Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroon Cheesecake (Low Carb & Gluten Free)
When it comes to coconut and chocolate there's someone I always think about; my mom! She has always been a fan of this food combination and this chocolate hazelnut cheesecake recipe was just the perfect reminder of this lady who always request me making her recipes.
Here's for showing your love in a from of food! I know that one of the ways to my heart is surely food; I think that nothing is as sweet and valuable as a home cooked recipe made from someone special, don't you agree?
About these Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroon Cheesecake:
Okay, so these are a major combo of flavors and textures that will not only make someone else feel the love, buy your tastebuds will also fall in love! Coconut, a creamy cheese filling and hazelnut spread for a major flavorful experience. Hard to resist!
For the base of this recipe I used a mix of keto coconut macaroons, one of my mom's favorites (and mine too!) with some low carb plant based protein, the one that I usually use is Nuzest. The vanilla pea protein along with the coconut macaroons is just perfect and it really creates that delicious base for our creamy filling.
From the protein and the healthy fats from the coconut, factor or nutrient density and flavor is the chocolate! Okay, apart from these being delicious, healthy and surprisingly indulgent these little pies are packed with some antioxidants; hello chocolate!
The perfect afternoon snack, dessert or companion to your latte or tea, no matter if you are with a picky eater! This is a delicious, sweet, fun and nutrient dense fun pie that might be on repeat all summer long!
Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroon Cheesecake:
Low Carb Hazelnut Spread (used OWN)
You can even add some collagen powder to add some gut health too! For the lower carb and healthier chocolate hazelnut spread I simply used OWN; it's just great for this recipe, melts to well and the taste is just perfect!
The sweetness in this recipe is from Lakanto, my favorite sugar substitute that doesn't leave a weird after-taste. It's so so irresistible and makes it even more fun!
The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!
Overall this recipe is:
Meal Prep Friendly
The end result
A fun, healthy and indulgent cheesecake! The perfect combination of chocolate and coconut that most of us can't resist. Also a super easy, no bake recipe that hits the spot no matter your cooking skills.
These are great to meal prep, who also loves having their healthy sweets on hand for any occasion? Ready to attack that sweet tooth. These are just perfect and it makes twelve pies, enough for you to share... or maybe not!
This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a healthy gluten free and low carb pies with all the chocolate and coconut combination we love!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroon Cheesecake
By María Fernanda López
Serves 9 servings
1 cup of almond flour
2/3 cup of coconut flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of greek yogurt
1/4 cup of ghee or coconut oil
2/3 cup of egg whites
1/2 cup of strawberries
6 pieces of cherry organic chocolate
Preheat the oven at 350F.
Mix the dry ingredients; almond, coconut flour, monk fruit, baking powder.
Add the melted ghee, egg whites and greek yogurt into the cake mix and mix well.
Pour the batter in a 8x8 silicone baking dish.
Add chopped chocolate and strawberries.
Bake for 24-28 minutes.
Let it cool down, cut into 9 pieces and enjoy!
Nutritional Information per serving (214 kcal)
Net Carbs: 5.7g
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