Gluten free granola mini cheesecakes are basically blueberry bliss. With blueberry walnut granola for the crust and blueberry sauce on...
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Two foods that you can often find hanging out together are yogurt and granola. Where you wouldn’t expect to see them? In a cheesecake. But I did it, because – why not?
Surprise, you get your Greek yogurt and your gluten free granola in the same bite, just in the form of a tasty little mini dessert!
These cheesecakes aren’t your typical little cheesecakes though. I lightened them up a bit by using 1/3 less fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt. So they’ve got a great little protein boost (about 4 grams/serving) and they’re lower in fat. Not only that, but they clocked in at just under 200 calories each. So these really are skinny mini blueberry cheesecakes. It’s pretty much a win-win for dessert.
BUT the best part about these skinny mini blueberry cheesecakes? The crusts. The crust is made up of gluten free Van’s Granola. In this cheesecake, I used the blueberry walnut granola since it paired perfectly with the fresh blueberry sauce. Van’s granola is super delish and a great option for gluten free snacking. I added a bit extra granola for garnish, which is completely optional but it’s a fun textural contrast from the soft cheesecakes and blueberry sauce.
I love making mini cheesecakes because they’re so portable and they only bake a short amount of time. And by portable, I mean it’s so much easier to
pawn off bring extra dessert over to people without making it obvious they’re getting leftovers.
I made these just before Easter and I was able to divvy them up between both parties without anybody realizing. I would not have been able to do that with a whole cheesecake. Second day leftovers and people would be like, “Uh, where’s the rest?” Everyone’s happy with skinny mini blueberry cheesecakes though since mini desserts always seem more personal. “Aww, you made these for moi?!” – you know it’s true.
However, if you prefer a whole cheesecake over these cutsie little cheesecake bites, you could do that too. You’d just have to adjust your baking and cooling times (and you probably wouldn’t get as many servings).
I really think I’m onto something here with the Greek yogurt and granola combo in a dessert. It’s fun, flavorful and unexpected. Oh the possibilities… Enjoy!
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