With just a few ingredients (5, to be exact!), you can be that much closer to having delicious, healthy, and protein-rich cookie dough to fuel your day and leave you feeling strong.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:40 mins
Yield:approx. 1 cup
¾ cup vanilla protein powder
½ cup unsweetened peanut butter or nut butter
¼ cup milk (low fat or fat-free)
¼ cup unsweetened chocolate chips
¼ cup honey
a splash of molasses (for softness)
In a mixing bowl, combine your peanut butter, chocolate chips, and milk (honey and molasses, too, if using).
Whisk the mixture until it becomes uniform and smooth.
From there, sift in your vanilla protein powder.
Mix and fold together until a good consistency forms.
Chill the dough for about 15-30 minutes or until firm.
If the mixture is too soupy, add a bit more protein powder. Alternatively, if the mixture is too thick, add just enough milk to make it the right consistency.
Know that there may be some variation in how much protein powder you’ll need to use depending on your brand of protein powder. Experiment with the liquid to powder ratio until you discover the consistency you like most.
To make this protein cookie dough recipe vegan, simply use a vegan protein powder (such as pea protein) and plant-based milk (such as cashew, which is quite creamy!). Omit honey and use a sweetener instead.
The mixing may be difficult, especially if you’re using almond butter. Be sure to choose a “drippy” almond butter to make mixing a bit easier.
Use an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to scoop this cookie dough and place on parchment paper easily. Alternatively, you can scoop this dough into a bowl and enjoy it in a similar way that you would ice cream (toppings and all)!