This is the best edible protein cookie dough recipe! Protein powder cookie dough is an easy treat to make with protein powder, almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. This dessert is made with no eggs and has 42 grams of protein per serving. It's naturally gluten free and can easily be made vegan and dairy free too!
Why you'll love this recipe:
- It's a healthy no-bake dessert.
- This protein powder cookie dough is naturally gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
- You can easily make this into vegan protein cookie dough and dairy-free protein cookie dough!
- Only a few ingredients are required to make this healthy cookie dough. It is made with protein powder, almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, water, and chocolate chips.
- You can make this edible cookie dough with or without peanut butter.
- This cookie dough recipe is made with no eggs, so it's perfectly safe to eat raw.
- This recipe is the perfect serving for one or two people.
- You can easily turn this cookie dough with protein powder into protein cookie dough bites.
- It's so easy to make and only takes 5 minutes to mix together. Plus, you don't need to chill the dough before enjoying it!
- This plant-based treat makes a great dessert or quick snack.
Key Ingredients and substitutions:
- Protein powder - use your favourite protein powder to make this high protein cookie dough recipe. A vanilla flavoured one will give the best taste to your cookie dough. If you are vegan be sure to use a vegan protein powder. This is the vegan protein powder I use and love!
- Almond flour - a great gluten-free flour that helps to give this cookie dough the perfect texture, while adding a little bit of extra protein and healthy fats. If you don't have it, simply replace it with more protein powder. Be sure to use almond flour and not almond meal.
- Peanut butter - you can use peanut butter or make this cookie dough without peanut butter and use your favourite nut butter or seed butter such as cashew butter or almond butter. Just make sure to use smooth nut or seed butter and one that doesn't have any added sugar.
- Maple syrup - maple syrup is one of my favourite natural sweeteners that gives the perfect amount of natural sweetness to the cookie dough without adding any refined sugars.
- Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks - you can use regular, dairy-free, or vegan chocolate chips to make this recipe. These are the dairy free chocolate chunks sweetened with coconut sugar that I use.
Taste and texture:
This raw cookie dough is perfectly sweet with a smooth, yet crumbly texture. Because of the peanut butter and maple syrup it's never dry or gritty. The flavours blend perfectly and the chocolate chips takes this edible cookie dough to another level of flavour!
How to make:
First, in a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and maple syrup until combined and smooth.
Next, slowly stir in the protein powder and almond flour until it reaches a thick and crumbly texture.
Now add in the water and stir the dough until you have the smooth texture that you like.
Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips, then enjoy!
- This cookie dough recipe is egg free so is safe to eat raw.
- I recommend using smooth, unsweetened peanut butter for this recipe, or another smooth nut butter or seed butter.
- Be sure to use almond flour and not almond meal or it would be too dry and have a gritty texture.
- As written, this recipe serves two people. If you only want a single serving just cut the recipe in half.
- To freeze this gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough recipe: place portions of the cookie dough in airtight containers and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Variations and add ins:
- You can use almost any protein powder you like for this recipe including casein, brown rice, or pea protein powder. I DO NOT recommend using whey protein powder. I do recommend using a vanilla protein powder if possible to give this cookie dough the best taste.
- If you don't have almond flour, simply replace it with more protein powder when you make this cookie dough.
- Instead of peanut butter you can use another nut butter or seed butter of your choice. Just be sure to choose a smooth, sugar free one.
- Instead of water you could use milk or a dairy free milk instead. Just note this will change the flavour of the cookie dough slightly.
- To make this recipe gluten free: be sure the protein powder you use is certified gluten free.
- To make this cookie dough vegan: use a vegan protein powder and vegan chocolate chips.
- Make this recipe dairy free: use a dairy free protein powder and dairy free chocolate chips.
- If you want to decrease the calorie count of this recipe, decrease the amount of chocolate chips you add to this edible chocolate chip cookie dough.
How to store:
This edible cookie dough is best eaten right away, but if you do have any leftovers, store it in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a few days. It will dry out a bit so feel free to add a bit of water before you serve it.
Frequently asked questions:
Absolutely! Protein powder is a great healthier alternative to regular flour. You can use almost any protein powder you like to add to your cookies or other baked goods. It's a great way to add in extra protein and nutrients to your diet and it makes a great post-workout snack or dessert.
For some baking recipes, you will be able to replace flour with protein powder in a one to one ratio, but not all. For example, in this cookie dough recipe you could replace the almond flour with protein powder. However, this method of substitution won't work for all baked goods.
You can eat protein cookies anytime! They can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, as an after workout snack or for dessert.
Your protein cookies could be dry because not enough water or milk was used or you used too much protein powder. Depending on which protein powder you are using, you might need more or less liquid to achieve the desired texture.
Whey or casein powder can also cause your cookies to be on the drier side, so instead, use your favorite plant-based protein powder for this recipe.
Other desserts you will love:
- Edible Pumpkin Cookie Dough
- Vegan Protein Cookies
- Protein Baked Oats
- Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
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Protein Cookie Dough
- 1/2 cup protein powder
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and maple syrup until combined.
- Slowly stir in the protein powder and almond flour until you get a thick and crumbly texture.
- Add the water, and stir the dough until you have the texture that you like.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Then enjoy!
- Nutritional values will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use. The values here are just an estimate.
- To make this recipe vegan be sure to use a vegan protein powder and vegan chocolate chips.