Low-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cheesecake

Creamy and sweet cinnamon sugar chilled cheesecake, packed with 11g of protein and only 90 calories and 0.5g of fat! Do I have your attention yet?!

Watch the full recipe tutorial here!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Persephone (from The Every Day Vogue) and I wanted to collab to do a fun video of an easy, low-calorie dish to whip up for the holiday!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m ALL about enjoying the holidays! The holidays are a time to be spent with family friends, celebrating, and relaxing. There shouldn’t be any stress or worrying about food involved! I personally don’t believe in tracking macros or calories on this day, and I MOST DEFINITELY think you should enjoy some bomb ass food that you don’t get to have every day.

Even still, 9 times out of 10, I would still choose to have one of my “healthified” desserts over a calorie-laden pie or cake anyways. I have nothing against these dishes and if you are one that does love them, then YES, I definitely think you should include them in your day! I know it may sound crazy to some, but I would genuinely just rather eat one of my own desserts. Maybe i’m biased 😆 but I think they taste just as good (if not better!) and I know they make me feel a whole lot better after eating them.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll go back for seconds on the rolls and stuffing ALL DAY – but truly, I am still a fan of the healthier desserts!!

If this is you too, or you are simply trying to find a healthier dish to bring to your family’s get-together this year, YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR DISH.

I love that you can get some extra protein in with this recipe, and the fact that it is insanely low in fat, leaving more room for other yummy options! (ehrm stuffing) It’s creamy, light, and packed with glorious snickerdoodle flavor. Even better is that is made with minimal ingredients and the easiest thing ever to make! Just mix the ingredients the night before, pop in the oven, and keep that baby stored in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it the next day!

For the protein powder, I used Pescience’s Snickerdoodle, which I highly recommend and give all the credit to the amazing snickerdoodle flavor! (You can save 10% if you use the code, Laurenfitfoodie, at checkout). Still, I’ve tried this dish with vanilla protein powder + cinnamon instead, just to see, and it is still amazing! The flavor is just more “sweet cinnamon” than snickerdoodle which isn’t a whole lot different if you haven’t tried both, but since I have I thought there was still enough difference between the two to make note of. 😆

As always if you try, let me know by tagging me (@laurenfitfoodie) on instagram. I love love love seeing your yummy recreations!!

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Yield: 8

Low-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cheesecake

Low-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cheesecake

Creamy and sweet cinnamon sugar chilled cheesecake, packed with 11g of protein and only 90 calories and 0.5g of fat! Do I have your attention yet?!

Ingredients

Cheesecake Base

  • 1 package (8 oz) fat free cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp (46g) egg whites
  • ¼ cup zero-calorie pancake syrup (I used Walden Farm's pancake syrup)
  • 2 scoops (65g) Pescience snickerdoodle protein powder (you can also use another cinnamon flavor, and if you don't have that just use vanilla mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
  • ½ cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp zero-calorie sweetener

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl

  • ½ tbsp cinnamon, or sprinkle desired amount
  • 1 tsp zero-calorie sweetener, or sprinkle desired amount

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a pie pan of springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium size bowl, add the cream cheese, syrup, and egg whites. Using a hand mixer or kitchen aid mixer, cream the wet ingredients until they are well mixed and the cream cheese is smooth.
  3. Add in the protein powder, flour, baking powder, and sweetener, and mix again until all the ingredients are mixed together thoroughly.
  4. Pour batter into the pan and spread the mixture out evenly. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar topping evenly across. Using a knife, pull through the batter a few times to create a swirl-like effect through the cheesecake.
  5. Bake for roughly 30 minutes. When done, take out, let cool completely, then store in the fridge overnight.
  6. When ready, cut into 8 slices, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/8 of cheesecake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 0.5gCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 11g

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4 Comments

  1. I made this for my family over thanksgiving and OH. MY. GOD. the reactions!! They couldn’t even tell that it was macro friendly and were begging me to make it again. Lauren, you’ve done it again!

    • I can only imagine the smell and taste of this 🤤 I have the pe science gourmet vanilla so I’ll just need to add cinnamon, doesnt matter to me whether it’s completely snickerdoodle as long as it’s similar 🙂 Cant wait to make this! I’ll tag you once I do!

  2. I just bought the snickerdoodle protein powder, and I cannot wait to try this! I love your recipes bc they are easy AND delicious. Thank you!!!

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