Discover the Delectable World of Vegan Protein Cookies

Are you tired of store-bought protein cookies that are laden with artificial additives and excessive refined sugar? Look no further! Homemade vegan protein cookies are here to save the day. Packed with pea protein powder, cocoa, and unrefined sweeteners, these wholesome treats are not only healthier but also more budget-friendly. With each cookie containing nearly 9 grams of plant-based protein, you can indulge guilt-free!

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Why You’ll Be Enchanted by Homemade Protein Cookies!

Imagine creating a batch of protein cookies that surpasses the taste and quality of popular brands like Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookies. Intrigued? Join the club! Our mission was to craft a cookie that is not only healthier but also more affordable, and we have succeeded beyond expectations!

Unlike cookies that rely on enriched wheat flour, palm oil, gums, and refined sugar, our vegan protein cookies offer a more natural and delightful experience. They are moist, softly chocolatey, and not overwhelmingly sweet. Thanks to the addition of peanut butter and pure pea protein powder, these cookies are incredibly satisfying.

But wait, there’s more! These cookies boast nearly twice the protein content compared to Lenny & Larry’s offerings. Taste-wise, they call to mind our beloved Oil-Free Banana Brownies, a fan favorite for its exquisite combination of cocoa and banana flavors.

Jump into the world of homemade protein cookies and explore the following topics:

  • Why You’ll Be Enchanted by Homemade Protein Cookies!
  • Unlocking the Wonders of Protein Cookie Nutrition
  • A Feast of Ingredients
  • Crafting Perfect Protein Cookies
  • Expanding the Flavorscape
  • Storing and Freezing Tips
  • Unleashing the Potential of Pea Protein
  • More Vegan Cookies and Snacks to Delight Your Palate
  • Don’t Forget to Check Out the Recipe and Leave Your Comments!
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Unlocking the Wonders of Protein Cookie Nutrition

It’s time to dive into the nutritional aspect of these delectable cookies. But remember, the value of food goes far beyond mere macronutrients. However, we understand the importance of protein for athletes, bodybuilders, and those seeking a higher protein intake.

Our cookies contain nine wholesome ingredients that offer a remarkable balance. They are free from unwanted additives, and yet, they manage to pack twice the protein punch. It’s a win-win situation for your taste buds and your health!

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A Feast of Ingredients

We’ve crafted a cookie recipe that doesn’t rely on excessive added sugar. Instead, we opted for ripe bananas to provide a naturally sweet base. While we haven’t tested substitutes yet, we’re confident that the flavor bananas lend to the recipe is unmatched.

Curious to know the ingredients? Take a look:

  • 2 very ripe bananas – the sweeter and more fragrant, the tastier the cookies
  • Peanut butter – feel free to use other nut or seed butters if desired
  • Coconut sugar – alternative granulated sweeteners like cane sugar, date sugar, or brown sugar are also suitable
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pea protein powder – we recommend using Anthony’s brand unsweetened pea protein. If you prefer a sweetened, flavored protein powder, you can reduce the sugar slightly and add more oats or other dry ingredients to compensate.
  • Oats – old-fashioned rolled oats add fiber, complex carbs, and an extra layer of satisfaction
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Mini or regular chocolate chips (optional) – Enjoy Life brand offers vegan, allergy-friendly mini chocolate chips

For specific measurements and detailed instructions, refer to the recipe card below.

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Crafting Perfect Protein Cookies

Are you ready to embark on a mouthwatering baking adventure? Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Begin by peeling and mashing the bananas. Then, whisk in the sugar, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pea protein powder, baking powder, cocoa powder, and oats. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and fold in the chocolate chips if desired.
  3. Scoop approximately 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie. If you have a 1.5 Tbsp cookie scoop, it makes the process even easier. Simply place two scoops of dough in your palm, squeeze them together, and roll them into a smooth ball.
  4. Gently flatten each cookie and use a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on top.
  5. Bake the cookies in a preheated 350-degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes.

Voila! You’ve just created a batch of delicious, healthy protein cookies that will keep you fueled throughout the week.

Protein cookies up on a parchment-lined baking sheet ready to be baked.

Expanding the Flavorscape

Would you like to explore exciting variations of these protein cookies? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Other protein powders: If you prefer a sweetened protein powder, feel free to substitute it for plain pea protein. Adjust the sugar accordingly, and you can also add more oats, cocoa, or a spoonful of any flour if the dough becomes too wet.
  • Other nut/seed butters: Experiment with almond butter, tahini, or sunflower seed butter as alternatives to peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter protein cookie: Replace the cocoa with powdered peanut butter (like PB2) for a delightful variation.
  • Additions: For a unique twist, try dried cranberries, currants, raisins, or chopped nuts instead of chocolate chips.
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Storing and Freezing Tips

Once you’ve baked these delectable cookies, you’ll need to know how to store them properly. Follow these recommendations:

  • Store protein cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Due to their moisture content, it’s best to keep them refrigerated.
  • If you’re taking the cookies on the go, they’ll be fine at room temperature for a day.
  • To enjoy them beyond the 5-day mark, freeze the cookies. Please note that they may harden in the freezer, so allow ample time for them to thaw before indulging.

Unleashing the Potential of Pea Protein

Pea protein powder isn’t just for cookies! Once you have this versatile ingredient in your pantry, you can explore a world of culinary possibilities. Its neutral flavor lends itself well to smoothies, overnight oats, and various baked treats. Don’t let its potential go untapped!

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Delight in the World of Vegan Protein Cookies

We hope you embark on this wonderful journey of creating and enjoying our vegan protein cookies. Once you try the recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment and star rating below to let us know how these delectable treats turned out in your kitchen!

📖 Recipe