I finally got time to make over these protein cookies and post new pictures. Last week we announced Protein Snack March and I ordered organic grass-fed whey protein powder first time in my life. I usually buy plant-based Orgain at Costco but for making tasty protein cookies you need whey protein powder. When I see a comment like “this was a huge fail” on any protein powder recipe, 99% of times correct protein powder wasn’t used. That’s all you have to remember when baking with protein – use the type of powder that recipe calls for.
This is super easy and quick whey protein cookie recipe that is naturally sweetened with bananas. Therefore, don’t expect chewy crunchy cookie. It’s more of a moist, sweet with melted chocolate chips treat. We really-really like these low carb protein cookies including the kids because unlike plant-based protein, whey is tasteless.
This recipe makes great pre- and post-workout, and a late night couch snack without the guilt. Any time you’ve got brown bananas, whip up as many batches of cookies as you have bananas to use, and freeze for later. I can guarantee you have all ingredients on hand to bake these cookies right now. That easy!
How to Make Protein Cookies
Bananas: Brown, yellow with brown spots, thawed – all are OK. Ripe the bananas, more liquidy the batter. It’s fine.
Peanut Butter: I recommend organic or at least natural peanut butter without additives. Ingredients should be peanuts and maximum a bit of salt.
Oats: Rolled old fashioned or quick cooking oats work.
Protein Powder: It’s gotta be whey! I recommend the one with minimum ingredients, at least grass-fed, preferably organic. Like 17 Whey. Any unsweetened or vanilla whey protein powder will work though.
Mash bananas with a fork. Add whey protein powder, oats and peanut butter.
Stir well to combine (batter’s consistency will be runny). Add chocolate chips and give a few more stirs.
Spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheet (cookies don’t spread, so shape them now). Bake for 12 minutes (if you got 12 smaller cookies) and 14 minutes (if you got 10 larger cookies). Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.
Enjoy your cookies guilt-free!Print
Tasty and moist Whey Protein Cookies Recipe made with banana, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and whey protein powder.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper or silicone baking mat, and spray with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add whey protein powder, oats and peanut butter; stir well to combine (batter’s consistency will be runny). Add chocolate chips and give a few more stirs.
- Spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheet (cookies don’t spread, so shape them now) and bake for 12-14 minutes (depending on size). Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.
Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Freeze: For up to 1 month. The best way to defrost protein cookies is in a microwave. That way the moisture and softness is restored.
*You can use vanilla whey, just make sure you buy unsweetened one.
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