Cookie Dough Protein Cookie Recipe
Probably one of my favourite recipes. Single my vegan protein cookie dough mug cake was such a hit, I thought of making a high protein version that packs in up to 25g protein per serving!
This recipe makes the most delicious, gooey protein mug cake that tastes like eating a soft baked protein cookie. With strong hints of vanilla, and gooey chocolate chips- you would never guess that this is a healthier version of chocolate chip cookies!
Protein Cookie Recipe
This is currently my favourite breakfast! It is high protein, and so so good as a pre-workout or post workout treat!
Something I must say, is that this recipe is heavily dependent on your protein powder and its taste! If you don’t have a good tasting protein powder- this recipe won’t taste good. So, make sure you actually enjoy your protein powder flavour!!
What Protein Powder is Best?
As per usual, I recommend a good quality pea protein powder. Not all protein powders yield the same texture and some protein powders will need more or less milk depending on the brand. I used a pea-based protein powder that needed around 6 tbsp milk, but it can range anywhere from 4-6 tbsp so play around. You’re looking for a slightly runny texture.
When it comes to baking with protein powders, different types of protein powders yield different results (taste and texture wise). Most protein powders will technically work for these recipes, but I have seen best results with pea-based protein powders.
Pea protein powder: a delicious caked gooey texture! Best for baking as it yields a delicious soft texture. Vanilla flavoured protein is best, because it adds flavour to the recipe. If you have an unflavoured one, I suggest adding extra vanilla extract, and sweetener of choice or your protein cookie will be extremely bland!
Brown Rice Protein Powder is another one that is great for baking and it gives your baked treats a delicious soft flavour.
Casein protein powder is another great protein powder that can be used for baking as it yields a delicious and fluffy result.
Whey protein powder is the most common protein powder that people ask me about. I typically don’t recommend baking with it-because it yields the worst texture. It often results in overly spongy baked goods, and often cause a dry texture (so you may need to bake it for less time if using whey)
You may also like my Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
How to make the Soft Baked Protein Cookie Recipe
Protein Powder: Vanilla flavoured & sweetened works best! If you only have unflavoured, add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice
Nut butter: you can use any nut or seed butter of choice.
Egg white: Added protein & makes it light and fluffy
Baking powder: Essential to get your mug cake to rise
Chocolate chips: For the best chocolate chip protein cookie recipe
Milk of choice: I use almond, but any milk will work!
(optional): Granulated sweetener or sugar of choice. I personally do not need this as my protein powder is sweet enough, but it depends on your protein powder brand
Mix all ingredients in a oven-proof ramekin
Bake in oven until edges start to brown.
5 Protein Cookie Recipe Toppers
Don’t feel like the traditional chocolate chip protein cookie recipe? Why not spice it up with these delicious varieties!
Dark chocolate: Use dark chocolate chips as your chocolate chips of choice!
Double Trouble: Use a mix of white and milk chocolate as your chocolate chips of choice
Toasted Coconut: Add a sprinkle of desiccated coconut as a topping
Salted Dark Chocolate:Add a sprinkle of sea salt!
Cranberry Chocolate: Add some cranberries for some extra sweetness
Single Serving Soft Baked Protein Cookie Recipe