Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Protein Bars (Vegan+GF)

These healthy homemade protein bars are here to make all your cookie dough dreams come true. They're quick, easy, gluten free, and vegan too!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 bars


  • 1/2 cup about 12 pitted dates
  • 4 scoops 112g vanilla protein powder (plant-based if needed)
  • 1/4 cup 64g almond butter
  • 2/3 cup 100g oat flour
  • 5 tablespoons almond milk or any non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips or chunks dairy-free if needed


  1. Grease an 8x8 inch pan or line it with parchment paper. Add the protein powder and dates to a blender or food processor and pulse until the dates are mostly ground. Add the almond butter, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, oat flour, and almond milk and pulse until completely combined.
  2. Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate, then press the mixture into the pan.
  3. Let cool in fridge for at least 25 minutes and then cut into bars or squares.