These delicious Protein Oatmeal Cookies are made with bananas, peanut butter, protein powder, chocolate chips and more. They are a gluten free, filling snack or even a quick breakfast you can simply grab and go.
This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition. I love using their Naked Whey Grass-Fed Protein powder in this protein cookies recipe. It is pure highest quality whey without any added sweeteners or flavorings.
Many of you love my healthy breakfast cookies and regularly I get questions how to incorporate protein powder into the recipes. While there are way to modify the exiting version, I also wanted to give you a dedicated Protein Breakfast Cookie recipe right here.
Ingredients and Substitutions
While you could make this a super simple oatmeal protein cookies recipe with just the first 4 ingredients (bananas, peanut butter, protein powder, and oats), I wanted these cookies to taste fantastic too. Especially when using unflavored, unsweetened protein powder I highly recommend using all or most of the ingredients. Definitely the sweetener and vanilla extract for flavor.
- bananas - use large, very ripe bananas and mash them until very smooth
- natural peanut butter - almond butter or other nut butter will work too
- rolled oats - check labels for gluten-free oats if needed
- Naked Whey Protein Powder - 2 scoops equal about 6.5 tablespoons
Optional but highly recommended ingredients below:
- chia seeds
- coconut oil - or avocado oil
- honey - or maple syrup
- chocolate chips
- raisins - or other dried fruit like cranberries
- vanilla extract
- sea salt
See recipe card for quantities.
Follow the directions in these process shots to successfully make these oatmeal raisin protein cookies.
Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork or wire whisk until completely smooth and liquidy
Add all of the other ingredients and mix with a spatula until fully combined
Use a spoon or small scoop to divide the cookie dough and place on a lined baking sheet
Flatten the banana protein cookies to about ½ inch thickness. Then bake at 325°F for 10-13 minutes
Hint: I like to cool the finished protein powder oatmeal cookies on a wire rack so that no condensation forms underneath which could make them too soft and soggy
Here are some ideas to switch up the flavor of these oat protein cookies:
- Pumpkin - follow this recipe and replace the flax meal with protein powder
- Apple - use protein powder instead of flax meal in this apple walnut breakfast cookies recipe
- Zucchini - make these zucchini breakfast cookies adding protein powder in place of flax meal
The peanut butter protein cookies will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for about 4 days. Store in the fridge for about 1 week. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
This recipe makes 20 smaller cookies. One serving equals 2 cookies totaling 8 grams of protein per serving.
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Yes you can stir protein powder into cooked oatmeal. You'll probably have to add extra milk or other liquid. For a portable protein oatmeal breakfast make the oatmeal protein cookie recipe in this post.
These oatmeal cookies with protein powder contain 8 grams of protein per serving (2 cookies)
Looking for other cookie recipes like this? Try these:
Protein Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
- In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas until very smooth and liquid2 large ripe bananas
- To the bananas add the peanut butter, rolled oats, and protein powder. For super simple whey protein cookies, stop here. Mix and shape into cookies. But for better tasting cookies I highly recommend adding the next ingredients too.⅓ cup natural peanut butter, 2 cups rolled oats, 2 scoops Naked Whey Protein Powder
- Also add the chia seeds, melted coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, raisins, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.1 tablespoon chia seeds, ⅛ cup coconut oil, ⅛ cup honey, ¼ cup chocolate chips, ¼ cup raisins, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Stir everything together with a spatula until well combined. Then shape into 20 cookies and place on the prepared baking sheet. I like to use a small cookie scoop for portioning the dough. Flatten the cookies to about ½ inch (they won't spread while baking) with the back of a spoon.
- Now bake the protein oatmeal cookies for about 10-12 minutes until set and the bottoms start to brown.
- I like to move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely, before transferring to an airtight container for storage.
- The protein breakfast cookies will keep at room temperature for about 4-5 days. Store in the fridge for about 1 week. Or freeze for up to 3 months.