February 27, 2024 2 Comments

Protein No Bake Cookies

These Protein No Bake Cookies are thick, fudgy, and melt in your mouth! Think similar to haystack cookies, cow patties, or mud cookies. They get their protein from collagen, which offers many benefits for the skin, gut, and joints. As always, these cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and low in sugar! I love the chocolate peanut butter combo but you can use other nut or seed butters as well.

Did you know? A recent study found that daily collagen supplementation helped reduce bloating and mild digestive symptoms in otherwise healthy women!

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Collagen recommendation

For these cookies, I used LIV Body Flavorless Marine Collagen, which is rich in Type I Collagen, the most important kind our bodies have. I love that it's free of artificial ingredients and mixes easily into anything! It's perfect for adding a flavorless boost of protein to these cookies. Use my code SARAHWILKINS for free shipping on all LIV Body products!

While you could use another brand of unflavored collagen protein powder, I do not recommend substituting whey or vegan protein, as these behave much differently than collagen. You could, however, omit the collagen and the recipe will still work.

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Sweetener recommendations

I used a monk fruit brown sugar alternative to sweeten these no bake cookies. I just love the hint of molasses flavor! Feel free to use any reduced-calorie brown sugar alternative, like Lakanto Golden, Sukrin Gold, Swerve Brown, or Truvia Sweet Complete Brown. You can also use regular brown sugar or coconut sugar if you don't mind the added sugar! Baking stevia, granulated erythritol, granulated monk fruit, or a granulated white sugar will also work. If using stevia extract or drops, please refer to the brand-specific conversion chart.

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Other dry ingredients

This recipe works best with quick oats. As always, use certified gluten-free oats to keep this gluten-free! I also buy organic oatmeal because oats are one the most heavily sprayed crops with pesticides. 

I also added a little unsweetened cocoa powder and salt for more flavor :)

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Wet ingredients

For the wet ingredients, I used natural creamy peanut butter, virgin coconut oil (solid at room temperature), unsweetened almond milk, and pure vanilla extract

Again, feel free to substitute any other nut or seed butter for the peanut butter! You can also swap the coconut oil out for vegan butter or unsalted butter, just make sure it's solid at room temp. The almond milk can be swapped for any milk or even water, and the vanilla extract is optional (but highly recommended!)

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Optional add-ins

I added some dairy free chocolate chips to my no bake cookies, but they are plenty chocolate-y without. You could also add some unsweetened shredded coconut for a delicious chocolate coconut version! Feel free to add whatever ingredients sound good to you.

Here's the printable recipe for these dairy-free Protein No Bake Cookies! I hope you'll rate this recipe and comment below if you love it :)

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2 Responses

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

April 09, 2024

Hi Jenn! I am so glad this recipe turned out for you :) I will ask my recipe card developer if they can add that feature! I run off Shopify and I know many blogs use WordPress which has more features but was too much for me to deal with LOL. I always appreciate you clicking “5 stars” if you love a recipe! Have a great day :) Sarah


April 08, 2024

These came out wonderful! Very moreish, but filling at the same time. I’ve been having a field day, trying out all your recipes and so many are coming out great :)

If I could just request one thing, only if possible…could you possibly provide a way to scale down the recipes and convert them to metric, like on some other blogs? That would be so very helpful!

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