Macro Friendly Cookie Dough Recipe: Eggless, Flourless, and High Protein

Macro Friendly Cookie Dough Recipe: Eggless, Flourless, and High Protein

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Thanks to these macro friendly cookie dough recipes, you doughn’t have to stop after just one spoonful. I love cookie dough but find it to be a trigger food. Once I start, I just can’t stop and before I know it, I’ve consumed 1,000+ calories from cookie dough. Yikes!

Keeping trigger foods out of the house is a go-to strategy I use with clients. If a food is in the house, you’ll inevitably eat it. Having recipes like these high protein cookie doughs in your repertoire will make that task easier and fix any kind of cookie cravings — hopefully.

These cookie dough recipes are not only higher in protein and lower in fat and sugar, they also have a ton of fiber. I think you’re really going to love them. But before we get into things, I’d like to share a few ingredient/recipe notes.

Macro Friendly Cookie Dough Recipe: Eggless, Flourless, and High Protein

Protein Cookie Dough Ingredients

Our key ingredient here will be drum roll… chickpeas. Before you head for the hills, I believe I’ve found a way to eliminate any kind of chickpea flavor. While experimenting with these recipes, I used a ton of different ingredients to mask the chickpea flavor but no matter what I used, it was still there. That was until I cooked them in the microwave after rinsing them. Seriously, this small step was a game changer for flavor.

Speaking of flavor, you may want to play around with how sweet you want your dough. I’ve toyed with adding more vanilla, stevia, syrup, and even more protein powder. There’s no best answer, but I think adding protein and other powder ingredients are best reserved for the end since they can act as thickeners if your dough is too runny. For instance, adding 1-2 Tbsp of stevia after you’ve blended everything together can both sweeten and thicken your dough if needed.

I’ve given two different liquid examples in each recipe below. The first is Walden Farms Pancake Syrup and the other is Fat-Free Evaporated Milk. If you’ve seen my Protein Frosting or Chocolate Chip Pizza recipes, you’ll be familiar with the evaporated milk. If you’re new to this ingredient, you can swap it for any milk of choice but add it slowly as the evaporated milk thickens up a bit more.

macro friendly chocolate chip pizza

Both of these liquid options are interchangeable and won’t make a huge difference, though the syrup thickens up a bit more if you refrigerate your dough after making it.

I’ll mention the use of a blender in each recipe, but I’ve had trouble getting the right consistency without a food processor. Here’s an upgraded model to the food processor I use. You don’t need anything super fancy.

BEST PROTEIN FOR RECIPES

I like to use vanilla flavored protein for all of my recipes that call for protein powder. The second recipe below will call for chocolate protein powder, but I used vanilla and added 5g or 1 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. I’ve mentioned in previous recipes how this not only makes buying protein easier, it also gives a more authentic chocolate flavor.

You can use any brand of protein you’d like, but I recommend Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and/or Dymatize’s Whey or Elite XT blended protein. They’re reputable brands that have been around forever.

The macros are with Gold Standard Whey. 

Macro Friendly Cookie Dough Recipe: Eggless, Flourless, and High Protein
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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

An easy to make healthy, high protein cookie dough that doesn't taste like dirt.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 275 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 C (130g) Chick Peas rinsed, microwaved for 2 minutes, and re-rinsed
  • 1 1/2 scoop (45g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp (12g) PB2 or Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Sugar-Free or Calorie-Free Syrup I use Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Imitation Vanilla flavor to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Calorie Sweetener optional

Fold into Dough (after blending)

  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Rinse chick peas (I used a 15.5oz can) under cold water before microwaving for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and re-rinse them before adding to food processor. This aids in taking some of the pea flavor out of the mix.

  2. Using a food processor, blend all dough ingredients except chocolate chips together. 

  3. Remove blade, add chocolate chips, and hand stir. Enjoy! (If your dough isn't sweet enough, you can stir in an additional Tbsp of stevia by hand.)

Recipe Notes

Entire Recipe: 547 Calories | 49P | 54C | 15F

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

high protein no bake chocolate chip cookie dough cake

Before you get to the double chocolate cookie dough recipe, I figured I’d plant the seed for taking your protein cookie dough a step further. As you see in the image above, I used the first protein cookie dough recipe to create an amazing tasting no bake layer cake. Check that recipe out here.

Macro Friendly Cookie Dough Recipe: Eggless, Flourless, and High Protein
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Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

An easy to make healthy, high protein cookie dough that doesn't taste like dirt.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 190 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Dough Base - Blend in Food Processor

  • 1/4 C (65g) Chick Peas rinsed, microwaved for 2 minutes, and re-rinsed
  • 1 1/2 scoop (45g) Protein Powder chocolate
  • 1/2 packet (20g) Fat-Free Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Fat-Free Evaporated Milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Calorie Sweetener optional

Fold into Dough (after blending)

  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Rinse chick peas (I used a 15.5oz can) under cold water before microwaving for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and re-rinse them before adding to food processor. This aids in taking some of the pea flavor out of the mix.

  2. Using a food processor, blend all dough ingredients except chocolate chips together.

  3. Remove blade, add chocolate chips, and hand stir. Enjoy! (If your dough isn't sweet enough, you can stir in an additional Tbsp of stevia by hand.)

Recipe Notes

Makes two servings: 190 Calories | 20P | 20C | 3F

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Once you have your dough made, you can do a few things with it. You could make cookie dough ice cream sandwiches with Low Carb Cloud Bread (pictured above) and a low-cal ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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Or make your own ice cream using the recipe below. Note: I’d use frozen bananas instead of strawberries. And here’s the microwaveable protein cheesecake I mention in the graphic.

protein ice cream recipe

Also, you could add a bit of cookie dough between two Giant Protein Oreos. The world is your oyster.

macro friendly recipes giant protein oreos

And as always, if you make this for a post-workout snack or sweets fix, tag me in your creation on Instagram. I hope you enjoy!

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Easy to make cookie dough that's ready to eat right away and packs 22 grams of protein into 185 calories per serving. You'll love this stuff!



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