Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites

Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites

These Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites are everything you love in the cookie, but without the junk. These taste just like the cookie, but without all the garbage ingredients in the cookie! They are gluten-free and oil-free as well!

I used a delicious, high quality protein by Sprout Living for these, but you could sub with whatever one you love, or just add a bit more oat flour. I wanted a protein powder that didn't use artificial sugars/sweeteners or gums.  Their products are raw, organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, soy-free and gum-free!

It was like Christmas once I discovered them online from reading rave reviews on another site. Once I read the ingredient list, I was sold. Brown rice protein powders tend to be gritty and unpleasant. I have found Epic to be the smoothest of them all. You can still slightly detect the texture (if you use 2 full scoops), but it is very slight and far better than any other I've tried.

The flavor, and by far my favorite, that I used for this recipe is their Vanilla Lucuma. It is sweet and has a wonderful vanilla flavor and aroma.

I'm sharing these AMAZING snickerdoodle protein bites with you today. These were so delicious, the picky husband even approved and said "they taste just like a snickerdoodle cookie!" My daughter just kept wanting to eat all of them and I had to hide them. YES! That was my whole goal....and all accomplished without refined all purpose flour or tons of white sugar and butter. The floral vanilla flavor from the protein powder and enhancing it further with pure vanilla extract and cinnamon made them absolutely delicious. Best part, is they are quality ingredients.

Let me know what you think after you make these Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites!

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites

This amazing vanilla protein powder gives wonderful flavor to these protein bites. Who knew healthy protein bites could truly taste like a snickerdoodle cookie! These might just became a favorite in your household!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons Epic Protein Powder Vanilla Lucuma Or just use plain lucuma or your preferred vanilla protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup oat flour 112 g, 4 oz (Use certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter cashew butter works too
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cinnamon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • I have only made these using Epic vanilla protein powder so I can't vouch for the results of any other. Epic has a very clean, gourmet vanilla flavor, so that is why I love it. I highly encourage you to try theirs! If you want to make these immediately and you don't have Epic, just make sure you use a high quality vanilla protein powder.


  1. I make my own oat flour by adding 1 1/4 cups quick cooking gluten-free oats to a food processor. Process until finely ground for a couple of minutes. If you have any extra, use it in a smoothie. Make sure to only measure out 1 cup of oat flour.
  2. Add the protein powder, oat flour, cinnamon and cream of tartar to a medium bowl and whisk well.
  3. In a separate cup or small bowl, add the syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Stir and pour over the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir the batter for a couple of minutes with a spoon continually pressing it with the back of the spoon. It will seem too dry, but keep pressing and it will all come together. You don't want the batter too wet or the balls won't hold properly.
  5. Add the cinnamon sugar ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  6. Using a tablespoon or melon ball scooper, form balls with your hands and roll them into the cinnamon sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container to stay perfectly soft or in the fridge to become firm. I like mine at room temperature. These are best eaten within the first 24 hours, which shouldn't be a problem! (They start to dry out after 24 hours)


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  1. I have been looking for a good protein powder for my smotthies
  2. I would love to try this recipe first then use this protein powder in my smoothies and othrr recipes
  3. You are like my brain twin! I have also been looking for a good protein powder and I found one for women that's okay, but not my ideal. I'd love to try this one! Not to mention those fluffy looking snickerdoodle balls. They'd be such a fab, healthy addition to my holiday cookie bags!
      Thank you so much Erika!
  4. I would like to put it in some smoothies. And this recipe looks delicious, too!
  5. I like using protein powder in shakes and smoothies, I'm very picky about it, this sounds great. Your snickerdoodle bites sound perfectly delicious and that sweet little girl of yours looks like she is loving them.
      I'm super picky too Suzanne..and I've tried several. Vegan protein powders tend to be gritty or weird tasting and when I tried this one after trying several popular brands, I just fell in love. The ingredient list is only 4 ingredients and they are all good ones! And the taste makes these balls and my smoothies so floral and gourmet!
  6. I would definitely make some smoothie or some baked good with it!
  7. I can't wait to try and make these!
  8. This looks amazing! I entered the giveaway but ive never figured out how to follow blogs on mobile /: ugh oh well
      Hi Malia! On your mobile phone, just scroll down towards the bottom below all the blog posts, and the orange subscribe button is there to fill out :)
  9. I'd love to win this, as I haven't seen it anywhere in stores... and would probably try it in my smoothies first. Your recipe today, though, looks awfully good. Being the only one here to eat them, though, probably not safe for me to make the recipe and have it around! Could you hide them for me? ;-)
      Thank you so much! They are actually healthy ingredients, so not too guilty! :)
  10. I agree with you on the protein powders that contain all the extra stuff I just don't want. That is one reason I really don't purchase it, but this sounds perfect. Also your using oat flour instead of those gluten free flours that smell horrible! I have to try these out!! p.s. Your little girl is sooo cute!
      I agree...gluten free flours taste awful and leave a horrible aftertaste!
  11. Your protein balls look absolutely perfect and so beautiful! I also love the snickerdoodle/protein ball combination. Genius. That protein powder looks amazing too. I would LOVE to try it. ;-)
      You are so sweet Melanie, thank you! The best part is that they actually really taste like a snickerdoodle!!
  12. I would loooove to win this, and naturally I am going to make these snickerdoodle protein bites!
  13. I would definitely try those snickerdoodle cookies if I won this protein powder! However, I also want to try it in my morning smoothies I make with frozen bananas, cacao powder, mesquite powder, frozen blueberries, cinnamon and vanilla almond mylk. I think it would be the perfect fit and I hope I WIN! Mahalo nui loa ~
  14. I would love to make the Snickerdoodle Protein Bites
  15. The first thing I will make with the EPIC Protein Powder is a smoothie for my 84-year-old mother, who is showing more and more interest in adding the goodness of natural vegan living to her daily diet.
  16. I would make a chocolate, banana, peanut butter smoothie with this protein powder!
  17. i've never cooked with protein powder and i hadn't used it in a long time. i can see that it would sub for wheat flour in gf baking. i think i could go for some cookies =) pumpkin ones!
      Hi there! You could add this to baking if you wanted to, but not as a whole sub because that would be too much protein powder and overpowering. Maybe if for example, a recipe called for 2 cups gluten-free flour, you could sub 1/4-1/2 cup, but I wouldn't do more than that. Good luck! :)
  18. I am going to make the snicker doodle bars!!!
  19. The review you gave this powder is convincing enough for me to try it out. We love protein bites in our house too!!
  20. These look amazing!
  21. DARN IT! I didn't even know you were doing a protein powder give away! BUMMED BUMMED! I wanted to try this. Well, I mean, I still can, OBVIOUSLY - lol! I have been on the hunt for new protein powders. While I adore Sun Warrior, my mom wants to try something else, so, I decided to be her guinea pig! Thank you for letting me know about THIS ONE :)
  22. Yum, these sound so delicious. I've never seen the sprout living protein powder over here but I can imagine why it tastes so good... looks like it's beautifully made. I'll definitely try this recipe if I can get my hands on some! xx
  23. Those look delish! I love snickerdoodles and what a great flavor for a protein boost!
      Thank you....they really taste like a Snickerdoodle too :)
  24. [...] I mentioned in this previous giveaway post, I am in love with Sprout Living’s Epic Protein “Vanilla Lucuma” flavor. It is [...]
  25. As a cinnamon lover, I can have snickerdoodles any time of the year. I’m so glad to see that this recipe is gluten-free and contains all healthy ingredients. Feel like making a batch right now and have my house smell like Christmas!
      Oh, please do, you won't regret it! They are a huge hit around here, especially with my toddler! Please make them and let me know how they turn out. Thank you so much for your comment!
  26. Wow, these look & sound incredible, Brandi! By some weird coinky-dink I've been thinking about making a healthier snickerdoodle recipe all day and then saw these instead :) . This protein powder sounds great -- I'll be sure to look out for it. Never tried this brand, but I love the specs!
  27. [...] All of their products are some of the cleanest you can find, which is why I support them. Not to mention, they are the best tasting plant protein powder I have ever tried in my life. The “Vanilla Lucuma” is my absolute favorite and it tastes and smells delicious straight out of the bag, seriously. I’ve mentioned this a few times before on the blog. This is the same flavor I used for my Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites. [...]
  28. […] 20.) Snickerdoodle Cookie Protein Bites from Brandi at The Vegan 8  *Gluten-free […]
  29. I made these Snickerdoodle protein bites for my daughter to snack on in between final exams tomorrow. I still haven't been able to taste them yet as they disappear as soon I've finished rolling them ? Another good one Brandi!
      So happy to hear that Beverley! They are one of my favorite recipes, thank you so much for making them!

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