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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Adriana's Mini Cheescakes

For Christmas I made three kinds of mini cheesecakes. They're so creamy and very low in carbs because they're sweetened with a combination of erythritol and stevia. All of them start with this basic cheesecake recipe. I'll post the variations separately.



3/4 cup of pecan meal (just run the pecans through the processor until they turn into a meal)
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Jay Robb)
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp cinnamon


2   8 oz pckgs cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp Torani Sugar Free Vanilla syrup, you can also use Davinci's
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp NuNaturals pure Stevia Extract (It's the white powder)
1/8 cup erythritol, powdered
2 eggs


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl mix the pecan meal, protein powder, cinnamon, and melted butter. Stir to completely combine.
3. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
4. Press the crust mixture down into the liners and bake for 5 minutes. Remove to cool.

5. Cream the cheese and the eggs. Add the Torani or Davinci's, lemon juice, stevia, and erythritol.
6. Add the cheesecake mixture to the crusts and bake for 12-15 minutes until set.

They're best if you let them cool completely at room temperature and in the refrigerator over night. The BEST cheesecakes I have ever had. Well, second to the chocolate chip cheesecake with homemade chocolate ganache variation! 

I got my pecan meal at a local Farmer's Market. I got a full pound of pecan meal for $2.95!

Please note: You can powder erythritol in your food processor, magic bullet, or Ninja. You can powder a full cup then store it in a plastic baggie and use it as needed for these cheesecakes or other recipes that call for powdered erythritol.

Also note: If you do not have these sweeteners, then use 3/4 cup of Splenda or liquid Splenda for lower carbs.

Recipe yields 12 cheesecakes.  Net carbs per cheesecake (recipe as written) 1.75


  1. Sounds so yummy that I'm running out now to get the ingredients to make tonight!!

  2. I'm looking forward to trying this. One question just to clarify we can replace both the sweetners with splenda? Thanks