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High Protein Banana Pudding

This High Protein Banana Pudding comes together in just under 10 minutes and is made with simple and healthy ingredients. It's the perfect sweet treat to have stored in your fridge for the summer.

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two banana puddings in jars that are topped with whipped cream and garnished with mint.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • High Protein Banana Pudding is ready in just under 10 minutes.
  • Just add all the ingredients into a blender and serve chilled.
  • A great dessert for Spring and Summer.
  • Made with healthy ingredients like cottage cheese, greek yogurt and protein powder.
  • A delicious way to get your protein in.
  • Taste just like banana pudding, you’d never believe it’s made with healthier ingredients.
  • If you loved this one, be sure to check out my Cheesecake Jars for another delicious idea!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for High Protein Banana Pudding. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Cottage cheese is the base of this recipe, it gives this cheesecake that distinct cheesy taste without the cream cheese.

Greek yogurt gives a tanginess to this recipe all while providing a creamy texture.

I used honey to sweeten up this recipe, but you can easily use maple syrup, agave, monk fruit sweetener or just leave it out and rely on the bananas for sweetness.

Vanilla extract is necessary for any dessert! I prefer to use vanilla bean paste, but you can use vanilla extract as well.

Add in a vanilla or unflavored protein powder to create a more pudding like texture and for an added boost of protein. I used Ritual protein powder for this recipe.

Use ripe bananas for best results, these will be naturally sweeter.

You can enjoy the banana pudding as is, or add in vanilla wafer, sliced bananas and top with whipped cream.

all the ingredients you need to make this banana pudding in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: In a blender or food processor, add in the cottage cheese, greek yogurt, bananas, honey, protein powder and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

TWO: Assemble jars with by layering with vanilla wafers, cheesecake filling, sliced bananas and then finishing off with whipped cream if desired.

two banana puddings on a counter, in jars that are layered with vanilla wafers, pudding, banana and whipped cream

Tips And Tricks

Slice bananas into small pieces before adding into the blender or food processor. This will allow them to blend quickly and easily without over-blending the mixture.

Over blending will create a more liquid consistency. If your mixture is too runny, you can add in more protein powder to thicken it up, or store in the fridge for a few hours.

The pudding tastes amazing on it’s own or layered with vanilla wafers for a more traditional banana pudding.

Be sure to use a protein powder that you enjoy otherwise you can ruin the taste of this pudding. I prefer to use Ritual protein powder.

All protein powders aren’t created equal, meaning you may need to add more or less into the mixture depending on the consistency. Start with one scoop and add in another if needed. Don’t add more than 2 scoops to avoid a strong protein powder flavor.

two jars of high protein banana pudding on the counter next to two ripe bananas

How To Serve And Store

Serve this High Protein Banana Pudding chilled and with vanilla wafers, fresh banana slices and whipped cream. Garnish with a mint spring if serving for guests.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 3-4 days for best results. If you want the vanilla wafers to stay crisp and crunchy, then it’s recommended to store the pudding separate and assemble when you’re ready to enjoy.

Taste And Texture

This banana pudding tastes just like your classic banana pudding with just a tad less sugar. It has a strong banana flavor and a smooth and creamy texture. The texture will get thicker as it sits in the fridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my pudding runny?

You may have over blended it which you can easily fix by adding in an additional scoop of protein powder.

Can I use less bananas?

Yes, you can! I would recommended no less than 2 though since this recipe makes about 5 servings.

What brand of protein powder did you use?

I used Ritual protein powder, but you can use any unflavored or vanilla flavored. Vega or Truvani are also great options.

Other Recipes You May Like

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High Protein Banana Pudding

This High Protein Banana Pudding comes together in just under 10 minutes and is made with simple and healthy ingredients. It's the perfect sweet treat to have stored in your fridge for the summer.
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
10 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Banana Pudding

  • 1 cup cottage cheese, I used low fat Good Culture
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, I used plain Greek God's
  • 2 tbsp honey, may sub agave, maple syrup, monk fruit sweetener, coconut sugar, or sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 scoops, about 1/2 cup unflavored protein powder, I used Ritual

Optional additions

  • vanilla wafers, for layering
  • banana slices, for layering
  • whipped cream, for topping
  • mint for a garnish

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

5 servings

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add in the cottage cheese, greek yogurt, sliced bananas, honey, protein powder and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy. Try not to over-blend mixture, which is why adding in sliced vs whole bananas is recommended.
  2. Assemble jars with by layering with vanilla wafers, banana pudding, sliced bananas and then finishing off with whipped cream if desired.
  3. Serve immediately, or chill for a few hours before enjoying.

Notes

  • Slice bananas into small pieces before adding into the blender or food processor. This will allow them to blend quickly and easily without over-blending the mixture.
  • Over blending will create a more liquid consistency. If your mixture is too runny, you can add in more protein powder to thicken it up, or store in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Be sure to use a protein powder that you enjoy otherwise you can ruin the taste of this pudding. I prefer to use Ritual protein powder.
  • All protein powders aren't created equal, meaning you may need to add more or less into the mixture depending on the consistency. Start with one scoop and add in another if needed. Don't add more than 2 scoops to avoid a strong protein powder flavor.

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