Chocolate Protein Cookies: Breakfast, Snack or Dessert

I’m all about making dessert healthy (most of you know that already). These chocolate protein cookies are a great between-meal, pre-workout, post-workout or post-dinner treat.

Honest talk: Make a double batch if you lack that “eats chocolate in moderation” gene. The recipe below makes 8-10 protein cookies. I found myself eating three per sitting.

Chocolate protein cookies

Serves 4-5


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup plain, unsweetened milk (nut, coconut, cow’s)
  • 1/4 cup plant-based chocolate protein powder (or 1/4 cup plant-based vanilla protein powder + 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash two ripe bananas. Add the protein powder, milk, oats and mix well.
  3. Next fold in your cacao nibs or chocolate chips. Your batter should be on the thicker side (enough to hold a shape when it goes on the baking sheet). If it’s not thick enough, add another 1-2 tablespoon of protein powder.
  4. Spoon the bater into 8-10 cookies, spaced two inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes or they are solid and start to brown on the bottom. Eat 2 per sitting.

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