Peanut Butter Protein Cheesecake Mousse for One

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Light. Airy. Heavenly. These are just three words that come to mind that would describe this peanut butter protein mousse! Never mind the fact that it has zero grams of sugar, 25 grams of protein, and only 120 calories per serving…all while tasting like it should be on a fancy dessert menu! This peanut butter protein mousse is the perfect snack, dessert, or post-workout treat! I personally love to make a big batch (about five servings at once), put them in individual jars, and have them for a protein packed snack or treat during the week! If you’re a peanut butter lover like me, I can guarantee you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I do!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5 minutes.


To make the peanut butter cheesecake mousse, place everything in a food processor and blend/mix for about 2-3 minutes, or until cottage cheese reaches an airy-mousse like consistency. (If you are using Greek yogurt, use a hand held electric mixer, and mix on high speed for about 2 minutes to whip the yogurt to an airy mousse like consistency.)


To assemble the mousse with a ‘pie crust’, place crushed graham cracker in a small serving glass, and pour cheesecake mousse on top. Serve immediately, or cover and chill in the fridge!


2 tbsPeanut flour (or 1 tablespoon peanut butter, which would add about 60 calories)
1/4 tspVanilla extract
2-4 pktsStevia (or sweetener of choice to taste)
1/2 cupLow fat cottage cheese (or plain low-fat Greek yogurt)
For the Crust:1 graham cracker square, crushed fine (This is optional)

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
120 Calories
0.5 g Fat
5 g Carbohydrate
0 g Fiber
3 g Sugar
25 g Protein
3 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Heather said:

Where do you purchase the peanut flour? I haven’t seen it at my local grocery store.


August 7th, 2012 — 12:17pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

amazon :)

August 7th, 2012 — 7:14pm  | 

Kathi said:

My Trader Joe’s carries peanut flour. I bought some, but never found a recipe that used it until now…

September 9th, 2012 — 1:02am  | 

Becca said:

whole foods also carries it

October 15th, 2012 — 7:47pm  | 

Teresa (Terry) Brandt said:

I just made this..Yummy :)

August 7th, 2012 — 12:51pm  |  Reply

Lacey said:

This was a very good! However, my batter kept wanting to stick to the side of the blender the instant I turned it on (regardless of the speed). I kept scraping it down, but could never get it fully blended. I put a heaping tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of my cup for the crust. Yum!

August 9th, 2012 — 9:38am  |  Reply

Jessica said:

Try using a food processor instead, mine didn’t stick when I did this.

August 9th, 2012 — 6:29pm  | 

Stephanie said:

Do you have a link for the peanut flour on Amazon? All the one’s I’ve seen seem pricey. I wonder if Trader Joes carries it?

August 10th, 2012 — 1:01pm  |  Reply

Autumn Sprecher said:

Just made this…. DELISH. Took care of the sweet tooth! Thanks, Katie!

August 12th, 2012 — 11:37am  |  Reply

Stephanie said:

When I first came across this recipe I was so happy (i love PB) but I didn’t have any peanut flour. Then I came across an email that you sent that said peanut flour is the same as PB2(always have that)so I whipped this up and it was so yummy. These would be good for breakfast, I generally like something lighter but sweet for breakfast. These also have about the same stats as a protein shake, but I’d much rather eat my meals than drink them. :) Thanks Katie for another great recipe!

August 21st, 2012 — 11:21am  |  Reply

Rachel said:

I must admit I was skeptical of this recipe – but it’s INCREDIBLE! Love it!! :)

August 29th, 2012 — 8:14pm  |  Reply

Jessica said:

I was also skeptical of this recipe, but then I tried it and I LOVED it!

September 11th, 2012 — 9:30pm  |  Reply

Angel Murray-Cotton said:

My kids and I loved this! I’m wondering tho as I look at your recipes like this that call for cottage cheese if I could use tofu instead and it yield the same results? I’m trying to stay away from dairy cause I am slightly intolerant. Do you know anything about replacing cottage cheese with tofu and if it would work in your recipes?

September 27th, 2012 — 10:26pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

tofu would work!

September 28th, 2012 — 9:47am  | 

Sarie Whitson said:

This is a great idea. Loved it! Thanks!

September 29th, 2012 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

With the graham cracker, Would one “sheet” be 2 servings or 4serving. I just wanted to clarify. Sorry for the silly question.

October 22nd, 2012 — 8:44pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

one long sheet is 2 servings

October 23rd, 2012 — 6:11am  | 

Angie said:

Delicious! I added 2 TBSP chocolate protein powder to it as well. Next time I will look for low sodium cottage cheese, as it is a bit salty. Thanks!

May 23rd, 2015 — 4:04pm  |  Reply

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