Delicious vegan chocolate cookies

These cookies are the ideal indulgence for your daytime cravings.

Not only are they healthier than store-bought cookies, but you can also whip them up in just 30 minutes. 

I absolutely love preparing this recipe with my girlfriends in the afternoon, allowing us to savor these delightful treats alongside a steaming cup of coffee or tea.

Moreover, they make a wonderful gift to share with loved ones. Beware, though, as their irresistible deliciousness might make it challenging to resist devouring them all at once.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 12-14 minutes

Serves: 20 cookies





  • 2 medium-large ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (you can choose coconut sugar as well)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter (you can use other nut butter alternatives)
  • 2 scoops of Essa blend Choco spice vegan protein
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup oats


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 
  2. Place bananas in a mixing bowl, and mash with a fork. Whisk in the vanilla, brown sugar, salt and peanut butter.
  3. In a medium-size bowl whisk together the Essa blend protein, cocoa, baking powder, and oats.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir to combine.
  5. Scoop up 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Just put the dough in your palm, squeeze them together, and roll into a smooth ball. Use your palms or the bottom of measuring cups to gently flatten each cookie into a thick patty shape. Place on the baking sheet. Use a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on top of the cookies, further flattening them into a cookie shape.
  6. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the bottoms are golden. Let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before storing.


*Store protein cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

* You can mix in chocolate chips or dried fruits in the mixture if you want to add more flavour to it.