Hello, easy raw vegan cheesecake – This is the tastiest and dreamiest ‘cheesecake’ that also happens to be gluten, corn, and soy free. Even if you don’t have any dietary restrictions, this recipe is the bomb. It’s super easy to make, and it’s something fun and different to bring to family gatherings. Gotta keep ’em on their toes, you know.
I am currently on a very strict diet as prescribed by my new doctor at Parsley Health. It’s a gut healing protocol that requires me to eliminate the most inflammatory foods for 60 days. So, I cut out gluten, dairy, refined sugar, corn, soy, and eggs (something that I personally cannot tolerate, sadly).
As you can imagine, sticking to this strict of a diet is challenging around the holidays with family gatherings and a whole lot of travel. I didn’t want to over-complicate things for my family or friends, so I tried to let everyone know ahead of time.
In case you’re wondering what I ate, I was mostly stuck with turkey, roasted veggies, and sweet potatoes the entire weekend. It was repetitive, but still tasty! Although, I’m not going to lie… I totally missed out on the buttery rolls and decadent pies and desserts. To combat this, my mom, Andrew, and I all joined forces to make the most DELICIOUS raw vegan cheesecake! Check out the recipe below:
Easy Raw Vegan Mini Cheesecakes
(Gluten, Corn, & Soy Free)
I adapted this recipe that was originally posted by the Minimalist Baker. She is amazing, so check her out.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Passive Time: approx. 4 hours in the freezer
Servings: 24 mini cheesecakes or 12 regular sized *in a cupcake tin
1 cup raw walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
1 1/2 cups raw cashews *soaked overnight
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Add pitted dates to the food processor until it blends into a ball. Remove and set aside.
- Add walnuts to the food processor until it grinds into a meal.
- Next, put dates back in with the walnuts, and blend until dough forms. It should be a little sticky. You can add more dates if it’s too dry or more walnut meal if it’s too wet.
- Evenly distribute pie crust into each cupcake liner and pack down with your fingers to create the crust. *I recommend cupcake liners for easier removal.
- Add all filling ingredients to a quality blender or Vitamix and blend until very smooth.
- Pour filling evenly throughout the cupcake tins. Tap a few times to release any air bubbles, then freeze until hard (about 4 hours).
- Set out for 10 minutes before serving to soften or enjoy it frozen!
These babes were made with lots o’ love while at my parent’s house in Kentucky! Thanks to my mama and Andrew for documenting the process with me. Love you both.