Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie

1 Brownie255 cals

A quick and healthier dessert recipe is here! This Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie is made with 7 simple ingredients and only takes a couple minutes to make in the microwave. If you’re looking for something to beat the cravings, try one of these delicious and diet friendly brownies!

You’re going to start this one with a blender or food processor and a microwave safe bowl. If you don’t care about the cottage cheese texture you can make this right in your bowl.

 In whatever you’re using, add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1 scoop of good tasting chocolate protein powder, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of sweetener, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt, and some milk.

Blend or process all of those ingredients together until smooth.

The amount of milk you add will depend on what your mix looks like, start with 1-2 ounces and go from there. As a reference point, you’ll want it somewhat thick but not “soupy”

Cottage Cheese Brownie Flavors

You can also use any flavor protein powder you want as long as you think it’ll compliment the brownie flavor. Some other flavors I’ve used?

  • Red Velvet
  • Chocolate Caramel
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Brownie (obviously!)

From here, coat your microwave safe bowl with cooking spray and pour your mix in. Coating your bowl with cooking spray is only needed if you want to remove your brownie from your bowl.

This is the part where you can mix in or top it with sugar free chocolate chips, nuts, or anything else you’d like in your cottage cheese protein brownie.

Last, put it into the microwave for around 1-2 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is.

While it’s microwaving make sure to keep an eye on it the first time you make it so you don’t microwave it for too long which will give you a dry brownie.

Cottage Cheese Brownie Tips

  1. Don’t have or like microwaving things? Bake this in the oven on 350F/176C for around 15-20 minutes.
  2. Use this with one of our protein ice cream recipes for a protein brownie sundae!
  3. Double or triple the recipe for a bigger brownie.

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Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie Recipe

Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie

Make this diet friendly Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie with 7 simple ingredients! These easy microwave brownies are made in a minute or less.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese brownie, microwave brownie, protein brownie
Servings: 1 Brownie
Calories: 255kcal
Cost: $.70

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  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - Full, Reduced, or Fat Free
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Sweetener
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1-2 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk


  • Add all of your ingredients into either a blender or food processor
  • Blend or process until smooth (add more Milk if your mix is too thick)
  • Optionally coat a microwave safe dish with cooking spray (if you want to remove it)
  • Pour in your mix
  • Microwave it on high for around 1-2 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is (keep an eye on it)



Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Fat Free Cottage Cheese:
*with Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Calories: 255
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 755mg
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 40g


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 755mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g


  1. Rebecca on June 17, 2024 at 4:34 am

    5 stars
    On my first attempt, my delusional post-bariatric surgery self somehow misread 2tsp of sweetener as 2tbs. Oops. Remade it properly and it’s delicious! Perfect for the pureed food stage after weight loss surgery.

  2. Kate on June 13, 2024 at 12:01 am

    1 “scoop” protein powder? Please provide an exact measurement. Thank you.

    • Derek Howes on July 5, 2024 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Kate! Within all my recipes there’s “metric” conversions which always list the exact weight of the ingredients I used. In this case, 1 scoop is equal to 30 grams. Hope this helps!

  3. Andrey on June 12, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    For those of us without microwave, what would be the oven cook temp/time?

    • Derek Howes on June 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm

      350F/176C for 15-20 minutes should do it though I’d keep an eye on it as it may take more or less time.

    • Chris on June 22, 2024 at 11:03 am

      Love your recipes! Thank you for sharing them with me.

  4. Lee on June 12, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    5 stars
    Added a little vanilla extract and made this with some vanilla protein powder I had. Delicious!

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