Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies with Protein Frosting
Megan Koscinski, MS, RD
Good news: You don’t need to deny your sweet tooth after metabolic and bariatric surgery! If it’s cookies you’re craving, these bariatric-friendly peanut butter banana cookies are the perfect post-op treat.
They taste just as good as traditional peanut butter cookies but without all the added sugars and unhealthy fat. There’s just a small amount of powdered sugar as a sweetener in the frosting, and the cookies themselves are nearly sugar-free.
These low-carb cookies are a quick and simple bariatric dessert recipe that your whole family will love. As an added bonus, the high-protein frosting is made with protein powder and plain Greek yogurt to support daily protein intake for your bariatric diet.*
Whip up this bariatric recipe for a guilt-free treat to enjoy on your healthy meal plan!
½ banana, mashed
¼ cup PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
½ cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop Bariatric Fusion Vanilla High Protein Meal Replacement
1 tbsp powdered sugar
½ tsp butter extract
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a bowl, mix the mashed banana with the egg and both peanut butter ingredients until smooth.
Scoop out 8 balls of the mixture and place them onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, prepare the frosting by mixing the Greek yogurt, protein powder, powdered sugar, butter extract, and unsweetened almond milk.
Let the cookies cool completely, then spread the frosting over the top of each one. Enjoy!
Our Bariatric Protein Powders are formulated for those who have undergone ASMBS-endorsed procedures, including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, and Intra-Gastric Balloon. They can also be enjoyed by individuals who have not had metabolic and bariatric surgery and are a great way to get more high-quality protein in your diet.*
Portion size will vary after bariatric surgery based on food stage and tolerance. Consult with your bariatric healthcare team about appropriate food options based on your individual needs.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Serving Size
- 1 cookie with frosting
- per serving
- 10 grams
- 12 grams
- 3.5 grams
- 4 grams
- 19 grams