Easy, Matcha, Cheesecake perfectly portioned out just to take one whenever you want. Crispy, delicious cookie swirled in slightly sweet matcha-flavoured no-baked (healthy) cheesecake cream. Sounds good? Well, because it is good! And the best thing, it also is easy!
What is special about this dish?
Everything, basically. Cheesecake usually is made of a buttery-cookie crust and a cream cheese and cream filling, and then it is baked. This recipe could not really be further away from this. But it still is as delicious. Instead of buttery-cookie crust, we have a delicious healthy cookie. And instead of natural flavoured, high fat filling, we have a lighter, super creamy filling, that is not baked. And of course, there is the matcha in here!
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a green tea actually. It is most of the time sold in a powder form which is made from green tea leaves. IT originated in east Asia, where it is consumed a lot too. Especially in Japan it is very common to drink it. But how has it made it way to Europe and America? Well, Matcha contains a lot of caffein (because green tea does so too) and it has an incredibly high amount of antioxidants, which means it is really healthy. That’s why it has kind of been celebrated as a superfood in the past years and that also is why you can find a matcha latte on basically every menu in any coffee shop! It has a slightly bitter flavour and definitely is not something for everyone’s taste buds. To be honest, I do not even like it too much really. But in this recipe it tastes amazing! I promise. SO it really is for matcha lovers and non matcha lovers!
Is cheesecake healthy?
I am sorry to tell you that, but no it is not. Why? Lets start from the bottom. As I already mentioned, it is usually made out of cookies combined with butter. Extremely high in fat and sugar and with basically no nutritional value. And then the filling; cream cheese, cream and sugar. Not very nutrient-packed either. But is has loads of sugar and fats. The only positive thing is that it is pretty high in protein in comparison with most other cakes.
How to make cheesecake healthy
I have never made a regular baked cheesecake in a healthy form to be honest. BUT I have made a vegan healthy baked cheesecake and it turned out beyond bombastic! You can find the recipe here! But I can tell you a little about how to make no bake cheesecake (mousse) healthy. Instead of a regular cookie crust, you could make healthier cookies with oats or wholegrain flour and natural sweetener! And for the filling you could mix a few things. I like to mix yoghurt, greek yoghurt, curd cheese (topfen) and some cream cheese. The combination tastes really good, is way lower in fat and very high in protein! As we still need some sweetness, I like to swap out refined sugar for a more natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey for example.
How to make Matcha Cheesecake in a Jar?
This is incredibly easy actually. It comes down to two things; Making the cookies and making the cream. To make the cookies you need to blend oats, coconut shreds, coconut sugar and egg, then spread it on a baking tray and bake. That’s it. The mousse is not much more difficult. You simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix until creamy. Yes, that’s it! When the cookies are done and cooled, you break them apart and swirl them into the cream. Then you only have to portion them out and that already is it! Incredibly easy right?
When to have it
Whenever you want. I think it is perfect as a snack or dessert because it has the perfect serving size for just a little sweet craving, but you can really have it at any time of the day. I also think it is great if you are having friends over for dinner because you can prepare it beforehand and just take it out of the fridge!
I genuinely hope you enjoy this recipe (as much as my cousin and my best friend, because they keep asking me for when I am making it again 🙂 )! It is super easy, super delicious, and pretty healthy. Definitely worth giving a try for both – matcha lovers and non matcha lovers.
Healthy Matcha Cheesecake in a jar
A delicious, easy and pretty healthy twist on the regular cheesecake. Creamy and sweet matcha mousse with swirled in cookie chunks.
What you will need
For the cookie:
- 60 g rolled oats
- 25 g coconut shreds
- 1/2 egg
- 40 g coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
For the cream:
- 250 g Topfen like cream cheese just lighter and slightly different in texture
- 125 g cream cheese
- 200 g greek yoghurt
- 200 g yoghurt
- 50 ml maple syrup
- 3-4 tsp matcha
Preheat the oven to 180°C. For the cookies add all the ingredients to a food processor. Take about 2 tablespoons at a time and form a cookie on a baking tray lined with parchement paper. The dough will be very sticky, but this is the way it is supposd to be. Bake them for about 12-15 minutes.
In a large bowl add all of the ingredients for the cream. Whip them up until creamy and well combined. Adjust sweetness and matcha to your desire by adding a little more if you want. Let chill in the fridge.
When the cookies are golden brown, take them out of the oven and let them cool. Then break them apart into small chunks and whip them into the mousse. Divide it onto small jars or bowls and keep in the fridge!
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière