This creamy chocolate pudding is secretly healthy! It’s made with cottage cheese, banana, and peanut flour for an easy, high-protein treat!

cottage cheese pudding
Save This Recipe Form

Want to save this recipe?

Share your email below & we'll send it to you! Plus, you'll get new recipes from us every week!

So many of you have asked for a chocolate version of my cottage cheese ice cream, which is what inspired this recipe! I found it easier to make chocolate pudding, so you don’t have to wait for it to freeze. This reminded me a little bit of my avocado smoothie, but in this case, the creaminess comes from cottage cheese.

Even though this cottage cheese pudding tastes like dessert, it’s healthy enough for breakfast! This recipe makes 2 servings, and each serving has 16g of protein! The cottage cheese has lots of protein and then I added peanut flour to thicken the consistency and add a tasty peanut butter flavor. I added a drizzle of peanut butter on top but it would also be good with vegan Nutella. You’re going to love this healthy treat!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cottage cheese: I used 4% milkfat, but 2% would be fine. I don’t recommend fat-free cottage cheese in this recipe.
  • Peanut flour: This is just defatted peanut flour made by grinding roasted peanuts and removing most of the oil content. It adds lots of protein without a lot of fat and calories.
  • Banana: If you have a very ripe banana, you might not need as much sweetener.
  • Cocoa powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder adds a delicious chocolatey flavor.
  • Almond milk or dairy milk: I used almond milk, but any kind of milk is fine!
  • Honey: Adjust the sweetener to taste. I’ve also used stevia and it worked great!

What is Peanut Flour?

Peanut flour, or peanut butter powder, is made by pressing the oil out of peanuts and grinding them into flour. PB2 started making it in 2007 and since then many other brands have popped up. You can even find it at places like Trader Joe’s and Aldi. If you have trouble finding it in stores, you can always order it from Amazon. If you don’t have peanut flour, substitute with half the amount of peanut butter. (So, for this recipe, use 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.)

How to Make Cottage Cheese Pudding