Is it weird I only started enjoying cheesecake once I discovered the raw versions? You could argue that this is actually a health food – filled with nuts, dates and healthy oils this is both indulgent and nutritionally dense – perfect to end a meal!
This recipe is ‘zero waste’ by default – everything I used was straight from my bulk food pantry!
This recipe is quite easy to adjust flavour wise – instead of the coconut oil you could add 1/2 frozen banana and 2 Tbsp cacao powder to make a chocolate version. Or experiment with fruits such as mango or strawberries!
- 150g pecan nuts
- 85g dates
Blend ingredients in a food processor until all combined and it resembles breadcrumbs – press into a loaf tin or rounded cake tin, set in freezer.
- 350g soaked cashews
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup or agave
- ½ tsp vanilla powder or 1 vanilla pod, scraped
- 1/3 C coconut oil
Blend all ingredients together in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Pour into prepared tin and freeze overnight.
You can then top it with a selection of the following:
- Fresh berries OR
- Chocolate Sauce: ¼ C melted coconut oil, 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder, 2 Tbsp maple syrup
(be careful with how you mix this – it must be mixed well otherwise it will discolour) – drizzle and let set for 20 minutes
- Chopped nuts
- Fresh fruit
To serve – leave out of the freezer for approx 15-20 minutes. Slice and serve