No-cheese cake

Before shifting to a whole food, plant-based diet I loved cheesecake. I mean, who doesn't? Especially a baked lemon cheesecake. I've searched through vegan websites to find something that would fit my requirements but they all contain lots of coconut milk and coconut oil. But then I modified a few recipes and came up with this. Much lower in saturated fat, full of protein and omega 3s and so moreish. It will be a family favourite for years to come.

INGREDIENTS

Crust

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup ground whole almonds

10 medjool dates, pitted

1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Filling

500g firm tofu (not silken)

1/2 cup cashew butter

6 medjool dates, pitted

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 cup plant based milk

Juice and zest of 2 lemons


Toppings and garnishes

Mango slices, strawberries, raspberries, or any favourite fruit