Blueberry Cheese-cups

After mulling over my blog posts so far, I concluded that I should really start to venture away from chocolate-based treats. Firstly because my chocolate addiction isn’t ideal and secondly I need to begin adding colour to my baking and therefore blog posts. I had some blueberries hanging around in the fridge so I decided that was a good starting point. The rest of this recipe is inspired by the popular ‘raw cheesecake’ recipes that are liked by vegans, but with my own twist… of course.

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It’s not that I personally don’t eat cheese but I’m actually not a fan of proper cheesecake. Something about the texture is really off putting, so unless its a Gu Chocolate Millionaire’s cheesecake it’s not for me. These however, have a much more pleasant texture to them, and they don’t contain any cheese which is always a bonus when you’re talking healthy baking.

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I’m often find myself making things that are to be kept frozen, but otherwise, my household can’t seem to get through the batches before they go moudly, so frozen recipes aren’t a bad thing in my eyes. With no adaption needed, these little beauties are vegan, gluten free, contain no refined sugar or dairy and the list goes on.

 

BLUEBERRY CHEESE-CUPS

 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Freezing time: 2 hours

Sweet, creamy, and fruity delights that just melt in your mouth. A genius replacement to the much loved by all, cheesecake classic. These are a little more time consuming than my usual posts because of the different layers, but by all means every bite is worth the effort.

Author: Goodness Grace

Recipe: Dessert, Snack

Dietary Info: Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar, Gluten-Free.

Makes: 9 cupcakes

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

FOR THE BISCUIT BASE

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/ agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp almond milk.
  • dash of milk
  • 1 tsp matcha powder

 

FOR THE ‘CHEESE’ LAYER

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked: *I find that leaving them to rest in boiling water for a few mins does the same trick as soaking them in cold water for a tedious 4 hours*)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup/ agave nectar
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

 

FOR THE BLUEBERRY LAYER

  • 1/2 punnet blueberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp acai powder
  • 2 tsp stevia/ equivelent

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add the dates into a food processor and pulse until refined.
  • Add the remaining ingredients  apart from the milk for the base and blend until well combined. The mixture should bind when pressed, if it’s still crumbly add the milk.

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  • Divide the mixture into cupcake cases, about 1 teaspoon per case, and press down each one into an even, smooth base. (I didn’t actually use cases as I didn’t have any but I can imagine they’d make it easier to get them out once set).
  • Place in the freezer to set.

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  • Rinse out the food processor and then blend together all ingredients for the cheesecake layer. Pulse for a good few minutes as you want this layer to be really creamy to replicate a soft cheese.

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  • Once smooth, add the ‘cheese’ mix to the biscuit bases, around a tablespoon per case, then place back in the freezer to set again.

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(excuse my old and tatted cupcake tin)

  • Add the blueberry layer’s ingredients to a small saucepan, and simmer fora few minutes.
  • When soft, mash the blueberry mix into a puree with a potato masher.

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  • Add the final layer to the cheesecakes and return to the freezer for 2 hours to set.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Bniconann says:

    THESE ARE SO CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing, I’m going to try these out.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. goodnessgraceblog says:

      thank you so much! how did they turn out?

      Like

    1. goodnessgraceblog says:

      Thanks Junie 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow yum! these are super creative. Nice one (:

    Liked by 1 person

    1. goodnessgraceblog says:

      Thanks so much! really appreicate it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. goodnessgraceblog says:

      thanks! love your blog x

      Liked by 1 person

  3. threebrits says:

    Oh my gosh wow 😍

    Like

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