26 High Protein Desserts (easy and guilt-free)
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Want to make some healthy high protein desserts that are better than the “usual stuff”? Here are 26 recipes that are sure to help.
These high protein treats are easy to make, delicious and really healthy. So make sure to save some room for dessert!
Actually, many of these high protein desserts are full-fledged meals you can have for breakfast, for example. Dessert for breakfast deffo has a good ring to it.
Protein and sweet cravings
Blood sugar spikes are one of the possible reasons for sugar cravings. In this case, your body releases insulin to lower your blood sugar level. If it drops too much, you may start craving certain foods to raise the energy levels again.
Protein is an essential macronutrient for preventing this problem. It takes longer to digest than carbs (sugar is carbs!) and helps you feel full and satiated for longer.
To form healthier eating habits and satisfy your cravings, try choosing high-protein meals, healthy fats, high-fiber foods and reduce the sugar content of your sweet treats. The best part is that they can be as satisfying and delicious!
If you lead an active lifestyle and need help choosing the right protein meals for energy and fitness goals, check out our 7-day free high protein meal plan.
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And now on to the best 26 High Protein Desserts we could find!
Bonus: super speedy and packed with protein
Love pancakes, but looking for something new? Try our couscous kaiserschmarrn recipe- healthy, delicious shredded pancakes!
Bonus: quick breakfast treat
Looking for a new breakfast treat? Try our bread pudding breakfast – a healthy, high protein take on the classic dessert!
Bonus: great source of protein, simple and filling
Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Raspberry compote yogurt breakfast – 21g protein & just 303 kcal per serving!
Bonus: perfect festive breakfast
Wondering how to eat healthily this holiday season? Start it off right with our healthy cranberry & apple breakfast bake!
Bonus: perfect after dinner treat
After a modest but delicious dessert recipe? Try our custard pudding, flavoured with cardamom & topped with strawberries!
Bonus: healthy and filling
Did you know you can have DESSERT for BREAKFAST? And still be HEALTHY!? Try our breakfast pear crisp & see for yourself!
Bonus: quick, healthy and pretty
After a healthy breakfast recipe you can rustle up quickly? Try our oatmeal banana pancakes, served with blueberry syrup!
Bonus: a perfect combination of flavours, textures and tons of nutrients
An insanely healthy chia pudding with almond milk that will give you all the nutrients you need, without any unnecessary calories.
Bonus: nutritionally rich and super quick
There is no time for chit-chat when fluffy lentil pancakes are to be cooked. Just follow a few deliciously easy steps.
Bonus: delicious and unique with just a handful of ingredients
Soft tofu and fresh tropical mango coulis make a healthy silken tofu dessert with a heavenly taste and no effort needed (and if this tickles your tastebuds, you need to try our other silken tofu desserts!).
Bonus: super quick, nutritious and easy
This yogurt parfait is rich with fruits and nuts and is a deliciously quick way to start the day. Never get bored of breakfast again!
Bonus: taste, speed, nutritional health benefits
These almond flour muffins stay soft and succulent – and only need five minutes to prep! Bung them in the oven and you’re good to go!
Bonus: rich, creamy, chocolatey with clean ingredients
This deliciously smooth cashew milkshake can be made any way you like – just follow the simple instructions and you’ll be drinking a mega shake in five minutes! Try it now 😉
- Add the milk, banana, powder, cashews and salt to a blender and blend for about three minutes until the cashews are nice and smooth.
- Let chill in refrigerator or drink right away! Easy, done!
Bonus: healthy, filling and energising
Chia breakfast pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package! Meet tomorrow’s breakfast!
Bonus: great for meal prep, endless flavour combinations
A healthy high-protein version of those famous Tiktok baked oats. They’ll fill you up and keep you smiling until lunch!
Bonus: soft creamy texture and tofu benefits
Silken tofu vegan ice cream is cooling, sweet and healthy. Have a scoop and be ready to fall in love with the flavour.
Bonus: simple ingredients, quick to make
Banana Mug Cake. The ideal snack for beating sugary cravings in a healthier way. Very easy and quick to make – from cupboard to sofa in less than five minutes!
Bonus: nutritious, perfect for kids or to impress your lads 😉
High Protein Yogurt Dip. Just three ingredients: plain yogurt, peanut butter and honey. 14g of protein per 100g. Perfect with fruit, great for muscle building and ready in 3 minutes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel BarsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Plant-BasedOnABudget
Bonus: no-bake, energy-boosting and customizable
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars are something else! They are no-bake, gluten-free (if you use gluten-free pretzels), oil-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!
Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Oat Blender MuffinsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: VeggiesDon’tBite
Bonus: gluten-free and easy
These vegan gluten-free blender muffins are super easy and so tasty. Made with bananas and oats, they are healthy enough for breakfast (they actually make a pretty good quick brekkie recipe).
Vegan Snickers BarsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 4 hours and 25 minutes (just 25 minutes prep)
Recipe by: AddictedToDates
Bonus: no-bake and gluten-free
The best homemade version of vegan snickers bars you’ll ever try. A chewy peanut nougat base topped with salted peanut caramel, roasted peanuts and a generous coating of creamy vegan milk chocolate. It’s a perfect sweet treat for every chocolate lover out there!
Creamy Protein Chocolate Chia PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 2 hours 5 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: GingerWithSpice
Bonus: super healthy and easy
A deliciously healthy and rich in protein chocolate chia pudding, perfectly nutritious breakfast, dessert or post-workout meal without protein powder (for more high protein desserts, try our high protein cookie recipes now!)!
Healthy Protein Cinnamon RollsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hours 35 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: fluffy and freezable
These amazing protein cinnamon rolls are puffy, soft, and irresistibly delicious. A healthier dessert that is filling and is naturally vegan and dairy-free.
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Vegan Protein CookiesCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: portable, fuss-free and gluten-free cookies
These chewy and soft banana peanut butter oatmeal vegan protein cookies contain almost 10g of protein per serving (for banana peanut butter fans, try this peanut butter and banana tortilla too)! Wholesome and delicious, they are great as a snack or breakfast to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Easy Shrikhand RecipeCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 3 hours 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: PipingPotCurry
Bonus: no-cook and no-fail
Shrikhand, a refreshing & sweet Indian dessert that will tickle your taste buds. Creamy smooth yogurt is mixed with sugar and cardamom, and garnished with saffron and pistachios to make this luscious Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand.
Mango Rice Pudding (Mango Kheer)Check out the recipe here
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: ThisThatMore
Bonus: easy recipe that you can change per your taste
Mango Rice Pudding is an interesting twist to the authentic Indian rice pudding recipe (more easy mango dishes this way!). It is made by combining mango puree with rice pudding along with some chopped nuts. This is a delicious Indian dessert that you can eat hot or cold.
High Protein Desserts FAQ
What desert is high in protein?
A healthy protein dessert can include smart protein options, like:
- nuts (almond flour cupcakes or peanut butter cookies)
- seeds (chia pudding)
- eggs (shredded pancakes)
- grains (protein baked oats)
- dairy products (yogurt breakfast or dip)
- beans and legumes (lentil pancakes)
- soy products (silken tofu dessert or ice cream)
For example, you can try adding oats, Greek yogurt, lentils, chickpeas, peanut or almond butter, chia seeds, black beans to your favorite desserts to get enough protein (for more dessert inspo, try these high protein low carb desserts!).
If you need more info about vegetarian high protein foods, check out this article, where we break down every protein source.
How do you increase protein in baked goods?
To add protein to your bakes goods, you can try replacing the right amount of flour with protein powder. It comes in a variety of flavors, for example, vanilla or chocolate protein powder.
You can also use different protein-rich foods for additional protein. Chickpea flour, eggs, grains, milk, nuts and seeds are high in both fiber and protein and great for baked goods.
Which fruit is highest in protein?
Surprisingly, fruits can also be a perfect way to add a little protein to your favorite recipes. They work well as healthy snacks and may even substitute artificial sweeteners.
Some of the most protein-rich fruits are:
- guava – 4.2 grams of protein per cup
- avocado – 4 grams of protein (yes, it’s a fruit)
- jackfruit – 2.8 grams of protein per cup
- kiwi – 1.9 grams of protein per cup
- apricot – 2 grams of protein per cup
- banana – 1.3 grams of protein per one medium banana
Some other options for your healthy desserts are blackberries, raspberries, raisings, grapefruits, oranges and cherries.
Happiness is not sharing your dessert, right? But we hope you can at least share your thoughts about these delicious high-protein desserts in the comments 😊