I promised the recipe for these back at December’s Kindness Challenge. And since then I have made a variant. See good things come to those who wait. Double down on the yummy goodness. Variant will be posted next week.
Apple Pie Cheesecake Bites
The idea for this came from Delish. But again, full of gluten and sugar and ick. My body deserves better, even when indulging. I found this recipe for Paleo snickerdoodles which I used as a base.
Into your food processor : 2 cups almond flour, 1/8th tsp baking soda, 2 shakes cinnamon, 1/4 c butter, 2 tbsp honey. Pulse into dough.
Grease a mini muffin tin. Press enough dough into each tin to give a thin crust. I filled 18 mini muffins.
Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
You can sprinkle a touch of cinnamon and coconut sugar into the bottom of each cup when it comes out of the oven. Totally optional.
While the crusts cool:
Chop an apple and saute in butter, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. I like rich foods so I used like 3 tbsp of butter but just a shake of sugar and cinnamon. Saute until soft and lightly browned. Cool for a few minutes and then give it a run through with your immersion blender.
Mix cream cheese with maple syrup. I used 8 oz and a 1/4 c but I had a lot of mixture left over. I purposely didn’t make this too sweet. I wanted the cheese to come through.
When the crusts and apple are cool, build your cheesecakes. Do not try to assemble these in the pan, pop each crust out first.
Add cream cheese mixture reaching the top of the crusts. Add a spoonful of the apple mixture on top like a crown.