Protein Oreos (High Protein & Only 180 Calories)

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If you’re looking for a high-protein snack or dessert, these healthy Oreos are for you! 

Made with just a few simple ingredients, they’re high fiber and sugar-free. Plus, each serving packs in over 8 grams of protein. 

You can even make a large batch and store them in the freezer for a quick snack or dessert anytime you want.

So if you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious way to fuel your body, give these protein Oreos a try!

Protein Oreos

Macro Breakdown & Calories

  • 182 Calories
  • Carbohydrates: 29 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams

Protein is an important nutrient that helps build and repair muscle tissue. It’s also essential for a healthy immune system. Because it takes longer for the body to break down protein than other nutrients, it can help you feel fuller longer. 

Therefore, protein powder, Greek yogurt, and almond butter in this recipe offer all of these benefits.

Ingredients 

Protein Oreos Ingredients 
  • Protein Powder: I used chocolate collagen protein powder in the cookie recipe and vanilla protein powder for the creme.  You can use any type of protein powder that you like or have on hand. I like to use collagen protein powder because it’s high in protein and also has other health benefits like joint support and healthy skin.
  • Whole Wheat Flour:  You can use any type of whole wheat flour for this recipe. I like to use white whole wheat flour because it’s lighter in color and texture than traditional whole wheat flour. 
  • Almond Butter: You can use any type of nut or seed butter in this recipe. Almond butter is my favorite because it has a neutral flavor and goes well with the chocolate cookie. 
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: You can use any type of unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe. I like to use dutch-processed cocoa powder because it’s less bitter than natural cocoa powder. 
  • Dates: Dates are a great natural sweetener and add a lot of sweetness to these Oreos. If you don’t have dates, you can use any other type of dried fruit like raisins or apricots. 
  • Honey: Honey is another great natural sweetener and adds a lot of sweetness to these Oreos. If you don’t have honey, you can use any other type of liquid sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar. 
  • Greek Yogurt:  I like to use Greek yogurt in this recipe because it’s high in protein and adds a lot of creaminess. You can use any type of yogurt that you like or have on hand.

Related Article: Can You Cook With Protein Powder?

How To Make Protein Oreos

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. 

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the protein powder, whole wheat flour, almond butter, and cocoa powder until well combined.  

Step 3

In a food processor, blend the dates and honey until they form a paste. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined. 

Step 4

step 4 how to make protein oreos: Scoop the dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie with your fingers or a fork. 

Scoop the dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie with your fingers or a fork. 

Step 5

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are firm to the touch. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Step 6

Step 6 how to make protein oreos: While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting by mixing together the vanilla protein powder, Greek yogurt, and honey in a small bowl. 

While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting by mixing together the vanilla protein powder, Greek yogurt, and honey in a small bowl. 

Step 7

Step 7 how to make protein oreos: Once the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on one cookie and top with another to form an oreo. Repeat with the remaining cookies. 

Once the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on one cookie and top with another to form an oreo. Repeat with the remaining cookies. 

Customizations 

protein oreos customizations

Higher Calorie For Bulking

If you want to increase the calories in this recipe, you can increase the serving size or use toppings or mix-ins to the frosting such as chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut. 

Low Calorie For Cutting

If you want to decrease the calories in this recipe, you can use a sugar-free protein powder or low-fat yogurt in the frosting. You can also omit the honey in the frosting. 

Dairy-Free Options

If you want to make these Oreos dairy-free, you can use a non-dairy yogurt in the frosting. 

Vegan Options

If you want to make them vegan, you can use a plant-based protein powder and non-dairy yogurt.   I’d suggest Vega protein powder. 

Other Flavors

You can also change up the flavor by using different flavors of protein powder or adding different toppings and mix-ins to the frosting.

How To Store & Meal Prep: 

protein oreos how to store and meal prep

These Oreos can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

This recipe can easily be meal prepped ahead of time. Simply make the cookies and frosting ahead of time and store them in separate containers in the fridge.

Homemade vs Packaged Oreos: Which Is Healthier? 

When comparing these homemade Oreos and packaged Oreos, homemade treats are definitely the healthier option. The macros for each are as follows: 

1 serving of homemade high-protein Oreos (1 cookie with frosting): 

  • Calories: 182
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Carbs: 29 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams

1 serving of packaged Oreos (2 cookies): 

  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Carbs: 16.7 grams
  • Fat: 4.7 grams

As you can see, homemade Oreos have more calories, protein, carbs, and sugar. However, they also have more fiber and less fat. 

So, if you’re looking for a healthier option, go for the homemade Oreos!

Are Protein Oreos Sugar-Free? 

While these Oreos are not made with sugar, they’re made with honey, which is considered sugar. 

However, they are lower in sugar than traditional Oreos. If you’re looking for a sugar-free option, you can use a sugar-free protein powder and omit the honey.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Oreos Does This Recipe Make?  

This recipe makes about 14-18 Oreos, depending on the size you make them. 

Can You Use Other Sugar Substitutes?  

Yes, you can use other sugar substitutes such as stevia or monk fruit. If you’re vegan, an easy swap is agave nectar or maple syrup.

Do You Have to Keep the Oreos Refrigerated? 

No, you don’t have to keep the Oreos refrigerated. However, they will last longer if you do.

When Is the Best Time to Eat Protein Oreos? 

Protein Oreos are a great snack to eat before or after a workout. They’re also a great way to get some extra protein into your diet. 

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Protein Oreos (High Protein Healthy Treat)

Protein Oreos


  • Author: Kelsey Butler
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
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Description

These high-protein Oreos are the perfect healthy snack or dessert! They’re made with just a few simple ingredients are free of refined sugar and packed with over 8 grams of protein per serving!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 10 dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine the chocolate protein powder, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, 

3. Use a food processor to combine dates and honey. Once smooth, mix the honey mixture and the almond butter into the dry ingredients.

4. Knead all the ingredients into a dough

5. Roll out the dough and cut out 1-2” circles and lay on a baking sheet.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 

7. In a medium bowl, combine the vanilla protein powder, honey, and Greek yogurt. Mix until smooth. 

8. Spread the frosting over the cooled cookies and enjoy!

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 1 week

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Bodybuilding Meals

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 16
  • Calories: 182 kcal
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Protein: 8 g

About The Author

KELSEY BUTLER

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, coaching, content creation, and recipe development. Kelsey takes a mindful approach towards health and values building relationships with all foods. She understands the importance of providing recipes that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary needs. When she’s not focusing on nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, the outdoors, running, and travel.