DIY: Pistachio Cranberry Protein Cookies in a Jar (Great for Gifts!)

Whether you’ve got a gluten-free, vegan, or holiday sweets addict on your list, these festive red and green cookies are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! Bring the gift of baking to your friends and family by packaging all the dry ingredients for this recipe up in a clean mason jar and decorating as you please. Make sure to include the baking instructions too!This recipe includes all the added protein, greens and whole food nutrition of Vega One, but if you have other favorite cookie recipes, feel free to follow the same formula!

Dry Ingredients (in jar)

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
  • 1 ½ gluten-free cup oats
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 serving Vega One Nutritional Shake French Vanilla
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Wet Ingredients (to add)

  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil or melted coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 5 Tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine bananas, peanut butter, oil and maple syrup and mix well.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients together.
  5. Drop cookies by the spoonful onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 15-17 minutes or until slightly browned.

Morgan Shupe

Head Chef at Vega
Morgan Shupe is head chef at Vega. She transforms Vega HQ’s kitchen into a soup and salad bar of epic proportions to nourish Vegatopians every weekday. Morgan has wanted to be a chef since the age of 5 and is currently studying to become a registered holistic nutritionist. You can find more of her recipes on her blog—Shupe’s Soups + Mo & Lo

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