Lactose-free healthy strawberry cheesecake
When my blog just started, about 8 years ago, I made a recipe for a healthy cheesecake for the first time. This was a huge hype at the time in the Netherlands. A cheesecake that you could eat for breakfast. Now I thought it would be fun to update that old recipe and I made a lactose-free healthy strawberry cheesecake.
Delicious as a healthy snack or for breakfast! It feels a bit like a party, if you can have breakfast with cake
This recipe is based on a recipe by Jelmer de Boer (the recipe is in Dutch)
Healthy cheesecake with oat crust
How do you make this cheesecake? With only a handful of healthy ingredients, which you may already have at home:
For the bottom
- Oatmeal: Use gluten-free oatmeal if you have to eat strictly gluten-free.
- Raisins: raisins are used to make the crust a bit sticky, so that it comes together. Raisins are low FODMAP up to 13 grams per serving, so I only use a little bit.
- Coconut oil: you also use this to make the crust a little sticky together with the oatmeal and the raisins.
For the cheesecake filling:
- Lactose-free quark: the main filling for the cake. This product might not be known in all countries. You can read a bit more here about what quark is. It is a type of dairy product that is very high in protein and low in fat. In the Netherlands, it is often used instead of yoghurt and is eaten a lot for breakfast.
- Lactose-free milk: I use this to make the quark a little bit thinner.
- Gelatin sheets: to help the filling to set
- Maple syrup: I use this to sweeten the cheesecake. I only use 1 tbsp. This makes the cake not really sweet, but I don’t think that is necessary for a healthy snack or healthy breakfast. Would you prefer a slightly sweeter cake? Then you can add a few extra tablespoons to taste.
Low FODMAP serving
Oatmeal and raisins are both limited low FODMAP. You can get 6 pieces from the cake, 1 piece is a low FODMAP portion. If you omit the raisins from the bottom, you can eat 3 pieces as a low FODMAP portion.
Strawberries are also limited low FODMAP. With the amount of strawberries used, you can still eat 3 pieces (without the raisins in the bottom) as a safe portion.
Nutritional value per piece
The entire cake has 6 pieces. The nutritional value below is for 1 piece:
- 164 calories
- 4 g fat
- 19 g carbs
- 12 g protein
- 2 g fibre
A lactose-free healthy strawberry cheesecake with an oat crust. Delicious to eat for breakfast or as a healthy snack. Gluten-free and low FODMAP.
- 40 g (1.4 oz) raisins
- 80 g (2.8 oz) oats
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter*)
- 450 g (16 oz) lactose-free quark or Greek yoghurt
- 50 ml (1.7 fl. oz.) lactose-free milk
- 125 g (4.4 oz) strawberries
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or rice syrup)**
- 5 gelatin sheets
- A 7-inch (18 cm) cake tin
- Layer the baking tin with baking parchment.
- Put the raisins in a bowl with warm water for 10 minutes to soften.
- Ground the oats into a coarse flour in a food processor.
- Melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Put this into a bowl together with the oats.
- Dry the raisins with a bit of paper and grind them in a food processor or cut them into small pieces with a knife. Add the raisins to the ingredients in the bowl and add a pinch of salt.
- Mix everything together with your hands until you get a sticky crumbly mixture. If the mixture is too dry you can add a little bit of water. Put the mixture into the baking tin and press the bottom with a fork or with your hands. Set aside.
- Put the gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.
- Mix the quark with the milk in a bowl.
- Mash the strawberries with a blender. Heat them in a pan with 3 tbsp water shortly until the mixture boils and take it off the heat.
- Squeeze the water from the gelatin sheets and stir them into the strawberry mixture.
- Add this mixture to the quark mixture and stir together until the gelatin has dissolved completely and is lump-free.
- Pour the quark mixture on top of the crust and put the cake in the fridge for at least 3 hours to set.
*If you use butter in this recipe it is not fully lactose-free.
**This is not a sweet cake. If you prefer your cake a little more sweet, you can add a few extra tablespoons of maple syrup. Just taste the quark mixture and add maple syrup to taste.
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Category: Healthy snacks
- Method: No-bake
- Cuisine: Dutch
- Serving Size: 1 piece (1/6th of the recipe)
- Calories: 164
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 19
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 12
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