If you are looking to find a vegan, raw, lactose-free dessert recipe that is truly delicious, look no further! These little raw cheesecakes taste amazing, look adorable and are packed full of good stuff. Not only are they rich in protein from the use of almonds and cashews, but they substitute sugar for our incredible Bali Nutra Coconut syrup. Additionally, we use coconut oil instead of butters or other oils, here is a super article from Well-Being Secrets on the health benefits of this oil which will blow your mind: http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/.
This dessert is perfect for dinner parties, celebrations or just as a guilt-free treat!
Serves 12. Preparation time : 1.5 hours.
10 pitted medjool dates.
150g blanched almonds.
200g cashews (soaked in boiling water for an hour before drained.)
Juice from ½ a lemon.
4x tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
250ml greek or vanilla yoghurt/ Vanilla Co Yo yoghurt.
3x tablespoons of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup.
1x cinnamon stick.
1x star anise.
1x teaspoon of mixed spices.
How you do it:
Blend the dates into a sticky ball. Add the almonds into the blender until finely chopped and the mixture sticks together.
Grease a muffin tin and add greaseproof paper to each tin (leaving 2 cm each side to help you lift them out!)
Put the mixture in each muffin tin, pressing firmly onto the greaseproof paper until well compacted. Then leave to freeze while you work on the topping.
Chuck all the topping ingredients into the blender until it becomes creamy. Spoon this onto your bases, leveling the tops. Cover it all in clingfilm and then refrigerate for an hour (or until they are set.)
Slice the plums and carefully poach in the syrup and spices over a low heat for 5 to 8 minutes. Then take of the heat and leave the plums to steep in the spiced syrup as it cools.
Take the cheesecakes out of the muffin tins, pop a couple of the plums on top, add a healthy drizzle of coconut syrup and serve!