For some, the no-dairy rule on paleo is a dealbreaker. People love their milk, cheese, and dairy-rich desserts. And honestly, who can blame them?
But paleo is a fantastic way to lose weight and get healthy eating high-quality foods. And one of the best things about it is there are plenty of diet-friendly alternatives you can use to get your sweet (or dairy) fix when you're craving it.
These paleo cheesecake bites are a great example of that.
The word "hack" gets thrown around a lot as it pertains to certain junk food alternatives. People like to brag that they've found the perfect way to make sweets without interfering with their diet. But the method we use to make these cheesecake bites is probably the closest you're ever going to get to a dairy-free cheesecake. It has the same texture and taste as a traditional cheesecake while being 100% paleo-friendly.
So if any recipe hacks the system, it's this one.
This Recipe Is:
- High in fiber
- A fantastic dairy substitute
- Only 10 grams of net carbs
- Rich, creamy, and satisfying
Ingredients Used In This Recipe:
- Almond flour
- FBOMB Coconut Oil
- Monk fruit sweetener
- Unsweetened chocolate
Top 3 Health Benefits of These Paleo Cheesecake Bites:
These paleo cheesecake bites are made with only healthy ingredients. Consider these top 3 benefits:
- Almond flour is full of fiber and vitamins: Almond flour is just ground up almonds, meaning you'll reap all the benefits of this healthy nut anytime you include them in your desserts. Almonds rank among the best nuts in terms of nutritional value—they contain large amounts of fiber (one cheesecake bite has almost 5 grams) as well as vitamin E. It also contains liberal doses of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are known to promote cardiovascular health [*].
- Cashews do more than replace the dairy: Like almonds, cashews are another nut known for their nutritional value. They also have plenty of heart-healthy fats [*]. And amazingly, an acid found in cashews called anacardic acid has recently been linked to improving mental health issues like depression and anxiety [*].
- Unsweetened chocolate is packed with antioxidants: Cacao is packed with flavanols, a powerful antioxidant that helps ward off free radicals in the body [*]. (Free radicals are unstable cells that can eventually turn cancerous if left unharmed.) When raw cacao has been roasted, it turns into cocoa powder [*]. Studies have found that cocoa can help improve nerve health, skin health, and cognitive function [*]. You can get your chocolate fix and reap these benefits!
Paleo Cheesecake Bites
- Yield: 10 servings
- Serving size: 1 cheesecake bite
- Soak time: 12-24 hours
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Refrigeration time: 1 hour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 packets (4 tablespoons) FBOMB Coconut Oil, room temperature
- 3 cups cashews, soaked overnight
- ½ cup monk fruit sweetener
- 1 cup chocolate, unsweetened
- The night before you want to prepare this dish, soak your cashews in water and leave them overnight.
- Drain your cashews and blend them in a blender. You should end up with a thick and creamy paste.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cashew paste, sweetener, and coconut oil.
- Once creamed together, add in the almond flour and mix until you have a thick paste.
- Refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour so it sets. This makes it easier to form the balls for dipping.
- In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a microwave in 15-second intervals.
- Once the mixture has chilled, create bite-sized balls and dip in the chocolate.
- Place on parchment paper and top with coconut flakes or nuts of your choice.
- Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
- Fat: 32.5g
- Protein: 9g
- Total Carbohydrates: 24.5g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Sugar Alcohol: 9.6g
- Net Carbohydrates: 10.3g
- Fat: 68.5%
- Protein: 8.5%
- Carbohydrates: 23%