LOW CARB KETO PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE RECIPE
It’s already October, and there have been no new low carb pumpkin recipes to be seen. What?! Time to change that – with the most decadent low carb keto pumpkin cheesecake recipe ever.
Seriously, you won’t even be able to tell that this is a low carb pumpkin cheesecake. It tastes like the real thing.
After you’ve tried low carb pumpkin bread and (recently improved!) keto pumpkin muffins and healthy pumpkin bars this fall, I’m here to add one more to your list. 😉
So, out of all the pumpkin ideas I have right now, why keto pumpkin cheesecake? Well, because you asked for it!
You might know that the most popular keto dessert recipes here at Wholesome Yum are low carb blueberry muffins and the original low carb cheesecake. And with the cheesecake, I’ve had requests for other versions… chocolate, pumpkin, berry, you name it.
The chocolate version is coming in a couple of months (yay!), but October is the perfect time for an easy low carb pumpkin cheesecake. So, here it is!
THE BEST LOW CARB PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE CRUST – WITH COLLAGEN!
The crust in this keto pumpkin cheesecake is made with almond flour and is based on the original low carb cheesecake recipe. However, this time I replaced some of the almond flour with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
Why? Because protein powder – including collagen – acts as a binder in baking, similar to the gluten (also a protein) found in wheat flour. It makes for a more sturdy crust.
WHEY PROTEIN POWDER VS. COLLAGEN PEPTIDES
In case you don’t have or don’t want to use collagen, I also tested this easy pumpkin cheesecake recipe with Vital Proteins Whey Protein Powder, which turned out great. Highly recommend either one!
I do slightly prefer using collagen, because you can get the benefits of collagen while you enjoy your delicious low carb pumpkin cheesecake!
Here is what the crust looks like before baking: