Recipes - No-bake mini cheesecakes

Recipes 178 CALS No-bake mini cheesecakes Ingredients MAKES 10 100g cashew nuts 40g coconut oil 80g soft pitted dates 8 0g oat bran 2 0g caster sugar 3 00g Quark (or low-fat soft cheese) 1 tbsp vanilla extract Zest and juice of lemon 150g strawberries, hulled and sliced Method 1 2 4 3 5 Place the cashew nuts in a bowl of water, soak for 20 minutes, then drain. Next, put the coconut oil in a small, heatproof bowl and microwave on full power for 30 seconds until melted. Put the coconut oil, dates, oat bran and cashews in a blender and blitz until a sticky ball forms. Remove from the blender and press down with damp fingers into 10 x 8-10cm serving dishes until 2cm thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Put the sugar, Quark, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl and mix evenly. Add the topping to the bases and refrigerate for two hours. When you are ready to serve, top the cheesecakes with the sliced strawberries and enjoy. Swappin full-fat g soft cheese f o r fat-free Quark a nd ditch the cre i n am mak g es this a h ealthier option Extracted from The Fitness Chef: Still Tasty by Graeme Tomlinson (Ebury Press, 16.99). Photography by Hannah Pemberton