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3 Ingredient Protein Cookies

3 Ingredient Protein Cookies

Five different way of making these protein cookies. Mine usually yield 12 cookies. The entire batter is 135 calories .
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 11 kcal


  • 31 gram Whey Protein I use Optimum Nutrition – Vanilla
  • 50 gram Simple Truth Organic – Applesauce Unsweetened
  • 0.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 40 gram/ml water


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
  • Combine ingredients, make sure to use fresh baking powder.
  • Spread each cookie out on the baking tray using a full teaspoon of batter for each.
  • Bake in oven 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool before eating for a crispier cookie. I used Optimum Nutrition Vanilla Whey in my cookies but other protein powders will also work. If you use an unflavored protein powder, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and sweeten it to taste.

Variation of this recipe using egg whites and whole egg:

    Replace apple sauce with egg white

    • The batter is sticky and hard to spread on the cookie tray. Made drier, rubber texture cookies.
    • Nutritional breakdown: 137 calories, 28-gram protein, 1-gram fat, 3-gram carbs.

    Apple sauce (20 gram) and egg white

    • This created a bread consistency, it was moist and reminded me of a sponge cake. Makes a bigger serving of batter that yields about 15 cookies.
    • Nutritional breakdown: 147 calories, 28-gram protein, 1-gram fat, 5-gram carbs. Picture 4.

    Replace applesauce with a whole large egg

    • The batter is sticky. However, the thinner cookies were completely crunchy. Thicker ones were crunchier than other recipes. Probably my favorite flavor and texture wise. Created 16 cookies.
    • Nutritional breakdown: 192 calories, 30-gram protein, 6-gram fat, 3-gram carbs. Picture 3.

    Apple sauce (10 gram) and whole large egg

    • These were the moistest cookies and with a mild sweet flavor. Makes a lot more cookies than the other recipes, about 19 of them.
    • Nutritional breakdown: 197 calories, 28-gram protein, 6-gram fat, 5-gram carbs.
      Picture 2.


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