If you love cookie dough ice cream but are too busy or just don’t have the energy for turning on the oven, this recipe might just be for you. It is healthy, low calorie and gluten free.
Created using vanilla or unflavored protein powder from any brand available to you – whether whey protein isolate or vegan proteins are great choices – this dairy-, nut-, and sugar-free recipe provides plenty of delicious breakfast options!
1. Protein Powder
No-bake protein cookie dough can be made in less than 10 minutes using just six simple ingredients – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free! This delicious treat doesn’t even need baking!
This delicious treat is created using creamy, all-natural peanut butter that’s free from added sugars. Maple syrup and salt help balance out its flavors for an irresistibly delicious treat!
Vanilla-flavored whey or casein protein powder works in this no-bake protein cookie recipe, while protein isolates should be avoided due to being devoid of all nutrients and tasting chalky. Instead, opt for either a combination of both types or something derived from pea or brown rice instead of isolations.
2. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter adds fat and flavor to this recipe while helping all the components come together more seamlessly. Other nut or seed butters work just as well in its place.
Natural sweeteners such as maple syrup and honey make this protein cookie dough healthier snack, while low-glycemic sweeteners like stevia or erythritol may also work.
Alternatively, for those on low-carb diets can replace maple syrup with sugar-free alternatives like monk fruit maple-flavored syrup. If making this vegan friendly version simply choose plant-based peanut butter of your choice and dairy-free chocolate chips.
3. Chocolate Chips
Chocolate chips can add extra indulgent sweetness and crunchiness to this no bake protein dessert! They may not be necessary, however.
If you have an addiction to sweet treats, more chocolate chips or an extra batch of this edible protein cookie dough might do just the trick! I prefer using sugar-free mini chocolate chips here but feel free to substitute whatever variety suits your fancy.
Make this sweet breakfast by mixing vanilla protein powder with banana and honey or any other flavors you desire, but for maximum sweetness I suggest vanilla as this contributes to its sweetness. Feel free to add a pinch of salt for additional flavors and textures.
This tasty edible protein cookie dough recipe makes an ideal healthy dessert or snack, packed with 14 grams of protein per serving and no baking required!
Gluten-free, vegan and low carb options available – plus it tastes just like traditional cookie dough!
At the core of any delicious edible cookie dough lies its flour. I recommend selecting whole wheat or oats flour as this will yield more classic cookie dough texture compared to white or rice flours. In addition, use natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave nectar or stevia for an ideal result; although brown sugar works just as well for this recipe!
If you prefer an egg-free diet or don’t enjoy raw eggs (though salmonella-free options exist), or are vegan, this protein cookie dough recipe can easily be made without eggs! Simply sub in either flax eggs or chia eggs instead for delicious results!
Add-ins that might work well with this edible protein cookie dough recipe include chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries or peanut butter; just ensure to use sweeteners with a lower glycemic index such as maple syrup or stevia for optimal results.
This recipe utilizes Naked Nutrition’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Naked Shake protein powder along with other pantry essentials to create a nutritious, gluten-free and vegan snack or dessert option.
Edible protein cookie dough is an energizing snack that can be made quickly in under 10 minutes with just six ingredients, suitable for most diets. As its natural recipe lacks eggs and nuts, making this treat suitable to many dietary restrictions.
This recipe utilizes low-sugar sweeteners such as maple syrup, agave nectar or coconut sugar as its sweeteners of choice. If desired, other liquid sweeteners such as Stevia or Erythritol could also work effectively; experimentation should always be welcome!
Choose a protein powder with delicious taste and creamy texture; drink wholesome is an ideal example, featuring naturally sweetened monk fruit (lo han guo) sweetness without an artificial aftertaste like other whey proteins may sometimes produce.