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Protein Brownies Recipe | Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Brownies

The perfect protein brownie recipe this fall.

Looking for the ultimate protein brownies recipe? Then look no further than our delicious protein pumpkin pie cheesecake brownies, at only 137kcal per slice. Now you really can have your cake and eat it…

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Makes: 9 squares


For the brownie batter:

For the pumpkin cheesecake batter:

  • 2/3 cup (150g) cream cheese (softened)
  • 6-8 drops Vanilla Flavdrops
  • 2/3 cup (150g) canned pumpkin (or ½ cup pureed fresh pumpkin)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon 


1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.

2. To make the brownie batter, add ripe bananas, apple sauce, cacao powder and protein powder to a blender and process until smooth. Depending on which protein powder you use, you may need to add a small dash of milk to loosen the mixture if necessary and re-blend. The mixture should be a thick consistency.

3. Spray the bottom of a 9”x9” baking tin with low-calorie cooking spray and pour ¾ of the brownie batter in. Set aside.

4. Make the pumpkin pie cheesecake batter by whisking together the softened cream cheese, Flavdrops, canned pumpkin, egg and cinnamon until smooth.

5. Spoon the cheesecake batter over the layer of brownie batter, then spoon the remaining ¼ brownie batter over the top, tablespoon by tablespoon.

6. Use a thin knife to make a marbled pattern in the top of the mixture, then bake for 35-40 minutes, or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 137kcal 27 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat3g5%
Total Carbohydrates20g7%

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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