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Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Cookies
Gluten Free,  Sweets & Snacks

Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Today’s recipe is for these Peanut Butter Protein Cookies, from the Kayla Itsines Cookbook. I modified the recipe slightly as I used Eat Naked Peanut Butter, which contains raw honey for sweetness, so I didn’t need as much sugar as the recipe calls for.

But, before we jump into the recipe, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that it is my blogs 1 year birthday!

So to celebrate – I am hosting 7 days of giveaways on Instagram, so make sure you are following me to enter.

You can read all about One Year of Le Famished Cat here.

Now for the cookies! Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are loaded with a sweet and salty peanut butter flavour and are:

  • Gluten free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Dairy-free (if you omit the chocolate dip)

Adding protein powder is optional, but I added it for two reasons:

  1. I need to eat more protein snacks after doing SWEAT sessions
  2. I thought it would help bind the mixture together as the recipe contains no flour

Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Cookies


The Peanut Butter

I think I may have found my new favourite Peanut Butter and it’s from Eat Naked.

Eat Naked peanut butter

Each jar contains peanut butter created from locally-harvested peanuts, a swirl of pure, raw African honey and a smattering of salt -with no unnecessary additives.

I am currently running a giveaway on Instagram where you can win one of three Eat Naked Hampers – check that out here.

And now for the recipe – I hope you enjoy baking and eating these!

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Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Cookies

Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is for the peanut butter lovers who like to get their protein in the form of a cookie!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies, Gluten Free, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 10
Author Kayla Itsines



  • 260 g Eat Naked Peanut Butter
  • 50 g coconut sugar
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder vegan
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs

Chocolate Dip

  • 100 g Dark chocolate
  • crushed salted peanuts


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  • Mix all the cookie ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and if too thick add a few drops of water
  • Scoop out a teaspoon of the mixture and roll into a ball using your hand.
    Place on baking sheet and press out with your fingers or a spoon. Space the cookies evenly on the baking tray with enough space for them to spread during baking 
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool on the tray. 
  • To make the chocolate dip melt the chocolate and dip the cooled cookies in. return to the baking tray and sprinkle with crushed peanuts. 


  • The original recipe called for 100g or coconut sugar but because the Eat Naked Peanut Butter is sweetened with honey, I modified the recipe. 
  • You don't have to add protein powder - but if you do I recommend using either chocolate or vanilla flavour. I used Kauai vegan protein powder. 

Disclaimer: I am doing a trade exchange with Eat Naked – meaning they have given me products to giveaway to fans, as well as a hamper for myself so that I could create a recipe. 💚

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