These Blueberry Cookies are chewy, soft, and made with just 5 ingredients. These Blueberry cookies need no eggs or flour, and it takes just 12 minutes to bake these perfect Breakfast Blueberry Cookies.
A simple and easy cookie is everyone's favorite. And then you have these Blueberry Breakfast cookies, which are sugar-free, healthy, high protein, and flourless and will be your favorite breakfast cookies.
Craving something cooling this summer? Try this Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream with whey protein (2 ingredient sugar free ice cream) which is a high protein ice cream recipe which you will love!
I love protein powder recipes. They are my favorite. Including protein powder in your sugar-free desserts is such a wonderful option. Packs clean protein in your diet. Besides these high protein cookies, here are some of my favorite protein powder dessert recipes.
Protein Powder Recipes you ought to try
Homemade Protein Cookies
I have seen so many grocery stores selling high-protein breakfast cookies which claim to be with no artificial sweeteners but, indeed, have an astounding amount of sugar substitutes that are super unhealthy.
You might come across a lot of high protein cookies in your grocery stores which claim to have no added sugar but are secretly adding a LOT of sugar. Not only is it unhealthy but it also comes at a hefty price.
I always love to bake my own cookies at home. So today I thought of making these Breakfast Blueberry Cookies with whey protein powder and it tasted just so good.
Why this Protein cookies recipe works?
Blueberry Cookies are so popular during summer. A staple in every household. Perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee or just a post-workout snack. And when you add protein powder to the mixture it makes them even delicious, healthy, high protein and wholesome.
- Just 5 ingredients - all you need are rolled oats, blueberries, protein powder, peanut butter, and mashed bananas.
- Protein Powder - each protein packs about 20 gms of clean protein in it, packing protein from peanut butter and protein powder.
- No flour or eggs - naturally gluten-free and vegan recipe
- No artificial sweeteners - These blueberry cookies are made with no artificial sweeteners or additives, or flour.
These healthy protein Blueberry Breakfast cookies are sweet enough to work as a quick dessert, and of course, these Protein Cookies with blueberries make for a great post-workout snack.
How do you make Protein Cookies?
- Peanut Butter - every gym goer's favorite, Peanut butter with zero added sweeteners is perfect here as it adds protein and healthy fat to the cookies.
- Bananas - these act like a natural sweetener to these Blueberry breakfast cookies.
- Protein Powder - I use whey protein powder to make these cookies chewy and soft.
- Rolled Oats
- Peanut Butter
- Protein Powder
How to make Old fashioned Soft cookies with blueberries?
Well, this might not be exactly Old fashioned since we've used protein powder. But I can promise you the texture is just what you expect. It's chewy on the outside, soft and moist at the center.
- STEP 1: Make the Cookie Dough
Combine oats, peanut butter, protein powder, and bananas in a large mixing bowl. Use a fork to mash the bananas. Mix well until you don't see any raw specs of oats.
Fold in blueberries and mix lightly. It's okay if some of them get burst while you're combining.
- STEP 2: Shape the cookies
Use a cookie scoop to scoop out cookies. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press them so that they resemble the cookie shape.
- STEP 3: Bake the cookies
Lastly, bake your cookies in a preheated oven at 180C/350F for 12-13 minutes or until they are golden brown around the edges and cooked at the center.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely for 10 minutes at room temperature before transferring them to a wired rack to cool down further.
Tips to Make the best Blueberry cookies
- When you remove the cookies from the oven, they might look soft and unbaked. And that's okay. Don't over-bake the cookies. Allow them to cool down completely. They're already baking even though they are not in the oven.
- If you find it too dry, make a quick protein powder glaze with vanilla protein and milk to make a glaze.
- For a citrusy zing, you can decorate them with some lemon zest. Try Lemon Blueberry Bread
- These are healthy high protein blueberry cookies made with protein powder and bananas. So, they are not overly sweet. If that's unpleasant for your palate, then consider adding some honey or Pure Maple Syrup to sweeten them as per your liking.
How to Store these Protein Cookies?
- Storing these cookies for 2-3 days - if you wish to keep these cookies for 2-3 days or a maximum 7 days then it's best to allow them to come to room temperature. And, then, keep them covered in a sealed container covered in plastic wrap. They blueberry breakfast cookies will keep in the fridge for 7-days.
- Freezing these cookies for 6 months - If you want to save them up for the next 6 months, then you should wrap each of these cookies with parchment paper or plastic wrap. These will stay frozen for up to 6 months.
Can I skip Protein Powder?
Yes. Protein Powder can be skipped and you do not need to make any other changes to the recipe to substitute it. Since I love baking high protein cookies, I've used one scoop of vanilla protein powder.
Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries to make these blueberry cookies. But make sure you thaw them completely and pat them dry before using them.
I'm allergic to nuts, what can I use to replace Peanut Butter?
If nuts are a big no no for you, then you could replace peanut butter with tahini or sunflower seed butter.
Can I make these Protein Cookies without Peanut Butter?
Yes, you can. You can replace peanut butter with tahini or sunflower seed butter and make them.
How does protein powder affect cookies?
Protein Powder adds more protein to the cookies, therefore, making it a healthy snack that you can enjoy.
If you look at the statistics, adding whey protein increases the protein content in each cookie by 2g which means you get a total of 7g of protein per cookie.
If you skip protein powder you still get 5g of protein per cookie, since peanut butter and bananas are high in protein.
Flavorwise - Protein powder adds more texture to the cookies. It runs a risk of getting your cookies dry, but since we have blueberries that are juicy, therefore we cancel out that risk.
Which Protein Powder is best?
- My Personal favorite - I personally love using unflavored or vanilla-flavored whey protein. They are the most natural form of protein and they are typically low in carbs.
- My Second favorite - Casein which is a slow-releasing protein is my second favorite protein powder when it comes to baking. Casein, which is available in various flavors as well as in unflavored is very useful when baking.
- My least favorite - I don't recommend whey protein isolate, especially for cakes and cookies. They'll surely make your cookies dry.
5 ingredient Blueberry Cookies (with whey protein) - fresh blueberry cookies recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats use gluten-free if needed
- ½ cup peanut butter see notes for replacements
- 1 scoop protein powder unflavored or vanilla protein powder
- 2 medium bananas
- ¼ cup blueberries fresh (see notes)
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a large 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Combine oats, peanut butter, protein powder, and bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until you see no specs of dry oats and the bananas are mixed completely.
- Add in blueberries and fold lightly.
- Use a cookie scoop (any size you prefer) to scoop out a portion of the blueberry cookie dough. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Press the cookies so that they resemble actual old-fashioned blueberry cookies. Make sure there is at least a 1-inch gap between each cookie.
- Bake them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
- Remove from oven and allow them to cool down completely before transferring to a wire rack for further cooling.
- You can replace peanut butter with tahini or sunflower seed butter.
- If you've washed fresh blueberries, pat them dry before using. And, if you are using frozen blueberries, thaw them out and pat them dry before using them.