Creamy Dreamy Healthy Cheesecake

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This healthy cheesecake recipe will blow you away. It’s amazing as a healthy dessert, snack, or breakfast cheesecake! Creamy filling using low-fat cream cheese and ricotta with a protein punch.

In my books, nothing is off-limits, even regular cheesecake. However, I really enjoy creating more healthful options for favourite treats like this healthy cheesecake recipe.

My favourite part is that you can top these perfectly portioned cheesecake cups with any toppings you have on hand for a different healthy cheesecake everytime.

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This healthy cheesecake recipe includes a healthy cheesecake crust recipe made with only two ingredients!

Healthy Cheesecake Crust:

This healthy cheesecake crust is vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free, made from ingredients you likely have in your pantry.

  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Just mix and press into your pan. You can use this crust on its own or make my healthy cheesecake filling. To use in the following recipe, pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes in a 300-degree pre-heated oven.

Healthy Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz. light cream cheese
  • 8 oz. ricotta or cottage cheese (pressed or regular, drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (optional, but if you skip it, you’ll likely want to add some honey or other sweetener, about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Blend filling ingredients. Fill pre-baked crust cups with healthy cheesecake filling and bake for 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 3 or more hours.

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Creamy Dreamy Healthy Cheesecake

This healthy cheesecake recipe will blow you away. It's amazing as a healthy dessert, snack, or breakfast cheesecake! Creamy filling using low-fat cream cheese and ricotta with a protein punch.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cottage cheese, oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Rach


  • 1 ½ cups of quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • 8 oz light ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 1 ½ cups mashed banana
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder optional
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Grease a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 300°
  • Mixed together oats and applesauce and press into muffin cups
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Blend togethercream cheese, ricotta, mashed banana, protein powder, cornstarch and vanilla
  • Bake 20 mins and let cool
  • Let set in fridge for 3+ hours before serving for best results
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Can you make the recipe in one entire pan instead of the small muffin cups/tray? Thanks in advance

Andrew Burnie

5 stars
So easy to make and perfect for breakfast, dessert, snack time… or any time really! A delicious little treat to keep your protein levels up during the day 😁

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