Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups

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No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups - a healthy dessert tastes indulgent. Grain free, gluten free, and make with Greek yogurt! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Strawberry tiramisu cheesecake cups are a healthier cheesecake recipe, thanks in part to the gluten-free crust and fresh strawberries. They’re one of the best gluten-free no bake dessert recipes for spring!

It’s spring, and you know what springtime means…  up next is bathing suit season. That calls for cheesecake. Oh wait, I don’t like cheesecake, unless it’s these Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups.

 

No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups - a healthy dessert tastes indulgent. Grain free, gluten free, and make with Greek yogurt! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Look, portion control! Plus they are gluten-free, grain-free, can be refined-sugar-free, high in protein, low in carbs. Heck, even with my temporary blood sugar issues, I can eat one two one…  OK, OK, I’ll admit it – two.

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I have been getting some gorgeous strawberries in the grocery store. So I thought I would make a sweet treat that is light and and just sweet enough. It’s time to move on from the heavy, rich comfort foods of winter – it’s SPRING!!

Last Friday, my hubby was awesome enough to watch The Bug and my friend’s two kids so that a couple of my girlfriends and I could run down the street and get some Thai food for dinner. You know, sort of my last Girls’ Night Out before the baby is born. Well, what Girls’ Night is complete without dessert?! But with the gestational diabetes and wheat allergy, my dessert options are fairly limited.

So, that is how this idea for strawberry tiramisu cheesecake cups was born.

An almond “crust”, just a bit of honey, with most of the sweetness coming from the natural sugars of the strawberries, and protein to balance those carbs in the form of mascarpone cheese and Greek yogurt. And just a bit of shaved dark chocolate because, you know, what isn’t better without a little chocolate?

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But just because it is good-for-you doesn’t mean it isn’t GOOD. Strawberry tiramisu cheesecake cups are awesome! My friends were stuffed, but finally gave in to having one – and they were glad they had just enough room. They totally raved about the Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups! Heck, my friend’s 1 1/2 year old wanted to devour mama’s entire dessert, even after she had her mac and cheese, hot dogs, veggies, and a little snack. And that same friend gave up sweets & treats for Lent, but these weren’t really dessert – more like a sweet snack, a yogurt parfait, if you will. Totally acceptable! And definitely just the perfect little treat to hit the sweet spot after a filling dinner.

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #grainfree #nobake

 

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #grainfree #nobake

What is your favorite springtime fruit or veggie?  I adore strawberries and asparagus!

4.5 from 2 votes

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups for Springtime

These Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups take a decadent dessert and turn it into individual good-for-you and just-plain-good treats!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the strawberry topping:

  • 1 c shopped strawberries
  • 1 T Triple Sec Grand Marnier, or orange juice

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt I used Chobani 0% Plain
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla

For the crust:

  • 1 c ground almonds
  • 1 T honey

To assemble:

  • 1/2 oz. dark chocolate grated (I used Ghirardelli 70% Cacao Extra Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar, and grated it with a Microplane grater)
  • 6 small strawberries optional

Instructions

For the strawberry topping:

  • Combine strawberries and liqueur or orange juice, and let sit for about 30 minutes.

For the cheesecake filling:

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl, and stir until smooth and fully combined.

For the crust:

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl, and stir until the honey is evenly distributed and the mixture is slightly crumbly.

To assemble:

  • Divide the almond mixture between 6 glasses or bowls, about 2 1/2 T in each, and press down slightly.
  • Top almond mixture with about 1 T berries in each glass or bowl.
  • Divide the cheesecake filling between the glasses or bowls, about 1/4 c in each.
  • Divide the remaining berries between the glasses or bowls, about 1 T in each, and divide any juice that may have collected between the glasses or bowls.
  • Sprinkle the grated chocolate over each of the cheesecake cups, and top with a strawberry, if desired.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made the night before and kept chilled until serving.

Enjoy!

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47 Comments
  1. Kaitlyn Giardina-Fields

    Maybe a silly question but is ground almond the same as almond flour? Or do I have to buy almonds, freeze them, and put them in the food processor?

  2. Brianne, you’re amazing! You’re ready to pop any minute now (and looking awesome, btw). You’re battling gestational diabetes and have kept up such a positive attitude every step of the way. Now, you’ve made a luscious, decadent dessert using good-for-you ingredients. I’m drooling!

  3. Mmmmmm….we were on the same wavelength this week, but you kept yours to a proper serving side and more bikini friendly version! These sound fantastic! Hope you have a sweet babe in your arms soon!!! xo

    1. Haha, I’d love to sink a spoon into yours right now, but for the moment I have to keep mine a bit healthier. Don’t worry, I’ll be scouring all of my favorite sweet treats blogs for more decadent stuff soon enough!

  4. Mixing strawberries with orange liqueur is one of my favorite ways of eating them. The rest of the ingredients in this recipe just fall together perfectly! Gorgeous Brianne, and so great that it´s a controlled portion. Have a great day, and good luck with the new baby!

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