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Apple Pie Flavored Vegan Protein Cookies with a salted caramel filling! Healthy, simple and naturally sweetened. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free recipe. | onecleverchef.com

Vegan Apple Pie Protein Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 cookies
Calories 224 kcal
Author One Clever Chef




  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates soaked in warm water for 30 mins
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder*
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (Skip this ingredient when using whey)

Vegan Filling

  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 30 mins)
  • 1/4 cup plant-based vanilla protein powder (I used VEGA)
  • 1/2 cup soaking water (1/2 cup of the water used to soak the dates)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Process 1 2/3 cup rolled oats into a fine flour using a food processor or mixer.
  4. Pour your newly made oat flour into a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients from the “Cookies” section. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  5. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls then press them into 1/2 inch thick discs. Place the discs on the lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Meanwhile, place all the ingredients from the “Filling” section into a food processor and process for 2 to 3 minutes or until there are no more date chunks left. The final product should be a very smooth frosting.

  8. Proceed to make 8 cookie sandwiches using about 1 tablespoon of frosting for each cookie.

Vegan Filling Instructions

  1. Same as above, except that you will add 1/2 cup soaking water to the food processor.

Recipe Notes

* Use plant-based vanilla protein powder for the vegan version. 

These cookies can be kept in the refrigerator for about a week in an airtight container, and up to three months in the freezer.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated for the whey version only.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Apple Pie Protein Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 173mg8%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.