These Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies are chewy and slightly sweet like traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. These healthy cookies are made without peanut butter or bananas like many protein cookies. The whole family is sure to enjoy these cookies as a snack, dessert or even breakfast!
Ingredients for Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies
This recipe calls for mostly pantry staples and can be made gluten free or dairy free if desired. The ingredients required are:
- butter- use regular butter or non-dairy butter if preferred
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- milk- regular or non-dairy
- vanilla protein powder- whey protein powder or plant-based such as pea protein powder
- baking soda
- quick cooking rolled oats- gluten free if desired
How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies
To start, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, in a medium sized mixing bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and salt and mix to combine well.
Next, add the remaining dry ingredients: protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and raisins. Mix until just combined.
Divide cookie dough into 12 cookies. Batter may be a little sticky. If desired, place a couple of extra raisins on top of each cookie before baking.
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool then store in an airtight container.
Frequently Asked Questions
Based on average protein powders you can find you can expect to have about 6 grams of protein per cookie (1 cookie per serving). The nutrition information can be found at the bottom of the recipe card but it may vary based on the protein powder you choose.
Of course. Substitute chocolate chips, dried cranberries or nuts for the raisins in this recipe to make a cookie you will enjoy.
Yes, be sure to adjust the cooking time and start with a shorter time so you don’t burn them. Also, keep in mind this will affect the number of grams of protein per cookie.
Oatmeal raisin cookies can be hard if they are overmixed or if they don’t have a balance of white and brown sugar in them. Brown sugar helps to keep baked goods softer.
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- 1/4 cup butter, softened (regular or non-dairy)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk (regular or non-dairy)
- 2/3 cup vanilla protein powder (whey or plant-based)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and salt and mix to combine well.
- Add remaining dry ingredients: protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and raisins. Mix until just combined.
- Divide cookie dough into 12 cookies. Batter may be a little sticky.
- Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Let cool then store in an airtight container.
These cookies can be made gluten-free by using gluten free certifiied oats.
Make dairy free by using non-dairy butter and non-dairy milk.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 6g