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21 High Protein Desserts

Check out these healthy high-protein desserts that will help you stay within your diet goals.

If you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle, protein is king. Protein is the most filling of all the macros.

And it helps repair and build your muscles after a hard workout.

So, it makes sense to consume both high-protein meals and desserts.

That’s why I’m sharing 21 high-protein desserts. So, you can satisfy your sweet tooth yet get loads of protein at the same time.

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Collagen Cookie Dough Keto Protein Balls

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To keep these Protein Balls keto and low carb you’ll be using almond flour. You can get some here.

Collagen will boost the protein content. It can also help improve the health of your skin.

If you’d like to give collagen a try, you can get some here.

You might also like these healthy cookie dough balls.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 108
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g

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2. Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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One peanut butter cookie can contain as much as 12 grams of net carbs.

These Keto Peanut Butter Cookies have only 2 grams of net carbs as you’ll be using almond flour.

To sweeten them, you’ll be using stevia, a natural sweetener that doesn’t lead to blood sugar spikes.

You can stock up on some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 72
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

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3. Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

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These vegan treats are naturally sweetened with peanut butter and raisins.

The oatmeal adds a nice texture and is also rich in beta-glucan fiber, a fiber that helps you feel full.

To keep your cookies vegan, make sure you use vegan vanilla protein powder. I recommend this high-quality vegan vanilla protein powder here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 261
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 13g

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4. Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

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These Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls are full of yummy spices and dates for natural sweetness.

Besides adding a nice crunch, the chia seeds provide a nice boost of fiber and plant-based protein.

If you’d like to pick some up, you can get some here.

You might also like these coconut protein balls and almond butter protein balls.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 132
  • Fats: 5.4g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 5.4g

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5. Easy Vegan Protein Muffins

Vegan Protein Muffins

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To keep these Easy Protein Muffins vegan, you’ll be using flax eggs.

To make one flax egg, simply mix together three tablespoons of water with one tablespoon of ground flaxseed.

Besides acting as a binder, ground flaxseed is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and contains antioxidants.

If you’re running low on ground flaxseed, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 137
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g

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6. Single-Serve High Protein Brownie

High Protein Brownie

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You’ll love these Single-Serve High Protein Brownies to satisfy your sweet tooth when trying to lose weight.

Not only are they low in calories, but they’re also low in sugar too.

To keep them low in sugar, you’ll be using applesauce to sweeten them. You’ll also be using a sugar-free chocolate protein powder like this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 96
  • Fats: 3.7g
  • Protein: 11.2g
  • Carbs: 6.6g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sugar: 2g

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7. Simple Chocolate Protein Pudding

Chocolate Protein Pudding

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This 2-minute Simple Chocolate Protein Pudding is vegan and low-carb friendly too.

All you’ll need to make it are 4 ingredients: cacao powder, almond butter, non-dairy milk, and vegan chocolate protein powder like this.

Start by adding your protein powder, non-dairy milk, and cacao powder to a bowl. Mix well.

Add the almond butter and mix until pudding-like.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 239
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 2g

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8. Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a cake that is also good for you? Now you can!

One serving of this cake provides 31.5 grams of protein. Now that’s a whole lotta protein.

It’s yummy, decadent, and fluffy. What’s more- it only makes one serving.

So, you don’t have tempting leftovers lying around.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 217
  • Fats: 1.9g
  • Protein: 31.5g
  • Carbs: 17.9g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Sugar: 1.1g

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9. High Protein Berry Crumble

High Protein Berry Crumble

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Looking for another dessert for only one person? Give this High Protein Berry Crumble a try.

It has the perfect blend of tartness and sweetness.

Almonds add a nice crunch and also pack a ton of nutrition.

When eaten as part of a low-calorie diet, they may help you lose weight.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 320
  • Fats: 8.6g
  • Protein: 29.6g
  • Carbs: 34.8g
  • Fiber: 11.6g
  • Sugar: 7.7g

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10. 4 Ingredient Protein Brownie Bites

4 Ingredient Protein Brownie Bites

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To keep these Brownie Bites Paleo-friendly, I recommend PaleoPro Protein Powder.

They’re also perfect for meal prep. Just ensure you keep them in good air-tight storage containers. I recommend these glass ones here.

You can also use these BPA-free plastic containers here if you prefer lighter containers. Loving the recipe? You might like these banana protein balls.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 95
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g

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11. Cinnamon Sugar Protein Doughnuts

Cinnamon Sugar Protein Doughnuts

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These Cinnamon Sugar Protein Doughnuts are moist and perfectly spiced.

To keep the sugar content low, you’ll be sweetening them with apple sauce and granulated erythritol.

Erythritol is an all-natural sweetener that doesn’t cause drastic blood sugar spikes. If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 130
  • Fats: 1.5g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g

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12. Chickpea Cinnamon Apple Cake

Chickpea Cinnamon Apple Cake

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Now time for some Chickpea Cinnamon Apple Cake.

The chickpeas add a boost of protein and fiber. So, they help you stay full.

Chickpeas are also a good source of potassium. As an added bonus, they’re a good plant-based source of choline, which is vital for your nervous system.

You might also like this 5-ingredient protein mug cake.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 241
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 11g

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Protein Powder Cookie Dough

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This Healthy Protein Powder Cookie Dough is ready in only 5 minutes.

All you need to make it are 5 ingredients- 6 if you count the sea salt.

Place your dry ingredients (except the mini chocolate chips) in a bowl whisking well to make it. Next, add your wet ingredients, and stir until fluffy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 195
  • Fats: 5.7g
  • Protein: 19.3g
  • Carbs: 19.2g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Sugar: 10.4g

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14. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

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Health authorities suggest you choose snacks that contain 100 calories or less to meet your weight loss goals.

These Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies come in right at 100 calories!

The sweet and tart raspberries are balanced nicely by the cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips’ bitterness. Meanwhile, the honey adds further sweetness.

Best of all, one batch makes 12 servings.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fats: 5.5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 11.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g

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15. Healthy Nutella Krispy Treats

Nutella Krispy Treats

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The combination of hazelnuts and chocolate in these Healthy Nutella Krispy Treats is divine.

To make your own nutella, just place some hazelnut butter, almond milk, and stevia extract in a blender and blend until smooth. This Nutri Bullet should do easy work of that.

Next, add some erythritol, cocoa powder, and salt, and blend once more.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 120
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 9g

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16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

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These cookies are decadent, soft, and nutty.

To sweeten these cookies, you’ll be using coconut palm sugar, an an excellent alternative to some other sweeteners. That’s because it’s lower on the glycemic index compared to some other sweeteners.

If you would like to try some, you can get some here.

You might also like these pumpkin oatmeal cookies!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 199
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 11g

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17. Healthy Strawberry Protein Fluff

Strawberry Protein Fluff

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This Healthy Strawberry Protein Fluff tastes and looks fantastic – and only 65 calories!

To make it, add your frozen strawberries, almond milk, and stevia extract to a food processor and process until smooth.

Then whisk your protein powder and xanthan gum in a small bowl. Next, add your protein powder mixture to your food processor, and blend for about a minute.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 65
  • Fats: 0.5g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

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18. Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Lime Cheesecake

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Looking for another date-worthy dessert? Here you go!

This Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake is just like key lime pie- but in cake form. It is luscious, tangy, and sweet.

What’s more, one serving contains only 5 grams of sugar. So it won’t put you in a sugar coma.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 210
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

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19. Flourless Protein Brownies

Flourless Protein Brownies

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Unlike your traditional brownies, these are made with chickpeas. But they taste just as yummy as conventional brownies.

Not only are these brownies rich in protein, but they’re also a good source of fiber too. In fact, one brownie provides 16% of your daily fiber needs.

So, you can feel good eating them.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 161
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g

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20. Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bark

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Frozen Yogurt Bark is crunchy, and the combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips is a kids’ dream.

Meanwhile, the Greek yogurt adds creaminess. Greek yogurt is also good for you and your kids too.

It contains more protein than regular yogurt. And it contains probiotics which are great for digestion and a healthy immune system.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 112
  • Fats: 6.9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 9.1g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Sugar: 7.4g

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21. Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

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For a lot of us, working out is a necessary evil. Without it, we won’t have a nice sculpted body.

These Chocolate Protein Cupcakes make for a nice post-workout bribe, ahem, treat. They’re moist, rich morsels of chocolatey goodness.

And since they contain less than 100 calories, you won’t be ruining your workout.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 95
  • Fats: 4.2g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

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21 High Protein Desserts to Satisfy Your Cravings

Love a nice dessert but also want to keep your protein intake high? These High Protein Desserts are super yummy and relatively easy to make.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients
  

  • 1. Collagen Cookie Dough Keto Protein Balls
  • 2. Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 3. Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies
  • 4. Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls
  • 5. Easy Vegan Protein Muffins
  • 6. Single-Serve High Protein Brownie
  • 7. Simple Chocolate Protein Pudding
  • 8. Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake
  • 9. High Protein Berry Crumble
  • 10. 4 Ingredient Protein Brownie Bites
  • 11. Cinnamon Sugar Protein Doughnuts
  • 12. Chickpea Cinnamon Apple Cake
  • 13. Healthy Protein Powder Cookie Dough
  • 14. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies
  • 15. Healthy Nutella Krispy Treats
  • 16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
  • 17. Healthy Strawberry Protein Fluff
  • 18. Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake
  • 19. Flourless Protein Brownies
  • 20. Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bark
  • 21. Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

Instructions
 

  • Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious desserts. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
  • Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
  • Get cooking and make your next High Protein Dessert!

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