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KETO CHOCOLATE AND PB CHEESECAKE (HEART HEALTHY)

KETO CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE

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This Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake is delicious and without cheese!  

In 1997, I co-hosted a TV show called Simply Wine and Cheese with our late Canadian icon, Al Waxman. Al played the police chief on the TV drama, Cagney and Lacy.  Waxman also played Bruch Cutler, Gotti’s lawyer in the movie called Gotti with Armand Assante.   I landed this co-hosting spot because I was, at the time, specializing in Canadian cheese.  I had already written a cookbook on Canadian wine and cheese.  Suffice to say, I’m a cheese-hound.

I’ve come to love vegan cheeses made from nuts.  They are loaded with healthy fats. So good for the heart! I also love both savory and sweet cheesecakes. I decided to make a “Heart Healthy Keto Low-Carb Chocolate and PB Cheesecake.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE?

The Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake is prepared with raw cashews.  The raw cashews we buy have been heat-treated and so are not really raw and are safe to eat. Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.

 

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE?

The predominant taste sensation of this Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake is fattiness from the cashew-based filling. This cheesecake is rich and dense. A small piece will suffice.

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE?

With the main taste sensations of this  Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake being fattiness (good fat from the cashews) and sweetness (sweeteners), you need a wine with richness, heaviness, and sweetness to match. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine.  You have a couple of options. Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.  If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to complement the sweetness in the dessert.  Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine.  Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet.  So they taste great with the added sweetener.  The wine’s sweetness will harmonize with the dessert sweetness.

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB LEFTOVER TURKEY POT PIE

KETO LOW-CARB LEFTOVER TURKEY POT PIE

Tuna Cheddar Pasta Casserole

Turkey Pot Pie

Zoodle Caprese Salad

Matzo Ball Soup

Japanese Crab Noodle Salad

Cheddar Biscuits

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE?

In a bowl combine granola and melted refined coconut oil.

 

Mix together and pour into a spring form pan lined with parchment.

 

Press mixture into the bottom of the spring form pan to form a crust. Place in refrigerator while you prepare rest of cake.

 

Soak raw cashews in boiling water for at least 6 hours.

 

In food processor add drained cashews and yogurt. Mix well.

 

Mix all filling ingredients in food processor.

 

Batter for Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake

Pour mixture into pan over crust. Bake at 400 F for about 60 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. If you prick the center of the cake and the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.

 

Chocolate for Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake

Melt chocolate with other ingredients in double broiler or in stone pan.

 

Topping for Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake

Pour chocolate into pan over cake. Smooth. Add pecans. Press pecans into soft chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

 

KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE

With pecans.

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KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE

KETO CHOCOLATE PB CHEESECAKE


Description

How about a heart-healthy version of Keto Chocolate PB Cheesecake?  Sometimes it is nice to get away from dairy for a while, even though dairy is compliant on a Keto Low-Carb diet.  This cheesecake can be enjoyed any time of the year. It’s a fabulous food to bring to a friend’s house for dinner.  The ingredients include almond flour, butter, cashews, yogurt, eggs, Swerve Brown Sugar, coconut oil, unsweetened chocolate.  Check out this recipe!


Ingredients

Scale

Almond Flour Crust:

2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup grass-fed butter

Filling:

2 cups raw cashews soaked in boiling water overnight, drained

1/4 cup plain yogurt

4 eggs

1/2 cup Swerve Brown Sugar

3 cups peanut butter (no sugar added)

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

Topping:

1 tablespoon grass-fed butter

8 ounces unsweetened chocolate

1/2 Swerve Brown Sugar

1/2 cup pecan pieces or walnut pieces (for garnish)


Instructions

  • *Keto Low-Carb Powerhouse Granola Link
  • Preheat oven to 400F.  Prepare a springform pan with parchment.  To make the crust, in a bowl combine granola and coconut oil.  Mix well.  Add mixture to the bottom of the springform pan.  Press granola into a crust, evenly across the bottom.  Transfer pan to the refrigerator to harden.
  • To make the filling, in a food processor add all filling ingredients and blend until creamy.  Transfer mixture to the springform pan.  Smooth top.  Bake for 60 minutes until golden and when checked with toothpick, it comes out of the cake clean.  Remove cake from oven and let cool for at least an hour.
  • To make the topping, in a pan add butter.  Melt chocolate on low heat.   Add sweetener.  Mix well.  Add chocolate.  Stir the mixture on low until chocolate has melted.  Remove from heat.
  • Pour chocolate into pan over cake. Smooth. Add pecans. Press pecans into soft chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours.  Serve.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version (with almond crust) and is approximate only.  One serving has 6.1 grams of sugar.   We don’t count the carbs from your sweetener.  The reason is that fibre and sugar alcohols, like erythritol, are the main ingredient in sweeteners, such as Swerve.  This does not  affect blood sugar in the same way that regular (impact) carbs do, you can subtract all or some of them from the total carb count in a serving of food.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.) 
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DESSERT

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 906
  • Sugar: 6.1
  • Sodium: 355
  • Fat: 78.3
  • Saturated Fat: 21.9
  • Carbohydrates: 32.6
  • Fiber: 12.5
  • Protein: 33.3
  • Cholesterol: 75

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