Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Peanut butter cookie dough bites

Not all cookie dough is bad for you.

This healthy cookie dough is packed with protein, energizing carbs, and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied without that super sick feeling you inevitably get from chowing down on regular cookie dough.

It’s easy to adjust for dietary restrictions as well. Vegan? Just use vegan protein powder. Trying to stay gluten-free? Just use gluten-free oats. Then CHOW DOWN!

Here’s your peanut butter cookie dough protein bite recipe:


3/8 cup natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup vanilla protein powder (about 2 servings)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips


Stir together the oats and protein powder in a medium sized bowl. Add in the peanut butter, then slowly add in the almond milk until you get a doughy mixture.

If the mixture seems too dry, add in a little more almond milk, but be careful not to add too much or it won’t stick together enough to form into balls. Stir in chocolate chips until they’re evenly spread throughout the dough, then use your hands to roll out eight balls. Place them on wax paper, then add to the fridge.

Store in the fridge or freezer.

Peanut butter cookie dough bites

Peanut butter cookie dough bites

Peanut butter cookie dough bites

Peanut butter cookie dough bites

Macros (per 1/8 recipe):

Total calories: 140
Protein: 10g
Carbs: 9.5g
Fat: 7g

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2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Protein Bites”

  1. I used Brewers yeast (vegan) does that count as protein powder lol? Ended up not tasting so sweet so I used .25c maple syrup. It just got super sticky and could barely form balls, so I just stuck globs in the fridge hehe. Is the sweetener avoided for any particular reason? 😉

    • Hmm… I can see how those turned out so sticky 🙂

      In the future I’d probably recommend using a vegan protein powder mix or using some sort of flour to bind it, coconut or almond would probably work but you’ll need to experiment with the amount. Try adding just a little in at a time until you get a dough!

      As for sweetener, I tend to not like things overly sweet so I didn’t think it needed any. Plus if you use a vanilla protein powder there’s a little sweetener in that.


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