Introduction: Greek Yogurt Cheesecake (gluten and Sugar Free)
This is a super-healthy, guilt-free dessert perfect for any occasion! We use protein-rich Greek yogurt, antioxidant-abundant berries, and salubrious honey!
It's simple but delicious and only requires a couple ingredients you probably already have at home. So, let's get cooking! :)
Step 1: Make the Crust
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 egg white
2 Tbsp honey
1) Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a 6 in cake pan with parchment (or use a 6 in spring-form pan).
2) Mix honey and egg white in a medium bowl. Add in oats and mix until combined.
3) Press mixture into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until brown.
4) Set aside to cool.
Step 2: Make the Cheesecake Filling
2 cups 0% Greek yogurt
1/4 cup of honey (add more or less depending on how sweet you would like it)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1) In a large bowl, mix together the honey and yogurt.
2) Once the mixture is smooth, add in eggs, vanilla, and salt. Whisk to combine.
Step 3: Pour and Bake!
Pour the cheesecake mixture into the cake pan and set the pan into a larger pan. Add in about 1 in of water to create a water bath. Bake at 375 F for 1 hour or until the cheesecake is only slightly jiggly in the center.
Turn the oven off and crack the oven door open and leave cheesecake to set in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the center has set and is firm.
Remove the cheesecake from the water bath and let it come to room temperature. Place the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.
Step 4: Make the Blueberry Compote
1 cup blueberries (this is a really great way to get rid of all those unripe blueberries since you can sweeten the compote with honey and you can save the pretty ones for adorning the finished cheesecake!)
1/2 cup water
honey to taste
Mix ingredients in a small pot over medium low heat. Once the mixture is bubbly, turn the heat to low and let the compote simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
Step 5: Release the Cheesecake
Carefully pull the parchment to remove the cheesecake from the pan. (Or release the spring-latch if you're using a spring-form pan.) Set on a cutting board and cut to desired sizes.
Step 6: Plate the Masterpiece
Place a slice of cheesecake on a plate and top with 1-2 Tbsp of compote and some fresh berries and mint leaves! Enjoy this delectable and good-for-you treat! :)
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