The Best Oatmeal Protein Cookies

Craving oatmeal protein cookies? If so, you have come to the right place. I created an easy, no bake recipe that whips up quickly. Jump to the recipe. 


How to make oatmeal protein cookies. 

Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

What are oatmeal protein cookies and why should I make them?

Oatmeal protein cookies are the ultimate guilt-free treat! These sweet and nutty cookies combine the heartiness of oats with the satiating properties of protein, making them a great choice for a post-workout snack or a wholesome dessert. Many studies show that protein can aid in weight management by creating the sensation of satiety, helping to curb snacking and overeating.

These protein oatmeal cookies are also incredibly easy to make, with endless possibilities for customization using your favorite mix-ins like chocolate chips, dried fruits, or nuts. So, if you are looking for a tasty, nutritious, and easy-to-whip-up treat that the whole family will love, oatmeal protein cookies are the answer. Oh, and did we mention that there is no baking required?!

For an extra gooey cookie, eat yours at room temperature. That said, my favorite way to enjoy these protein powder oatmeal cookies is straight out of the freezer. Sometimes, I get fancy and crumble them over ice cream or frozen yogurt.

How do protein oatmeal cookies compare to store bought oatmeal cookies?

Homemade cookies, including these protein powder oatmeal cookies, are far healthier than their store-bought counterparts for several reasons. Firstly, when baking at home, individuals have greater control over the ingredients used, allowing them to choose wholesome and high-quality components such as oats, protein powder, and natural sweeteners.

This means you cut out additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors that are commonly found in store-bought cookies. Additionally, homemade cookies can be customized to meet specific dietary needs or taste preferences. They’re much lower in sugar, saturated fats, and sodium.

Furthermore, adding in protein powder makes these cookies more filling as increased protein consumption is linked to satiety. This is to say that compared to carbohydrates and fat, protein has you feeling full for longer, making it easier to cut down on snacking and overindulgence.

One thing to note, because store bought cookies are most often packed with preservatives, they last for a long time. These protein oatmeal cookies will last up to a month in the freezer, but only 1-2 days out on the counter. Lucky for you, they are really tasty, so that should not be a problem! You can keep them in the fridge for up to a week.

Why drink wholesome?

This particular recipe uses our chocolate egg white protein powder, which is well suited for cookies for two reasons. Firstly, our egg white protein powders are made using whole food protein sources, not protein concentrates and isolates. The latter have been stripped of everything but the protein, giving them a chalky aftertaste. Gross!


Second, our protein powder is sweetened with maple sugar (or monk fruit). Nearly every other protein powder company uses artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, or stevia, all of which have a bitter aftertaste. Sweeteners such as these trigger bitter taste receptors, which is especially noticeable when protein powder is incorporated into baked goods. Order samples to taste the difference real sugar makes. 

Our protein powders are also made with ingredients you can recognize and digest. Eating simple ingredients is good for you!

Now, without further ado, here is the best protein oatmeal cookies recipe.

Protein Oatmeal Cookies


-1 cup rolled oats

-1/2 cup drink wholesome chocolate egg white protein powder

-1/4 cup peanut butter 

-1/3 cup almond milk 

-1 tablespoons maple syrup 

-½ teaspoon vanilla 

-⅛ teaspoon sea salt 


Mix together the oats, protein powder, and peanut butter. Once combined, add in the maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt. Place the batter in the fridge for 15 minutes before using your hands to shape balls on parchment paper. Flatten the balls with a fork, and place them in the freezer for 20 minutes to 1 hour. Finally, enjoy! We suggest refrigerating the cookies i you are not going to eat them immediately


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Are these protein oatmeal cookies vegan?

If you are on a plant-based diet, do not despair. Simply use our vegan vanilla protein powder. The protein comes from almonds and is vegan friendly!

What if I want a hot cookie?

While this recipe is no bake, check out some of our other cookies that do require baking. For example, we have recipes for chocolate chip protein powder cookies and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Our Instagram page is also a great resource for finding tasty recipe ideas! 

Can you make these protein oatmeal cookies with other flavors of protein powder?

This recipe makes chocolate protein cookies, which are my favorite. You can use other flavors of protein powder if you like, though! I have also made this recipe with vanilla protein powder and added spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. drink wholesome is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.