Healthy Dessert Recipe: Protein Pie

Between the milk in the pudding, cream cheese, nuts and the added protein powder in every layer it's a super yummy way to get in a ton of protein. It's a great weight loss surgery friendly dessert or heck I can make a breakfast out of a wedge of this baby...

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Shelly's Protein Pie

1/2 cup Graham Flour (health food store, bulk bins, Whole Foods type stores or online)
1/2 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 cup Oatmeal, dry
1/4 cup Nuts, chopped (I used Pecans)
1/4 cup Sugar-Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil

8 oz. Cream Cheese (or American Neufchâtel Cheese)
1/2 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
3 Tablespoons Sugar-Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

2 cups of Sugar-Free Pudding (prepared per package directions, any flavor - I used Chocolate)
1/2 cup Protein Powder (I used Chocolate)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Coconut or Nuts, chopped

Mix crust ingredients together and press into 11x8 Pyrex rectangle casserole dish that has been sprayed well with Pam non-stick spray. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Allow to cool.

Weight Loss Gastric Bypass Vertical Sleeve RNY VSGCombine middle layer ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled crust. Chill while you mix up the pudding top layer.

Combine top layer ingredients and spread over chilled middle layer. I like to have some coconut &/or nuts in the pudding layer (it's a texture thing) but both can be omitted for those who would prefer not to include them.

Return to fridge for at least an hour. Serve portions with a dollop of  No Sugar Added, Homemade Whipped Cream. Makes around 15 servings.

You can, of course, use any pudding flavor. Sometimes a girl NEEDS her chocolate but my other favorites are Sugar-Free Pistachio or Sugar-Free Butterscotch mixed with Vanilla Protein Powder. SF Lemon is great too especially as a dessert after a Mexican dinner.

Early weight loss surgery post-ops: you can eliminate the crust and additions to the top layer, layer into parfait glasses instead Cutting fats: Change cream cheese to Neufchâtel (basically light cream cheese) or eliminate the middle layer.


Carrie said...


Hope said...

my grandmom makes something similar to this and its so yummy! hers is do-able, using the crust, pudding, and cool whip. but yours looks super yummy too!

Belinda said...

The Max protein website won't let you use the "eggface" discount code anymore. I have been using it the last few months and went to use it tonight and it didn't work.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

:) Carrie.


Hope you enjoy it, Hope.


Belinda, Yep. I guess they have holiday specials right now & have deactivated it till the New Year. Maybe shoot them an email & let them know it helped you out.

~Michelle "Shelly"

Sweet_Cheeks said...

I have a question, did you use the steel cut oats or quick cook oats?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

;) Both. I used Coach's Steel Cut Quick Cook but really any would do... McCann's, Quaker, Quick, Regular, whatever you've got on hand.

Hope you enjoy it. Just made a SF Pistachio Protein Pie today sooo yummy.

RP said...

Hi Shelly:

My mom made something similar called million dollar desert. More like million calorie and full of a million unhealthy ingredients :-)

I just made this. And it was my dinner tonight. Yum. The crust is divine! I think I'll try some other fruit coblerish type things with this crust recipe. It's definately going to get a lot of mileage.

Thanks so much!!!!


Naija said...

Hey Michelle, I love your blog and
I wanted to know what I could sub for the Graham Flour? None of the whole foods stores in town carry it. Thanks!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

RPGypsy, Glad you enjoyed it :)


Naija, Thanks :)

Arrowhead Mills or Bob's Red Mills makes Graham Flour usually near regular flour in the supermarket in my neck of the woods or I've got an online link to purchase in the entry.

Sub maybe Almond Flour/Meal


Stephanie said...

Hey Shelly! I just made your amazing looking pie as I've had a sweet tooth today. I tried something a little different. I used DaVinci SF Raspberry syrup with the cream cheese and Cheesecake flavored SS/FF pudding! I also used macadamia nuts. It is sitting in the fridge chilling right now, and I can't wait to dig in! I also wanted to add that I couldn't find graham flour anywhere in town, but I did get a substitute recipe. 2/3 C white flour, 1/3 C wheat bran and 1.5 tsp wheat germ. I was assured this is a proper blend for graham flour... I guess we'll try and see. Thanks so much for the recipes, you make this so much easier!!!!

Anonymous said...

mmmm the pie rocks..u are my hero eggface!!! my food network!

Anonymous said...

love the u, my hero, my food network!

Sandy said...

can you tell me what the nutritional values to this are.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Sandy, Here's how to find the nutritional value on mine (or anyone else's) recipes: hope this helps.

Tara S said...

My crust didn't turn out at all to look like yours. I can only assume it's the protein powder differences. I used a pure whey protein (unflavored, then added a couple of drops of vanilla stevia). It's a bit like a cracker, but chewier. Really, it's no big deal because I love that there's extra protein in there...just a vehicle for the other two layers. I forgot to add the extra protein to the chocolate layer. *sigh* I'm definitely going to make this again because it was still SO GOOD. Thanks for yet another staple in our house. <3