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26 High Protein Desserts (easy and guilt-free)

Want to make some healthy high protein desserts that are better than the “usual stuff”? Here are 26 recipes that are sure to help.

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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!

1. Couscous Kaiserschmarrn Recipe

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4.80 from 5 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 376kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: super speedy and packed with protein

Love pancakes, but looking for something new? Try our couscous kaiserschmarrn recipe- healthy, delicious shredded pancakes!

2. Bread Pudding Breakfast

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5 from 7 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 414kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: quick breakfast treat

Looking for a new breakfast treat? Try our bread pudding breakfast – a healthy, high protein take on the classic dessert!

3. Yogurt Breakfast with Raspberry Compote

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4.50 from 6 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 324kcal
Ready in:18 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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!

4. Festive Apple Breakfast Bake

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 12g
Calories: 412kcal
Ready in:50 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: perfect festive breakfast

Wondering how to eat healthily this holiday season? Start it off right with our healthy cranberry & apple breakfast bake!

5. Homemade Custard Pudding with Strawberries

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 8g
Calories: 187kcal
Ready in:55 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: perfect after dinner treat

After a modest but delicious dessert recipe? Try our custard pudding, flavoured with cardamom & topped with strawberries!

6. Breakfast Pear Crisp

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 434kcal
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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!

7. Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

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5 from 9 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 431kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: quick, healthy and pretty

After a healthy breakfast recipe you can rustle up quickly? Try our oatmeal banana pancakes, served with blueberry syrup!

8. Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

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4.88 from 8 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 352kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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.

9. High-Protein Lentil Pancakes

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4.89 from 9 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 351kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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.

10. Silken Tofu Dessert with Mango Coulis

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5 from 3 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 109kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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!).

11. Healthy Yogurt Parfait

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4.67 from 9 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 301kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

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!

12. Moist Almond Flour Muffins

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4.87 from 15 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 121kcal
Ready in:25 minutes

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!

13. Cashew Milkshake

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4.80 from 50 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 454kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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 😉

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
Servings:1 person


  • 1 cup soy milk (other milk is fine as well – use gluten-free if needed) (1 cup = 250ml)
  • 1 medium, ripe banana
  • 3 tsp cacao powder (real cacao, not the nesquik type of stuff)
  • 3 tbsp cashews
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 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!


Add 1 serving of protein powder in your favourite flavour (this replaces the cacao powder). You can use this to customise your cashew milkshake to your heart’s content
Hankering for more delicious drinks? Mango Lassi is hard to beat, as is this ironman super smoothie! Check them out!


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14. Chia Breakfast Pudding

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4.85 from 13 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 386kcal
Ready in:7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy, filling and energising

Chia breakfast pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package! Meet tomorrow’s breakfast!

15. Healthy Protein Baked Oats

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 409kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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!

16. Silken Tofu Vegan Ice Cream

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4.84 from 6 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 161kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

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.

17. Banana Mug Cake

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4.50 from 63 votes
Protein: 10g
Calories: 359kcal
Ready in:6 minutes
Recipe by: Cristina & HurryTheFoodUp

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!

18. High Protein Yogurt Dip

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4.75 from 4 votes
Protein: 42g
Calories: 1052kcal
Ready in:3 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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.

19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Protein: 12g
Calories: 323kcal
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!

20. Banana Oat Blender Muffins

Protein: 11g
Calories: 430kcal
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).

21. Vegan Snickers Bars

Protein: 11g
Calories: 377kcal
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!

22. Creamy Protein Chocolate Chia Pudding

Protein: 14g
Calories: 278kcal
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!)!

23. Healthy Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Protein: 12g
Calories: 189kcal
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.

24. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Protein: 10g
Calories: 133kcal
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.

25. Easy Shrikhand Recipe

Protein: 11g
Calories: 119kcal
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.

26. Mango Rice Pudding

Calories: 290kcal
Protein: 9.3g
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:

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.

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