Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Brownies

There’s a trick to making the perfect cookie dough protein brownies: adding the cookie dough at the very end. See, if you add it at the beginning, the cookie dough turns into cookies! Which is fine if you want a batch of cookie protein brownies but if what you’re after is dough-packed ones, you have to add your chunks of dough at the end.

This recipe is a phenomenal way to use our recently-launched cookie dough (you can find it in-store at Whole Foods, Planet Organic, our Pow shop, The Protein Pick and Mix) and several other health food shops across the country; it’ll soon also be available in the US and Canada! Stay tuned for big news soon). It’s also a great way to use dairy-free chocolate pudding!

This recipe is very simple and very easy too. The actual brownies are made hemp protein but you can sub that for another veggie protein or, if you don’t mind dairy, you can use casein too. They include a whole can of chickpeas too! These can be subbed by black beans if you prefer a richer and perhaps less ‘buttery’ flavour. Chickpeas work a treat though; give them a shot for sure.

Brownie Ingredients

1/4 cup almond milk (90ml)
1 can of chickpeas (220g)
1/4 cup of hemp protein (28g) – see Note 1 below for subs
1/2 cup cocoa powder (30g)
4 tbsp cashew butter or almond butter (60g)
1/4 cup maple syrup (80g) – see Note 2 for subs


3 bars of Protein Pow chocolate chip cookie dough
3 pots of The Collective salted caramel chocolate pots

Vegan Cookie Dough


1. Blend all ingredients together, excel for the cookie dough and choc pudding, until you get a smooth thick batter.


1. Blend all ingredients together, excel for the cookie dough and choc pudding, until you get a smooth thick batter.

2. Pour batter on a small brownie tray and spread it with a spatula.

3. Cook at 160 C (320 F) for an hour then add chunks of cookie dough.

4. Cook for another 20-ish minutes or until your knife comes out clean

4. Let your brownies cool, then spread chocolate coconut pudding on top!


1. If you want to sub the hemp protein, you can use pea protein or casein. You can also use a veggie blend.

2. To make your brownies lower in sugar, use a sweetener like granulated stevia or erythritol instead of the maple syrup. If you don’t mind the natural sugar, you can sup the maple syrup with agave too – or with just a handful of medjool dates +/- a couple of stevia drops.

Vegan Cookie Dough Brownies

Macros per brownie (out of 6, without the dough and frosting as their addition is optional – though HIGHLY recommended): 172kcals, 22.5g carbs (out of which 7g is fiber!), 9g protein, 6g fat.

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