Post Workout Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies [GF, Protein Packed]

Post Workout Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies [GF, Protein Packed]
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A teacher living in Cyprus trying to spread the vegan message and make the world a better place for human and non-human animals. Nutrition enthusiast, vegan foodie, panda obsessed & crazy dog lover
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Post Workout

Ideally, after a long workout, you should have something protein packed! The reason behind this, is that protein helps your muscles recover and grow.  Around 10-20 g of protein should suffice. Today’s recipe should be able to provide you with all the protein you need as well tinkle your taste buds! Nutritious and delicious? Yes, we can! Post workout vegan chocolate chip cookies are rich tasting and packed with all the essential nutrients your body needs after workout. Did I mention they are gluten free?

Since the body is continuously breaking down proteins, our diet must provide sufficient quantities. Although recommended intakes vary and depend on body size and activity, post-workout protein is almost universally helpful to kick start muscle repair, recovery, and growth.

Plant Protein

We need to eat foods that supply us with the nine essential amino acids that our bodies can’t make on their own. The average person needs around 0.8g of protein per kilogram of weight. Some complete protein plant foods include soy, chia and quinoa. Some plant foods have a mix of some and not others. As long as you consume enough seeds, nuts, legumes, vegetables and wholegrain you are certainly obtaining the recommended daily protein intake.

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What’s great about plant protein in compassion to animal protein is that it doesn’t come with saturated fat, cholesterol, added hormones and antibiotics. On the contrary, it comes with the added bonus of antioxidants, fiber, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals.

Post workout vegan chocolate chip cookies are the most delicious way to get all the protein you need post workout!

Vegan Protein Powder

The main ingredient of our cookies are chickpeas! Yup, that’s right! Chickpeas can be used in every possible way! They contain approximately 19g of protein per 100g. But in order to kick things up a notch, unflavored or even flavored vegan protein powder should do the trick! There is a large variety of vegan protein powders available on the market. You can add them to smoothies, cereal or in this case, your cookies and it won’t alter the taste or texture in any way. For our post workout vegan chocolate chip cookies I’ve used Pulsin’ Unflavoured Pea Protein Powder which is 80% pure pea protein, gluten free and non GMO. 

Having said that, our cookies are so rich, dense and delicious that you can have them as a regular snack, in which case you don’t really need to add extra protein to them! So feel free to omit the protein powder from the ingredients list! You cookies would still be protein packed, even without the added protein powder!

Post Workout Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies [GF, Protein Packed]

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? They are an American classic and so popular all over the world. Personally, as a certified chocolate addict, I can’t get enough. But the ones we buy at the store are highly processed, rich in sugar and saturated fats. Post workout vegan chocolate chip cookies are equally, if not more, delicious as the ones you find on the market but much healthier and highly nutritious! They are also super easy to make, who wants to slave in the kitchen for hours? Our recipe doesn’t require may ingredients (only 6!!) and it’s just so simple to put together! And it only takes less than half an hour to complete the whole process!

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Our recipe is kid approved! No child can say no to a chocolate chip cookie! They can even help you make them! A bit of fun in the kitchen and a full tummy afterward!

Enough chit chat, let’s get to the recipe so you can find out yourselves, just how good these cookies are!

Ingredients ( 8 rather large cookies):


  • Add your chickpeas to a food processor along with the banana, peanut butter, maple syrup and protein powder. Grind until smooth.
  • Place the mixture into a bowl, add the chocolate chips and stir.
  • Using the palm of your hand (make sure your hand are wet so the mixture doesn’t stick),mold into large round cookies.
  • Drizzle some coconut oil on non-stick baking paper and align your cookies.
  • Place in the oven for approximately 15′ at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Once your cookies are ready take them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

Post workout vegan chocolate chip cookies in no time! You can even make a large bunch and save them in the fridge. They should be fine to eat for at least a week! Be sure to try this recipe, especially if you are a vegan athlete! And please leave your comments and photos below! I’d be thrilled to know how much you enjoyed them!

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I love using chickpeas! As an athlete myself with an active family of young athletes, this will be a great snack for us. Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the recipe.

lisa guia
lisa guia

Hi, do you think you could use carob chips?

lisa guia
lisa guia

One more question! Do you add the water from chickpeas? 🙂


I can’t stand peanut butter! Will the recipe still work without it or is there something I can sub? Thanks

Vegan Eats Oxford

These look great! Look forward to giving them a try for my post-workout snack, thanks for sharing.


Hi, I see you have said you could substitute cocoa powder for the nut butter. I cant have nuts or seeds. I wanted to make these like an oatmeal raisin cookie, not chocolatey. What does the nut butter do? Are there any other replacements? Applesauce?? More banana? Thank you these look so good