No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache is a gluten-free, Paleo and vegan cheesecake made with a walnut crust, a creamy cashew cheesecake filling, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. This healthier cheesecake alternative will satisfy your cheesecake cravings!

I’ve been on a cashew cheesecake kick lately – I can’t seem to get enough of them, and I’m constantly impressed by the lusciously smooth and creamy filling that results after a few minutes whizzing in the blender.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in cold for at least six hours or preferably overnight (see Notes)
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk, shaken
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (use refined coconut oil if you want no coconut flavor)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate (I used 72%)
  • ⅓ cup canned coconut milk
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