These protein biscuits are soft, chewy and made with only 4 ingredients! No flour or sugar required, each cookie contains over 20 grams of clean protein!
When it comes to protein powder recipes, I have a handful of favorites on hand. If i don’t Protein brownies, Protein muffins, or a Protein cup cake, you will know i’m making some high protein cookies!
This protein biscuit recipe was inspired by Quest protein biscuits that I saw in the grocery store. Made with whey protein, they had no sugar, hardly any carbohydrates and claimed to taste like a dessert. At a high price, I had high hopes.
While they tasted pretty good at first, a few hours later I had the most severe stomach ache. On one more review of the ingredients list, I was amazed to see a ton of hard-to-pronounce ingredients and MULTIPLE types of artificial sweeteners!
Fortunately, I created a delicious and EASY version that will be a real turning point for all protein dessert fans out there. Here’s why you’ll love these cookies-
- They are made from only 4 ingredients, and you will know each and every one of them. There are no artificial sweeteners, no flour and no fillers or additives – just healthy and healthy ingredients.
- All you need for preparation is a bowl and a mixing spoon.
- You get protein from THREE different sources – the peanut butter, the egg, and the protein powder!
These protein powder cookies are sweet enough for dessert or perfect as a post-workout snack! Each cookie provides over 20 grams of protein and ZERO grams of added sugar. they are thick, soft, chewy and full of chocolate chips.
What I love about these cookies is that they actually taste like regular cookies – no thick or powdery cookies here!
- peanut butter– Smooth and dripping peanut butter, with no added sugar. Avoid using crispy peanut butter as you will find the mixture more difficult.
- Brown sugar substitute– A calorie and carbohydrate free sweetener. You can also use erythritol, monk fruit sweetener, or coconut blossom sugar.
- Protein powder– The not-so-secret ingredient that gives the biscuits a serving of protein. Stick to unflavored or vanilla-flavored protein powders as they won’t affect the overall taste.
- egg– eggs at room temperature.
Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well until a thick batter is left. Next, form 12 balls of dough and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are just done. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool completely.
Which protein powder is best for baking?
Not every protein powder is made equal. Some are thicker than others, some are finer than others, and some contain different additives. As a general rule of thumb, all protein powders can work, but they leave different textures behind. Here are the more common protein powders and what texture and flavor profiles they have.
- Brown rice protein powder– This vegan protein powder is earthy in taste and texture and keeps the cookies soft and chewy. Be sure to use one that is vanilla flavored or the cookies will get very bland.
- Casein protein powder– My favorite protein powder for baking. This powder mix never dries out baked goods and has the most delicious taste.
- Whey protein powder– My least favorite protein powder, whey is the most natural protein powder and also the lowest in carbohydrates. However, they are most prone to drying out baked goods, so keep an eye on them.
- Do not bake the cookies too long as they will continue to cook as they cool. Even if the biscuits may look a little baked, they will set nicely when they cool down.
- For thicker, tougher biscuits, place the batter in the refrigerator for an hour before baking.
- Make sure you like the taste of your protein powder as the taste will definitely come through (if you are using a tasteless variety).
Diet and taste variations
- Make them vegan! Swap the egg for either a flax egg or a chia egg.
- Add chocolate chips– Make chocolate chip protein cookies (as pictured) by folding 1/2 cup Chocolate chips.
- Oatmeal Protein Biscuits– Fold in 1/2 cup of oatmeal and sprinkle a tablespoon of oatmeal on each biscuit.
- Protein Chocolate Cookies– Add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and use chocolate protein powder.
- Birthday cake biscuits– Fold through 1/2 cup of streusel!
Storage and freezing tips
- To store: Leftover biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 14 days. If you want to keep them longer, keep them in the refrigerator.
- Freeze: Put leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
frequently asked Questions
Are Protein Cookies Good For You?
While protein cookies are a better option than candy bars or potato chips, store-bought protein cookies are not exactly healthy. They often have an extensive list of ingredients and use different types of artificial sweeteners. They also contain as many calories as a chocolate bar or potato chips.
Fortunately, homemade protein cookies are something that can be enjoyed on a regular basis. They are a fantastic way to add protein to your diet, and they use healthy ingredients too.
Are Quest Protein Cookies Keto?
Most Quest cookies are not keto friendly as the net carbs are still quite high. The only exception is the chocolate chip cookie flavor, which has 5 grams of net carbohydrates.
Can I replace the peanut butter?
Simply replace the peanut butter with either almond butter, Cashew butter or sunflower seed butter. Make sure it has a smooth and dripping texture so that it forms a thick cookie dough.
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Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F. Line a baking sheet or baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients and mix until they combine.
Form 12 balls of cookie dough with your hands and place on the baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Take out of the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
* Any smooth nut or seed butter will work.
** Or any granulated sweetener
*** For an eggless option, use 3 tablespoons of ground chia seeds.
TO STORE: Leftover biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 14 days. If you want to keep them longer, keep them in the refrigerator.
FREEZE: Put leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Portion: 1cookie | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 5G | Protein: 21stG | Fat: 8thG | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1G | Vitamin A: 23IE | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBONS: 4thG