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High Protein Cheesecake

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Indulging in a dessert that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also provides a substantial protein boost is a game-changer for any fitness enthusiast or dessert lover. This protein cheesecake recipe is a fusion of rich creaminess and muscle-building goodness, delivering over 30 grams of protein per serving. It’s an effortless, healthy treat that comes together seamlessly, ensuring a guilt-free indulgence.

Ingredients Needed:

Cottage Cheese: Opt for either full-fat or low-fat cottage cheese, or explore the world of keto cottage cheese available at your local store.

Cream Cheese: The foundation of our decadent cheesecake, contributing to its luxurious texture.

Protein Powder: Elevate the protein content by adding your favorite protein powder. Unflavored whey protein powder works wonders in maintaining the dessert’s rich taste.

Sweetener: A sweet touch without the guilt, bringing sweetness to the mix.

Vanilla Extract: Enhance the flavor with the authenticity of real vanilla.

Eggs: The binding agent that brings all the ingredients together seamlessly.

How To Make:

Step One: Setting the Stage

As the aroma of the crust bakes at 350 degrees, set the oven stage to 275 degrees, paving the way for the protein-packed delight.

Step Two: Symphony of Cheeses and More

Combine the cottage cheese and cream cheese in a food processor, seamlessly blending them until a velvety smooth texture is achieved. Introduce protein powder, sweetener, and vanilla extract into this symphony, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

Step Three: The Binding Ritual

Add the eggs, blending until a silky-smooth consistency is attained. A bit of scraping down the sides ensures every element is part of this delectable ensemble. Pour this cheesecake masterpiece over the awaiting crust.

Step Four: Baking Brilliance

Allow the protein cheesecake to dance in the oven for 90 minutes, witnessing its transformation into a firm, irresistible delight. A cooling session and a minimum 4-hour refrigeration stint follow before the grand reveal.

Recipe Variations and Toppings Galore

Toppings Extravaganza: Elevate your protein cheesecake with toppings such as sugar-free chocolate chips, a drizzle of peanut butter, fresh berries, or even a touch of maple syrup. Each addition, a celebration of flavors.

Crust Diversity: Explore endless crust possibilities. If the protein crust isn’t your favorite, delve into the world of graham cracker or other crust alternatives.

Mini Delights: Embrace the charm of mini cheesecakes. Portion out the mixture into a muffin tin for bite-sized protein snacks that captivate your taste buds.

Flavorful Innovations: Experiment with flavored protein powder to elevate the taste. For a chocolate infusion, consider adding cocoa powder to both the crust and filling.

Tips and Tricks

Watchful Eye: Keep a vigilant eye on the cheesecake as it bakes. Extend the baking time if needed, ensuring a firm touch indicates its readiness.

Temperature Matters: Optimal creaminess is achieved when using room temperature yogurt and cream cheese, ensuring a luscious cheesecake.

Toppings Optional: While toppings add flair, this protein cheesecake is a star on its own.

FAQs:

How do I know when cheesecake is done baking?

A slight jiggle in the middle, firming up as it cools, is the indicator of a perfectly baked cheesecake.

Adding Flavor: A Breeze!

Incorporating flavors is a simple task. For a fall twist, introduce pumpkin and cinnamon or go for a citrus burst with lemon juice or zest.

Storing info:

Due to its dairy-rich content, store the protein cheesecake covered and in an airtight container in the fridge. Freezing is an option, just ensure proper freezer storage.

High Protein Cheesecake

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Recipe by admin Course: DessertCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Calories

308

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

40

minutes

Easy Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups almond flour

  • 2 tablespoons protein powder

  • 2 tablespoons Sweetener (or alternatives)

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

  • 16 oz 4% fat cottage cheese

  • 8 oz cream cheese

  • ½ cup protein powder

  • ¾ cup Sweetener (or alternatives)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. In a large food processor, pulse almond flour, protein powder, 2 tablespoons sweetener, and 4 tablespoons butter until a coarse dough forms.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan to create a crust. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 275.
  • In the same food processor (no need to wash), blend cottage cheese and cream cheese until smooth. Add protein powder, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Add eggs and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Pour the mixture over the crust.
  • Bake for 90 minutes until the center no longer jiggles when the pan is lightly shaken. Cool completely and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 308kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 138mg
  • Sodium: 293mg

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