December 10th, 2018
high-protein desserts

10 High-Protein Desserts Made in 10 Minutes or Less

It’s easy to think that sweets and protein never mix, given that most baked goods are decidedly lacking in protein status. To be fair, the muscle-building macronutrient is tops when it comes to savory dishes (chicken breasts, anyone?). But it also stars in some legitimately satisfying sweet recipes. All the more reason to add some protein to your dessert? A meal high in protein helps promote feelings of fullness for longer, reducing cravings and the chances of overeating.

To have your cake and eat your protein too, try one of these protein-rich sweet recipes, most of which pack 20 or more grams of the good stuff per serving!

Be sure to check out our friends at Greatist for the rest of these delightful treats! Also, if you’re looking for a top quality protein powder to cook with, try one of the protein packs from PrettyFit.

10 High-Protein Desserts

Protein cinnamon cake bars
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1. High-Protein Cinnamon Cake Bars

Whey protein isn’t just for bodybuilders—it can actually be a versatile and tasty ingredient in all sorts of cooking! This recipe uses vanilla protein powder and protein-rich Greek yogurt to impart a rich texture to the cake bars.

2. No-Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bars

These cookie-dough bars don’t require any baking to get a great finished product. We recommend storing them into the fridge for a bit to make cutting them into squares (or whatever shape you desire) easier.

3. Double-Rich Chocolate Protein Cookies

The most impressive part of this recipe isn’t the flavor (which is pretty top-notch); it’s the secret ingredient. Chickpeas form the savory base of this sweet cookie, imparting a hearty texture and plenty of high-quality protein to the recipe.

4. Peanut Butter Cranberry Proatmeal Cookies

We couldn’t make a list of baked goods without including cookies (that’d just be cruel). This recipe uses ingredients like applesauce, dried cranberries, and stevia to lower the sugar count (and add in some vitamins) while keeping the cookies deliciously sweet. Swap in whole eggs for the egg whites if you prefer; those yolks are loaded with good-for-you nutrients. Make six large or 12 regular cookies with this easy-to-scale recipe.

protein chocolate cake bars
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5. Triple Chocolate Protein Cake Bars

Tired of chomping down on store-bought protein bars? Switch it up (and cut back on added sugars and preservatives) with these decadent and delicious bars that take just 10 minutes of active prep time.

Click here for 5 more delicious high-protein desserts from Greatist!

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