Caramel Oatmeal Protein Cookie Dough


When you are in the mood for cookie dough, but want to stick to your weight loss goals, you’ve got to try this caramel oatmeal protein cookie dough!

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This protein cookie dough has 51 calories, 4 grams protein, 5 grams carbs, and 2 grams of fat per tablespoon!

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It’s probably a miracle I don’t gain more weight during recipe testing. I will often make a recipe ten times or more before I share it. And each time, I have to taste it! Even with healthy recipes, the calories add up. (see my weight loss through calorie counting success story here!)

That’s what happened with this protein cookie dough! I tried so hard to make it without nut butter or any fats, to keep the calories down. While the final flavor was always yummy to me, the protein made the texture kind of plasticky and tacky.

It wasn’t till I finally caved and used cashew butter that I was excited about the result.

So, cashew butter it was! But, I kept it to one tablespoon.

Check out my FAVORITE protein cookie dough here where I used light butter for the fat, instead of nut butter.

Caramel cookie dough with spoon 1200

So, to make this delicious caramel oatmeal flavored protein cookie dough, I used:

  • Vanilla protein powder. You can use a caramel flavored protein powder too, but I did want to try to get the caramel flavor without it. My favorite vanilla is here, and my favorite caramel is here.
  • Cashew butter– I chose cashew butter because the flavor is so mild, and goes well with caramel! You could also use light butter in place of the cashew butter, if you want to save even more calories.
  • Caramel flavor! I found this at Walmart, and I have been using it in my morning oatmeal! LOVE IT!
  • One egg white– I used one egg white, but to be safe, you should use pasteurized egg whites, 3 tablespoons!
  • Oats. I used 1/2 cup oats, which keeps the wheat out if you are gluten free.
  • Werther’s sugar free candies– crushed and added at the end. YUM!!
  • And salt, because I love “salted caramel” anything!!
ingredients for caramel protein cookie dough (Custom)

Once you’ve mixed it up, portion it into 1 tablespoon portions, and you should have 8 servings. This makes each cookie dough ball 51 calories, and 4 grams of protein.

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Caramel Oatmeal Protein Cookie Dough

If you like cookie dough, and you still want to get your protein in, try this caramel oatmeal protein cookie dough!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: caramel oatmeal protein cookie dough
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 tablespoons
Calories: 51cal
Author: Amy Roskelley



  • Mix ingredients altogether.
  • Divide by tablespoon. You should get 8 tablespoons.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 51cal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g
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Nutrition Facts
Caramel Oatmeal Protein Cookie Dough
Serving Size
1 tablespoon
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Caramel oatmeal protein cookie dough with 51 calories per tablespoon

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