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Wholesome Cheesecake | Let’s Eat Cake For Breakfast!

Wholesome Cheesecake | Let’s Eat Cake For Breakfast!

Wholesome Cheesecake | Let’s Eat Cake For Breakfast!

You cannot blame me for wanting cheesecake for breakfast, but also wanting to enjoy it guilt free. I don’t want to brag, but I’ve gotten pretty great and health-a-fying some of my favorite comfort foods, without sacrificing the flavor and all around deliciousness.

The reviews on this “breakfast cheesecake” are in, and I think it’s a success:

“I need more whipped cream and strawberries”– My five year old

“NO” – My friends one year old

“This is phenomenal, I want to cry right now”– My friend

Honestly, kids have terrible “taste bugs” (as my daughter calls it).  I’d really just pay attention to my friends review.

strawberry cheesecake

I tried (and erred) this recipe a few times, and as a final test, I served some to my personal trainer with a list of the ingredients. “I mean, it’s “healthy” right?!” She assured me that it passed her test, for lean foods AND totally crave-able deliciousness.

So, without further ado, I give you…cheesecake for breakfast!

Prep tips:

Set out your cream cheese a couples hours beforehand, to let it soften up.

You can use any jam you like, strawberry is just my favorite!

strawberry cheesecake

For the OG recipe (trials 1-2) I made an oat flour crust, aka blended oats and spices in my blender.

I’ll share it here, but I felt that it lacked the pizzaz I needed. In the end, I swapped it for a granola crust that is easier, and has extra crunch and flavor.

low calorie cheesecake

If you want to make the Oat flour crust:

Oat flour crust recipe:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups of oat flour
  • oat flour is literally just oats blended to a powder in your food processor
  • 5 tbs. of butter-softened
  • 2 tbs. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp.vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Blend this together, and mash into a greased 9in round pan.

Toast in the oven on 350 for 10-15 minutes.

For the granola crust & cheesecake filing:

Cheesecake filling:

  • 2 blocks cream cheese – softened
  • 1 tbs butter – softened
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbs. jam

Granola crust:

  • 2 cups grnaola
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs butter
  1. Mix granola, egg & butter together, mash into 9in round pan.
  2. Bake crust in oven at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown
  3. Cream together cheese, butter, honey & eggs
  4. Pour filling over warm crust
  5. Swirl jam into cream cheese filing with a spoon or a knife
  6. Bake cheesecake for 60 minutes at 350, or until the middle doesn’t jiggle! The cheesecake will continue to set and firm up a bit more as it cools.
  7. Let it cool at room temp for about 20 minutes, and then pop it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to enjoy it chilled!

I loved serving mine up with a heaping spoonful of homemade whipped cream. 😉

 

I hope you enjoy this tasty & wholesome treat for breakfast!

healthy breakfast cheesecake

Healthy Breakfast Cheesecake

Go ahead, have cake for breakfast! Don't worry, it's guilt free. Unless you serve it with a whole lotta bacon and eggs, which is my favorite. 😉


Course Breakfast
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granola
  • 2 blocks cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbs jam
  • 1 tbs coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

Crust

  1. Press granola into 9 in round greased pan

Cheesecake Filling

  1. Blend cream cheese, sugar, and eggs together until smooth.


  2. Pour mixture over crust

  3. Swirl in jam

 

 

 

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