Recipe Video: No Bake Chocolate Protein Cookies
This recipe for homemade no bake protein cookies has some of your favorite flavors like chocolate, banana, chia seeds, oatmeal, and dates. These vegan flavors are so delicious combined with dates, oatmeal and your favorite nut butter like peanut butter or Almond butter. I really love cashew butter myself. This healthy dessert recipe is is perfect for plant based diet meal prep and weight loss.
What type of nut butter should I use ?
- Almond Butter 12oz $5
- Cashew Butter 12oz $5
- Peanut Butter 16oz $4
- Sunflower Butter 16oz $6
- Flaxseed Butter 12oz $15
- Walnut Butter 9oz $7
- Pistachio Butter 8oz $12
- Nut & Seed Blend 12oz $10
What are the Ingredients for the recipe for homemade no bake protein cookies?
- 1 cup dates – pitted
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (or almond or cashew)
- 1/2 banana
- 1.25 cup dry quick oats
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Make sure your dates are pitted because you don’t want the seeds to hurt your blender blades.
- Combine the dates, banana, and vanilla extract in the food processor and blend until dates break apart and blend.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined.
- The texture should be sticky, smooth yet a bit gritty and chunky.
- Scoop the mixture into mixing bowl and mold into 8 equally sized cookie portions.
- Set them on parchment paper on a hard surface.
- Store in the refrigerator for a few hours.
What is the nutritional information?
- Servings: 8
- Amount per serving
- Calories 321
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat 16.6g 21%
- Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 115mg 5%
- Total Carbohydrate 37.6g 14%
- Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
- Total Sugars 17.7g
- Protein 10.5g
- Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
- Calcium 86mg 7%
- Iron 4mg 23%
- Potassium 472mg 10%
What if my dates are really dry and hard?
As a lover of dried dates I’ve noticed something- when you buy pre pitted dates they tend to be much more dry than unpitted dates. You can by unpitted dates and remove the seed right before making this recipe for softer dates. The softer ones are much easier to blend and taste better.
Otherwise you can soak your dates for an hour before making this this recipe for homemade no bake protein cookies. I love soaking them in almond milk but you can use any liquid. Then simply drain them and tap with a paper towel a little bit.
How do I store Them
If you your vegan cookies them out in the open they will get hard and stale. You want them to stay a bit sticky and chewy like a granola bar. That’s why you need to seal them in a container with a lid or a large zip lock bag. You can also wrap in plastic wrap. Either way store the plant based cookies in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or counter top for 3 days. Wrap them extra tight and store them in the freezer up to 3 month and allow to thaw naturally.
Jump To Recipe: Chocolate No Bake Protein Cookies
These plant based protein cookies are so delicious made with your favorite flavors like oatmeal, dates, cocoa and more.
- 1 Cup Dates pitted
- 3/4 Cup peanut butter or any nut butter
- 1/2 Large banana
- 1.25 Cups oatmeal quick oats
- 1/3 Cup chia seeds
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
Combine dates, banana, and vanilla extract first in the food processor and blend until dates break apart and blend
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined
Move mixture into mixing bowl and mold into 8 equally sized cookie portions
Store in the refrigerator for an hour or more