Have your cookies and protein too with my favourite healthy oatmeal cookies! These cookies are gluten free, dairy free, super easy to make, and a healthier version of a classic chocolate chip cookie.
When it comes to cookies, I definitely prefer them more on the soft-chewy side. So when these Gluten Free Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies came out of the oven looking like the perfect texture, I knew we had a winner.
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INGREDIENTS FOR THE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN COOKIES
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make these healthy protein cookies (the exact measurements, nutrition information and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post):
- Gluten Free Oats: If you are not gluten intolerant or celiac, regular oats will work fine! I recommend using quick oats, I used Quaker but Bobs Red Mill or other brands will work fine!
- Gluten Free Flour: I used Bobs Red Mill 1:1 all purpose flour here! If you use another brand make sure it contains xanthan gum.
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla Protein Powder: I made this recipe using a vanilla paleo protein powder called Designs For Health Canada. You could use whey protein, vegan protein powder, unflavored protein powder, or type of protein powder of choice.
- Eggs: I have not tried substituting this recipe with egg replacer or flax eggs, not I’m not sure if that would work in place of the eggs!
- Coconut Oil
- Vanilla: only need 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- Honey: The honey I used here is Peace River Honey. You can also substitute for pure maple syrup.
- Dark chocolate Chips: I used Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips! You could also sub some of the chocolate chips for raisins, nuts, m&m’s, whatever your heart desires!
- Optional add ins – almond butter, coconut sugar, almond flour, oat flour, brown sugar, cashew butter, natural peanut butter, unsweetened applesauce, etc.
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the gluten-free oats, gluten-free flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and protein powder.
- In a separate bowl combine the eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Once completely mixed add honey and mix again.
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, the mixture will be very dry at first. Then add in chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky. Portion into 8 balls using a cookie scoop and flatten to the shape of the cookies you desire. Cookies will not expand during baking.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes on cookie sheet. Tops should still be gooey, bottoms only barely browned. ENJOY!
HOW TO STORE THE HOMEMADE PROTEIN COOKIE RECIPE
To store the protein powder cookies and maintain their freshness, follow these steps:
Allow the Cookies to Cool: After baking the chewy cookies, let them cool completely on a wire rack. This ensures that excess moisture evaporates and helps maintain their texture.
Choose the Right Container: Select an airtight container or storage jar that is large enough to accommodate the cookies without causing them to stack on top of each other. Alternatively, you can use a resealable plastic bag.
Layer with Parchment Paper: To prevent the cookies from sticking together, place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer of cookies. This helps maintain their shape and prevents them from becoming a single mass.
Store at Room Temperature: If you plan to consume the cookies within a few days, store them at room temperature in a cool and dry area away from direct sunlight. Make sure the container is tightly sealed to keep air out and maintain freshness.
CAN YOU FREEZE THIS PROTEIN COOKIES RECIPE?
If you live alone or you don’t want to binge an entire batch of these cookies (because trust me, you will), I highly recommend storing these in the freezer! I do this almost every time I bake actually.
Place your cooled oatmeal protein cookies on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for one hour. After they’ve hardened, transfer them to a sealed airtight container for later.
These cookies should last up to 3 months in the freezer.
I’d say these oatmeal chocolate chip protein cookies definitely pass the test. They’re sweet and decadent, great as a dessert, but also healthy, low in sugar, gluten free, and make and excellent afternoon treat or breakfast option!
Next time you’re craving a classic chocolate chip cookie, whip up a batch of these high protein cookies instead! They’re super easy to make and only 10 ingredients!
On top of that, my house smells seriously amazing every time I make them!
BEST TIPS FOR THESE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN COOKIES
Choose the Right Flour Blend: Gluten-free baking requires a combination of flours to mimic the texture and structure of traditional cookies. Experiment with different gluten-free flour blends specifically designed for cookies. Look for blends that include a mix of rice flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, and/or potato starch for optimal results.
Measure Flour Accurately: When measuring gluten-free flours, it’s crucial to use a kitchen scale or spoon and level method to ensure accuracy. Gluten-free flours can vary in density, so precise measurements are essential for consistent results.
- Use High-Quality Protein Powder: If you’re adding protein powder to your cookie dough, choose a high-quality, gluten-free protein powder that complements the flavors of the cookies. Opt for flavors like vanilla or chocolate that pair well with chocolate chips.
- Don’t Overmix the Dough: When incorporating the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, avoid overmixing the protein cookie dough. Overmixing can develop excess gluten-like structures in gluten-free flours, resulting in a tougher texture. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
- Shape them before baking: To ensure these are the best protein cookies, give them shape before baking. The cookie shape will not change much while baking.
Other Gluten Free Desserts You May Want To Try
- 4 Ingredient Vegan Rice Krispie Treats
- Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins
- Vegan Rocky Road Brownies
- Edible Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Chip Cookie In The Air Fryer
- The Best Chocolate Pecan Caramel Turtles
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
- 1 1/4 cups gluten free flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup protein powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey, heated
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, you can use more if you prefer!
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the gluten free oats, gluten free flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and protein powder.
- In a separate bowl combine the eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Once completely mixed add honey and mix again. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Mixture will be very dry at first. Then add in chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky. Portion into 8 balls and flatten to the shape of the cookies you desire. Cookies will not expand during baking.
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Tops should still be gooey, bottoms only barely browned. ENJOY!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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