Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Soft, chewy, no bake vegan cookie dough protein bites! An easy breakfast, snack, or dessert, these cookie dough bites are full of healthy ingredients and plant-based Sunwarrior protein!

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Happy Monday, friends! If you’re not a Monday person (and who is, really?!), I’ve got just the cure for you today. Vegan cookie dough protein bites are cute, poppable, no bake, AND healthy. Oh oh, and packed with protein! My very favorite Sunwarrior protein, specifically.

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

First of all, you guys know I love Sunwarrior. I’ve been using it for years, both in simple shakes and mixed with my oatmeal, and in recipes for my blog. Most recently, you guys have given me great feedback on this bowl of purple perfection, which uses the chocolate flavor.

I love Sunwarrior because it’s raw, vegan, naturally sweet, and has great texture and flavor. Some proteins are chalky or artificial tasting – but once I tried Sunwarrior, I was hooked and haven’t used a different brand since. I promise you’ll love it too! They have a lot of great flavor options, too, if you’re looking to mix it up. This is NOT sponsored post, I just have loved Sunwarrior for a long time and know people often have a difficult time finding protein powders that they like. So if you haven’t tried it, Sunwarrior may just be the one for you!

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

My typical choice is their chocolate flavor, but for these vegan cookie dough protein bites, I went with vanilla. When thinking of the typical cookie dough flavor profile, I thought their slightly sweet, vanilla would be just perfect.

I was right!! And now we get to eat balls of cookie dough. Told you this Monday was going to be great.

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Because these little bites are no bake, they couldn’t be easier to throw together for healthy snacks/breakfasts that are ready to go for the coming week. It’s a simple mix of whole grain oats, ground into flour, date paste for sweetness and a sticky binder to hold things together, vanilla protein for the cookie dough-ish flavor, and some almond milk.

I add a little bit of almond extract, because to me it makes them taste even more cookie dough-y! Just be aware when adding it, though, because it’s really strong. Literally a drop packs a LOT of flavor, so be careful! Too far and it’ll get way too overpowering. But just a few drops will add even more depth of flavor – I love it.

Last is any of your favorite cookie dough related add ins. Here I went with dairy free chocolate chunks, but I’m thinking raisins, cacao nibs, or even coconut would be awesome. Totally up to you!

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

These vegan cookie dough protein bites are definitely going to become a regular in our snack rotation, for good reason. They’re soft, sweet, and taste like cookie dough, for goodness sake! All while being quick and no bake, and full of healthy ingredients with a plant protein punch. Hope you guys love these, and if you haven’t already, stock up on Sunwarrior! I promise you’ll be as obsessed as I am.

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c whole grain oats, ground into flour
  • 1/2 c vanilla Sunwarrior protein
  • 1 c date paste - I use about 16 medjool dates blended with 1 c hot water, then measure out 1 c paste
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • Optional:
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Unsweetened, dairy-free chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the oat flour and protein and stir to combine.
  2. Add the date paste, almond milk and almond extract and stir into a thick dough.
  3. Roll the dough into balls (I did 2 tbsp each), and roll in chocolate chunks if desired.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.
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Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bites