Viral Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie (Single-Serve!)

published: November 14, 2023

updated: November 14, 2023


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Gooey, moist, and oh-so-decidant, this Viral Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie is packed with protein and satisfaction. Admittedly, protein treats can be a little dry and tasteless, but this protein brownie recipe completely flips the script! It’s moist, dense, and chocolatey, and it comes in a single-serve serving so you don’t need to worry about going overboard.

Brownies are one of my favorite treats, but with their high-calorie content and low nutrient density, I tend to eat them only on special occasions. This led me to create a protein brownie that minimcks the taste and texture of the real thing but contains fewer calories and a lot more protein. With 33g of protein per serving, this Cottage Cheese Brownie packs a powerful punch of satisfaction and enjoyment.

Want to make a whole batch of protein brownies? Check out our Double Chocolate Protein Brownies featuring creamy Greek yogurt.

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

High protein content. This recipe includes protein from two sources, low-fat cottage cheese and chocolate protein powder. With 33g of protein per serving, this is the kind of treat that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also helps you to hit your protein goal at the same time.

Single-serve. I don’t know about you, but when I have a whole pan of brownies lying around, I’m bound to eat far more than I intended. This single-serve brownie bowl option provides a generous portion that will fill you up guilt-free!

Easy peasy. Made in the microwave, our viral Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie couldn’t be any easier to make. No need to preheat your oven or drag out a bunch of pans and dishes, this one is ready in 5 minutes or less.

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Cottage Cheese Protein Brownie

Tami Smith
Packed with 33g of protein and a fudgey, gooey texture, this single-serve protein brownie made with cottage cheese will satisfy your sweet tooth while helping you to hit your macros!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 251 kcal


  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Mixing spoon
  • 1 Measuring Cups & Spoons


  • 1/4 cup Low-fat cottage cheese I used Good Culture
  • 1 scoop Chocolate protein powder I used Clean Simple Eats, code TAMI saves you
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract


  • In a microwave-safe mug or bowl, combine the cottage cheese and protein powder. Stir until they are well combined.
  • Add the unsweetened cocoa powder, almond flour (or oat flour), baking powder, sweetener, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Stir everything together until you have a smooth batter. If the batter is too thick, you can add a tablespoon of water or milk of your choice to reach your desired consistency.
  • If you'd like, you can fold in any optional add-ins like dark chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruits for extra flavor.
  • Microwave the mug or bowl on high for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or until the brownie has risen and set. Cooking time may vary depending on your microwave's wattage, so keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking.
    Carefully remove the brownie from the microwave (it will be hot), let it cool for a minute, and then enjoy your single-serve protein brownie!


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 33gFat: 7g
Keyword brownies, high protein
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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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