3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake In A Bowl | THM: S, E, FP

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I was nearly out of groceries last week and found myself scrounging through the cupboards to find something I could use to make a quick Fuel Pull lunch. I had planned to blend up the bit of cottage cheese I had left in the fridge with some frozen berries for a bowl of Cottage Berry Whip…. but I was out of berries.

I spotted the defatted peanut flour, added it to the cottage cheese with a bit of xylitol and pulsed it up in the blender until it was smooth. I couldn’t believe it! Those three ingredients together tasted so much like the rich, fat-based filling of our favorite Peanut Butter Cheesecake, except now I was enjoying a Fuel Pull! Even our oldest son, who I usually make the cheesecake with in mind, licked the spatula clean and said, “This tastes like my birthday cake!”

I knew immediately that this was going to be a regular thing for me, especially since it can be enjoyed in every fuel setting. By itself, it’s delicious…

…with a raspberry sauce made by boiling a cup of raspberries and a tablespoon of xylitol together, then pressing through a sieve, it’s incredible! Peanut butter and jam in a bowl, Baby! (And it’s still a Fuel Pull!)

Or, if you’d like to turn the Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bowl into an E, it makes a perfect dip for apples.

Would you rather have an S? Mix some Lily’s chocolate chips into your Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bowl and top with whipped cream!

Yield: 2-3 servings

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bowl | THM: S, E, FP

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bowl | THM: S, E, FP

This Peanut Butter Cheesecake in a bowl is a Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull that only requires 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups 1% fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup defatted peanut flour
  • 3 Tbsp xylitol (OR 1 1/2 Tbsp Gentle Sweet)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

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28 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake In A Bowl | THM: S, E, FP”

  1. This is AMAZING! I just made a half of recipe. Im having a snack with celery but I have to say, it is BEST eaten just by itself. Sooo creamy & flavorful. Thanks once again Jacinda. I can’t believe a FP can taste THIS good!

  2. Amazing!!! I made it for breakfast for me (The lone THMer in the house) with apple. I didnt get much of it. My kids (1&3) inhaled it!!

  3. Hi, so I’m still trying to figure out the THM thing and am not sure how this is a fuel pull. I halfed the recipe…..My 1c of cottage cheese (1% ) had 12 g carbs, 2 g fat, my powdered peanut butter has (1/4c) has 10 g carbs and 3 g fat, and the xylitol brought the carbs up another 12 g’s. I added some Lily’s choc chips which was another 8 g carbs and 4 g fat. Now I’m looking at over 30 g carbs and 10 g fat…..what am I missing?

    • Sharon, I think the keys are serving size , the brands of cottage cheese and peanut flour you use, and whether you add extras. The recipe calls for 2-3 servings, so 3/4 c. serving works for fuel pull. My 1.5% cottage cheese has only 8 grams of carbs/cup – or 6 for 3/4 cup, and 2.25 g. of fat for 3/4 cup. 6 TBS of THM peanut flour has only 3 net g. of carbs and about 2.5 g of fat, so that results in a fuel pull of less than 10 g. of carbs and less than 5 g. of fat, total. As the recipe notes, adding the chocolate chips raises the fat levels, making it an s. (the carbs in the sugar alcohols don’t count, as Jacinda noted).

      • Plus if I am correct, you dont count the carbs in your main source of protien. So the carbs in the cottage cheese wouldnt count either.

  4. I am looking over the 3 ingredient peanut butter cheesecake bowl recipes. I cannot have anything peanut. Do you think another type of flour, like almond could be used instead?

  5. Thank-you for this recipe! It is such an easy thing to throw together for a quick dessert if the kids are having an ice-cream treat, and I’m feeling deprived. Also it is perfect to throw in hubby’s lunch the next day with either an apple or some dark chocolate pieces.

    Anyone have any success freezing this in small portions? I’m thinking frozen pops for summertime…??

  6. I’m a non-purist THM. Made this for breakfast today after seeing it posted on Facebook. I halved the recipe and used only 1 tsp off Pyure. Definitely delish! I had 2% cottage cheese in hand, so mine was an E. I topped with two large sliced strawberries and a dollop off fatfree Reddi-Whip. Too rich to finish— will enjoy as a snack or dessert later!


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