4 Simple Recipes For Sweet, Protein-Rich Treats!

Cheesecake, cookies, and chocolate bars, oh my! Skip the packaged stuff on the shelf and whip up these homemade, high-protein treats instead.

Waiting for a once-a-week cheat meal is no way to live. I like to top off hard gym sessions with a well-earned, good-for-you treat! These desserts are chock-full of quality protein to help feed your muscle while satisfying your sweet tooth. Splurge smart, tickle your taste buds, and crush your fitness goals!

1. Cookies and Cream Pro Cheesecake

This creamy dessert combines two guilty pleasures: cheesecake and cookies! Have your cake (and cookies), and eat them too! This yummy protein-rich recipe is sure to leave your sweet tooth completely satisfied while fitting your macros with ease.


Ingredients

Fat-free cream cheese, room temperature 16 oz.


Vanilla Carbmaster yogurt* 16 oz.


*Can substitute any type of yogurt, including Greek.

Eggs 2


Egg whites 2 (or 6 tbsp)



Calorie-free sweetener 1 cup


Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients until smooth, then add the dry ingredients and mix again until smooth. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, turn the oven up to 300 F and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
  5. Let the cheesecake cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe yields: 8 slices
Amount per serving
Calories 92
Fat2 g
Carbs8 g
Protein13 g

2. Decadent Chocolate Protein Doughnuts

Kiss Dunkin' goodbye and grab one of these tasty baked doughnuts instead. These cakey treats are the perfect consistency—not overly dense or dry. They make for a great start to your morning or any part of your day. (Afternoon snack, anyone?) Get creative and add bright, flavorful toppings. Remember, you eat with your eyes first!


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Coconut flour 3 tbsp


Unsweetened cashew milk 1/2 cup


Water 1/3 cup


Liquid egg whites 1/4 cup


Vanilla extract 1 tsp


Baking powder 1/2 tsp


Xanthan gum 1/4 tsp


Stevia 6 packets


Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Spray a doughnut pan with nonstick spray, and pour the mixture evenly into the doughnut molds.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Top with a mixture of yogurt and protein powder or powdered peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 doughnut
Recipe yields: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 74
Fat1 g
Carbs4 g
Protein10 g

3. Stacked Birthday Cake Cookies

These soft-baked cookies are bursting with birthday cake flavor! Even better, they make a great portable protein snack. Stick a few of them in a Ziploc bag and enjoy them as a post-workout treat. The best part: You can scarf a few down even when it's not your birthday!


Ingredients

Coconut flour 6 tbsp


Cashew butter 4 tbsp


Calorie-free maple syrup 2 tbsp


Vanilla extract 1 tsp


Unsweetened almond milk 3 tbsp


Sea salt 1 dash


Butter extract 1 dash (optional)


Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In separate bowl, combine the cashew butter and syrup. Microwave until smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla and butter extract.
  5. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and combine it until a crumbly batter forms. Add almond milk and combine.
  6. Hand-roll the batter into six balls, and press them onto a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Recipe yields: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 137
Fat8 g
Carbs11 g
Protein12 g

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Batter Bars

These fun bars are a perfect pre-workout snack! They fully capture the decadence of the classic chocolate/peanut butter combo without packing on the usual fat. Full of flavor and protein, these bars will help satisfy your sweet cravings without the guilt.


Ingredients

Oat flour 2 cups


Almond flour 1/2 cup


Stevia 2 tbsp


Natural creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup


Vanilla 1 tbsp


Calorie-free syrup 1/2 cup


Unsweetened almond milk 3 tbsp


Salt 1 pinch


Sprinkles 1 pinch


Directions
  1. Mix the flours, protein powder, salt, and Stevia together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter and syrup. Microwave until melted (about 30 seconds).
  3. Add the syrup mixture to flour mixture and combine. Add the vanilla and almond milk.
  4. Stir the mixture until combined. Expect it to be thick!
  5. Press into a 9x9 parchment-paper-lined pan and top with sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bar
Recipe yields: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 211
Fat10 g
Carbs21 g
Protein11 g

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