Healthy Vegan Cashew Cheesecake

My brother Alex is not a vegan but he loves to create clean versions of traditional treats. When he first introduced this Cashew Cheesecake to me, I’ll admit – I definitely hesitated! But after trying it, I realised that vegan treats can be totally delicious. Just be mindful to keep this to once or twice a week though – as this one is still considered a treat.
Prep Time: 25 mins
Soaking & freezing: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 25 mins
Serves: 10
Course: Dessert, Treat
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Alex Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil melt for greasing
  • 2 cups cashew nuts soak for at least 4 hours
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 6 strawberries
  • 125 g blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Grease 10 holes of a muffin tray with a little melted coconut oil.
  • Drain and rinse the cashews thoroughly and place them in to the food processor, along with the coconut milk, coconut oil, honey, lemon juice, vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract and salt. Blend for 3-5 minutes or until completely smooth.
  • Pour the cheesecake evenly into prepared muffin tray and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, dice the strawberries and combine with the blueberries. Gently mix the fruit with the honey and set aside until ready to serve.
  • Once the two hours is up, remove tray from freezer and rub the outside of the tray with a hot cloth and gently run a hot knife around each mini cheesecake.
  • Carefully remove and place each one on a small plate, top with the fruit and honey and enjoy.

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge, best enjoyed within 3 days. This healthy cheesecake recipe is also gluten free.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cashew Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Vitamin K 11µg10%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.