These healthy chocolate protein cookies are gluten free, dairy free, can easily be vegan and are high in protein, filling, and super delicious! A great snack any time of day!
Healthy Chocolate Protein Cookies
I’ve been meaning to revamp this healthy protein cookies recipe for a long, long time and am so happy I can finally tick it off my to-do list. I actually first posted these cookies in 2013… I still can’t believe that NITK will be 6 years old this August! They have been a favourite of mine for ages and the recipe was first inspired by a local grocery store here in Edmonton that makes the coveted “Cosmic Cookie”.
Like those Cosmic Cookies, my version is loaded with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened coconut, flax seeds, raisins, nut butter, and dark chocolate chips but they also contain more superfood additions! Rich, aromatic cocoa powder, mineral-packed hemp seeds, and protein-rich collagen peptides are also in the mix. Everything works together to make some pretty amazing treats.
I’ve taken out the “cosmic” and named my cookies “protein cookies” because they really do pack a protein punch… and quite a few calories (ha!). This is why I do recommend to enjoy these cookies in moderation, one (…ok, maybe two) cookie is seriously filling and will definitely power you up for a workout, busy day, or monumental to-do list.
I legitimately felt like I had fuel pumping through my legs the other day when I ate one of these cookies and then took Hemsley for a nice brisk walk in her stroller…and I don’t drink coffee, so I know I couldn’t attribute my extra energy to any caffeine, I swear it was the P O W E R cookie!!
Ingredients in Healthy Chocolate Protein Cookies
Rolled oats and oat flour make these cookies fibre-rich and naturally gluten-free and wonderfully chewy and soft. They really are packed to the brim with healthy goodness and have amazing flavour and texture.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, a simple swap of the collagen peptides for a plant-based protein powder will do the trick, but I love that either way (collagen or plant-based) these cookies are well balanced with a mix of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein!
Other ingredients include a bunch of seeds, coconut, nut butter, and chocolate chips! A great way to add flavour, texture, and even more nutrition and healthy fats to these delicious protein cookies.
Summer is in full swing and for us this means a lot of days spent outside, on-the-go, biking, hiking, running, and soaking up the sunshine so these Chocolate Protein Cookies are the perfect, healthy snack/treat to have in-tow for a boost of energy and nourishment along the way.
I hope you’ll make a batch to enjoy too!
*Recipe adapted from Planet Organic Cosmic Cookie
More Protein-Packed Recipes You’ll Love!
- Vegan Protein-Packed Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Best-Ever High Protein Banana Bread
- Blueberry Banana Protein Pancake Bowls
- Vegan Protein Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
Have a beautiful Sunday!
Christal // NITK