These gluten free mini eggnog cheesecakes are a delicious holiday dessert. Enjoy this protein packed dessert that is full of flavor!
This easy gluten free cheesecake recipe makes either three mini cheesecakes or one large cheesecake.
If you look at the recipes on my blog, you will notice there are twice, if not three times more desserts than meal recipes on my blog. I have come to realize I have a lot in common with my readers. My most popular recipes are ALWAYS the sweet desserts!!
I have come to realize I have a lot in common with my readers. My most popular recipes are ALWAYS the sweet desserts!!
You all have a wicked sweet tooth!
That is why I am so excited to share this new gluten free skinny eggnog cheesecake dessert recipe with you.
You will have a lot less guilt eating these cheesecakes! Feel free to devour these holiday cheesecakes knowing they are not as calorie laden as their counterparts.
Greek Cream Cheese
It’s time to brag a little bit about this mini cheesecake recipe. I found a Greek cream cheese that is amazing and it boosts the protein content of this dessert. It comes in bars wrapped in foil like the other brands, but it is full of protein.
The crust is made of almond meal with coconut oil and spices…and yet these easy eggnog cheesecakes are full of flavor. If you prefer a different crust, here are a couple more crust ideas for you….
More ingredients you can use for a crust:
- Love a good graham cracker crust? Break up 1 cup of gluten free graham crackers and add 4 tablespoons of melted butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
- You can also use a chocolate almond crust like in these Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes.
For this recipe, I used eggnog made with almond milk to lighten up this recipe. If you prefer regular eggnog, feel free to substitute that in. You can even make your own eggnog!
How to make an eggnog cheesecake
Allow the cream cheese to soften. (**Note, this Greek cream cheese will not beat as creamy as regular cream cheese because the fat content is so much lower. My mini eggnog cheesecakes have the consistency a little bit like small curd cottage cheese.)
If you can’t find Greek cream cheese, you can use low-fat cream cheese, or even regular cream cheese. (*Note the fat content will go up with one of these substitutes.)
This cheesecake crust is simple and delicious. I used a simple almond meal, coconut oil, and spices. I kept the crust mild so it wouldn’t over power the eggnog flavor.
Use an electric mixer to whip the wet ingredients. It will be thick and creamy. Add the crust to the mini spring form pans and then pour the cheesecake batter over the crust. If you can’t find mini spring form pans, you can make a large cheesecake with a regular spring form pan.
Each cheesecake is perfectly sized to feed two people!
If you want to try another delicious holiday cheesecake recipe, this Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Dishing Delish is wonderful!
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- These mini springform pans let you make mini cheesecakes, which are perfect for portion control!
- My very favorite almond flour for the crust.
Easy skinny gluten free eggnog cheesecakes
- 2 blocks of Greek cream cheese (each block is 8 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon (1 teaspoon for cheesecake, 1/2 teaspoon for the crust)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste I love Rodelle's
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Remove cream cheese from the refrigerator and allow to soften to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Spray mini springform pans with coconut oil to prevent sticking.
In a large bowl, add all wet ingredients. Use an electric mixer to beat until creamy.
In a small bowl, add almond meal, melted coconut oil, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well. This is for the crust.
Put some of the almond meal in the bottom of each springform pan and press down to flatten.
Pour cheesecake batter on top of the crust. Place mini springform pans into a larger pan. Optional: Sprinkle cinnamon on top of each cheesecake.
Bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and open the door to allow the cheesecakes to cool slowly to prevent cracking.
Chill in the refrigerator.
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