This raw chocolate cheesecake with avocado is a decadent and delicious dessert that is healthier than most cheesecakes. It’s refined sugar free, gluten free and suitable for those on the paleo or vegan diet.
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The story behind raw chocolate cheesecake
Last night I shared some pictures of my latest creation on Twitter. Since it passed the child taste test I felt compelled to let you have the recipe straight away, despite a back-log of things to post!
Since reading Grain Brain, I have been trying to reduce the amount of carbohydrates and sugars that we eat. At the same time I still want to let the kids have sweet treats (of which they are very fond!).
I therefore decided that it was about time I experimented with avocados, having read so much about their health properties and their use in baking.
Of course, once I get a ‘bee in my bonnet’ I feel the need to set about experimenting immediately, regardless of whether I have all the ingredients that I might need.
Thus was the case last night.
I decided that I wanted to make a desert with avocado and therefore it had to be done.
Ingredients flew around the kitchen, bowls lay everywhere, small children were underfoot…you get the picture.
So, this is what I came up with.
Raw chocolate cheesecake that can be whipped up in around 10 minutes (better if you have a bit more time to chill it, but it isn’t a deal breaker).
Of course it is gluten-free and dairy-free but is also egg-free, soya-free and refined sugar-free.
However, it tastes lovely and is wonderfully creamy.
I am not suggesting it is super-healthy…after all it is chock full of fruit sugar and would certainly not pass the Grain Brain test. But, it is perhaps a step in the right direction?
Pin my cheesecake recipe
Raw chocolate cheesecake with avocado
- Place the dates for the topping and the dates for the base in separate bowls and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for at least 20 minutes
- Once soaked, drain the dates and place them back in their bowls
- To make the base place all the ingredients into a hand held chopper or food processor and blend until sticky
- Press the mixture into 4 ramekins
- To make the topping place the ingredients into the same machine and blend until smooth. You will probably have to scrape the sides down often
- Divide the mixture between the four ramekins and place in the fridge until required
- Serve scattered with cocoa or chocolate chips/sprinkles