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Raw Dairy Free Cheesecake

Raw Dairy Free Cheesecake - Quirky Cooking

I’ve always found it very difficult to resist cheesecake, especially a good, homemade one, covered in cherries or berries (and chocolate)! And in our family, cheesecake is always popular at Christmas… thank goodness for a dairy free cheesecake – I can still avoid dairy, and not feel deprived 🙂 Whip this one up in about fifteen minutes, pop it in the freezer, and you’ve got a fancy dessert ready for Christmas day! This recipe makes two cheesecakes in regular sized pie pans. (I made one for my dh’s birthday the other day, and the other’s in the freezer ready for Christmas.)


Note: If you want a quicker version of the crust because you don’t have any Sprouted Buckwheat Granola already made up, just grind up 400g raw almonds and 400g raw dates until they are all mushed together, and press into pie plate – instant crust! 

This recipe is based on one in Serene Allison’s “Rejuvenate Your Life” cookbook (changed to suit my taste) – hope you like it! 

(I use my Thermomix for this recipe – if you don’t have a Thermomix you can use a good quality food processor, but it may take a little longer to grind and mix.) 


Granola Crumb Crust:

Raw Dairy Free Cheesecake - Quirky Cooking


Raw Dairy-Free Cheesecake

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  • Author: QuirkyJo


Granola Crumb Crust:

400g pitted dates

280g Raw Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

170g raw almonds

30g extra virgin olive oil (or another mild tasting, extra virgin oil)

1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Berry Cheesecake Filling:

130g freshly squeezed lemon juice

250g raw pine nuts

250g raw almonds

130g raw sunflower seeds

1 tsp fine sea salt

300g frozen or fresh mixed berries (or strawberries/ pitted cherries etc)

170g agave syrup (or pure maple syrup)

2 tsp psyllium powder (opt)

Berry Crumble Topping:

1 batch of Berry Nougat

chocolate of choice


Granola Crumb Crust: 

1. Place dates in Thermomix bowl and grind on speed 9 until mushy, (about 20 seconds).

2. Add Buckwheat Granola, almonds, oil and salt, crush on turbo speed in bursts until desired consistency (about 6 bursts).

3. Line two pie pans with baking paper, divide crumb mixture between pans and press firmly onto bottom and up sides with greased hands.


Berry Cheesecake Filling:

1. Place all ingredients into Thermomix bowl and mix on speed 9 for about 2 minutes, using spatula to help move mixture around, until it’s smooth and creamy.

2. Divide filling between the two crusts, place in freezer while you make the topping.


Berry Crumble Topping:

1. Prepare one batch of Berry Nougat, sprinkle over cheesecakes.

2. Drizzle with chocolate if you like, cover cheesecakes and freeze. Thaw for 20 minutes before slicing.

3. Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Raw Dairy Free Cheesecake

  1. ThermomixBlogger says:

    Hi Jo:

    I have just visited your blog for the first time and am blown away! Fantastic recipes (my kind of food), great presentation, great all around artistry. Thank you for this fabulous Thermomix resource. I’ve just been compelled to post a review of your blog on the page for “Best
    Thermomix Sites

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. You make it IRRESISTABLE!


  2. Thermomixer says:

    Congratulations Jo – on the recipe and the review in Canada. You have a great site.

    I didn’t realise that Helene had reviewed me too – embarrassing !

  3. Susiedoll says:

    Hi Jo, I am so excited to find your blog! Your recipes are just exactly the kind I am always looking for and having just bought a tmx, I would compare reading your blog to having a cuppa with a really good friend! thanks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jo,

    I received my Thermomix just before Christmas and it’s the best present I’ve ever bought myself!! Not only have I minimised the time I use to spend over the stove-top, I’ve cut down on washing up time because my pots and pans remain in the cupboard.

    Hip, Hip, Hooray!!

  5. Margret says:

    hi Jo,
    I’m about to make this cheesecake for my son, Harry, he’s allergic to a lot of things, I hope he likes it, cause i sure do. he has a special girl he wants to give it to, do you think it will go well?


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