Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Place oats, cocoa powder, protein powder, liquid sweetener of choice, coconut oil, almond milk, baking powder, and almond extract in a blender.
Blend until mostly smooth, some small pieces of oats might still be visible which is ok.
Roll and shape dough into even balls (about 1 tbsp in size, but you can adjust size to preference). Place balls on prepared cookie sheet. Flatten balls with with the palm of your hand (they don’t spread much in the oven so size going in will be similar to size coming out). Make a thumbprint indentation in each cookie.
Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately reinforce your previous thumbprint indentation. Let cool.
Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon portions of granola butter into those indentations. Let set for a few minutes then enjoy!
* I used honey but agave nectar or date syrup also work