Healthy Nutella Protein Cookie Recipe

This simple, yet delicious low-calorie Nutella protein cookie recipe will curve those sweet cravings whilst helping you hit your protein targets.

Made from only 4 ingredients - Nutella, protein powder, egg and self raising flour - this is a recipe anyone can follow, and that the entire family will enjoy!

Healthy Nutella Protein Cookie Recipe prep and cook times



Nutella: This mouth-watering hazelnut spread adds the sweet component to these protein cookies. If you're looking for a vegan alternative we recommend Nuttvia hazelnut spread. 

Scoop of Nutella on a knife resting on top of Nutella jar

Protein Powder: Whey protein or vegan protein powder will work fine for this recipe. We suggest either using a vanilla or chocolate flavoured protein powder, as these flavours compliment hazelnut the best. 

Egg: Egg adds an additional hit of protein to these Nutella cookies. They are also jam-packed full of essential nutrients, such as vitamin D. To make these cookies extra fluffy, whisk the egg prior to adding it to the other ingredients. 

Self- Raising Flour: It's important to use self-raising flour for this recipe to ensure your cookies rise and turn fluffy. We used white-self raising flour for our batch. 

If you don't have any self-raising flour on hand this can be substituted for all purpose flour, but you will also need to include 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 


• If the dough is too sticky whilst rolling out the Nutella cookies, place the mixture in the fridge for 5 - 10 minutes. This will help the dough to firm up, making it easier to roll into balls.

• If you want to turn these Nutella protein cookies into a chunky, chocolate sensation, add some chocolate chips or chunks to the batter. If you'd prefer to enhance the nutty-flavour, you can add chopped hazelnuts. Or, if you're feeling extra daring, add both. 


Nutella protein cookie recipe nutritional information


  • 3/4 Cup of Nutella.

  • 20g Protein Powder.

  • 70g Self-Raising Flour.

  • 1 Large egg.

  • Chocolate chips or chunks (optional).

  • Chopped hazelnuts (optional). 


  1. Set your oven to 180g C. 

  2.  Line a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

  3. Whisk your egg in a small bowl.

  4. Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until completely combined.

  5. Roll into 8 balls, placed spaciously on the baking tray. Remember, if the dough isn't rolling correctly you can place it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to toughen it up.

  6. Once the cookie dough balls are all laid out on the tray, place in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes (or until the cookies are golden on top).

  7. Place the cooked cookies on the cooling rack and set them aside for another 5-10 minutes (or until cooled).

  8. ENJOY!
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