Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Ultra chewy, peanut buttery cookies that are packed with protein and are gluten free friendly! The perfect cookie for an after-workout protein snack or to have as a healthier dessert. 

Protein cookies with chocolate chips

These cookies are the ultra chewy, not too sweet, and are for any cookie lover. They have the satisfying taste of a chocolate chip cookie, with delicious peanut butter flavor, and muscle-building protein. All the ingredients in these cookies are clean, low carb, and gluten free.

My Protein Cookies are best for after-workout snacks, are a great way to get protein if you can’t make protein shakes, and are perfect for a healthier dessert. I’ve shared these cookies with quite a few friends and they have

Fingers holding a protein chocolate chip cookie with a bite out of it

Tips for Making Low Carb Protein Cookies

  • If you have an allergy to peanuts or are looking to do a “Keto” version – use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
  • Dates can be tricky, if your dates are on the “tough” side and not soft, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes – drain water then use in recipe. They will be soft and easy to blender in food processor.
  • First, choose the right protein powder. So far Vega Protein Essential Shakes is my absolute favorite tasting protein powder! It’s the BEST tasting, has no artificial sweeteners and is made with all plant-based ingredients.
  • If you want to use a sweetener other than dates – you can substitute with 1/4 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup.

Other Low Carb Cookies You May Enjoy

Fingers holding chocolate chip protein cookie with a bite out of it

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Protein cookies with chocolate chips

Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Servings 16 cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins

Ultra chewy, peanut buttery cookies that are packed with protein and are gluten free friendly! The perfect low carb cookie for an after-workout protein snack or to have as a healthier dessert. 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free protein cookies, healthy protein cookies, peanut butter protein cookies, Protein cookies
Calories: 200 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
    In a food processor, chop dates until they turn into puree/paste. 

    Helpful Tips on baking with dates:  From what i've noticed some dates range in texture. And some are not always chewy and pull-apart soft. When I purchase dates and they're a little harder, I like to soak them in very warm water for 5 minutes to soften them. Otherwise your blender will not process them well.

  2. In electric mixer: mix date paste, peanut butter, vanilla, protein powder, almond flour, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and eggs. Add chocolate chips in last. 

  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a one inch cookie scoop (or measure with regular spoon) and line sheet with dough balls. 

  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator (can freeze too). ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

Tips

  • If you have an allergy to peanuts or are looking to do a "Keto" version - use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
  • Dates can be tricky, if your dates are on the "tough" side and not soft, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes - drain water then use in recipe. They will be soft and easy to blender in food processor.
  • First, choose the right protein powder. So far Vega Protein Essential Shakes is my absolute favorite tasting protein powder! It’s the BEST tasting, has no artificial sweeteners and is made with all plant-based ingredients.
  • If you want to use a sweetener other than dates - you can substitute with 1/4 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup. 
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.2g 26%
Cholesterol 31.3mg 10%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 23.4g 8%
Sugars 12.7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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8 Comments

  • Avatar for Amanda NYer Amanda NYer says:


    Probably one of the best at home protein snacks online! Never would’ve thought dates and protein would equal delicious!

  • Avatar for Nichole Nichole says:


    I have these in the oven right now and they smell amazing! I can’t wait to try them!! Thanks for such a great and healthy cookie recipe xoxoxo

  • Avatar for Carinne Carinne says:


    These look great! Can you use Costco’s natural peanut butter for these??

  • Avatar for Bettina Bettina says:

    I made these cookies several times now. Luv ’em!
    I have tweaked them based on my lack of certain ingredients.
    Substituted Coconut Flour for the Almond Flour.
    Substituted about 30 dried Cherries for the Dates.
    Substituted Goji Powder or Cacoa Powder for the Protein Powder.
    And it still works out just right, though it alters the flavour a bit.
    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      That sounds amazing! I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe and can adapt it to whatever you have on hand ??