As the weather warms and changes to spring I find myself craving desserts that are lighter and fruitier. Desserts that are dense, creamy and chocolaty seem to be a winter fling for me. I wanted to create something that not only fit my cravings, but was also something that I could enjoy any day of the week. Instead of enduring a post-cheesecake sugar coma you'll be providing yourself fuel and nutrition - that's winning in my books! I also wanted to ensure that the ingredient list was as short as possible since healthy recipes have earned themselves a bad rap for being overly complicated. These Vanilla Creme Cheesecakes definitely fit the bill.
Let's get to it!
Vanilla Creme Cheesecakes
- 1 cup of Fauxnola Quinoa and Cacao Blend
- 1 cup of medjool dates (if your dates are dry you'll need to soak them in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain) - YES, full fat!
- 1-2 scoops Vanilla Creme protein from Perfect Sports
- 1 egg
- Fruit of choice
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Prepare muffin tin. I chose to spray mine with non-stick spray, but I recommend using muffin liners*.
- Prepare crust. Mix Fauxnola and medjool dates in food processor. Blend until the mixture begins to clump together.
- Create the crust. I divided my Fauxnola/date mixture into balls and pressed them into the muffin tin. You'll want to press firmly to ensure that the the crust stays together.
- Create the filling. Combine the filling ingredients until they are smooth. Divide and pour the mixture over the crusts.
- Bake cheesecakes for 25 minutes (or until filling have set and are firm).
- Remove from oven and allow the cheesecakes to cool.
- Top with your favorite fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
Cover the cheesecakes and store them in the fridge for 1-2 days...if they weren't already devoured ;)
* I recommend using muffin liners as a bit of my crust was lost to being stuck to the pan.
Thank you for reading and have a great day!
Let me know if you give these cheesecakes a go! I would love to hear from you.
Also, have a favorite (healthy(ier) cheesecake recipe? Feel free to share down below!