I had cheesecake on the brain, and have been on the hunt for a healthy recipe that was easy to make, not very time-consuming, and tasted like a cake made from the gods…for quite some time. It’s not that easy finding a healthy, no-sugar added cheesecake that is also delicious, and then I found it.
I was in Fairfield, CT this past weekend enjoying the company of my boyfriend’s family (and extended family) coupled with 2 birthday parties, and just general no work funnery, and I had an itch to bake another healthy concoction, and I knew it had to be cheesecake.
This version of a cheesecake is made with Greek yogurt, giving it that slight bitterness that is usually customary for plain yogurt, but combined with some stevia drops, vanilla extract, and my homemade chocolate crust you experience a beautiful cheesecake trip. Plus, I added some strawberries to give some additional sweetness and brightness (and fiber!) to this dessert!
So, let’s get to that recipe!
- Servings: 8-10 people
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups of 2% Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
- 12-15 drops of Stevia extract (or 2 pinches of Stevia powder), to taste
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Throw all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour filling into a prepared springform pan with a crust all ready to go…again, I used my homemade chocolate almond crust for this cheesecake. Place in oven and let bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, and then let set in fridge for 2-3 hours. Slice and serve!
This cheesecake is definitely something I would make again; in fact, I would definitely double up this recipe to get more cheesecake filling to crust ratio happening here (plus who doesn’t want more filling, right?) And if you are especially fond of Greek yogurt, you will find yourself going for seconds and thirds, enjoying the wonderful bliss that is a healthy, sugar-free alternative to a favorite cake.
My fondest memories of cheesecake involve a huge slice with fresh cut strawberries, curled up on the couch watching a season of The Golden Girls, who were also eating cheesecake at the wee hours of the night. This new, healthier cheesecake is definitely worthy of replacing the sugary, more fatty version of itself and can certainly be enjoyed at a party function or by yourself wrapped in blankets.
What are your thoughts about cheesecake? Found any other healthy alternatives? Share and Comment below!