13 Easy Recipes for Protein Oatmeal Cookies

About 10% to 35% of your calories should come from protein. Eating proteins can help your body build and repair its tissues. One better way to incorporate this nutrient into your diet is through delicious snacks.

If you're on the lookout for your new favorite treat, try protein oatmeal cookies. Packed with flavor and nutrition, these cookies are sure to become your go-to snack. Below, you'll find a compilation of 13 wholesome recipes for protein oatmeal cookies that are worth a try.

Recipe 1: Classic Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the almond flour, rolled oats, protein powder, almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the apple sauce, egg, vanilla extract, and honey or maple syrup. Stir them together until they're well blended.
  4. Transfer the wet mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Gently mix them until they meld together.
  5. Using a spoon, drop the dough onto your baking sheet. Make sure you press down on each to shape them into cookie shapes.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

This classic protein oatmeal cookie recipe can make up to a dozen healthy cookies.

Recipe 2: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops whey protein-vanilla flavor
  • 1 cup cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Start with preheating your oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a nonstick baking mat. You can also use a parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your vanilla-flavored whey protein, cooking oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients and add the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, egg, and honey into it.
  4. Stir the mixture until it's just combined. Be careful not to over-mix. Then, gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Let the dough sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to help you get the perfect cookie texture.
  6. Once chilled, shape the dough into 12 equal-sized cookies. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-14 minutes, or until you notice the edges are golden brown.
  8. Once you're done, let the cookies cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy your freshly baked chocolate chip oatmeal protein cookies with tea or coffee.

Recipe 3: Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter-chunky or creamy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients-quick oats, vanilla protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey and egg until well blended.
  4. Add the low-sugar peanut butter and vanilla extract to the honey and egg mixture, and mix until well blended.
  5. Gradually add the dry oat mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing in batches until everything is well combined
  6. Gently fold in the chocolate chips to evenly distribute them throughout the cookie dough.
  7. Using a scoop, drop cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray. Make sure to leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
  8. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, or until they turn lightly golden brown.
  9. Once you're done, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for about 10 minutes.

Serve the warm peanut butter oatmeal protein cookies with a glass of milk.

Recipe 4: Banana Nut Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla plant protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the overripe bananas using a fork. Then, add the vanilla plant protein powder, old-fashioned oats, almond butter, and cinnamon to the mashed bananas. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts into the dough.
  4. With wet hands, shape the dough into 12 balls. Flatten each ball with your hands and place them evenly on your baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 13 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe 5: Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened-use coconut oil for dairy-free
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely diced apple

Additionally, you can use 1 1/4 teaspoons of apple pie spices instead of individual spices.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the old-fashioned oats, ground flax, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, yogurt, or applesauce, softened butter or coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Fold in the diced apple, and if desired, add raisins, dried cranberries, and walnuts.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie to about 1/2-inch thickness. This mixture should make about 10 cookies.
  6. Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes, or until they're golden brown with slightly crisp edges.
  7. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool before storing them in an airtight container.

Recipe 6: Vegan Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup smooth, drippy natural nut or seed butter, such as peanut butter, tahini, or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the nut butter, coconut sugar, and non-dairy milk until smooth.
  2. Stir in the rolled oats and vegan protein powder until well combined.
  3. Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet and use wet fingertips to flatten the dough slightly.
  4. Bake the cookies in a preheated 350°F oven for 9 to 12 minutes or until they look just set
  5. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool before you have a munch

Recipe 7: No-Bake Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of any non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup plant-based chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • A pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, protein powder, cocoa powder, protein powder, and sea salt.
  2. In a non-stick saucepan over low heat, melt the peanut butter, coconut oil, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Once well-combined, turn off the heat.
  3. Pour the hot liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Make sure the mixture is slightly sticky.
  4. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly oil it, and scoop out one tablespoon of cookie batter onto the paper. Repeat until all cookies are formed.
  5. Place the sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes until the cookies harden.

To keep these oatmeal cookies crispy, store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Recipe 8: Pumpkin Spice Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup soy protein powder
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/8 cup granulated sweetener of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon nutmeg, allspice, cloves, salt each
  • 1/2 rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of the cookie batter
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • Sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line your cookie sheet trays with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender, combine the pumpkin, chickpeas, yogurt, dates, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract until completely smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the protein powder, oat flour, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and rolled oats.
  4. To the dry ingredients, add the pureed pumpkin mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie trays
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are firm
  7. For the icing, combine the reserved cookie dough, cashew butter, and sugar with an electric hand mixer or whisk until smooth.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool completely, then ice the tops.

Recipe 9: Blueberry Lemon Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup softened, unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon zest, mixing until combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture, then fold in the old-fashioned oats.
  6. Gently fold in the chilled fresh blueberries.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to form cookie dough balls and place them on the baking sheet
  8. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes until the edges turn golden brown.

Recipe 10: Almond Joy Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened or unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash the ripe bananas in a mixing bowl with a fork until there aren't any lumps.
  3. Add the quick-cooking oats, mini dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds to the bowl.
  4. Mix everything until it forms a thick cookie dough.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, place the cookie balls on a baking sheet that you've sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Slightly press down on the tops of the cookie balls and round them with your hands,
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.

Recipe 11: Coconut Chia Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup large flaked oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons white spelt flour
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer, combine the coconut oil and applesauce until well combined.
  3. Add the coconut sugar and mix until combined, followed by the egg and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, salt, chia seeds, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry mixture, adding half at a time until incorporated.
  6. Add the shredded coconut until incorporated.
  7. Form the dough into even balls or use a spoon to dollop cookies onto the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown around the edges. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Recipe 12: Mocha Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate plant-based protein
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup espresso chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ground flax with 3 tablespoons of water to make flax eggs.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the almond butter, milk, flax eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Gently press down to shape the cookies.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 12-16 minutes.

Recipe 13: Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil (for dairy-free)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped and toasted pecans

Instructions:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients -oats, whole wheat flour, and cinnamon- in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine the melted butter or coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and maple extract.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and let the dough chill for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  4. Use a spoon to drop the dough onto a baking sheet and flatten it slightly.
  5. Bake at 350°F until the edges are golden brown
  6. Let them cool on the warm baking sheet for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy Delicious Protein Oatmeal Cookies

Adding protein oatmeal cookies into your diet is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to a healthy lifestyle. These recipes provide a wide range of flavors and ingredients, guaranteeing that there is something to satisfy everyone's taste buds.

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3 comments

  • I will be saving these recipes and trying them out for sure!!! I love to bake and also love my nut butters.

    Sasha Shelton on

  • I can’t wait to try these!! Great options!!

    Jessica Danko on

  • Love all of these different recipes! I’m definitely trying them out!!

    Jess G on

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