It’s time to satisfy your sweet tooth with a bar! Today we’re starting this new season of recipes with some easy to make and absolutely delicious Simple Protein Cheesecake Bars made with just a few ingredients.
Easy Cheesecake Crust
To make these you’ll want to start by preparing your crust. If you don’t want a crust or want to lower the carbs in the recipe (featured below) you can skip this step.
For your easy cheesecake crust all you need to do is to take out 6 full graham cracker sheets and crush them up, I like using a rolling pin to do this.
Next, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and mix that into your graham cracker crumbs thoroughly.
From here take out an oven safe dish or pan (I used 8×8), optionally line it, and evenly distribute your crust mix into the bottom of it. Make sure to compact it into whatever you’re using.
Put that into the oven on 375F/190C for around 12-15 minutes or until it starts to turn golden brown.
While that’s baking, add into a food processor or powerful blender 1/2 cup of rolls oats, 2 large whole eggs, 2 scoops of a good tasting vanilla protein powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 3 ounces of a vanilla Greek yogurt, and 1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese.
Tip: If you’re not using a sweet enough protein powder add in a little sweetener!
Remember to always think outside the box! Bored with vanilla? You can easily switch these protein cheesecake bars up by changing the flavors of your protein powder and Greek yogurt.
Process or blend those ingredients together until smooth.
Pour and evenly distribute that cheesecake mix on top of your crust.
You can top it with whatever you want, I went with some mini chocolate chips today. Let me know your favorite cheesecake toppings in the comments below!
Put your soon to be cheesecake bars into the oven on 325F/162C for 30-35 minutes.
The cheesecake is done which means we’re onto the last step! Remove it from the oven, let it cool for a bit, and throw it in the fridge for a couple hours.
You’ll know it’s ready when it looks like this…
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Simple Protein Cheesecake Bars
What We Used
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- 6 Sheets Graham Cracker
- 3 Tablespoons Butter - Melted
- ½ Cup Rolled Oats
- 2 Large Whole Eggs
- 2 Scoops Protein Powder - Make sure it tastes good!
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Ounces Greek Yogurt
- 1 ½ Cups Cottage Cheese
- Crush up your Graham Cracker sheets into crumbs (I use a rolling pin to do this)
- Mix together your crumbs and melted Butter
- Press your mix firmly into the bottom of an optionally lined baking dish or pan (I used 8×8)
- Bake on 375F/190C for 12-15 minutes or until started to turn golden brown
Protein Cheesecake Bars
- Add all of your ingredients into either a food processor or powerful blender
- Process or blend everything together until smooth
- Evenly distribute your mix on top of your crust
- Optionally add whatever you want to the top like some Chocolate Chips
- Bake on 325F/162C for around 30-35 minutes
- Remove it from the oven, let it cool, and put it into the fridge for a couple hours (optimal cheesecake texture)
- Calories: 807
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Sodium: 1614mg
- Carbs: 67g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 26g
- Protein: 101g
- Calories: 100
- Fat: 1.8g
- Saturated Fat: .7g
- Sodium: 201.7mg
- Carbs: 8.3g
- Fiber: .5g
- Sugar: 3.2g
- Protein: 12.6g
- Calories: 1502
- Fat: 58g
- Saturated Fat: 29g
- Sodium: 2130mg
- Carbs: 138g
- Fiber: 7g
- Sugar: 49g
- Protein: 107g
- Calories: 187
- Fat: 7.2g
- Saturated Fat: 3.6g
- Sodium: 266.2mg
- Carbs: 17.2g
- Fiber: .8g
- Sugar: 6.1g
- Protein: 13.3g