pumpkinswirlproteincheesecakeThis is a DELICIOUS, healthy, and high protein Pumpkin Cheesecake with a CRUST (and a swirl)! The best part? It’s super easy to make!

4 Crushed Up Ginger Snaps
1/4 Cup (28g) Almond Flour
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter

16 Ounces Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 Large Whole Egg
2 Large Egg Whites
1/3 Cup Sweetener
1-2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar (or low calorie alternative like Sukrin Gold)
1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
10.6 Ounces (300g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt (Pumpkin or Vanilla)
2 Scoops (60g) The Protein Chef Baking Protein Powder (or Vanilla Protein Powder)
1/2 Cup (121g) Pure Pumpkin

Makes 8 Slices

1. Line a 6×2 pan with parchment paper
2. In a smaller bowl crush up your Ginger Snaps, melt your Butter, and mix all of your crust ingredients together
3. Press your crust into the bottom of your pan lined with parchment paper
4. Bake your crust on 350F/176C for 8-12 minutes or until it’s golden brown
5. In a large bowl mix together all of your cheesecake ingredients aside from your Protein Powder and Pumpkin
6. Mix in your Protein Powder
7. Pour half of your mix into another bowl and mix in your Pure Pumpkin into that bowl
8. Pour some of your plain mix into your 6×2 pan, smooth it out, top it with your pumpkin mix, and repeat until all of your mix is gone
9. Cut your mix in with a knife to give it a swirl effect
10. Top it with whatever your want
11. Bake it on 350F/176C for 30-35 minutes then drop your temperature to 200F/93C and bake for an additional 50-60 minutes
12. Remove it from the oven, let it cool, wrap it up, and put it into the fridge for a couple hours (I prefer overnight)

Entire recipe: Calories: 1896, Fat: 68g, Saturated Fat: 27g, Sodium: 2104mg, Carbs: 159g = 140g NET CARBS!, Fiber: 19g, Sugar: 57g, Protein: 162g

1 Serving = 1 Slice (if you make 8 slices): Calories: 237, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.3g, Sodium: 263mg, Carbs: 19.8g = 17.5g NET CARBS! Fiber: 2.3g, Sugar: 7.1g, Protein: 20.2g


Derek-holdingBakingProteinAbout the Author
Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.Links: