Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Looking for easy gluten free dessert recipe that you can bring to a backyard barbecue or summer picnic? Try these Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes!

I love this Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes recipe since it’s easier to make than a regular cheesecake. Even better, this recipe is guilt free since these skinny mini cheesecakes are made with non-fat Greek yogurt, low fat Neufchatel cream cheese, and monk fruit powder instead of sugar!

This easy to make Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes recipe is perfect for backyard barbecues, summer picnics, or potluck parties!

Summer entertaining with Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes

What I love about these mini blueberry swirl cheesecakes is that they’re custom made for parties. Instead of trying to slice up a cheesecake for your guests, everyone can help themselves to a few mini cheesecake cupcakes. And if you’re bringing your mini cheesecakes cupcake to a party, they’re so much easier to transport than a big ol’ cheesecake!

For fun, you can coordinate the colors of the cupcake liners with your party colors. (I like keeping the liners on and adding an extra one since the inner liner will darken from the batter and cooking.) If you’re making your mini cheesecakes for a July Fourth picnic, use red, white and blue or star spangled cupcake liners. (You can find cupcake liners line or at your favorite party or craft store.)

This easy to make Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes recipe is made with non-fat Greek yogurt and monk fruit powder. This gluten free dessert recipe is perfect for backyard barbecues, Sunday brunches, or potluck parties!

Better for you skinny mini cheesecakes

For your guests on gluten free diets, the bottom layer is made with gluten free animal crackers. Your non-gluten free guests won’t care as these mini blueberry swirl cheesecakes are delicious!

For those guests watching their waistlines, make sure to serve these skinny mini cheesecakes with lots of extra Fresh From Florida blueberries. They can load up on the healthy fruit and have a perfect treat-sized portion of skinny mini cheesecake. Yum!

Cooking with Fresh from Florida foods

Did you know that Florida has some of the best U.S. grown produce, like blueberries for mini cheesecakes, as well as seafood? And it’s sold right in your supermarket? Well, the folks from Fresh from Florida are here to help you learn all about what their great state offers!

They have all kinds of delicious and nutritious recipes on their website at FreshfromFlorida.com/Recipes. Download the Florida Produce Shopping List for June. Also, check out the Fresh from Florida Facebook page for recipe ideas.

This healthy and Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes recipe is guilt free because it's made with non-fat Greek yogurt, low fat cream cheese, fresh blueberries, and monk fruit sweetener. It's the perfect gluten free dessert recipe for summer entertaining!

This Mama’s tips for Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Drizzle leftover blueberry curd on a plate for a fantastic restaurant style dessert mini cheesecake presentation. Add any leftover crust crumbs, too, if you like. Don’t forget some fresh blueberries on the side, too!

After straining the blueberry curd, keep the blueberry skins for smoothies or to put on your breakfast yogurt. The skins are full of fiber and just as sweet and delicious as the blueberry curd – mmmm!

I used monk fruit powder as my non-calorie sweetener, since it’s from a natural source. You can use any non-calorie sweetener you like in this skinny mini cheesecake recipe. If you’re not concerned about calories, regular sugar can be used as well.

If you can’t use corn products in your diet, use rice starch instead of cornstarch. You can find it online and at Asian markets.

I wasn’t brave enough to try a non-dairy version of this mini blueberry swirl cheesecake recipe using a vegan cream cheese and non-dairy soy or coconut yogurt. (I love cream cheese, but can’t eat too much of it without a tummy ache.) If you try some non-dairy substitutes, let me know. Otherwise, expect another post from me!

You can use any type of crumbly gluten free cookie you prefer for the bottom layer, such a gluten free ginger snaps or sugar cookies. I used gluten free animals crackers because my grocery store has a store brand that’s inexpensive and tasty.

You can make the crumbs and refine the blueberry curd in either a high speed blender or a food processor.

You have the option of taking the liners off or keeping them on. I’m a sucker for cute cupcake liners, so I like adding a pretty out liner. Guests then can “undress” their mini cheesecakes at the party. If you’re transporting your mini cheesecakes, keep the liners on until you’re at your destination. Then add extra liners. Or peel and serve your Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes on a pretty platter with lots of extra blueberries!

Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Ingredients

For the blueberry curd:

  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh from Florida blueberries (fresh, not frozen) plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

For the gluten free crust:

  • 1 cup gluten free cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit powder
  • 1/4 cup butter or buttery spread, melted

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup monk fruit powder
  • 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

For the blueberry curd:

  1. Combine the blueberries, monk fruit powder, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the blueberries soften. Use the back of your spoon to pop the blueberries.
  2. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Add to the blueberry mixture and bring to a boil. Stir mixture for 2 minutes until thickened.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Transfer blueberry mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and process until smooth.
  5. Strain blueberry mixture into a small bowl. Set aside.

For the gluten free crust:

  1. In a blender or food processor, pulse handfuls of gluten free cookies until you have 1 cup of fine crumbs.
  2. Add monk fruit powder to the crumbs. Pulse to mix.
  3. In a microwavable bowl, melt the butter. Add the cookie crumb mixture to the bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Line muffin pans with 24 cupcake liners. Spoon a rounded tablespoon of cookie crumb mixture into each. Press crumb layer down with your fingers.

For the cheesecake filling:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and monk fruit powder on medium until smooth.
  3. Beat in Greek yogurt, gluten free flour, and vanilla.
  4. On low speed add eggs. Beat until just combined.
  5. Pour the cheesecake batter into the cupcake molds until they’re about 80% full.
  6. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of the blueberry curd on to each cupcake. Swirl around with a toothpick.
  7. Bake mini cheesecakes in center of oven for 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of a cheesecake. If it comes out sticky, it’s not done. If it comes out clean or a bit crumbly, then it’s done.
  8. Remove mini cheesecakes from oven and let cool for 45 minutes before removing the cupcake liners.
  9. Refrigerate mini cheesecakes for 2 hours before serving.
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Servings: 22-24 mini cheesecake cupcakes
  • Serving size: 2 mini cheesecake cupcakes
Looking for a gluten free dessert recipe that's also low in sugar and fat. Try this easy to make Gluten Free Mini Blueberry Swirl Cheesecakes recipe! It's a guilt free dessert recipe because these mini cheesecake cupcakes are made with non-fat Greek yogurt, low fat cream cheese, blueberries, and monk fruit natural sweetener.  It's the ideal gluten free dessert for summer parties!

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