Nutella® Protein Pudding


I created this healthy, high-protein version of my favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread as a post-workout treat, a bedtime snack, or just to keep my muscles fed. Store in refrigerator for up to three days.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • ½ cup skinned hazelnuts

  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (such as Callebaut®)

  • 2 tablespoons stevia powder

  • ½ scoop vanilla whey protein powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spread hazelnuts onto a baking sheet.

  2. Toast hazelnuts in the preheated oven until golden and fragrant, 7 to 12 minutes. Cool nuts completely.

  3. Process ricotta cheese, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, stevia, vanilla protein powder, and vanilla extract in a food processor until smooth.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute agave nectar for the stevia. You can substitute chocolate whey protein powder for the vanilla protein powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
32g Fat
26g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 384mg 30%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 510mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.