15 Minute+5 Ingredient High Protein Cookies Recipe

Hi guys. I finally got time to post this protein cookies recipe instead of teasing everyone with iPhone photos on my Facebook and Instagram.:)

Super quick and easy protein cookie recipe made with America’s all times favourite peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Here is a shocking fact: I have never seen, smelled or tasted peanut butter until 2010. I know, shocking!

More shocking facts: I have never seen chocolate chips until 2001 either.

Now we are best friends! I buy peanut butter in bulk. Only organic or all natural and unsalted is a must! No Skippy. Literally, skip the Skippy.My favourite peanut butter is Trader Joe’s or the one from Canadian Costco. It’s all natural and super creamy. Sells for $9 and you get 2 jars x 1 L each. Hello, it’s Costco. It’s on my Instagram.

I somehow end up with 3 L jar of banana peppers and $450 bill when I leave it 30 minutes later. Magic…Yesterday I ended up with a box of some yogurt cereal, 3 salamis and these famous banana pickles I had no idea I bought. I had 2 kids with me…no need to explain more.

Going back to cookies. I love these!!! Only 88 calories each, 2 WW points, super moist, have distinct peanut butter taste, naturally sweet. And so easy. And great for freezing.

Sorry, the photo doesn’t do these cookies justice. I borrowed a macro lens from my friend for a day and obviously didn’t know how to work it properly back then. Live and learn.:)

15 Minute+5 Ingredient High Protein Cookies Recipe

I literally made 3 batches of these on Friday. Me and the kids ate the first batch right away. There was none left for Alex. I mean, he is at work, we are baking and eating cookies all day, leaving none for him. Um… So I made 2 more batches and froze some. It worked out perfect!

I recommend using only uflavoured and unsweetened protein powder. To make these cookies I used President’s Choice Whey Protein powder. You can buy it for $30 at the Real Canadian Superstore.

Whey protein powder for baking

These cookies make great pre- and post-workout snack. It is also a great playground and shopping trip snack.:)

You might also like these Double Chocolate Protein Cookies.


15 Minute+5 Ingredient High Protein Cookies Recipe

15 Minute+5 Ingredient High Protein Cookies Recipe


  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 scoops (60g) whey protein powder, unflavoured & unsweetened
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter, unsalted & softened
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, mini


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients together adding chocolate chips the last. The batter consistency depends on how ripe are your bananas. It's OK if it's runny.
  3. Spoon mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the cooling rack.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks or freeze in an air tight container for up to a month. The best way to defrost them is in a microwave. That way the moisture and softness is restored.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 12 cookies

Amount Per Serving = 1 Cookie:
Calories: 88.9
Fat: 2.7
Cholesterol: o.8
Total carbs: 11.2
Dietary fiber: 1.5
Protein: 6.2
Sugars 3.8
Sodium: 48.1 mg
Weight Watchers Points+: 2
Weight Watchers Old Points: 2

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31 Responses to “Protein Cookies Recipe”

  1. John Lydic

    My batter turned out so thick that I had to roll it into a log and slice. What could be added to thin it a bit?

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      How ripe were your bananas and how big are your protein scoops? Bananas should be ripe and 1 scoop of whey protein powder usually is 30 g. You could use almond milk to fix your dough. The batter should be on a runny side but not like for pancakes. I suspect you will have very high protein cookies as it probably has to do with the amount of protein powder.:)

  2. Ellen

    Hi Olena ! I have so much weight to lose & am so happy to have found your blog.
    I love your recipes and your right, dieting & no carbs is not the answer. I also have two kids, I want to lose the weight to be around for them, I also want to teach them how to eat healthy. Thank you, Ellen

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      Hi Ellen. I’m so glad to hear that. Yes, you should do it for yourself and your family. And to be healthy is actually pretty easy and the best feeling in the world. So, go for it!

  3. Nicole

    I love this recipe, I changed the peanut butter to PB2 and added sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and almonds to give some crunch. Thanks for the recipe

  4. Carys

    These sound delicious but unfortunately I HATE bananas! Could I substitute them for anything? Also I was thinking adding flaxseeds to the mix?

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      You can definitely add flax seeds but unfortunately bananas is what makes these cookies.

  5. Manish

    Hi. I plan to use sweetend and flavored protein powder with salted peanut butter. That is what I have. Your thoughts?

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      It’s perfectly fine in terms of taste and baking. Just the cookies will be sweeter and nutritional info will change. :)

  6. Plamena

    Hi there!
    Would the recipe still work if I used unflavoured hemp protein powder?

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      Probably but the texture and taste would change. I haven’t tried. These turn out best with whey protein.

  7. Laura

    How long will these cookies stay good if not refrigerated? My husband was wondering if they could be shipped.

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      Hi Laura. I would say in an airtight container, for up to a week, 10 days…

  8. deepti

    Hi I have read somewhere that whey protein gets destroyed on heating and I just wanted to check if the protein value is accurate and also if 6gm is per cookie or for the entire batch of cookies

  9. Uday

    We just made them and I absolutely loved these cookies! Great recipe. Just a question, as I might not always have protein powder on me, is there anything that could substitute for it?

    • Olena

      Glad you liked the cookies. To answer your question, you probably could replace protein powder with almond flour (ground almonds) or hemp hearts but cookies won’t come out the same. Still good but different texture.

  10. Arlene

    Hi just looking for a good protein cookie for my teenage son who wants to get in shape.He has a severe peanut butter/nut allergie and all the reciepies call for peanut butter any ideas.Thanks

  11. Lou Dawn

    I too love these cookies. We use unsalted Almond Butter and they are awesome.

  12. Brianne Vaillancourt

    Hi! I can’t eat protein powder and I was wondering what could be a substitute? Thanks!

  13. Kristina

    I have Natural Source Vegetarian Protein Unflavoured from President’s Choice. It tastes like yeast to me when mixed with water as directed. I am looking for an alternate use. Do you think this could be substituted for the whey protein powder? Thanks!

  14. Tina

    These cookies are amazing!!!! I used PC Soy Isolate Protein Powder (unflavoured) as my Whey Protein is chocolate flavoured and these taste absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much for this and all of your amazing recipes.

    • Olena

      Really, they worked with soy protein? I tried to follow the recipe with plant-based protein powder and it didn’t work. I ended up adding way more liquid. But I know with whey they are amazing. Glad you liked them!

  15. Sum

    I made these for my boyfriend who’s into working out and having his daily dose of protein, and he absolutely loved these cookies! He was super shocked when i told him there was 6g of protein in EACH cookie. thanks so much for the recipe :)

  16. Sean

    Great recipe, I added a few other ingredients, almond flakes, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, I also added some mini marshmallows my clients love them. thank you .

  17. sarah

    Just made these i used pumpkin spice protein powder added a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons of coconuts and I grounded some walnuts and sprinkle them on top it was delicious i would share the photo but it wont let me


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