Skinny No Bake Cookies are packed with flavor and protein, and not the extra sugar!
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I’m obsessed with No Bake Cookies. But with as addictive as those cookies are to eat, I wanted something a little lighter for the New Year!
However, to do that you need to cut out some of the sugar. A regular No Bake cookie typically calls for 2 cups of sugar. This one is only 1/3 cup. And I promise you it still tastes delicious.
With a household full of athletes (you can decide if you want to put me and the hubs in that category, haha), it’s necessary to keep them well fueled. I mean, keep US well fueled.
I added in a whole banana to help bind these cookies together (since you don’t have all that caramelized sugar like a traditional recipe) and of course peanut butter. Adding in protein powder is a great way to get a little extra protein in our diets too. But this is totally optional.
How to make Skinny No Bake Cookies
In a medium size saucepan, over medium heat, add sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and protein powder. If you choose to NOT use protein powder, add extra cocoa powder instead.
My favorite protein powder is THIS ONE. You can use vanilla or chocolate, as both turn out great in this recipe!
Stir constantly over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble slightly. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the creamy peanut butter, the mashed banana, and espresso powder.
Fold in quick oats.
Using a cookie scoop, drop onto parchment paper. With the bottom of the scoop (or spoon) make a small indentation and sprinkle a few mini morsels on top. Press lightly with fingertips. Allow cookies to set, about 30 minutes.
This recipe doesn’t make a million cookies either, like most of my cookie recipes (good or bad thing???).
You get 24 cookies, which when stored in the refrigerator in a airtight container, will last about a week. I’m not much of a breakfast eater (unless coffee with cream counts as breakfast), but I found myself nibbling on one or two of these every morning.
And with the added 1/2 tsp of espresso powder, they were a perfect pick-me-up!
More No Bake Cookie recipes
You don’t want to miss out on this Peanut Butter Lover’s version!
No Bake Cookies with Double Espresso.
Vanilla Iced Coffee Pudding is a great Skinny dessert recipe. Lots of flavor, in a lower calorie cup!
Looking for a Skinny Dinner Recipe too? I’ve got you covered with these Skinny Beef Enchiladas. Would be delicious with Chicken too!
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Recipe originally published June 23, 2013
Perfect little cookie for my sweet tooth!! Love that these have so much less sugar!!
Aimee, do you still have Ascent Native Protein powder as your #1, or do you have any other brands that have a good flavor and yield a thick consistency that you have found in the past 5 years?
I love using Ascent protein powder for these cookies! I usually use their vanilla bean or chocolate! But the cappuccino is also delicious 🙂
I love these cookies because I can eat a ton of them and not feel guilty!!
This is a wonderful skinny version of my fave no bakes! Thank you!
Love that these are so simple to make and fun!!! I have to try these.
These look like the perfect thing to satisfy my sweet tooth. I love anything chocolate and peanut butter!!
I love how simple and satisfying these no bake cookies are!
I’ve made these several times and they’re always a hit! Thanks for the great recipe!
What could be used in place of the protein powder? That is not something we use.
Could you leave out the protein power and the expresso powder? And does anyone now the WW Plus Points for this?
As a broke college student with an apartment full of roommates, we try to eat healthy while on a budget. This recipe fit that description perfectly! We are physically active and LOVE food. I made these cookies for my roommates and they absolutely loved them! So good! Thank you! Will definitely make again.
Can you substitute Stevia for the sugar in these?
I’m not sure I’ve never tried. Let me know if you do and how it turns out!!
I made these with almond milk and peanut butter and whey protein powder. They were great, but only lasted 3 days before they got moldy!! perhaps it’s the protein powder?
Did you store them in refrigerator?
I was wondering if anyone has tried this recipe..but used the Weightwatchers shake mixes?
Made them with coconut sugar and almond milk…. In the fridge… Fingers crossed
Can these be done without peanut butter?
Do you know the nutrition information on these?
No I’m sorry I don’t. But maybe you can plug the ingredients into an online calculator?
Would applesauce be an ok sub for banana? I’m not the biggest fan, but feel like applesauce wouldn’t be binding enough. I love my ViSalus, so I can’t WAIT to try these out!! Thanks!
Hmmm, I don’t think that would bind enough. Sorry 🙁
Ok cool.. Thanks for the quick response!
Just wondering if I could remove the sugar completly? I make a baked cookies, that uses visalus protein, pb, oats and bananas..no sugar and they are delicious. Not sure if these would work removing the sugar?
I haven’t tried it, but I think it would be okay. Let me know how it works out!!!
Wow! This recipe rocks 🙂 they look delicious too!