Healthy Protein Cheese Cake Dessert
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- Ready In:
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons sugar substitute (Splenda)
- 12 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup egg whites or 1 cup egg substitute
- 1 reduced fat graham cracker crust
- preheat oven to 350f degrees.
- spoon cottage cheese into blender or food processor. Blend on high for 30 seconds. add cream cheese and blend 30 more seconds on high.
- Scrap down sides then add splenda and vanilla. then blend on medium while gradually adding eggs for 45 seconds.
- pour cheese filling into pie crust and bake for 30 minutes.
- let cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Serve plain or with any kind of berries you choose and top off with some cool whip free!
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I can't believe I'm the first one to rate this WONDERFUL cheese cake!!! Far beyond exceeded my expectations. So easy to make, I followed your ingredients exactly, except that I made my own high fiber crust instead of using graham cracker. Made crust out of 1/2 cup bran buds, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/8 cup splenda & 1 teaspoon cinnamon. This just DOES NOT taste fat free. Rich, creamy and unbelievably filling. I agree with you Darrin, I could eat this everyday! Since it's so high in protein and low in fat I probably will. Pair this with blueberry sauce made with splenda and it's over the top! I just can't thank you enough for this OUTSTANDING recipe Darrin, it's perfect for my diet lifestyle.
I compared the calories from this one to a real cheesecake. 103 calories vs. 650 calories per slice!! Wow, this one came out amazing. I was so impressed, and it was so easy to make, I will definitely be making it again. It would have been perfect just the way the recipe says, but I added a very small amount of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and it was even more amazing. I didn't have much for healthy toppings, so I threw a few chocolate chips and some light chocolate syrup on top of it. Now it's a few more calories than 103. I can't wait to make this again.
I admit I was hesitant to try this but baking some meals and desserts for an elderly gentleman and trying to control sugar and fats more. I baked in pre-made individual crusts so that part was a cheat but works better for him. Anyway, I didn't have enough Splenda so used a couple splashes of Torani sugar free french vanilla syrup to make up for the half portion of Splenda I was missing. I blended it in my Nutri bullet, poured and baked last night. Tried one today and I am in awe. In fact baking more for a friend's birthday tomorrow! Because a little boring looking - as any plain cheesecake is - I put just a bit of apricot fruit-only spread on of the mini versions for my elderly gentleman and he was in heaven. Thank you very much for sharing this!
I should have listened to the other one star review. This doesn't really taste like the real thing. You know how cottage cheese has this sour taste to it? That's what this cake tasted like so I would strongly suggest to make it sweeter by adding more sugar (1/2 cup) or fruits to the cake. If you don't do this it tastes like you're eating sour cottage cheese that has hardened. The only thing that saved my unsweetened cake was my crust (1.5 graham crackers, 1/3 butter, 1/4 sugar) everything subbed with low fat/cal options. Don't get me wrong the cake came out well and is a great start but for me it was baked sour cheese that could use some room for improvement.
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