No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookie |

I don’t use protein powder very often, but my husband likes it in his smoothies and once in a while I will add it to mine too. We finally run out of our giant ol’ tub that lasted about a year and I got to try a new brand and DELICIOUS flavor, sweet cream.

I used Vi-Shape shake mix from Visalus. You would not believe the smell when I opened the bag, it reminded me of walking into an ice cream shop. So delicious smelling which I don’t think I’ve ever said about protein powder! Ha! They’re not lying when they say it’s “the shake mix that tastes like a cake mix”.

The mix is low fat (< 1 gram), low sodium (<75 mg), low calorie (90 calories per serving), low sugar (<1 gram) and is gluten and lactose free. You can add it to water, a smoothie or your milk of choice or incorporate it into your recipes.

I wanted to create a recipe, other than a smoothie, using the mix. I decided on a spin off my peanut butter balls and went with a low sugar no-bake protein cookie that makes the perfect snack or dessert.

The mixture will start off a little crumbly but once you start rolling the dough in your hands it tightens up. I formed the dough balls and then gently flattened them out with my hands so that they resembled cookies. I used half peanut butter and half almond butter but you could certainly pick one or the other if you like.

I prefer to keep these cookies in the fridge for that firm texture but it’s not necessary. I was very pleased with the ways these turned out and will be making them again for sure. They are the perfect grab and go treat for when you need a nutritious snack.

Who knew protein powder would be a fun add-in for stuff other than smoothies? Enjoy!

No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Yield: ~10 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie


  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup Vi-Shape Sweet Cream protein powder
  • 1/4 cup natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins, packed


  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir well. Using a tablespoon, scoop a heaping spoonful into your hand, roll into a ball, then flatten slightly. Refrigerate if desired to firm up cookies.


Nutritional Info: 125 calories, 7 grams fat, 6 grams protein, 5 grams sugar

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Question: Have you ever cooked/baked with protein powder? Any fun recipes you want to share?


Disclaimer: Visalus compensated me for creating this recipe, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.



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  1. Nom nom! I occasionally will add protein powder to cookies and breads in addition to smoothies. It can be tricky at times. Have you ever made a protein powder mug cake in the microwave? They tend to blow up on me! ;)
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      No I haven’t! This is seriously the first non-smoothie food I have made with protein powder. I am planning to experiment more with the rest of the bag!

  2. Quite honestly I’ve been looking for a recipe like this!! I am into protein powder lately but want to start adding it to baked goods….so thanks! Pinning pronto.
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  3. There’s something about no bake and easy that I love :)
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  4. NOM NOM NOM. Making these!
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  5. Ooh, these look awesome! And I love no bake cookies- especially in the summer!
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  6. these look so good! i really like oatmeal raisin cookies!
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  7. donna miller says:

    on the oatmeal raisin cookies are they 125calorie per cookie

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