Indulging in delicious desserts doesn't have to mean sacrificing your protein intake. This mouthwatering High Protein Desserts Recipe Roundup will show you exactly that. I believe that satisfying your sweet tooth and nourishing your body can go hand in hand. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, a health-conscious individual, or simply someone who appreciates a guilt-free treat, you're in for a treat – pun intended.
In this collection, I’ve curated a diverse array of delectable desserts that pack a powerful protein punch. From creamy confections to chewy delights, each recipe has been carefully crafted to bring you the perfect balance of flavor, texture, and nutrition. These protein-focused desserts will present you with options that not only tantalize your taste buds but also provide the sustenance your body craves.
Prepare to be captivated by the lusciousness of protein-packed chocolate truffles, the decadence of creamy cheesecakes, and the wholesome goodness of nutty energy bars. I've also thrown in some surprising creations, like protein-infused ice creams and muffins that will have you questioning whether you're truly indulging or giving your body a boost.
Let’s dig in!
Cookie dough that you can safely eat AND it’s high in protein - Yes, please! It’s easy to make this one vegan if needed - just use a vegan protein powder and almond milk. You can even lower the sugar content by using Lily’s no sugar added chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips. The dark chocolate flavor is dairy free!
Protein Bars don’t have to be chewy with a chemical aftertaste. If you’re looking for desserts high in protein, you may not think about “protein bars” but these will definitely pass. They’re only four ingredients and they definitely contain chocolate. They’re more of a candy bar with nutty peanut butter, sweet honey, and creamy chocolate - you won’t believe that these are good for you.
Rice Crispy Treats are actually a fantastic pre-workout snack. The carbs digest easily and give you the energy you need to crush your workout. This protein focused dessert recipe just bulks it up in an even better way. The only difference between regular rice crispy treats and these is the addition of protein powder. And you can flavor them in so many different ways!
When you bite into these you don’t get “protein powder.” You get smores heaven. Marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, a bit of honey, and almond butter come together to make a delicious smores (high protein) treat. The oats hold everything together and give you a little boost of fiber.
These are similar to the smores protein bites but in monster cookie form! The key ingredients (aside from protein power) are creamy peanut butter and mini M&M's. The mini M&M's will make it fun for the kids so you can sneak some protein into their diets!
The problem with Muddy Buddies is you can just snack away without realizing how much you are eating. With these Protein Muddy Buddies, that will be a good thing! You can even lower the sugar by using Swerve instead of powdered sugar. Protein powder offers a lot of different flavors too so you could do a cinnamon version, a chocolate version, a chocolate peanut butter version, or even a mocha version. It’s up to you!
The presentation of this cheesecake is absolutely beautiful, no one has to know it’s high in protein and low in calories! By using a blend of light cream cheese and non-fat Greek yogurt, you keep the creamy base you need for cheesecake, but increase the protein and decrease the calories. Win, win, win! You could even mix up the fruit and do strawberry, cherry, or a blend of berries.
Not only is this peanut butter breakfast cookie high in protein, but it’s also vegan and gluten-free as well. It’s super simple to make with just a few ingredients needed. You pop it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds and it’s done! Use this next time you need to get out the door in a jiffy and need a protein-focused breakfast to fill you up.
Donuts may sound complicated to make, but this recipe makes it easy. And if you can have donuts and still hit your health goals, you won’t even be tempted to go off plan. These air fryer protein donuts are made with a whey and casein blend to give them a great cakey texture - no rubbery donuts here!
Do you ever get hit with a random chocolate craving at night, but you just need a bite or you don’t want to make a whole dessert? This high protein cosmic brownie for one is the perfect solution. You can whip it up when the cravings hit, and satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet plan.
These pumpkin protein bars are filled with 18 grams of plant protein! These Perfect Bar copycats are gluten-free, vegan, and dairy free- and best of all, filled with fall pumpkin flavor. You need pumpkin puree, protein powder, nut butter, and pumpkin pie spice to make these, and no baking is required. Just chill until firm.
Protein Peanut Butter Cups have 4 grams of protein in each cup. A fantastic post-workout treat or nighttime dessert when you just need to curb that chocolate craving. These are made with maple syrup, coconut oil, chocolate chips, protein powder, and peanut butter. Very simple, and so delicious. You could even make your own fun flavors, like peppermint chocolate by adding a drop of peppermint extract.
A cinnamon roll for breakfast will just leave you with a crash mid-afternoon. Add some protein to it though - and it balances your blood sugar levels so no crash happens. The best part about these high-protein cinnamon rolls is the dough is only three ingredients. Crazy, I know. No need to wait on a yeasted dough to rise, this one is made with Greek yogurt, flour, and baking powder. Easy peasy.
Rice cakes are such a good diet food, but they can be very bland. This recipe dresses them up into a protein Snickers dessert. Snickers Protein Rice Cakes are made with some lightened-up whipped cream, protein powder (of course), PB2, chocolate chips, and a zero-calorie sweetener. If you’re into low-calorie, high protein desserts, you probably already have these things.
With all the flavors of carrot cake going on in this recipe, you won’t feel like you’re eating a “protein dessert.” One serving of these carrot cake protein slices is only 152 calories - so much better than regular carrot cake slices. Bits of walnut, seedless raisins, and shredded coconut really give it the carrot cake flavor you’re going for.
Protein Chocolate Pudding doesn’t require any protein powder at all! These vegan puddings are made with creamy tofu, dairy-free chocolate, and a bit of cocoa powder. You can flavor these in several different ways, including coffee, peanut butter, or banana. Get creative with it!
Protein Whoopie Pies are delicious, low-fat, and sugar-free. Don’t worry, they’re still soft and rich like traditional whoopie pies, but they are much better for you. Each whoopie pie has 13 grams of protein, that’s more than an egg! These are the perfect way to end the night if you need a sweet protein nightcap.
Pumpkin season is right around the corner, and with deliciousness set aside, pumpkin is an amazing addition to your diet. It’s packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins A, B, and C. It pairs perfectly in these cookies with oatmeal and sugar-free chocolate chips to “hide” any lingering protein taste.
I’ve got another protein bar recipe you absolutely have to try. These no-bake treats are easy to whip up for a pre-workout or post-workout treat. It tastes like a decadent brownie, but it’s packed with healthy nutrients like dates, raw cocoa powder, almond flour, and oranges. You’ll love the orange chocolate flavor.
This recipe uses a real birthday cake mix, so you know it’s going to taste exactly like cake batter. It’s amazing and addictive. Good thing it’s healthy! Other than the cake mix, you need four other ingredients - protein powder, oil, almond milk, and sprinkles. That’s it! It’s got an amazing 8 grams of protein in each little square. This will be a new weekly recipe in your high protein desserts folder.
Just look at how creamy and amazing that Oreo blizzard looks. If you’ve recently got a Ninja Creami, this would be a fantastic recipe to try out with it. If you don’t have one, that’s okay you can still make this with a regular blender. Xantham gum is a key ingredient to help thicken it so it’s like a blizzard, so don’t skip it. You can find xantham gum at any local grocery store in the baking aisle.
I love edible batter. It skips the long baking step, so the dessert is ready much sooner. That’s always a win in my book. Chickpeas add protein and fiber and help the texture remain thick like real brownie batter. A rocky road version (add mini marshmallows and nuts) would be amazing!
Looking for high protein desserts for date night? Maybe you and your swolemate wanna have a little treat, but want to keep it fancy. These protein truffles are for you! They are beautiful, and the perfect little bite of chocolate. You just need protein powder, nut butter, and chocolate chips. That’s it!
Protein Coconut Caramel Balls are similar to the protein truffles. They’re the perfect little bite of a treat. But these are reminiscent of Girl Scout Samoas in flavor. Unlike Girl Scot Samoas, these are high in protein, low in sugar, and gluten-free. So instead of spending all your money on cookies, spend a little time in the kitchen making these, and your diet will thank you!
Protein Oreo Fluff is a great way to get the amazing taste of Oreo cheesecake, without all the calories. By combining non-fat Greek yogurt, Cool Whip, instant sugar-free pudding mix, and some crushed Oreo thins you can have a creamy, delicious dessert that’s low in sugar.
There’s only one way to describe this Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake. And that’s unbelievable. The whole cake just has 217 calories. It also boasts 34 grams of protein. It’s a whole breakfast meal in dessert form. Pair this with a hot cup of coffee, and you’ve got a healthy, but fun, weekday breakfast.
Whether you're seeking post-workout recovery, a guilt-free dessert option, or simply a way to elevate your protein intake, these recipes are here to inspire and delight. So, roll up your sleeves, don your apron, and get ready to embark on a journey of culinary creativity that proves you can have your cake (or protein cookie) and eat it too.
26 High Protein Desserts to Help You Stick to Your Diet
- PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH
- FOUR INGREDIENT PROTEIN BARS
- PROTEIN RICE CRISPY TREATS
- SMORES PROTEIN BITES
- MONSTER COOKIE PROTEIN BALLS
- HIGH PROTEIN MUDDY BUDDIES
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
- PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST COOKIE
- AIR FRYER PROTEIN DONUTS
- PROTEIN COSMIC BROWNIE FOR ONE
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: PUMPKIN BARS
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
- HIGH PROTEIN CINNAMON ROLLS
- SNICKERS PROTEIN RICE CAKES
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: CARROT CAKE SLICES
- PROTEIN CHOCOLATE PUDDING
- PROTEIN WHOOPIE PIES
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: PUMPKIN OATMEAL COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE ORANGE PROTEIN BARS
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: CAKE BATTER FUDGE
- PROTEIN OREO BLIZZARD
- EDIBLE CHICKPEA BROWNIE BATTER
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: TRUFFLES
- PROTEIN COCONUT CARAMEL BALLS
- PROTEIN OREO FLUFF
- HIGH PROTEIN DESSERTS: CINNAMON SWIRL CAKE
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