Keto Cashew Cheesecake Bites contain just three ingredients and are an irresistibly tasting high-protein, high-fat snack. Lightly sweetened with cinnamon!
Just because you're following a keto diet doesn't mean you can't have some sweet things! Sure, straight-up sugar isn't permitted, but there are ways to bring some sweetness into your diet while following this way of eating. It's all just a matter of working with what's permitted to give yourself a little snack that's not going to throw you off track. And these keto cashew cheesecake bites will do just that. All you need is three ingredients and a bowl, along with a hand or stand mixer, and some time in the fridge to set, and you've got yourself a nutty, just-sweet-enough snack that's high in protein and can be easily adapted going forward.
Keto Cashew Cheesecake Bites Ingredients
- 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese
- 1 cup cashew butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to Make Keto Cashew Cheesecake Bites
These are kind of shockingly easy. Line a muffin pan with liners or spray with nonstick spray (We prefer the liners, as it's just easier).
It's important that your cream cheese be at room temperature to start, along with the cashew butter. Combine cream cheese and cashew butter along with the cinnamon in the bowl of a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer in a sturdy mixing bowl. Beat together until smooth and creamy. Scoop into the prepared pan and top with cashews. Stick the tin in the freezer for a couple of hours and boom, they're ready!
How to Store and Serve Keto Cashew Cheesecake Bites
Keep these in the fridge, or better yet, the freezer, for maximum awesomeness. They meal prep well; just cover them in the containers. They'll keep in the freezer longer, up to a few months, as long as they're wrapped well.
We like to prep these with blueberries on the side to give that cheesecake-and-fruit kind of vibe to this snack. Top with some cashews or serve a handful of cashews and other nuts, if desired, along with. Yum!
How to Customize Cashew Cheesecake Bites
These can be adapted in so many ways. Consider this recipe a bit of a template that you can experiment with!
Serve with any other kind of keto-compliant fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries
Use a different kind of nut butter such as almond or peanut. That will change the way your cheesecakes taste a bit but the basic recipe will work. (Peanut butter with strawberries feels like a PB&J, in cheesecake form, right?)
Change the nuts you serve this with, by using almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts; it's up to you.
If you aren't following a strict keto diet you could also use this basic recipe and then sweeten it a bit. Include a drizzle of melted chocolate over the top before the whole thing is set, or you could swirl in a dab of chocolate hazelnut spread before sticking this in the freezer.
Use a different spice, such as ginger (add lemon zest if so!), nutmeg, or cardamom. You can even use something like apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice if you want to give these a warming feel. Any of those would taste great. You could really change the flavor profile so easily!