conclusion

While these whey protein cookies are completely safe to consume and have guilt free ingredients, make sure to eat them in moderation. At the end of they day these cookies still contain a lot of sugars and natural fats which can disrupt your fitness journey. Follow a healthy balanced diet that occasionally includes these protein cookies to stay fit and healthy.

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