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Two Healthy Protein Dessert Recipes (Peanut Butter Involved!)

Protein dessert recipe: Flourless protein packed cake

Who doesn’t love a guilt-free protein dessert? I’m more than halfway through my Healthy Cooking Challenge and I’ve been baking some tasty treats this week. Here are my Banana Bread and Sweet Potato&Chocolate cake recipes, both protein-packed of course!

Turning Banana Bread into a Protein Dessert

I love a good banana bread. I only baked one once in my life, and it was a dry one. So I found this Protein Banana Bread recipe from Muscle Food and adapted it as I was missing a few ingredients. My version used:

Protein dessert recipe: protein banana bread


I literally just mixed everything but the almonds in a blend then poured into a silicone loaf pan. I sprinkled some almonds on top and baked for 40min. This banana bread was a bit flat as I didn’t use any baking powder, but it tasted really good and had a very nice texture, soft but not too chewy.

I only thought about it afterwards, but it would have been amazing with some protein ice-cream (recipe at the end of this article).
Anyway, my boyfriend approved and apparently his coworkers too.

Guilt-Free Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cake

This flourless, eggless and protein packed dessert is not the sweetest treat in the world but if you want to indulge without getting a sugar rush, this is a good one. For this recipe I was inspired by The Big Man’s World Sweet Potato Brownies, made of only 4 ingredients. I had some sweet potato left over so I decided to use this recipe as a base and I turned it into a protein dessert.

I didn’t really know how good this was going to be but I was very happy with how it turned out. The sweet potato and peanut butter gave this cake a soft texture and made it slightly sweet.

This time I used:

For a sweeter cake, I would probably use sweetened cacao, or add sugar or maybe some dried fruits.

protein dessert: flourless sweet potato cake

I mashed the sweet potato, whilst the peanut butter was melting in the microwave. I put these 2 ingredients in a blender, poured the milk and blended. I added the protein and cacao and blended again.
Then I poured the mixture into a silicone loaf pan and baked for quite a long time, at least 50min. Either my oven isn’t very powerful or I haven’t worked out how to properly use it, that’s a possibility.

Now that I’ve been making some progress in the kitchen, it would be a shame to stop there. I’ll definitely try to bake other protein treats and I’ll hopefully have some new recipes to share!

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11 thoughts on “Two Healthy Protein Dessert Recipes (Peanut Butter Involved!)

  1. Rachel

    At what temperature did you bake the Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cake? Sounds yummy!

  2. Chloe

    Hey Rachel, 180 degrees most of the time and 150 degrees for the last minutes as the top was already really brown! Let me know how you find it if you try the recipe 🙂

  3. Kristi McAllister

    You know, I’ve heard a lot of chatter about baking with protein powder, but I’ve never done it myself. I almost always have a canister or three around the house though, and maybe I this would be a good way to use them up! And who doesn’t love dessert?! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  4. Layan

    girl! this totally saved me, i bought protein powder awhile back when i wanted to be healthy and that lasted a whole 2 days haha now i have a ton that i dont know what to do with! i’ll try some of these recipes out 🙂

  5. Melissa

    I’ve never actually had any sweet potato desserts, so I’m super curious about that one. The banana bread recipe sounds amazing. I’m already a huge banana bread fan!

  6. Chloe

    Let me know how you like it if you try 🙂

  7. Monidipa Dutta

    The recipe is good. Healthy as well as yummy. I think I will try it out too sometime.

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