IIFYM Recipe- the BEST Protein Cookies Recipe

the best protein cookies

IIFYM Recipe- The BEST Protein Cookies Recipe

Total Time- 1-2 hours prep, 8-10 minutes cook

The holidays are fast approaching and you know what that means…it’s cookie time! If you are looking for a cookie recipe that will be macro friendly and give you a decent serving of protein at the same time, this recipe is for you. Here we have the BEST Protein Cookie recipe out there. I hope you enjoy!


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 scoops LeanPro 100% whey vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or 1 banana)
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • Whatever you want to add in! Chocolate chips/ sprinkles/ etc.


  1. Turn your rolled oats into oat flour by blending or processing them until they look like flour.
  2. Add your oat flour, baking powder, protein powder, salt, and ground cinnamon into a bowl and mix
  3. Melt coconut oil
  4. Combine your egg, vanilla extract, brown sugar, apple sauce, and melted coconut oil into a bowl and mix
  5. Slowly add your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients and mix
  6. Mix in your additional toppings..chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.
  7. Cover and put the dough in the fridge to cool. Roughly 1-2 hours or until it hardens
  8. Meanwhile, line a baking pan with parchment paper
  9. Once the dough is ready, shape into 10 balls and put them on your baking pan.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes on 350

Macro Breakdown

Serving size- 10 cookies

Calories (per cookie, additional toppings not included)- 163

Protein– 10.9 grams

Carbohydrates– 14. 1 grams

Fat– 7.1 grams

Fiber– 1.7 grams

Helpful Tips

  • The more protein powder you use the fluffier your cookies will turn out
  • Baking them for too long will result in extra fluffy cookies as well