Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

Low carb. Low sugar. Low calorie. Healthy fats. High Protein. Super tasty…does it get any better than that?

I baked some oatmeal breakfast cookies and these peanut butter cookies a couple Sundays ago. They were SOOO good and I wanted to share the recipe with you before falling asleep (hello midnight!) I’m so bad when it comes to peanut butter cookies, I can’t stop. I want more and more and more, especially if my mom made them. She makes the best! I decided to make a healthier version just incase I couldn’t stop. They are a little spin off from my other almond flour based cookies!

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

They turned out just as good as the real deal and I know I’ll be making this recipe again. My dad had no idea they were “healthier.” I love them crumbled up on Halo Top ice cream, dipped in almond milk, before or after a workout and for dessert! If peanut butter cookies are your favorite, you have to try these!

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies


*2 & 2/3 Cups Almond Flour (Not Packed Down)
*1 Tsp Baking Soda
*2 Tsp Pure Vanilla
*1/4 Cup Honey
*3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
*3 Packets Stevia
*3 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
*2 Large Eggs
*4 Tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

What to do?

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

Mix the almond flour, protein powder, peanut butter and baking soda together.

In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla, and honey.

Mix together the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl.

*If it’s too runny, add more almond flour. If it’s too dry, add more peanut butter! 

Place the cookie batter in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to firm up! This will help you form the cookies.

Drop the cookies onto the sheet. (about 1 & 1/2 tablespoon) The dough is trickier to work with because it has no flour. Don’t be afraid to get those fingers sticky! Place them on the GREASED baking sheet and press down into a cookie form with your fingers. Use a fork to give them the indent.

Bake about 10-11 minutes. Let them cool for about two minutes. (The edges will be lightly brown & the centers will be super soft)

Remove from the baking sheet and add to a cooling rack or a separate plate.

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe makes about 38-40 cookies (1 &1/2 tablespoon sized)

38 Cookies: 85 Calories, 5 g Carbs, 6 g Fat, 7 g Protein, 3 g Sugar, 2 g Fiber

  1. What is your favorite cookie?
  2. Have you ever baked with almond flour?


  • Rebecca

    I enjoyed these a lot! My granddaughter and I made them for her birthday.

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  • Anonymous

    These were so good

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  • Valerie

    Did you omit the Stevia and coconut oil ?

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    • Andrea Perry Webber

      Did you get an answer? I want to make these but can’t figure the coconut oil/stevia part out!

      Reply to Andrea Perry Webber
  • Anonymous

    Did you omit the Stevia and coconut oil ?

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  • Bushka

    How much is a scoop of protein powder? I don’t have a scoop!

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  • Olivia

    Loved this recipe!

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  • Peter

    My toddler is obsessed with these. I can’t get him to eat anything and I was starting to worry. You may have just saved me!

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  • Aden

    I love your blog and recipes!

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  • Katie

    I made these for my dad! He had no idea they were healthy.

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  • Katherine

    My kids had no idea that these were healthy! I used a plant based vanilla protein powder and vegan egg substitute. They turned out so tasty!

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  • Beth

    The peanut butter cookies turned out great. I tried to make a second batch with chocolate protein and they weren’t too bad (not as good as the vanilla) but for anyone who doesn’t have vanilla, you could try that! Thank you Tara

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  • Dana

    My kids loved these!

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  • Claire

    YES THESE WERE SO GOOD! THANK YOU! I used almond butter and a couple extra tablespoons of coconut oil…still perfect!

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  • susan

    Can I bake this without the protien powder? Or replace it with something els?

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  • Marsha

    This sounds so good!!! I’m saving this recipe to try out…soon! Thanks for sharing. Peanut butter is my favorite!

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  • Kaitlyn

    Hi Tara! Do you use almond meal & flour interchangeably?!

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  • Jennifer

    I’d love the recipe for the breakfast oatmeal cookies that you mention, too! These look amazing, btw. I’ll be making them this weekend!

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  • Danielle

    My best friend from college is coming to visit me in Nashville for the weekend. We plan on cooking most of our meals and trying out Five Daughter’s Bakery, but now we are making these too! I cannot wait to taste these!

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  • Lauren

    Ooo!!! These look yummy! I might have to make an adjusted version of these for my hubby — he really likes his peanut butter cookies! I don’t know if I have a specific favorite cookie, but I do really like gingerbread cookies. And, no, I’ve never cooked with almond flour before; I tend to use whole wheat flour for almost everything.:)

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  • Genevieve

    Can I use cashewnut flour instead? I’m from India, and it’s quite a task to find almond flour.

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  • jaime

    Yum!! Definitely making these 🙂 Question, do you use truvia stevia packets? that’s what I have but I know those packets are bigger than others. Also are 38 cookies really only 85 calories total?! Sounds too good to be true 😛 I have a feeling that’s just for one cookie, right?

    thanks again for sharing your recipe!

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  • Amanda S

    These look soooo good!
    How do you think they would turn out without the protein powder? I have all these ingredients currently in my kitchen except that, hah

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  • Olivia

    I LOVE Peanut Butter cookies! I’ve never used almond flour but I like the idea of making a healthier cookie with a little protein. This will be a great treat on our camping trips!

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  • Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Yum! Love that this uses almond flour! Ive not baked with it yet but ive loved coconut flour!

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  • luyee

    wow so delicious!! thankyou for share haha lol seems like everyone fall asleep.just me reading this, you know why? bucause i am in china!! good dream

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  • Linda @ The Fitty

    Low carb? I’m all in! I’ll just replace the honey with keto friendly sweetener.

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  • Amanda

    Yum! I am definitely going to try this! I might even try with different sort of nut butters too (have you tired cashew butter? It’s amazing!)

    1. I love a good chewy white chocolate and macadamia cookie. Once the size of a my hand if possible

    2. Yes – being gluten free I bake with almond flour a lot. But it expensive!

    xxx from NZ

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