Easy Protein No Bake Cheesecake Cups

By Rena |

This easy No-Bake Cheesecake Cups recipe is a healthier dessert option that’s full of protein, very easy to make, and ready in minutes. Make this and have it for breakfast, dessert, or snack!

top view of two cups of no bake cheesecake cups

No-bake cheesecakes are so fun and easy to make. No to mention so convenient! Hassle-free desserts that are ready in minutes are ideal for those who are busy and have no time to bake. These easy no-bake cheesecake cups are delicious and full of nutrition and protein. Could be served as a delicious breakfast, midday snack, or dessert. Also, you can top it with any of your favorite fruits and enjoy this good for your cheesecake!

Why you will love this no-bake cheesecake

  • Delicious: full of cheesecake flavor and so creamy good. With the perfect crunchy crust creamy cheesecake filling and topped with fresh fruits.
  • Easy: Takes just about 10 minutes to put this together and needs 15-20 minutes of cooling in the fridge. In a hurry to enjoy it? You can even skip the cooling and dig right in.
  • Healthy: healthier cheesecake option with cleaner ingredients to make the calories good calories. Packed with protein!

Ingredients you will need

  • Rolled oats
  • Pecans
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil melted
  • Low-calorie granulated sweetener or honey
  • Whey Protein vanilla flavor
  • Light cream cheese softened
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Low-calorie granulated sweetener or honey
  • Berries or mixed fruit

How to make these protein cheesecake cups

  • First, place the oats and pecans in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until the oats and nuts are coarsely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the cinnamon, coconut oil, and sweetener.
  • Then, divide the oat mixture between 4 cups, pressing the mixture down with your fingers.
  • Chill for 20 minutes.
  • Next, beat the cream cheese with a mixer until fluffy. Add the protein powder, vanilla extract, Greek yogurt, and sweetener. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the cream cheese mixture between the 4 cups. Chill for one hour. Finally, top with fruit and serve.
side view No Bake Cheesecake Cups

FAQ’s and tips

  • in place of coconut oil, you may use butter or any other neutral-tasting oil
  • pecans: use any other nuts of choice like walnuts or almonds
  • low-calorie sweeteners can be something like Truvia or monk fruit. You may use honey or maple syrup for a vegan option.
  • any protein of choice will work, plant-based for vegans, and you may also skip the protein
  • yogurt: plant-based for a vegan option or any other yogurt of choice
  • cream cheese is recommended. but can be skipped for those who want to make this cheesecake vegan-friendly. Also, if there is any plant-based cream cheese use it. 

Whst is the difference between baked and no-baked cheesecake

The main difference between baked and no-bake cheesecake is the fact that baked cheesecake has eggs whereas no-bake cheesecake is made without eggs. Therefore, a no-bake cheesecake only needs to be chilled in the fridge to set while the cheesecake containing eggs needs to be baked.

can i freeze no bake cheesecake

No-bake cheesecake can be frozen for up to 3 months. For these no-bake cheesecake cups, place in a freezer-safe bowl or container and tightly wrap before placing in the freezer. Also, you may skip adding the fruits until you are ready to eat. Simply allow it to thaw in the fridge the night before when ready to serve.

close up cheesecake in cup with strawberry topping

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close up cheesecake in cup with strawberry topping

Easy High Protein No-Bake Cheesecake Cups

A healthier dessert option that’s full of protein! Easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes no-bake needed cheesecake cups topped with fresh strawberries.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
refrigerate: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut oil melted
  • 2 Tbsp Low calorie granulated sweetener or honey
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein vanilla flavor
  • 6 ounces Light cream cheese, softened
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Low calorie granulated sweetener or honey
  • 1 Cup Berries or mixed fruit

Instructions

  • First, place the oats and pecans in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until the oats and nuts are coarsely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the cinnamon, coconut oil and sweetener.
  • Divide the oat mixture between 4 cups, pressing the mixture down with your fingers.
  • Chill for 20 minutes.
  • Beat the cream cheese with a mixer until fluffy. Add the protein powder, vanilla extract, Greek yogurt and sweetener. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the cream cheese mixture between the 4 cups. Chill for one hour. Finally, top with fruit and serve.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • in place of coconut oil, you may use butter or any other neutral-tasting oil
  • pecans: use any other nuts of choice like walnuts or almonds
  • low-calorie sweeteners can be something like Truvia or monk fruit. You may use honey or maple syrup for a vegan option.
  • any protein of choice will work, plant-based for vegans, and you may also skip the protein
  • yogurt: plant-based for a vegan option or any other yogurt of choice
  • cream cheese is recommended. For a healthier option consider blending and using low-fat cottage cheese. If there are any plant-based cream cheese use it. 
Storage:
Store the covered cheesecake up in the fridge for up to 5 days. You may freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer and allow it to thaw overnight. Place the cheesecake in freezer-safe containers if you plan to freeze any.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg
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