This healthy funfetti protein cookie dough is an easy snack recipe to fuel you up and keep you full. This healthy recipe is made with raw, natural ingredients and filled with flavor and protein.
Happy Tuesday! I hope you had an awesome Memorial Day weekend! I’m also hoping this funfetti protein cookie dough cheers you up after a long weekend off work.
Did you do any pontooning or grilling out? What was your favorite thing you ate this weekend? Whatever it was I hope it was fun and delish.
I had a great memorial day! And lucky for me my long weekend continues until Wednesday because Zach (my fiance) and I are currently traveling through Ireland! We arrived on May 23 and have been here the last week traveling with some dear friends from college. Follow along on Instagram for our real-time updates.
We’ve been eating, hiking and sight seeing our way through the country like no one’s business. We really wanted to play golf at least once but we didn’t pack clothes. Womp womp.
Fun fact: I played golf all throughout my childhood and played for a year in college.
Zach just started playing golf so getting on a course and playing here in Ireland would have been absolutely awesome. We’ll have to save that for the next time we visit. Which is a must because it’s absolutely gorgeous here.
Stay tuned for multiple posts about our trip! I brought my camera and I’ve got lots of pics and recommendations to share with all of you when I return.
Right before we left I tested out the recipe for this funfetti protein cookie dough and had every intention of bringing it to the airport with us but Zach accidently dropped the bowl on the floor and it shattered everywhere. Usually I’m the clumsy one in this relationship.
The pretty pink bowl you see in these images? Done-zo. I wrapped it in plastic wrap and kept it in the fridge for later and when Zach took it out to eat some it slipped through his fingers. Funfetti protein cookie dough all over our kitchen.
So you may be wondering how in the world something with the name like “funfetti protein cookie dough” could actually be healthy and good for you. I’ll explain!
What’s in protein cookie dough:
It’s simple really. It’s made of some of my favorite ingredients to use in healthy baking: oats, almond butter, honey and vanilla. From there I added a few extras like almond extract and dark chocolate chips to put the “fun” in funfetti.
I also added protein powder to this protein cookie dough, of course. You can use your favorite vanilla protein powder here. Or if you have cake batter protein you should totally use that. I bought it once from my gym and pretty much put it in everything for a few months.
If you don’t have it that’s totally fine. The vanilla protein and almond extract will give you the iconic cake batter taste in funfetti recipes. My funfetti protein bars are killing it on Pinterest so I thought I would share another healthy funfetti recipe with you all in the form of protein cookie dough.
You can eat this protein cookie dough with a spoon (my fave way) or you can roll it into balls to make protein balls. OR you could roll it into tiny balls and add it to a protein shake to make a cookie dough protein shake.
I actually just had that idea as I was writing this post and now I really want to do that. When we get back from Ireland I’m making another batch of this funfetti protein cookie dough and adding it to a protein shake.
It’s like a protein party🎉
- 3 cups dry oats
- 1 cup creamy almond butter (cashew butter also works well)
- 4 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
- 2-3 scoops vanilla protein powder
- ⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 3 tablespoons dairy free chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons sprinkles (optional)
- In the bowl of a food processor, add the rolled oats and blend on high 1-2 minutes until it turns into a flour-like texture.
- Add the creamy nut butter, honey, protein bowlder, almond milk, vanilla and almond extract. Blend on high for another minute until dough comes together and starts to pull away from the edges of the food processor.
- Add chocolate chips and sprinkles and combine using a rubber spatula. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to one week.
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Here are a couple of items I used to make today’s recipe:
Ninja Mega Kitchen System, Vital Proteins Protein Powder, Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Soy Free and Vegan, Mini Chips
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