Cake Batter Protein Pudding

Hey guys!

Woo hoo, it’s Thursday…which is actually my Friday…
or wait, maybe it’s my Saturday?…

I don’t know, I got off at 8am this morning and I haven’t had much sleep! πŸ˜‰

All I know is that there are MORE than a few of you out there chomping at the bit for some Cake Batter Protein Pudding!

You meanΒ that you want…

Some of this??

Maybe just a bite?

Or maybe you want to just dive head first into a whole serving?

And run your finger around the rim…

And then lick it clean…

Don’t worry, we don’t just here at KMB πŸ˜‰

Do as you wish m’dears because here…it…is!

Cake Batter Protein Pudding

by Heather Powers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Keywords: blender snack dessert high protein bananas cottage cheese almond milk sprinkles summer

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-7 drops NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia
  • 1/8 xanthan gum


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
2. Top with sprinkles and grab a spoon!
3.Then, make another one for tomorrow, omitting the xanthan gum, and pop it in the freezer…you’ll thank me later!

Nutritional info: 158 calories, 2g fat, 18g carbs, 14g protein.

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Wait, frozen you say?

Oh yes…frozen indeed! πŸ™‚

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

I went and turned it into…

Cake Batter ProteinΒ ICE CREAM!!!

You’re welcome!

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63 Responses to Cake Batter Protein Pudding

  1. Lizzi says:

    OHHH YES. CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS! Seeing as it’s freezing (…and wet… and miserable…) here, I’m craving ‘Winter flavours’ – I’m thinking I’ll make a version this weekend using the maple extract you gave me, as well as some nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger… mmmm πŸ™‚

  2. Yay baby! Love the addition of cottage cheese. Very original!

  3. yup. You’ve done it. I may have to go replenish my cottage cheese stash right now. Because this looks super. Does it taste of bananas at all?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Only a little bit, but only when it’s in the pudding version. Once it was frozen it didn’t taste like banana at all!

  4. This looks so good!!! We need to have a meetup in Nashville soon! I’m missing Tennessee bad!

  5. YUM! This looks perfect Heather!

    I just realized that you aren’t showing up on my google reader…weird!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Really? That’s odd…I haven’t changed anything with my posts lately. Though I am trying to figure out this comment reply thing…tell me, are you getting this reply in your email inbox? *fingers crossed*

  6. OH.MY.WORD. Heather, this looks amazing! JP is away on a man-cation this weekend–I know what I will be making to fill the void in my heart (HA! Just kidding… but not really)!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Love it! BB’s away this weekend too and I was just telling a friend that I may have to go see my other boyfriend (the trader they call Joe) to help get my mind off things! Lol πŸ˜‰

  7. Amber says:

    Do you think one packet of truvia could be used instead of the liquid stevia?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Sure…although, I may try using 1/2 a packet to start out with. I’m not quite sure the serving size is large enough for a full packet…unless you have a KILLER sweet tooth that is! πŸ˜‰

  8. Mmmmm cottage cheese is honestly the BEST base for smoothies- I freeze mine in cubes and they get even frostier. I wouldn’t be able to use the banana on my lower carb days so I’d have to just suck it up with a bit more ice, and the gums. But MAN, that looks ridiculous. A question: why omit the xanthan if you’re freezing for the next day?

    • Missy says:

      I’m not sure what Heather will say but I found out this past weekend that when you freeze one made with the guns, it got rock hard and when it thawed, the texture was gross. At least that was my experience and mine was a blueberry-banana one (made like all of mine with the cottage and cream cheese).

      • Hmm, in the 15 yrs I’ve been making smoothies with gums, Ive never omitted the gums! So I have zero experience with it that way. I’ve frozen hundreds of shakes and, they get, well, frozen of course and always need to be re-blended to become creamy again, but I thought that was just a factor of being frozen and nothing to do with the gums. In fact the gums would hold them together in suspension better. So HmmmMMmm?!?!?!? Interesting very very interesting. Maybe one day I’ll try it this way and see what happens!

        • kissmybroccoli says:

          I tried freezing both with and without the xanthan gum and I thought the one with it tasted kinda “gummy”…but it didn’t taste like that BEFORE it was frozen! Weird, I know!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        YES!!! It was so hard (that’s what she said…bahahaha) and when it thawed a little it was so gummy tasting…blech!

        • haha. Well, i’ve never just grabbed it and ate it without at least reblending so I never felt that. I store them in the magic bullet type containers, so i just need to add the blade base and whiz it. Good to know if I don’t have that option though!

  9. You’re killin’ me, smalls….

  10. YUM! You had me at “cake batter”. πŸ˜‰

    I don’t have stevia or xanthan gum, but I still want to try to make this!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      And I WANT you to make this! Kalley has the same predicament and this is what I told her: “Any sweetener would do and if you freeze it, I don’t think the xanthan gum is necessary, but if you want to try the pudding version, maybe you could use a bit of coconut flour or protein powder? Not much…just enough to thicken it a little and give it that smooth pudding consistency!”

      Let me know if it works!

  11. Missy says:

    I have always used cottage cheese in my “ice cream” – way creamier! I also use a bit of cream cheese. I don’t use banana alot but I like frozen peaches since they’re more neutral (not strong peach flavor); my big thing on mine tasting like cake batter is adding butter extract in addition to the vanilla stevia (I love NOW French vanilla liquid). That makes it really taste like cake batter to me!!
    But I need to try this version as I know your creations are always delicioso!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohhh, butter extract…that would be fantastic! I’m not really sure how mine came out tasting like cake batter…maybe just the combo of the banana with the vanilla stevia? All I know is that it was deeeeelicious!

      I’ll have to try your method with the cream cheese. That sounds wonderful!

  12. Who could resist such a healthy dessert with those delicious rainbow sprinkles? Thanks for the great recipe idea. I may have to try this soon. πŸ˜‰

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You’re welcome, Stephanie! And yes…any dessert that involves sprinkles is ok in my book! πŸ˜‰ Hope you like it!

  13. Kailey says:

    I need this in my life!! Like now πŸ™‚
    Are there any substitutions if I don’t have xanthan gum/liquid stevia?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Any sweetener would do and if you freeze it, I don’t think the xanthan gum is necessary, but if you want to try the pudding version, maybe you could use a bit of coconut flour or protein powder? Not much…just enough to thicken it a little and give it that smooth pudding consistency! πŸ™‚ Let me know if you try it…I’d love to know how it comes out with that variation!

  14. I cannot wait to try this recipe out! All I need are sprinkles πŸ˜€

  15. Cat says:

    Wow, this looks amazing! Does it really taste like cake batter?

  16. Dude. I have to tell you. I just got cake batter extract and it has changed my life. I’m going to make this with that. Then I will have a moment of silence.

  17. Ohhh I’ve never tried the cottage cheese in there! But I HAVE put in a tiny bit of butter extract, which sounds crazy, but it totally tastes like cake!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s the same thing Missy said! I’m seriously gonna have to try that and see witness this “magic” for myself! πŸ˜‰

  18. karina says:

    i only recently discovered the magic of blended cottage cheese! i have been making a similar treat like this expect I add chocolate pb2. it’s pretty amazing haha

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Mmmm! I’ve never had the chocolate PB2 but I LOVE mixing peanut flour and cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt) together…SO good!

  19. lindsay says:

    is this what you make coming off a 12 hr shift? Cause its amazing! Every.. little… bit! or shall i say sprinkle?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hey, sometimes I surprise myself! And what better way to celebrate a surprise than with SPRINKLES?! πŸ˜‰

  20. Elle says:

    I would never have thought to add the cottage cheese… and xanthum gum? What does THAT do? Thanks.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hey Elle! I just saw that you already got your answer on Facebook…if you want, you could probably sub in a bit of coconut flour or protein powder if you have it…just enough to thicken it up a bit. But of course, if you freeze it, you don’t need anything at all! πŸ™‚

  21. Hiiii new best friend. And Heather.

    Okay that wasn’t really funny but seriously cottage cheese?? I heart cottage cheese!! Why the heck didn’t I think of this? I think your lack of sleep is some sort of advantage over those of us who actually sleep at night. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing!! Pinning this!!! <3

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  23. Meg says:

    Ahhhhh girl πŸ™‚ I am so happy I found you! This looks AMAZING! YUM

  24. Rachel says:

    I used a whole frozen banana, and no xantham gum. CRAZY DELICIOUS. Thank you so much for posting this idea!

  25. This looks delicious and your pictures are amazing. Would love for you to share your photos with us at

  26. I used to HATE cottage cheese, but lately I just can’t get enough. This is reason #47 why I love cottage cheese now πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, me too! I loved it as a kid, but I think the day I found out what it was made of was the day I decided I hated it. Then I just decided to try it again a year or so ago and LOVE it! It has amazing versatility…can’t believe I went so long not having it!

  27. RecipeNewZ says:

    Wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing it on RecipeNewZ! It was very popular with our visitors, and as such was featured on our Facebook page: Congrats!

  28. Harvey says:

    Hello, what does the “1/8” relating to the xanthan gum represent?

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  30. paula says:

    hi, is there any replacement for almond milk? i am allergic to nuts

  31. jennifer says:

    I know this post is almost a year old, but I just have to say. I loved this. I am not gonna lie I was highly skeptical, it sounded entirely too easy and healthy too taste good. I was wrong, thanks for sharing!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, Jennifer! I’m SO glad you liked it! And thanks so much for letting me know…I love knowing that people are trying my recipes! πŸ˜€

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