This Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake recipe is quick to make, deliciously sweet, creamy and the perfect Summer dessert.

 

Made with two types of nuts – almonds and cashews, coconut cream, maple syrup, some lemon juice and of course dark purple blueberries, this makes for not only a yummy raw vegan dessert but a visual feast for the eyes.

(quick video below)

 

The Base Ingredients

  • Almonds – a great alternative to biscuit based cheesecake recipes
  • Maple Syrup – natural and just the right amount of sweetness
  • Salt – just a little tiny bit to bring out the flavour
  • Coconut Oil – a great firming agent in dessert bases.  You can omit this if you rather and add a couple of pitted dates instead

 

Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake

How To Make Your Mini Blueberry Cheesecake Base

Basically you’ll need a fairly strong food processor or blender to blitz the nuts up. When you add the wet ingredients the base will for nicely into dough like clumps.

 

Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake

 

This makes it easy to squish down into the muffin tray.  Using a glass to even out the base will make it easier.

 

Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake

The Filling Ingredients – What you’ll need.

  • Cashews – when soaked these become a magical dairy free alternative
  • Coconut Cream – ahh another dairy free cream option
  • Lemon Juice – a great natural setting agent
  • Vanilla – the best flavour enhancer
  • Blueberries – little morsels of vitamin C and gorgeously purple (wondering what the health benefits of blueberries are? Great article here)

 

Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake

The most important thing to make these Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes is to soak your cashews overnight. There are two ways to soak your cashews – Fast and the overnight method. 

Not sure how to soak your cashews? Tips for Success.

The overnight method you’ll have to soak your cashews for at least 12 hours. (be sure to cover them completely).

The Fast Method is to pop your cashew nuts into a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over them.  This method speeds up the process and you can blitz them in an hours time. The downside of doing it this way, is that your nuts can loose certain nutrients.

One last tip is to dry your cashews before using them.  Pop them onto a clean tea towel and pat dry to remove any leftover moisture.

 

Assembling Your Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

 

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Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake
Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cashew Soaking
12 hrs
 

This Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake recipe is quick to make and deliciously sweet, creamy and the perfect Summer dessert.

Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: Almonds, blueberry, vegan cheesecake
Servings: 12
Calories: 351 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tab coconut oil melted
  • 3 tab maple syrup
  • FILLING
  • 2 cups almonds soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum optional
Instructions
  1. Blitz the almonds till fine. Then add the maple syrup, salt and melted coconut oil and blitz again so it forms a nice sticky dough. (try not to over blend the nuts).

  2. Press the base into greased muffin tins. Squash down with the base of a glass to make it even.

  3. Pop into the freezer to firm.

  4. To make the filling blend the soaked almonds, coconut cream, maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla in a blender or high powered food processor until a smooth creamy consistency.

  5. Add the xanthiun gum (if you are adding it) and whizz up again so it's nice and mixed through.

  6. Set half the mix and aside for the blueberry layer. Pour the other half of the mix into the muffin tins and pop into the freezer.

  7. Blend up the blueberries and add it to the remaining filling and smooth the layer on top of the muffin tins.

  8. Freeze for around 3 hours. Bring out of the freezer at least 15 minutes before serving. (or longer if you like a much softer consistency.

Recipe Notes

In this recipe there is the option to add Xanthan Gum.  It's actually a thickening agent.  It makes the recipe slightly more smoother but not necessary and optional to add.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake

 

Want to try our fab Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe with Coconut Cream Frosting?  It’s so yum and delish. You might also like our Choc Chip Zucchini Loaf recipe too.

 

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Easy Dairy Free Mini Blueberry Cheesecake 9Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.