Lightly sweetened and full of protein and whole grains, these no-bake breakfast cheesecake cups are sure to please! Top with your favorite fruit and enjoy!
Raise your hand if the second the thermometer reads over 70, you refuse to turn your oven on? Yeah, same over here. We’re a grilling family, so as soon as the snow melts enough to make a path meals are made on the grill. Why spend money and heat up your house when you can cook outside and keep it nice and cool?
And, then, there are predicaments like our current situation – when your oven element decides to die on you, leaving you with only a broiler and no actual oven. Thankfully, the temperature has finally warmed up around here, so it’s not a vital fix. Add these two scenarios together and you’ll get a need for some no-bake recipes. Thankfully, I’ve got a good one coming your way.
You all know I’m a sweets girl, through and through. Yeah, I love savory food just as much as the next person, but if push came to shove and I was forced to choose one forever, it would be all things tasty and sugar laden. Which is why I’m a pretty big fan of breakfast. I mean, obviously, there is no police negating a dinner of sweet items, but let’s be honest – a sweet dinner just isn’t a satisfying. Plus, if there is one time of day that calls for something sweet and happy making, it’s first thing in the morning after you’ve been forced to wake up much earlier than you like by 2 tiny dictators, amirite? Just me? Ehh, either way.
I put together these no-bake breakfast cheesecake cups on a whim because I was craving something sweet first thing in the morning. I racked my mind about what kind of treat I was in the mood for, landing on a solid favorite when I hit ‘cheesecake’. When I was a kid, I only requested either cheesecake or ice cream cake for my birthday since they’re my favorite. Who can resist creamy, dense cheesecake? I mean, they have an entire factory dedicated to the stuff. (I kid.)
After a quick Google search, I discovered that your AM cheesecake options are sorely lacking – an issue I set out to amend. Which brings us to no-bake breakfast cheesecake cups. These thick and creamy cups of goodness are packed with flavor, but still friendly for breakfast – they’re lightly sweetened to your preference and use whole oats that are toasted as the crust.
I should note here, if you’re not feeling the crust or don’t want to turn your stove on, premade granola would work great with this recipe. Either toss it with some butter and press into the cups or use it on it’s own, it will be a perfect, simple crust both way!
Okay, so tell me – do you avoid the oven when it starts to get warm? Are you team sweet or team savory? Let me know in the comments!
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