Delicious and nutritive protein cookie dough makes an excellent post-workout snack or dessert! Not only is it gluten-free and vegan-friendly but keto-friendly as well.
This recipe works great with either whey, plant-based, or even casein protein powders; just bear in mind that different powders have an impactful difference on the final texture of your product.
Just a few ingredients are necessary to create this tasty cookie dough protein dip: vanilla-flavored protein powder, your preferred milk (could be dairy, soy, almond or oat milk), peanut butter and your desired sweetener – maple syrup, honey or sugar will do just fine – along with some pinch of salt to bring out all of its flavors and balance out sweetness.
This recipe’s greatest advantage lies in its ease and quick preparation time; no specialized kitchen utensils or tools are necessary! Plus, the entire process only takes minutes!
Step 1: Heat the Flour
Remember when you were a child and loved licking the spoon after mixing cookie dough? This protein recipe brings back those memories with an additional nutritional twist.
For this edible cookie dough recipe, whey protein powder works best as it mixes easily with other ingredients; plant-based proteins may leave a gritty mouthfeel.
Maple syrup adds sweetness to this cookie dough, though other sweeteners such as agave syrup or honey could also work just as well. Feel free to switch out peanut butter for cashew, almond or even tahini for an nut free option – adding just a pinch of salt will bring all its flavors out even more!
Step 2: Add the Protein Powder
Opting for a high-quality protein powder will be key to this recipe, and should avoid those made with isolates as these contain few of the nutrients essential for flavorful food.
Drink wholesome is an ideal protein powder choice for cookie dough because its ingredients include real food such as peas and whey protein, creating soft yet delicious cookie dough without the usual chalky texture of many protein powders.
If you prefer something a bit sweeter, add cocoa powder for an indulgent chocolatey experience! Or add in some salt to bring out all of its flavors.
Step 3: Add the Peanut Butter
Choose a peanut butter without added sugar for optimal results, or switch it out for another nut butter (almond or cashew) or nutella for something sweeter. Finally, sprinkle in some salt to balance out its sweetness and bring out all its flavors.
A high-quality vanilla protein powder gives this recipe its most authentic cookie dough flavor; however, any type of whey or casein protein would work just as well. If you prefer thinner dough, feel free to thin it out using either water or milk; alternatively try dairy-free non-dairy alternatives like oat milk or unsweetened almond milk!
Step 4: Add the Sweetener
You can use any sweetener in this recipe – maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, brown rice syrup or coconut sugar; just be wary of liquid stevia which could overpower this simple snack.
This recipe is easy and quick, taking only about five minutes to complete – perfect when craving cookie dough but don’t have the time or energy to bake real cookies! Plus it is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free!
Simply switch out the egg for flax or chia eggs for an eggless version of this high protein cookie dough recipe! Perfect as an evening snack as it contains slow digesting micellar casein protein!
Step 5: Add the Chocolate Chips
Add some mini chocolate chips for an excellent combination of high protein content and reduced calorie count! Protein Cookie Dough makes an excellent sweet snack when trying to stick within macro limits!
Experienced chefs may wish to experiment by adding different protein powders, nut butters or Greek yogurt flavors into their recipe for added variety in terms of taste and texture. Whey and flavored whey proteins work especially well here; casein or brown rice powders could also work effectively – they won’t dry out baked goods!