Pineapple Protein Cheesecake
 
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Makes one 6" cheesecake.
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Ingredients
  • All ingredients must be at room temperature.
Crust:
Pineapple layer/topping:
  • 1½ cups pineapple chunks, drained and separated (248g)
Cheesecake:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Prepare your 6" springform pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper, and brushing the sides with coconut oil (or non-stick cooking spray). Wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Make the crust by first mixing the almond butter and water until combined.
  4. Mix in rice protein, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Press into the bottom of the springform.
  6. Top with about ½ cup pineapple chunks. Set aside.
  7. Using an electric mixer on medium speed (for a Kitchen-Aid type mixer) or low speed (for a hand-held mixer), cream the Neufchâtel cheese.
  8. Add stevia, and continue with mixer until well combined.
  9. Add eggs, one at a time. Continue with mixer until well combined.
  10. Add Greek yogurt and vanilla. Continue with mixer until well combined.
  11. Add whey powder. Continue with mixer until well combined.
  12. Pour into pan.
  13. Place pan in water bath in oven. (Place springform in a larger pan that has about an inch of water.)
  14. Bake for 30 minutes at 325F (163C). Then reduce the temperature to 200F (93C) for about 35-40 minutes. The cake should be firm around the edges, but the very center should be jiggly. The cake should not be browning on top.
  15. Remove from oven, and let cool at room temperature.
  16. Refrigerate for several hours (cake will continue to set) before serving.
  17. Top with remaining pineapple before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture when baked, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this recipe. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.)

Neufchâtel cheese is marketed as “1/3 less fat than cream cheese” and can be found in most supermarkets (in the US, at least).

I used fresh pineapple, but canned would also be fine. Just be sure to drain the juice from either so you don't get a soggy crust!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ cake Calories: 283 Fat: 19g Carbohydrates: 10g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 1g Protein: 18g
Recipe by Andréa's Protein Cakery at https://www.proteincakery.com/pineapple-protein-cheesecake/