Protein PUMPKIN Creme Brulee Recipe

Protein Pumpkin Creme Brulee Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

The leaves are still falling…that means 3 things. Pumpkin is still trending, there’s a 99% chance that if you’re a Starbucks employee you hate the word and all things pumpkin, and today we’re gonna make another pumpkin recipe! This time? A macro friendly PUMPKIN CREME BRULEE!

Start with either a food processor or blender. Into that add 1/4 cup of pumpkin, 3 large egg yolks, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of a sweetener, and 1 scoop of either vanilla or chocolate protein powder. Go ahead now and process or blend everything together until it’s smooth.

Next, take out a couple short ramekins and evenly distribute your mix into them. Take those ramekins and place them into a baking pan or dish that’s taller than them and add some hot water until it’s halfway up your ramekins. Put them in the oven on 325F/162C for around 25-30 minutes.

The first couple times I’d suggest to keep an eye on them and as soon as the texture looks good, pull them out and remember how long they were in there. The texture should be jiggly but not liquid and definitely not completely set like a cake. Now sprinkle on a couple teaspoons of a brown sugar alternative (like Sukrin Gold) and a sweetener then take out a kitchen torch and light them up!

Labrada Protein Powder here:

Here is the recipe:

  • 1/4 Cup (61g) Pumpkin
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon  Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt (Your choice flavor)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice (or Ground Cinnamon)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweetener
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder (I prefer 100% Whey or Lean Pro8)
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar Alternative (For Topping) (Sukrin Gold)
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Sweetener (For Topping)

Calories in each ramekin (makes 2):

  • Calories: 252
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.5g
  • Sodium: 99.5mg
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 20.5g

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 505
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 199mg
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 41g

How to make:

  1. Mix everything together aside from your topping (Brown Sugar Alternative & Sweetener)
  2. Evenly distribute into 2 “short” ramekins
  3. Place those ramekins into a deep baking pan or dish
  4. Fill your pan or dish with hot water halfway up your ramekins
  5. Bake on 325F/162C for 20-25 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven
  7. Top them with your Brown Sugar Alternative & Sweetener
  8. Use a kitchen torch to “melt” your topping together


  • Match your Greek yogurt flavor to your protein powder!

About the author

The Protein Chef

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.

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