Protein Cookies Recipe

Everyone loves a treat to get them through the day, especially when in a Covid enforced lockdown. This Protein Cookies recipe comes straight from our Sports Dietitian’s and is loaded with protein to support your training!

Protein Cookies

Peanut butter protein cookies can be made healthier by cutting down on the sugar and only using things like honey and apple sauce, which allows you to keep the ratio of fibre and carbs in the sweet spot.

By incorporating the use of protein powders like whey protein in this cookie recipe, you increase the protein load, which is great for feeling full and getting gains after going to the gym or completing a training session. 

Keeping these low in carbs and high in protein (and dark chocolate chips) is the ideal way to max your protein cookie. TIP – make plenty though…they’re delicious!

If you want to further reduce the carb count, you can substitute wheat for almond flour. 

Nutritional Information

  • Calories – 280
  • Protein – 16g
  • Fat – 13g
  • Carbs – 32g
  • Fibre – 6g
  • Sugar – 8g


Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked old rolled oats
  • 2 scoops (50g of protein) whey isolate protein
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour (or oat flour; sorghum flour; fine almond flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 123g unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter or cashew butter)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Other Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (or your choice of naturally dried fruit)
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate


  1. Set the oven to 180c
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Toss in any dried fruit or dark chocolate and mix together
  5. Evenly divide the batter using a spoon onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, then gently press down on each circle since the cookies will not rise too much in the oven
  6. Bake for no more than 8 minutes, then allow them to cool on a rack.  They will harden and become chewy as they cool



If you have any other great healthy recipes that are packed with flavour, we’d love to know.

At Precision Athletica we know the importance of Nutrition and for that reason we have our own in house Dietitian’s. If you would like more information, or feel you might benefit from a session with with a Dietitian, you can either come into our clinic, or work with us online.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also like to read our guide to 5 Best Healthy Snacks When Working From Home.

How Do I Book an Appointment with Precision Athletica for Help?

We’re taking the health of our clients, members and staff very seriously and our preference would be for you to call to book an appointment so that we can make sure to explain our approach to keeping you safe. You can call our bookings team to schedule a session:

Online Consultations

Evolving with the current environment, we are also now offering online appointments, meaning that we can support anyone who is unable to leave their home. Sessions are done via our state-of-the-art Telehealth system and as long as you have a laptop or tablet with an inbuilt camera, or a phone with camera, we can help! Online consultations would be especially effective for people looking to work on their nutrition and we have many clients working with us who are not based in Sydney.

To learn more about online consultations, please call us on any of the numbers listed above.

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