Totally Bananas Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Before I began this “clean eating” lifestyle, my friends and family would affectionately call me the “cookie monster”. Till this very day, a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven can seriously put my will-power to the test.

So last night I had a serious craving for some cookies after returning from a great day of exercising and keeping it healthy. I then realized that most of my posts have been protein muffins, cupcakes and pancakes and that needed to step my cookie-game up. So I just used whatever I had in the fridge and cupboard and I made these little bad boys. And I must say, they came out pretty darn good! ;)

This recipe makes a double batch so I calculate that each cookie has between 50-60 calories making them a pretty good low-calorie snack or breakfast cookie that is easy to have on-the-go.

Does it still seem like too many calories? Well let’s put it into perspective. The average store-bought peanut butter cookie can contain up to about 220 calories. So now they’re not looking too shabby, huh? ;) Plus these cookies have the added protein bonus and no added sugar. Hope you enjoy them!! :)

Ingredients (makes 24-26 cookies)

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

  • 5 tbs. peanut butter

  • 1 whole egg

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tsp. oil of your choice

  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour

  • 1/3 cup flax seed meal

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

  • 3 tbs. granulated stevia

  • 2 tbs. sukrin gold

  • 1 tps, baking soda

  • 1/8 tsp. salt

  • 3 tbs. dark chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 170 C (350 F) and prepare 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper.

  • In a medium bowl mix the first 5 ingredients (the wet ingredients) well together till smooth.

  • In another bowl mix all the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and combine with wet ingredients and form the dough.

  • Once the dough is well mixed, you can add the chocolate chips if desired and fold gently into the dough.

  • The dough will be quite sticky so keep your fingers and utensils slightly wet so it doesn’t stick to you.

  • Using a spoon, scoop about a tablespoon of the dough in a 1-inch ball and place on the baking tray approximately 2 inches from each other.

  • Take a fork (also keep wet) and flatten the dough balls and form into the desired shape.

  • Bake in the oven for 8 -10 min if you like your cookies soft and chewy, or 12 – 13 min if you like them crispy.

  • Enjoy! :)

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