These high protein desserts will satisfy any sweet tooth craving while packing in quality protein. From protein brownies and cookies to ice cream and shakes, this list has it all, with most all options having over 20 grams of protein!
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The Best Protein Dessert Recipes
I've always had a weakness for desserts, but regular desserts are loaded with sugar and have no real nutritional value. That's why I've come up with a variety of delicious high protein dessert recipes that'll hit the spot no matter what you're in the mood for.
Every single one of these protein desserts are sugar free, made with quality ingredients, and loaded with protein! Whether you want a sweet treat after working out, an after-dinner dessert, or have those late-night dessert cravings, you'll find everything you need on this list, so let's get right into it!
1. 1 Minute Giant Protein Brownie (38g Protein)
This massive fudgy brownie gets its rich chocolate flavor and high protein content from chocolate protein powder and is made in literally one minute in the microwave. Not only is it incredibly protein-dense at 38 grams of protein per serving, but it's also a great low-calorie snack for losing weight. By the way, I love serving this brownie with one of these low calorie ice cream options.
2. Protein Overnight Oats (37g Protein)
All you need to make these dreamy overnight oats are some rolled oats, protein powder, almond milk, greek yogurt, and a few tasty mix-ins. Perfectly sweetened with versatile toppings and a rich, creamy texture, it turns a classic breakfast staple into a delicious dessert! What makes it even better is that each serving has an impressive 37 grams of protein. Try it for yourself here.
3. Weight Loss Protein Shake (35g Protein)
Upgrade your basic protein shake with this addictive recipe that tastes like an Oreo milkshake! Packed with 35 grams of protein in a hefty serving, this extra-thick protein smoothie is filling enough to be a meal replacement and will keep you satisfied for hours after drinking.
Get the recipe for this delicious protein shake here.
4. Protein Oatmeal (31g Protein)
This protein oatmeal is another breakfast staple that I turned into a decadent dessert. It's extra thick and creamy with the addition of protein powder, and putting some bananas on top makes it extra sweet. The best part is it comes out to 31 grams of protein per bowl. You can make it even higher in protein by drizzling some peanut butter or almond butter on top!
You can get the recipe here.
5. 1 Minute Protein Cookie (30g Protein)
Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, that's more than enough time to whip up this high protein sugar cookie that tastes like birthday cake! It's ready in about a minute, there's absolutely no cooking or microwaving required, and it brings as much protein as a whole protein shake - about 30 grams per cookie!
6. Protein Pudding (30g Protein)
This silky smooth and creamy chocolate chia pudding is an effortless and satisfying dessert that adds an instant 30 grams of protein to your day. Just combine your favorite protein powder with chia seeds, almond milk, and a few mix-ins, then pop it in the fridge to set for another decadent chocolate protein dessert.
Check out this delicious recipe here.
7. Protein Muffins (30g Protein)
Some people eat muffins for breakfast, but I think they make an equally delicious dessert. Two of these muffins pack 30 grams of protein, made from a handful of high-protein pantry staples like almond milk, greek yogurt, and protein powder. They taste just like classic blueberry muffins too, perfectly soft and fluffy, filled with chewy oats and jammy blueberries.
You can get this protein muffin recipe here.
8. Protein Donuts (30g Protein)
These cakey chocolate donuts are so indulgent and addictive, it's easy to forget they're high in protein too. These donuts have a moist and pillowy soft texture, finished with an ooey gooey chocolate glaze that's just as protein-rich. Two of these donuts provide 30 grams of protein, though you might find yourself reaching for seconds or thirds. Learn how to make the recipe here.
9. Protein Wendy's Frosty (28g Protein)
Skip the high sugar, low protein fast food milkshakes and dive into this healthier homemade version that tastes like the real deal. This keto-friendly frosty is cold, creamy, and insanely chocolatey, made from just 5 healthy ingredients - including a secret superfood ingredient you might have at home already. Best of all, each shake comes out to 28 grams of protein with just 2 net carbs.
10. Protein Mug Cake (26g Protein)
If you never thought you could have chocolate cake as a post-workout snack, this high-protein mug cake will blow your mind. It's moist and fluffy with the most chocolatey flavor from a trifecta of chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips, and provides 26 grams of protein. Just mix everything together in a mug, pop it in the microwave, and your high protein treat is ready in 1 minute!
You can get this quick and easy protein mug cake recipe here.
11. Protein Ice Cream (26g Protein)
This high protein ice cream is the perfect sweet treat for cooling down on hot days. It's incredibly easy to make as well, with just 4 ingredients and no ice cream machine needed! It features a refreshing and creamy coconut milk and protein powder base and is endlessly customizable with your choice of toppings and flavors. Four generous scoops pack 26 grams of protein!
Click here for this protein ice cream recipe.
12. Protein Cookies (22g Protein)
These peanut butter chocolate chip protein cookies are delightfully chewy and sweet, with bits of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate in every bite. They're so addicting and incredibly easy to make, too - you can have a whole batch ready in about 15 minutes from start to finish. Plus, two cookies pack over 20 grams of protein!
Grab this protein cookie recipe here.
13. Protein Cinnamon Rolls (20g Protein)
You'd never guess these cinnamon rolls are made of protein powder from how incredible they are. These protein cinnamon rolls are soft and fluffy, filled with a buttery brown cinnamon filling, and topped with a protein-rich Greek yogurt icing that tastes like cream cheese frosting. They make the most indulgent healthy dessert, and two cinnamon rolls with frosting have 20 grams of protein.
Check out the recipe for these protein cinnamon rolls here.
14. Protein Balls (20g Protein)
Pop these nutrient-dense protein balls into the fridge for a quick energy boost whenever you want. They have just 5 ingredients, including oats, protein powder, maple syrup, chocolate, and peanut butter, and you can make them with almond butter or your choice of nut butter, too. Two balls come out to 20 grams of protein! Try the recipe here.
15. Protein Brownies (20g Protein)
High protein or not, these protein brownies are hands down the best answer to any chocolate craving. They taste exactly like traditional chocolate brownies, with a pillowy and fudgy texture, complete with shiny, crackly tops studded with melty chocolate chips. Two of these addictive brownies come out to 20 grams of protein. They're also totally gluten-free with almond flour and can be made dairy-free with your choice of plant-based protein powder.
You can make my famous protein brownie recipe here.