If you’re looking for high protein desserts or healthy high protein snack ideas, here are 25+ of the best protein dessert recipes that are delicious and easy to make!
Easy protein dessert recipes with chocolate
Black Bean Cookies
These black bean brownies don’t taste healthy at all. Even people who hate healthy desserts love these low calorie brownies! Swap out the chocolate protein powder for the cocoa powder and you have an even higher protein healthy treat.
With dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto options, these dark chocolate protein brownies are a great on-the-go healthy snack option.
Deep dish biscuit cake
Compared to a traditional chocolate chip cookie pie filled with butter, eggs and white flour, this healthier copycat gives you a whopping five grams of fiber and protein thanks to whole grain oats and chickpeas.
Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
Whether you’re a vegan worried about getting enough protein, an athlete trying to build muscle, or just someone who really loves sweet chocolate cake, this one-cup chocolate protein cake packs up to ten grams Protein.
Baked oatmeal with chocolate
Chocolate Oatmeal is easy to make for a high-protein breakfast. This recipe has nearly six grams of fiber and over seven grams of protein per serving, even if you omit the optional peanut butter and protein powder.
High protein desserts without protein powder
The following healthy recipes are packed with up to ten grams of protein, and none of them require protein powder!
This is the best low carb, sugar free, high protein cheesecake recipe you will try. It has a smooth and creamy texture and over eight grams of protein per slice!
This thick dark chocolate protein pudding recipe is so silky, rich, creamy and delicious. The plant-based protein is thanks to a secret ingredient: silken tofu!
Homemade frozen yogurt
How to make high-protein frozen yogurt with just two ingredients. And you can customize the base recipe for as many flavors as you like. Whip chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coffee, birthday cake or cinnamon strudel. The sky is definitely not the limit.
With nearly nine grams of protein in every half cup of this secretly healthy dessert, the taste and texture will remind you of chocolate brownie batter. When it comes to clean candy, chocolate hummus completely changes the game.
Chia Pudding Recipes
Chia seed health benefits include calcium, iron, fiber, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and of course, protein. They have been shown to help people feel full, so are great for weight loss. This chia pudding is an easy, healthy dessert whether you’re on a diet or not.
Vanilla Protein Frosty
With eight grams of vegan protein per serving, this creamy vanilla frosty tastes like a homemade vanilla milkshake. And it requires no protein powder at all.
High protein no-bake desserts
You don’t need to turn on the oven for the following protein-rich recipes. And you can make most of them in under five minutes, from start to finish!
Making your own recipe for a homemade protein bar not only saves you money, but you get a choice of which ingredients to include.
Many protein bars at grocery or health food stores are packed with processed ingredients like corn syrup, maltodextrin, soy isolate, or added sugar and oil. With this recipe, you can omit the corn syrup and avoid using sugar substitutes that you don’t want to use, like stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol.
Banana ice cream
Simply add a scoop of your favorite flavored or unflavored protein powder to this No Added Sugar Banana Nice Cream. Or skip the protein powder and mix in a few tablespoons of naturally high-protein peanut butter or almond butter instead.
Healthy shamrock shake
With fewer calories and a lot less sugar than the famous restaurant version, this thick mint chocolate protein milkshake can pack up to 25-30 grams of protein.
Simply add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to turn this homemade fruit smoothie into a one-serving protein shake.
If you love chocolate chip cookies but want to be healthy, these Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, thick and chewy, with 20 grams of protein in each cookie. The recipe can be sugar-free, egg-free and vegan.
The best vegan high protein desserts
Contrary to popular belief, there are many vegan protein sources, including nuts, beans, seeds, lentils, and even nutritional yeast. These high-protein vegan recipes prove that getting enough protein on a vegan diet is easy.
Vegan Protein Pancakes
If you’re looking for a high-protein breakfast, snack, or dessert without eggs, casein, or whey protein, these fluffy vegan pancakes are for you. They have over 30 grams of protein!
protein ice cream
Rich and creamy homemade chocolate protein ice cream is secretly good for you at the same time. This healthy dessert recipe is for everyone who loves Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Even non-vegans love this high-protein baked vegan cheesecake recipe made without nuts or cashews.
Vegan Chocolate Cake
Just one taste of the silky smooth chocolate filling in this vegan dessert and you absolutely won’t believe the wholesome ingredients!
Healthy protein snack recipes
Each of these nutritious, high-protein recipes are perfect for a quick and healthy on-the-go snack.
3 ingredient peanut butter balls
No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites are easy to make at home with no oven required. Snacking on four of these chocolate-covered, bite-sized healthy treats will give you twelve grams of protein.
Almond flour banana bread
Reduce the almond flour by a third cup. Then add a scoop of protein powder for an easy, high-protein, Paleo afternoon treat or late-night treat.
Chocolate Protein Truffle
Here’s an easy recipe for homemade chocolate protein balls that can be made with pretty much any protein powder, sweetened or unsweetened, to create different flavors.
Acai Bowl Recipes
These protein smoothie bowls are also packed with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. You mix acai berries with other fruits like bananas, blueberries or pineapple and as many toppings as your heart desires. Add almond butter and pea protein for a filling, plant-based snack.
When it comes to high-protein desserts, Chocolate Fudge Banana Brownies are one of my favorites. This healthy brownie recipe can be vegan, gluten-free, low-calorie, low-carb, and flour-free, with no avocado or tofu.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
With five grams of protein in just two cookies, hitting the RDA for protein has never been easier or more delicious!
If you prefer a keto-free recipe, try these vegan peanut butter cookies.
- 2 tablespoon regular or dutch cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoon Protein powder of your choice
- 2 tablespoon milk of your choice
- 4 tablespoon pure maple syrup or stevia to taste
- 4 tablespoon Almond butter, peanut butter, or allergy-friendly sub
If not already soft, gently heat the nut butter until it stirs easily. Mix all ingredients together until smooth. It’s smoothest if you use a small blender or food processor, but it can also be made by hand. For the stevia version, add additional milk of your choice if needed.View nutritional information