11 Protein Powder Cookies for Bodybuilding

by Crystal | Beat Bake Eat

Learn how to make protein powder cookies that will help you build muscle and lose fat. Whether you eat them for breakfast, as a post-workout snack, or dessert, these protein cookies are sure to aid you in your bodybuilding journey!Protein Powder Cookies - Whether you eat them for breakfast, as a post-workout snack, or dessert, these protein cookies are sure to aid you in your bodybuilding journey!

Building muscle is not easy and let’s be honest, there’s only so many protein shakes you can drink before you get sick of them. Adding protein powder to cookies is a deliciously sweet way to get more protein in your diet. 

The great thing about cookies is that unlike shakes, you can make a big batch and freeze them if you wanted to, you can easily take them on the go (so convenient), and you don’t have to eat them right away after you make them. And, there are so many flavor options that actually taste good.

For example:

  • Peanut butter
  • Banana
  • Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut 
  • Chocolate chip
  • Pumpkin 

Whether you want cookies that have no flour, no sugar, no peanut butter, or are low carb, low calorie, low fat, keto, or vegan, this list has got you covered!

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

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Get the Recipe here at Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

When we think of protein cookies the first kind that come to mind are ones made with peanut butter. So naturally these had to be included in the list.

This recipe’s protein source comes from peanut butter, obviously, and whey protein. It is gluten free, sugar free, and lightly sweetened with only 2 tablespoons of honey

Each cookie packs 8.4 grams of protein, they’re less expensive than the store-bought variety, and from what I can tell they look tastier too!

2. Oatmeal Banana Protein Cookies

Get the recipe here at Fountain Avenue Kitchen.

The great thing about this easy recipe is that there are only 3 ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Protein powder
  • Oats 

And, it is completely adaptable. You can add raisins, or chocolate chips, or even a dash of cinnamon. 

If you’re looking for cookies that are gluten free, eggless, and perfect for breakfast or an after workout snack, look no further!

3. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Get the Recipe here at Six Sisters’ Stuff.

These cookies are made with typical ingredients and they’re made just like typical cookies as well. The only difference is that they’re naturally sweetened and they contain 1 cup of vanilla protein powder.

If you’re looking for protein cookies that are as close to regular ones in taste and texture as possible, I think this is your best bet.

4. 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

These delicious, 4-ingredient protein peanut butter cookies are the perfect post-workout or mid-day snack!
Get the Recipe here at Fit Foodie Finds.

Not only is the ingredient list for this recipe short and simple, it’s also super quick and easy to make.

Each one of these gluten free cookies contain 8 grams of protein.

5. Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Protein Cookies

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Get the Recipe here at Fitness Rx Women.

The thing I love about this recipe is that it calls for very simple, easily-accessible ingredients. It’s much like a regular snickerdoodle cookie recipe but with a few minor swaps. 

It’s so straight-forward and easy to make, and according to the website each cookie is less than 50 calories each!

6. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip protein cookies with chocolate chips and oats sprinkled around

Get the Recipe here at Grace & Good Eats.

If you’re looking for oatmeal protein cookies that are gluten free and also call for typical cookie ingredients, this is the recipe for you. 

They’re just like regular cookies but with a kick of protein.

7. Peanut Butter Protein Cookies made with Coconut Flour

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Cookies. Low carb and just 112 calories with 7 grams of protein each! Flourless, easy, gluten free recipe made with vanilla whey protein. Stop wasting money on Quest protein cookies and make this simple recipe instead!


















Get the Recipe here at Well Plated.

If you’ve got any coconut flour on hand, this is a great recipe to try because it only calls for 2 tablespoons! It’s also made with ½ cup of protein powder which equals to 7 grams of protein per cookie

8. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Banana Protein Cookies

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Get the Recipe here at ifoodreal.

This 5-ingredient recipe is gluten free and relies solely on the bananas for sweetness so it is sugar free too. It calls for only 2 tablespoons of peanut butter so if you prefer going light on the nutty flavor this one’s for you.

9. Snickerdoodle Protein Cookies made with Coconut Flour


Get the Recipe here at No Excuses Nutrition.

For this recipe you can use any kind of vanilla flavored or unflavored protein powder (preferably whey or vegan). It also calls for cashew butter which can easily be substituted with other nut butters. 

According to the website, these cinnamon cookies are only 75 calories each with 6 grams of protein. They’re soft and chewy with slightly gooey centers.

10. Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Cookies

These Skinny Pumpkin Protein Cookies are perfectly soft with just the right amount of pumpkin and spice! These cookies are incredibly simple to make and at just under 50 calories per cookie you can't go wrong - even if you ate two or three in one sitting! 























Get the Recipe here at Kim’s Cravings.

These cookies are made with simple ingredients, without any kind of flour, butter, sugar, or oil. They’re very low in fat and less than 50 calories per serving.

This is also a one-bowl recipe that only takes about 20 minutes to make.

11. Coconut Oatmeal Protein Cookies

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Get the Recipe here at Wonder Mom Wanna Be.

These cookies are much like your typical coconut oatmeal cookies but with protein powder added in. This recipe calls for simple, basic ingredients and each cookie contains 7 grams of protein!

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If you know of any more great protein cookie recipes that aren’t in this list, tell me about them in the comments below!

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