Recipe: Blueberry Ginger Hemp Cheesecakes

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Did you know Michele's Ginger Hemp granola is our most award-winning-est granola, snagging both the Specialty Food Association sofi Award and the NEXTY award? Michele has created a creamy mini cheesecake recipe featuring seasonal fruit and a crunchy crust made with this seed-filled granola:

Blueberry Ginger Hemp Cheesecakes

Makes 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

2 T + ¼ c. sugar

2 T water

2 c. Michele’s Ginger Hemp Granola

1 ½ T. coconut oil, melted

¼ t. + ½ t. sea salt

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

8 oz. goat cheese, room temperature

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 t. vanilla extract

1 t. ground ginger

2 T. finely chopped crystallized ginger

Preparation

-Preheat oven to 375 and line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners

-In a small saucepan, cook the blueberries, fresh ginger, 2 T sugar and water on high until boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes

-Remove from heat, strain syrup through a mesh colander and set aside; discard the solids

-In a food processor, pulse the granola, 1/4 t. salt, and coconut oil until evenly moist

-Press 2 T. of the granola mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner, forming a nice thick crust

-Bake for 8 minutes, or until just golden brown, and remove to cool; lower oven temperature to 350

-In a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese on high until fluffy. Add the goat cheese, ¼ c. sugar and vanilla. On low, add the eggs, one at a time, remaining salt, ground ginger and crystallized ginger

-Pour half of the filling into a small mixing bowl and stir in the blueberry syrup

-In each cup, layer approximately 1 ½ T blueberry filling and 1 ½ T regular filling

-Add a dollop of the remaining blueberry filling to the top of each and swirl with butter knife

-Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

-Allow to cool and then refrigerate until firm and ready to serve (at least 2 hours)

P.S. If you try this recipe out, we'd love to hear about it--even better, we'd love to see it! Share your photos on Instagram or Facebook, and be sure to tag us, or email your photos to info@michelesgranola.com. We may just share your yummy creations (giving you ALL the credit, of course)!

 

 

 

 


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