Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie

This Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie is more than a warm, gooey, mouth-watering dessert. It’s lower in calories and rich in protein to help support our bodies’ recovery. And it’s an amazing way to treat yourself!

Multi-tasking is a skill I’ve had to master as a small business owner—in the office AND the kitchen! I’m proud to present you this Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie. It’s way more than just a scrumptious dessert. It’s also light and rich in protein to help your body build and repair your muscles after a tough workout. Yes, that’s right. You can do that while eating chocolate. YUM!

Serving this cookie in a skillet makes me feel like I’m in a fancy restaurant. Don’t ever forget that you deserve to treat yourself! It’s more than OK to go all-in on a dessert like this every once in awhile. Your body works hard when you work out, and enjoying the foods you love is also an important way of taking care of yourself, too.

Top this warm, gooey treat with whipped cream or your favorite ice cream and delicious hot fudge, sprinkles, fruit—you name it. I’m drooling just thinking about it!


It’s gooey, fudgy, and full of rich chocolate flavor!

This cookie is lightened up and protein-rich.

Easy to make, easy to share, and everyone will love!

Curb your sweet tooth without guilt.


  • Protein powder – I used Pescience Vanilla. For this recipe, my other favorites are Cake Pop and Peanut Butter Cookie. For all Pescience products, you can use my affiliate code LaurenFitFoodie to save 10% off your purchase!
  • All-purpose flour
  • Coconut sugar
  • Vanilla Jello pudding mix
  • Cocoa powder – Give me allllll the chocolate! It’s so good.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsweetened applesauce – A lower calorie fat option. This will also help keep the skillet cookie soft and moist.
  • Egg
  • Butter – I used I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Light spreadable butter
  • Vanilla
  • Mini chocolate chips – Don’t you just love melted chocolate chips? The texture and taste are incredible.


I use an 8-inch skillet for this recipe.

Don’t have a skillet? You can use a cake pan or another piece of flat bakeware!

Cooking time may vary if you use something other than a skillet. When I use a cake pan, it sometimes takes 20-25 minutes instead of 10 minutes in the skillet.

If you use a deeper dish, the cookie will take longer to bake.

To test, insert a toothpick in the center of the cookie. If it’s mostly clean, your Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie is done!


All-purpose flour – You can use a 1:1 gluten flour or almond flour in same amounts.

Coconut sugar – Brown sugar or white sugar will work for this recipe. I would recommend not substituting Splenda or another zero calorie sweetener. It will make the cookie more like a cake.

Vanilla Jello pudding mix – Can be omitted if need be. Just adds an extra bit of yum!

Unsweetened applesauce – Try pumpkin or mashed banana.


If you try this double chocolate chip protein skillet cookie and love it, please rate this recipe!

You can also tag me on Instagram, @LaurenFitFoodie. It makes my day seeing your yummy recreations!

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Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie

Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie

This Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie is more than a warm, gooey, mouth-watering dessert. It's lower in calories and rich in protein to help support our bodies' recovery after a tough workout! And it's an amazing way to treat yourself.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (32g) - I used PEScience vanilla
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (30g)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (12g)
  • 1 tbsp sugar free vanilla or chocolate jello pudding mix (6g)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp light butter (14g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips (14g)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Spray a 8-inch skillet with cookie spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the dry ingredients and mix until they are combined and there is no clumps.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix well until combined.
  4. Pour cookie dough batter into the skillet and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    *See notes below for cooking time variances.
  5. Let cool in skillet for a couple of minutes, then enjoy!



LFF Double Chocolate Chip Protein Skillet Cookie

If cooking with bakeware other than cast iron, cooking times are usually 2-3x longer. This depends on the depth of the dish as well. Using a shallow dish = less time; deeper dish = more time.
Just make sure to watch closely and take out when a toothpick inserted in the center of the cookie comes out mostly clean.
The cookie will still cook some in the dish once it's removed from the oven, so remove when you think it's just about done.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cookie (105g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 8.3gSodium: 269mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 12.8gProtein: 17g

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1 Comment

  1. This looks AMAZING! Just popped mine in the oven! Can’t wait to try! I halved the recipe to make it single and it is looking good! Thank you my friend!

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