Sunday, 6 May 2012

:: skinny cinnamon vanilla cheesecake squares [no sugar] ::

It's been a few days since I have posted. 
Things have been a whirl of excitement, stress & puppy pee. 

This weekend has been entirely dedicated to boxing up our belongings (with the exception of Jason's b-day dinner last night, which will be blogged soon). I can't believe how many boxes it takes to empty just one kitchen cupboard. Ugh! But in amongst all that, I found a spare 5 mins to create another glorious sweet treat, totally guilt free. Actually it's good for you. So listen up, and give it a go.


Skinny Cinnamon Vanilla Cheesecake Squares

 Makes about 20 squares
Prep time: 10 mins, if that.
Setting time: Not really sure, I put it in the fridge and forgot about it.

Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tab Honey
Filling Ingredients:
  • 500g Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (or vanilla yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 rounded teas. Stevia
  • 2 Tab gelatine (dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water just before you need it)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon for the top
  1. Using your food processor bowl and blade blend all cheesecake filling ingredients (except the gelatine & cinnamon) until smooth and set aside in a separate bowl.
  2. Rinse your food processor bowl and blade process all crust ingredients until dough like consistency with visible chunks of nut.
  3. Line an 8×8 baking pan or glass dish with baking paper.
  4. Press crust mixture evenly into baking dish.
  5. Get a hand whisk and gradually pour the dissolved gelatine into the filling, while whisking fast.
  6. Pour filling over the crust.
  7. Thinly sprinkle your cinnamon over the top.
  8. Cover with glad wrap and chill overnight.
  9. When you’re ready to serve, cut into squares and serve immediately.

They are full of protein from the cottage cheese, good fats from the walnuts, and only natural sugars.
It is no where near as fiddly as 9 points.. it's basically just put everything in the processor and whizz (base and filling separately of course).

Now I'm going to go eat a few, because there's no guilt here today!



  1. Wow! Sounds too good to be true! I'm going to pass this on to my mum... I think she will like it :)

    1. It's quite wonderful really. Let me know if she tries it!

  2. Monster Lunch6 May 2012 at 20:25

    Hawww looks yum. Love cinnamon stuff. :)

    1. You should try them Sare! Totally up your alley ;)

  3. This looks yum!
    Hope your move goes well - packing always takes so.much.time!

    1. Hi Abbie! Thanks for visiting my blog x
      The packing seems slow but I think I'm getting on top of it ;)

  4. Oh sounds delish! Where do I buy this stevia stuff you keep talking about?

    1. You can buy it in Coles, and any health food store but it's quite expensive. I buy mine from iHerb. It's a fraction of the price!

      Also, if you order for the first time, use the code KEW100 and you'll get $10 off your first order (it's my special code).

      Stevia is the best alternative sweetener that there is, because it is only a herb, and incredibly sweet one that hasbeen ground to powder. Other ones like Splenda are very bad for you and can make you hungry and crave sugar more.

    2. Actually Bec, this one is better value, it's the one I buy.

      It lasts for aaaaages. I bought 2 about a year ago and I have only used half the first one lol. I use it in porridge regularly too.

  5. Thanks Han! I just ordered it :-D Will chase you for some more recipes when it arrives xo

    1. WHOOP!!! That is so cool!! You're going to love it. Just remember it's SUPER strong (I use about 1/4 of a teaspoon in a single serve of porridge).


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