Healthy oatmeal protein cookies with chocolate chips! These cookies are soft and flavorful with 9 grams of protein each. They’re a delicious post-workout snack!
If I had to pick only one dessert to eat for the rest of my life, it would be cookies. You could say I’m a real life cookie monster, because I can’t get enough of these baked goods.
Unfortunately, stuffing my face full of cookies isn’t the best thing to do each day. That’s why creating healthy dessert alternatives is so helpful. And these protein oatmeal cookies do just that.
Plus, eating rolled oats is a great way to include more fiber in your diet. And oats score high on the satiety index – meaning that they will keep you full for a longer period of time.
- Egg – It’s always best to use whole eggs when baking. They can help thicken the cookies, build volume, and provide stabilization.
- Honey – I’m a big fan of using honey, because it helps retain moisture. That means you won’t have to worry about dry oatmeal protein cookies – as the texture will be moist.
- Vanilla extract – Adding a small amount of vanilla extract may seem insignificant. But it’s perfect for enhancing the flavors of other ingredients in the recipe.
- Protein powder – Any kind of protein powder will help increase the amount of protein in your cookies. I like the unflavored variety, because it doesn’t interfere with any of the other flavors.
- Baking powder – Using a small amount of baking powder creates air bubbles in the baked goods. This will give your cookies a light and airy texture.
- Chocolate chips – Top off these protein oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips is great option. I choose to add more sweetness, by using zero sugar chocolate chips as a replacement.
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then line a baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set it aside.
Combine the oats, whey protein powder, and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk everything together until no clumps remain.
In a separate bowl beat the egg, honey, and vanilla extract. Then mix in the dry ingredients until everything is combined.
Fold in chocolate chips (optional) or place them on the formed dough balls before baking. Roll 1 large spoonful (depending on how you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls.
Place them evenly spaced on a baking sheet. Finally, bake the cookies in your preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes.
Take them out when they are just barley starting to turn light brown. Allow the cookies to sit on the baking pan for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are protein oatmeal cookies good for you?
These protein oatmeal cookies are a healthy alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. They use more nutritious ingredients (like oats) instead of heavy butter and sugar.
- Are oatmeal cookies a good source of protein?
Oatmeal cookies provide more protein compared to other varieties of cookies. But this amount of protein isn’t significant – which is why it can help to use whey protein powder.
- Do oatmeal cookies keep you full?
These oatmeal protein cookies contain whole grain oats with complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Plus, oats are a high satiety food – which means they will provide long lasting energy to keep you full.
Oatmeal Protein Cookies
- large mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- wire cooling rack
- 1 whole egg
- 5 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 2 scoop whey protein powder (62 grams)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/3 tbsp zero sugar chocolate chips (20 grams) optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, or aluminum foil and set aside.
- Combine oats, whey protein, and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix together until no clumps of powder remain.
- Beat egg, honey, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Then mix in the dry ingredients until everything is combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips (optional) or place them on the formed dough balls before baking.
- Roll 1 large spoonful (depending on how you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls. Place them evenly spaced on a baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies in your preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes. Take them out when they are just barley starting to turn light brown.
- Let them sit on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to cooling rack.