These delicious protein and gluten free cookies are so simple to make. You can use any protein powder of choice in this recipe – they are perfect for an afternoon pick me up or post workout treat.

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes preparation, 12 minutes cooking

Makes: 8 cookies

What’s good about it?

Aquafaba – the liquid from a can of chickpeas makes a great alternative to eggs in this recipe. A scoop of protein powder to mixture is a great way to boost the overall protein intake but you could use gluten free flour or ground almonds instead.

  1. Place the olive oil, vanilla, aquafaba and xylitol in a bowl and whisk until the mixture looks thick and pale.
  2. Sift in the flour, protein powder, cornflour and bicarbonate of soda and gradually beat in until smooth.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up slightly
  4. Lightly grease a baking tray. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.
  5. Take pieces of the mixture and place on the tray then press down lightly to form round cookies.
  6. Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes until golden.
  7. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then place on a rack to cool completely.



Did You Know?

Swap the chocolate protein powder for a vanilla flavour if wished. Dried cranberries or raisins would make a delicious alternative to the chocolate chips.

50g dairy free spread or coconut oil, melted

1tsp vanilla extract

30ml aquafaba (drained liquid from a can of chickpeas)

50g xylitol

75g gluten free plain flour

30g chocolate protein powder

1tbsp cornflour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

30g dairy free chocolate chips