Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Fugdy, creamy, fruity, and guilt-free.

Who doesn't love brownies? What about cheesecake? These are my two favorite desserts, so when brainstorming one evening the perfect combo was born... strawberry cheesecake brownies! Oh man, these things are so yummy, and if eaten in moderation can be a perfectly healthy dessert! Who doesn't want some sweetness in their life without feeling guilty?

Some great perks about them:

  • No refined sugar
  • Low sugar altogether
  • Uses whole berries and nuts
  • 30 minute recipe

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to brownies, these are a must try. I mean come on... strawberry cheesecake brownies folks! So, if you decide to make them, I would love to know what you think. Please leave me a review or click the stars in the recipe box!

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies
Yields 16
These fudgy brownies topped with cashew cream and filled with strawberries will make your taste buds go crazy. They are the perfect balance on fudgy, creamy, and fruity goodness.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
104 calories
15 g
2 g
5 g
2 g
2 g
49 g
86 g
10 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
49g
Yields
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 86mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
3%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Cashew Cheesecake
  1. 1/2 cup cashews, quick soaked*
  2. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  3. 2 tbsp non-dairy milk, unsweetened
Brownie Batter
  1. 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  2. 1/3 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
  3. 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  4. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  5. 1¼ cups Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour
  6. ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  8. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  9. ¼ teaspoon salt
  10. 1½ cup strawberries, chopped (frozen or fresh)
  11. ¼ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease an 8 x 8-inch glass baking pan (I like to use vegan butter or a high heat cooking oil like grapeseed).
  2. Quick soak cashews by boiling water and soaking the cashews in boiled water for at least 10 minutes.
  3. While the cashews are soaking, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler (or on very low heat on stovetop stirring frequently so that the chocolate does not burn).
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla, and melted chocolate.
  5. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix very well until a stiff dough forms. Fold in chopped strawberries and chocolate chips.
  6. Spread the mixture into the greased pan.
  7. Now prepare the cheesecake topping: Drain the cashews and blend in a food processor with maple syrup and non-dairy milk until smooth and creamy (about 30 seconds).
  8. Swirl in cheesecake mixture into brownie batter.
  9. Bake for 15-16 minutes (up to 18 for a more cakey texture).
  10. Remove them from the oven and let cool completely before serving (1-2 hours). Store in refrigerator.
Notes
  1. The brownies will still appear gooey out of the oven, and this is okay! This will give them a more fudgy texture after baking. If you want a more cakey brownie, you can cook for up to 18 minutes.
  2. If you want more "cheesecake" in your brownies, and not just the marbled topping, you can double the cashew cheesecake recipe!
Adapted from Forks Over Knives
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calories
104
fat
5g
protein
2g
carbs
15g
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Adapted from Forks Over Knives
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Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

These vegan strawberry cheesecake brownies are fudgy, creamy, and fruity.

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About the author

Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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