Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but in our eyes, dessert is a close second. If we could survive on fudge brownies, ice cream, and cupcakes we totally would. Which is why we’re always on the prowl for healthy, high-protein desserts to satisfy our nagging sugar demons.
You see, while we raise our fists proudly in the #treatyoself movement, we don’t love the sugar crashes, lethargy, and 3 p.m. slumps that usually accompany sugar-spiking sweets. So, just as we changed the narrative on healthy, high-protein cereal (and they said it couldn’t be done!), we’re looking to do the same with desserts.
Our small army of bakers put a lot of elbow grease into the kitchen as of late, whipping up deliciously sweet, high-protein desserts for all of you to enjoy. Get ready to make your sweet tooth sing!
11 High-Protein Dessert Recipes Your Inner Foodie Will Love
We are so over healthy desserts containing nothing other than chalky, vanilla protein powder. Below, you’ll discover 11 treats that actually taste delicious — as any self-respectable dessert should.
1. Keto Unfried Cereal Ice Cream
9 grams of protein per serving
Oh, hey, what do we have here? Deep-fried ice cream that does not need to be deep-fried? This irresistible ice cream has a crispy outer shell, made possible by your favorite Cereal School flavor. Scoops of Halo Top are coated in toasted almond flour and crumbs of cereal, then served frozen for a delicious high-protein treat.
2. Keto Cereal Donut
7 grams of protein per donut
A high-protein donut made with just six ingredients? How is this possible? These baked, low-carb donuts are made with almond flour, xanthan gum, eggs, and Swerve, a low-glycemic sweetener.
Start by preparing your batter, then bake for less than 10 minutes before topping with icing made from butter, powdered Swerve, and a cup of low-carb Fruity or Cinnamon Bun cereal.
3. Keto Cereal Bottom Cheesecake
8 grams of cereal per slice
With this low-carb, healthy dessert, you can satisfy that sweet tooth without a drop of guilt. First, you'll combine cream cheese, a low-carb sweetener, heavy cream, and vanilla extract to make the filling. Then, you'll combine Cinnamon Bun Cereal, butter, and erythritol into the food processor, and pulse until well combined.
Add your cereal mixture to the bottom of a pie pan, bake until crispy, pour in your filling, and freeze until solid. In just one hour, this decadent sweet treat is ready to serve.
4. Peanut Butter Stuffed Keto Cereal Cookies
19 grams of protein per 2 cookies
When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, we're fairly picky. We're firm in our belief that they should be gooey on the inside, while slightly crunchy on the outside.
This chocolate peanut butter cookie delivers on both accounts, with melted peanut butter hidden inside, and crispy Peanut Butter Cereal School serving as the exterior. Best yet, the cookie dough is made from almond flour and psyllium husk powder, making these protein cookies gluten-free.
5. Keto Cereal Dessert Cups
Sometimes, you're craving dessert but don't have the heart (or the strength) to start a baking frenzy. That's when no-bake desserts will become your absolute best friend.
These low-fat, high-protein dessert cups are made with just three ingredients: vanilla protein ice cream, sugar-free dark chocolate almonds, and Cereal School Cocoa and Peanut Butter. Simply combine all three ingredients into a bowl and enjoy.
6. Keto Berries Pop Tart With Cereal Milk Icing
14 grams of protein per tart
If you loved eating Pop Tarts as a kid, you'll appreciate this recipe so much more now that you're an adult.
This high-protein pop tart is made with dairy-free milk powder, low-carb sweetener, eggs, almond flour, and a sugar-free berry jam. (You can use preserves made from low-sugar fruits, such as blueberries or raspberries). Then, top with frosting made with Cereal School Berries, erythritol, and milk for a scrumptious treat.
7. Keto Cocoa Cereal Bars
28 grams of protein per bar
Forget those less-than-tasty protein bars made with whey protein powder and coconut flour. These high-protein cereal bars combine white chocolate chips, milk chocolate, Cocoa Cereal School, and marshmallows, yet miraculously contain 28 grams of protein per serving. Can your chalky "fudge brownie" protein bar do that?
8. Peanut Butter & Jelly Keto Cereal Cups
7 grams of protein per cup
It's peanut butter jelly time! These PB&J cups are nostalgically sweet and absolutely delicious, even though they contain just 7 grams of net carbs per serving.
Part peanut butter cup, part berry muffin, these little protein bites are the perfect afternoon snack. Made with a sugar-free sweetener, natural peanut butter (or almond butter), Cereal School Berries and Peanut Butter, and strawberry jelly, you'll get a healthy dose of protein — without the sugar or carbs — in every bite.
9. Loaded Keto Cocoa Cereal Pancakes
12 grams of protein per two pancakes
If you're enjoying a morning smoothie as a "healthy" breakfast treat, we have some tough news to deliver: Many fruit smoothies and juices contain upwards of 30 grams of carbs and sugar.
If you're looking for a sweet, low-carb breakfast treat, try these healthy protein pancakes instead. Made with almond flour, eggs, xanthan gum, and Swerve, they weigh in at just 4 grams of net carbs per pancake. Top with Cereal School Cocoa and a dollop of Greek yogurt before serving.
10. Keto Cereal White Chocolate Bars
16 grams of protein per bar
Oh, do we have a treat for you here. If you're one to always keep a bag of chocolate chips or truffles stored in the freezer, here is a much healthier alternative.
These white chocolate bars only contain 8 grams of net carbs, yet come stacked with 16 grams of protein. Made by melting cocoa butter together with heavy cream (you can also use almond milk), vanilla extract, coconut oil, low-carb sweetener, and your favorite bag of Cereal School, it's a crunchy chocolate bar sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
11. Keto Peanut Butter Cereal Scotcheroos
5 grams of protein per bar
If you've ever had a scotcheroo before, it's basically a flourless cereal bar made with Rice Krispies, butterscotch, peanut butter, and enough corn syrup to make you shudder.
This low-sugar, high-protein version contains butter, molasses, natural peanut butter, Cereal School Peanut Butter, and chocolate chips without a drop of sugar in sight. Packed with healthy fats and lots of protein, these peanut butter chocolate chip protein bars are a treat you can get on board with.
What Makes Cereal School Low-Carb and High-Protein?
At Cereal School, we sweeten our cereal with monk fruit and add protein to power you through your mornings. With 16 grams of protein and just a single gram of carbs per bag, it’s the perfect high-protein cereal to fuel you up.
Plus, unlike most high-protein cereals, Cereal School is deliciously sweet. It comes in five can’t-miss flavors, including Cocoa, Fruity, Cinnamon But, Peanut Butter, and Berries, all of which were used in the dessert recipes above.
In fact, Cereal School is so good, you could eat it straight from the bag as your after-dinner treat. Trust us, we do it all the time.