Cheesecake has got to be one of my all time favorite desserts. I recently celebrated a birthday and it was, as you guessed it, my request for our post-dinner treat. If you’ve known me or have been following my journey over the past several months you know that I have set out to live a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. I’ve been all over the board with my health from unhappy and overweight, to incredibly lean and unhappy. I am now on a mission to live balanced, healthy, AND happy. Since I am in the middle of my most recent program (21 Day Fix Extreme) I set out to find a healthier version of this favorite of mine. It was a huge hit, perfectly portioned, and not something I felt guilty about indulging in at all.
These were super simple and perfectly portioned!
1 c greek yogurt (0%)
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 c Maple syrup or honey- you could also use liquid stevia. However, if you go with the liquid stevia, you will need FAR less than 1/4 cup.
1 t. Vanilla extract
**For a twist, try adding 2T lemon zest
3/4 cups Oats
1/4 c Walnuts, almonds, pecans chopped
3 T Coconut oil
1/4 t sea salt
1/2 t cinnamon
3 T maple/honey/stevia
Line muffin pan with 9 cupcake liners. Mix the ingredients for the granola crust and then press into cupcake liners. Bake crusts for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Pull out from oven and let them cool completely. Mix the filling ingredients in another bowl until smooth and blended, pour over cooled crusts. Bake for 20-25 minutes. We topped ours with fresh strawberries. You could also top with a berry compote or homemade berry sauce. These were absolutely delicious and only around 177 calories per each. We will definitely be making them again. They took less than 15 minutes to whip up and were a perfect end to a great day!