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.
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.
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.
These plant based protein cookies are so delicious made with your favorite flavors like oatmeal, dates, cocoa and more.
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