These mini 'cheesecakes' are paleo, grain free, and gluten free. They're naturally sweetened and they have the tart creaminess of a cheesecake thanks to cashews, and the spicy sweetness of speculoos cookie butter.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
50 mins
1 hr 20 mins
25 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Paleo Cookie Butter Topping:


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat almond flour and coconut flour in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Be careful not to burn flours. Transfer to a high-speed blender. Add coconut sugar, butter, and cinnamon; blend to combine.

  • Press about 1 heaping teaspoon of crust mixture into the bottoms of 8 silicone muffin molds. Freeze for 10 minutes while preparing filling.

  • Combine cashews, butter, coconut flour, coconut sugar, molasses, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract, sea salt, and pepper in a high-speed blender; blend cookie butter topping until well combined.

  • Drain soaked cashews. Combine cashews, lemon juice, coconut oil, coconut cream, honey, coconut flour, vanilla bean powder, and sea salt in a high-speed blender; blend until filling is creamy and fully combined.

  • Remove frozen crusts from the freezer. Pour filling over the crust and freeze for 10 minutes.

  • Top each 'cheesecake' with about 1 teaspoon of cookie butter and swirl using the tip of a butter knife. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Cook's Notes:

Coconut oil can be used to replace butter and vanilla extract can be substituted for the vanilla bean powder.

All components can be made in either a food processor or a high-speed blender. The blender is a bit more difficult to clean between each component, but it results in a much creamier cheesecake- like texture for the filling.

Any leftover cookie butter can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week; it tastes delicious with fresh fruit or in a smoothie!

Nutrition Facts

629 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 46.5g; fat 48.7g; cholesterol 26.7mg; sodium 316.7mg. Full Nutrition