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High Protein Healthy Pizookie Recipe: Twix, Triple Chocolate, and Red Velvet Pizookies

Update June 2020: While these protein pizookies are on the macro friendly end of the spectrum, you should check out my monkey bread pizookie recipe if you’re really wanting a treat! 

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Protein Pizookie Ingredients 

Like the 1-minute protein brownie, we’ll be using pumpkin as a core ingredient for all three recipes. If you don’t want to use pumpkin or can’t find canned pumpkin, here are a few alternative ideas:

  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Bananas (mashed)
  • Avocados (will add fat, remove carbs)
  • Unsweetened apple sauce with a higher ratio of dry ingredients

Pumpkin works best but like 2017’s Super Bowl LI, I wanted you to know anything is possible.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

In addition to the pumpkin, each recipe will have an added fruit/vegetable ingredient in either black beans or mashed bananas. Know that these can be substituted for as well. One thing I’ll touch on about the beans or chick peas (not used in this recipe) is that rinsing them and microwaving removes most of the bean or pea flavor. The recipes remind you to do this. Just remember to let them cool slightly or re-rinse them before adding the other ingredients.

For protein powder, the macros were calculated with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. That’s my old faithful recommendation but any protein powder will work here.

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Protein Pizookie Toppings

The real fun begins with toppings. I encourage you to take these recipes and run with them. The Twix pizookie, for example, could easily be turned into a Snickers or any other candy bar themed protein pizookie.

I recommend topping your pizookie with a lower calorie ice cream option. Halo Top and other ice creams in this genre come to mind but don’t feel obligated to use the “healthy” ice creams. You’ll see I’ve included macros for each pizookie with a 1/2 pint of Halo Top vanilla or chocolate, just for a reference point.

It’s also worth mentioning, these things are HUGE. So you may want to consider cutting the recipe in half if you’re eating it by yourself or removing pieces for later before adding the ice cream so the leftovers aren’t soggy.

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A standard frozen yogurt or lower fat ice cream may work just fine. And there’s always the option of using a “nice cream” or fruit-based ice cream like these four protein ice cream recipes.

One final note here before we get to the recipes would be to make sure you’re accounting for things like candy bar crumbles and added chocolate chips. A healthy pizookie can easily turn into a high calorie pizookie if you’re not careful. One idea for chocolate syrup topping might be my Ultimate Protein Frosting recipe or simply sugar-free chocolate syrup. Okay, let’s get into the recipes.

I lied. One more thing. The recipes call for cast iron skillets, but you should be able to use any oven-safe skillet or even a baking dish. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance cast iron skillet, this is what I recommend.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Twix Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe.

  • 1 C (240g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 small (90g) Banana
  • 1/2 C (123g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 scoops (45-48g) Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Walden Farms Caramel Syrup (or any sugar free caramel)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. You can also mix the ingredients by hand if you mash the banana before adding other ingredients. 

  3. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10″ cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  4. Add chocolate chips to the top of your pizookie. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean. 

  5. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with caramel syrup and chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Entire Pizookie: 526 Calories | 56P | 62C | 6F — Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Vanilla Halo Top and 1 serving of Twix Bites: 832 Calories | 67P | 105C | 16F

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Triple Chocolate Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe.

  • 3/4 C (184g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 3/4 C (180g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 C (130g) Canned Black Beans (drained, rinsed, and microwaved for 2 minutes)
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10″ cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  3. Add chocolate chips to the top of your pizookie. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean. 

  4. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Entire Pizookie: 499 Calories | 55P | 54C | 7F — Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Chocolate Halo Top: 681 Calories | 64P | 77C | 13F

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Red Velvet Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe.

  • 1 C (245g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 3/4 C (180g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 C (130g) Black Beans (drained, rinsed, and microwaved for 2 minutes)
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Coconut Flour (or 1 Tbsp All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 scoop (30-32g) Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 2 T (10g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 6-8 drops Red Food Coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10″ cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean.

  4. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Entire Pizookie: 501 Calories | 62P | 52C | 5F — Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Vanilla Halo Top: 681 Calories | 72P | 78C | 9F

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

S’mores Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe. 

  • 3/4 C (180g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 C (130g) Canned Chick Peas (drained, rinsed, microwaved for 2 minutes, and re-rinsed)
  • 1 C (245g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1/2 C (52g) Graham Cracker Crumbs (or 3-4 large crackers, crumbled)
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 3 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Pizookie Toppings

  • 1 Tbsp Chocolate Chips
  • 2/3 C (30g) Mini Marshmallows
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips and marshmallows in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. 

  3. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10″ cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  4. Add chocolate chips and half the marshmallows to the top of your pizookie. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean. The marshmallows on top should be slightly charred but be careful not to burn the cookie.

  5. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with remaining marshmallows as well as chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Entire Pizookie: 812 Calories | 64P | 112C | 12F — Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Vanilla Halo Top: 992 Calories | 74P | 138C | 16F

If you’re looking for something a bit simpler that’s still high protein and just as chocolatey, check out my no bake fudge brownie protein bites.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

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Bekah

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I LOVE pizookies. One of my all time favorite cheat meals! I made the double chocolate one and added a little extra protein powder, used PEScience frosted chocolate cupcake protein (approximately 1.5 scoops). I was really skeptical, honestly. I’ve seen so many recipes online for brownies using black beans but never believed they could turn out right. All that being said, coming in as a skeptic, this thing was dangerously delicious. I’ve been trying to find ways to increase calories on my reverse and this is going to be a staple in the house from now on. Not many recipes outside my waffles make it on my insta, but this definitely did... check it out @buildingbekah

Riley Browder

Monday 25th of November 2019

I tried the red velvet and the double chocolate pizookie. For both recipes I halved the recipe to make a personal pizzokie, it was still plenty big. For the red velvet cookie I even added in Pieces fat free cream cheese dipped in swerve sugar after pouring the batter into the pan. I also added some white chocolate chips. It was AMAZING. The double chocolate chip recipe honestly tasted slightly similar to the red velvet base, but no complaints here. Afterall, normal red velvet cake base is also similar to chocolate cake base. As always I added a couple of enlightened ice cream scoops to complete my pizzokie experience. Overall, both tasted super yummy and are regulars in my dessert rotations now. Also, through making these recipes mason inadvertently teaches patterns that I later tweak to make my own recipes.

Tina at Mommynificent

Monday 25th of February 2019

Forgive me if you've said this somewhere already, but what kind of stevia do you use? Do you know how it measures compared to sugar? The one I use is from Trim Healthy Mama and is really concentrated - I can't imagine using 3 Tbsp in anything! I guess I can try to go by taste, but if you have any conversions with relation to sugar, that would help me a lot. Thanks! Looking forward to trying these! Tina

Mason Woodruff

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

I use a baking stevia that subs 1:1 for sugar.

Nick

Friday 9th of November 2018

This was the first recipe that I made from Mason. This is a weekly nighttime dessert in my house and is so easy to make. The Twix one is my favorite!

Joel

Friday 14th of September 2018

I never tried a pizookie in my life and what did I do when I saw this recipe? Clicked on it, duh!!

Imagine my face when I found out I already have all the ingredients on hand! I only made the twix pizookie but I made it at least 20 times.

I experimented with different flavours of protein powder and cooking times. My favorite one is using MyProtein unflavored whey and microwaving it because it tastes like cake, and this girl can't wait 30 minutes for a pizookie. Yum.

Thank you Mason you're my lifesaver. 🙏