These delicious, 4-ingredient protein peanut butter cookies are the perfect post-workout or mid-day snack!
It just hit me that I’m only going to be able to run/walk/frolic outside for a few more months (comfortably). I really do enjoy running to the gym, lifting, and running back. Or taking a stroll around Lake Harriet after dinner. I’d say summertime is the #1 reason why I love Minnesota. Winter is the #1 reason why I dislike (majorly) Minnesota.
Speaking of running to the gym. I have an awesome workout coming up later this week that I did last week 😀 I’m still sore. #toomanyreps
That workout is what sparked me to make some cookies that are protein-packed. This girl loves her PB cookies…so why not add a few protein shots to make the cookie worthwhile!
I have a confession. I know I am supposed to be this “fit foodie,” but I have a huge thing for Jiff All Natural Peanut Butter. Ra ra ra ra you can tell me that it has bad stuff for you in it (and I know that!), but it’s what I grew up on! I LOVE IT and no one is going to change my mind! #momslikeyouchoosejif
I’m not even a mom and I choose Jif.
This recipe is a spin-off of my Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies I made last year. Those were good, but these are better 😀 Just saying. If you want- you can always mix the two together and add in some chocolate chips!
Grain-Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies
- First, preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix until your consistency is like cookie dough. Depending on the thickness of your peanut butter, you may need to add a few more tablespoons of protein powder.
- Spoon out 2 tablespoons of dough into your palms and roll into a ball. Flatten between your palms and place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to create classic peanut butter cookie criss-cross marks on your cookie.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
- Let cool for 10-15 minutes so that the cookies can harden!
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 189
- Sugar: 13
- Fat: 11
- Carbohydrates: 17
- Protein: 8
I’m savoring these bad boys. I ate one of them right away and put the rest in a ziplock bag and into the freezer. This way I don’t eat the entire batch in one day! It really does work. I still have some 3-Ingredient Brownies left 😀 😀 Good thing Blake rarely goes in the freezer. All for me, none for him.
Love peanut butter? Try some of my favorite FFF peanut butter recipes…
- Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Brownie Balls
- 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pancakes
- Brownie Batter Peanut Butter Swirl Oatmeal
- Homemade Cocoa Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Soft Serve
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