[Nutrition] Vanilla Creme Cheesecake

Thanks Oprah!

Thanks Oprah!

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

Ingredients

Crust

  • 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)

Filling

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain) - YES, full fat!
  • 1-2 scoops Vanilla Creme protein from Perfect Sports
  • 1 egg

Topping

  • Fruit of choice
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Prepare muffin tin. I chose to spray mine with non-stick spray, but I recommend using muffin liners*.
  3. Prepare crust. Mix Fauxnola and medjool dates in food processor. Blend until the mixture begins to clump together. 
  4. 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.
  5. Create the filling. Combine the filling ingredients until they are smooth. Divide and pour the mixture over the crusts.
  6. Bake cheesecakes for 25 minutes (or until filling have set and are firm). 
  7. Remove from oven and allow the cheesecakes to cool. 
  8. 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!