20+ High-Protein Vegan Desserts & Sweets

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You’ll love these delicious high-protein vegan desserts made protein powder or just whole foods! Find cakes, cookies, ice cream, bliss balls and more in this list.

Getting your protein has never been so tasty! While consuming enough amino acids as a vegan is not too difficult, trying these scrumptious protein-packed treats certainly won’t hurt.

Most of them are quick to make, meal prep-friendly and healthier than conventional treats. They are either based on beans, tofu, nuts, seeds or made with flavorful protein powder to pack a whole lot of nutrition.

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Enjoy the following collection of decadent and delicious treats and don’t miss out on our quick vegan protein pudding at the end!

Best High-Protein Vegan Desserts

Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough
Eat this homemade vegan cookie dough by the spoonful to increase the protein in your diet!
It’s based on chickpeas without tasting beany, sweetened with dates and made from whole food plant-based ingredients.
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two glass jars filled with chickpea cookie dough on a table
Fudgy Blackout Brownies
These vegan black bean brownies will make every chocolate lover’s heart beat faster!
Made with easy-to-find, wholesome ingredients, they are super fudgy, deep in flavor, protein-packed and total crowd-pleasers.
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three homemade black bean brownies on top of each other being drizzled with melted chocolate
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake
This protein-packed vegan chocolate mousse cake features a simple chickpea cookie crust as well as a silken tofu chocolate mousse topping!
It’s low in sugar, oh-so-chocolatey and takes only 30 minutes of hands-on preparation time.
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white plate with homemade vegan chocolate mousse cake topped with blackberries
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
Energy balls or bliss balls are among the most popular high-protein vegan treats! This recipe is unique because it is based on beans to bump up the protein content.
It's highly customizable, kid-friendly and great for meal prep.
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table with a speckled plate on which about a dozen peanut butter bliss balls lie, some of which are half eaten
Chocolate Chickpea Ice Cream
This homemade ice cream features what? Yes, chickpeas. When combined with creamy coconut milk, delicious peanut butter and dates for sweetening, this might be the healthiest ice cream around!
Only 10 minutes and 6 basic ingredients are needed for this protein-packed dessert.
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close up of a black baking dish with frozen scooped vegan chocolate peanut butter ice cream
Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse
Super chocolatey and fluffy, this easy 4-ingredient silken tofu chocolate mousse is such a crowd-pleaser.
It’s a very popular aquafaba recipe, meaning it contains reserved chickpea liquid from a can that can be whipped to create a wonderful texture.
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small glass jars with homemade vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries and coconut
High-Protein Skillet Cookie
Remember that edible cookie dough from earlier? Yeah, you can use that recipe and bake it into a skillet cookie!
Dotted with melted dark chocolate pieces, this family-friendly dessert is undetectably healthy and so delicious when topped with ice cream.
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baking pan with warm vegan cookie cake and coconut ice cream
Peanut Butter Jam Pie
This epic vegan peanut butter pie with a chocolate cookie crust and raspberry jam filling requires less than 10 ingredients to make.
Using peanut butter and silken tofu for the creamy filling, it contains a good amount of protein and tastes fantastic!
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Brownie Batter Hummus
Black beans, peanut butter and cocoa powder team up to create this magical high-protein brownie batter dip!
It’s rich, indulgent, chocolatey and requires only a few simple ingredients to make.
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Vegan Lemon Bars
Creamy, light and refreshing, these healthy vegan lemon bars are such a wonderful no-bake recipe!
With an easy pumpkin seed crust and protein-packed tofu filling, they take about 30 minutes to make and are so delicious.
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10 Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Bars
Easy Vegan Protein Cookies
These vegan protein cookies are quick to make and really good for you! They are healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert — what a great meal prep idea.
Made in one bowl with different types of protein, they are grain-free and family-friendly.
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Red Velvet Protein Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is a great and endlessly customizable recipe idea for higher protein treats! Made with simple ingredients such as dairy-free milk, vanilla extract, bananas or berries, it can be topped to your liking.
Add vegan protein powder as suggested and have a delicious pudding in your fridge for the following days!
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12 vegan red velevt protein chia pudding
Vegan Protein Mug Cake
Fluffy and super quick, this vegan protein mug cake can be enjoyed as a breakfast, dessert or snack!
Throw it together in two minutes using plant-based protein powder and enjoy it topped with vegan ice cream.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Do you love peanut butter pretzels? Make this homemade vegan recipe that tastes like it came straight off a bakery or coffee shop.
With a sweet and salty flavor combination and a nice balance of chewy and crunchy texture in every mouthful, these pretzel bars will be gone so quickly.
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14 Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Creamy Snickerdoodle Hummus
If you’re in need of a quick and delicious high-protein dessert, make this snickerdoodle hummus! Full of cinnamon and cookie flavors, it is perfect for dipping fruit or pretzels.
Ready to enjoy in only 10 minutes total!
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Vegan Almond Flour Cookies
These vegan almond flour cookies offer a very delicious almond and cinnamon flavor along with a crispy texture.
They are a fantastic gluten-free treat that’s especially suitable for Christmas time!
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High-Protein Chickpea Blondies
Ready in 30 minutes and made from only a handful of simple ingredients, these easy vegan peanut butter chickpea blondies tick all the boxes!
Fudgy, gooey, sweet and secretly protein-packed, who could say no to this dessert?
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Vegan Almond Cake
If you love nutty flavors, try this cozily spiced almond cake with grated apples! It’s perfect for a special occasion and keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Optional add-ins and toppings include orange zest, chocolate chips and caramel sauce!
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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Peanut butter and protein just go hand in hand, right? These gluten-free cookies feature only 4 other ingredients alongside peanut butter and are chewy, sweet and yummy.
They are ready to devour in about 30 minutes and you can enjoy them for breakfast or as a treat!
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Brownie Energy Bites
When your sweet tooth kicks, grab one of these brownie energy bites! They're rich, nutty, slightly salty and made from whole food plant-based ingredients.
They come together in only 10 minutes and can be customized to your liking — like adding some homemade protein blend to the mix.
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Vanilla Vegan Pudding
This creamy vanilla pudding requires only 5 ingredients and is the perfect summer dessert when paired with fresh berries!
The base of this velvety treat is silken tofu but nobody will be able to tell.
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21 vanilla vegan pudding
High-Protein Banana Bread
Try this nourishing vegan banana bread made with protein powder! It’s a great post-workout snack or treat and features healthy ingredients like bananas, oats and dark chocolate chips.
This recipe is really family-friendly, too!
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Photo credit: www.theconsciousplantkitchen.com
22 High Protein banana bread

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20+ High-Protein Vegan Desserts & Sweets

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
You’ll love these delicious high-protein vegan desserts made protein powder or just whole foods! Find cakes, cookies, ice cream, bliss balls and more in this list. The following quick and easy vegan protein pudding can be made with any protein powder of your choice!
Serves 1

Ingredients

Quick Protein Pudding

  • 1.5 oz vegan protein powder* 42 g
  • ¾ cup soy milk 180 ml
  • 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons cocoa powder optional

Topping ideas

  • Fresh berries
  • Drizzled nut butter
  • Date caramel
  • Vegan whipped cream
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender jar and blend until smooth. Add the liquid first so that the protein powder doesn’t stick to the sides of the jar!
  • Blend for around 30 seconds, then pour into a bowl and cover it with a lid or wrap.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving with toppings of your choice!

Notes

  • *We like chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel or cheesecake flavor the most!
  • Nutrition information has automatically been calculated without toppings.
  • Find 20+ more protein desserts in the article above!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
20+ High-Protein Vegan Desserts & Sweets
Amount per Serving
Calories
334
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Sodium
 
281
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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