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Welcome back to the 25 days of Blogmas 2017 – Day 2!
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On to the recipe!

Vegan & Gluten Free Homemade Cranberry Cheesecake

Homemade Cranberry Cheesecake

Today I will be sharing a new dessert recipe that I created for the holiday season. It’s super easy and only requires 6 ingredients, a blender, and a small pan. This recipe works best when baked then chilled, but can also be chilled and eaten raw!

Before I was vegan I was obsessed with cheesecake! It was always my fav dessert out at restaurants but I could never get it right when I made it at home. Now that I make all my food vegan, it’s super easy to make at home!

Some people think that turning your fav recipes vegan is hard. The reality is that it’s a lot easier to cook with plant-based foods! You never have to worry about something being raw or undercooked, and you never have to worry about the nasties that come with dairy or egg products!

Can you guess what the main ingredient is in this cheesecake recipe? CASHEWS!

Cashews make the creamiest of cheeses (any kind) and can usually be made in seconds using a food processor or blender!

Snag the free mini eBooks I offer over in the Freebie Library! I have two amazing cashew recipe books available for you to download now! Just fill out the subscription form to receive the password to download!

What’s your favorite dessert recipe? Leave a comment below!

Cranberry Cheesecake

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Vegan & gluten-free cheesecake recipe that can also be made raw vegan!

You'll Need...

  • 1 cup Cashews, soaked
  • 1 14oz can Cranberries
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 10 Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Shreds (optional)


  1. Soak the cashews for more than 3 hours. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Add the rolled oats, pitted dates, and coconut butter into the blender or food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are mixed well - you may have to scrape the sides down a few times.
  3. Press this mixture into 9 x 5 inch bread pan lined with parchment paper & rinse the blender.
  4. Add the cashews, cranberries, and lemon juice into the blender and blend on high until smooth.
  5. Pour the filling on top of the crust and spread evenly with a spatula.
  6. Bake at 300ºF for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

Additional Notes

Make it Raw: Add 1/2 the lemon juice and 1/4 cup more cashews to the cheesecake filling. Keep in the fridge overnight to set.
Serve with coconut flakes and some vegan whipped cream!
DIY Vegan Whipped Cream: canned (full fat) coconut milk, chilled + coconut sugar! Just whip those two ingredients on high and it's ready to go!

Make sure to check out my Vegan Starter Guide eBook: The Plant-Based Difference! It’s the perfect way to kick start a healthy new lifestyle full of compassion and high vibes! Check out more HERE!

xoxo Lexi

Vegan & Gluten Free Homemade Cranberry Cheesecake

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