A dazzling and delicious matcha take on the traditional New York style cheesecake.
This colorful matcha green tea cheesecake is more than just pretty—it’s also flavorful and made healthier than your regular ol’ cheesecake. For instance, instead of using graham crackers for the crust, this recipe uses mixture of almond flour and coconut flour.
It also calls for a sugar substitute and matcha green tea powder, which add to the benefits.
The matcha used will provide a big dose of antioxidants, which are amazing for you in all kinds of ways. Antioxidants are powerful fighters against free radicals, which can cause cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, premature aging, and many others.
The antioxidants in matcha tea powder also help keep your heart and eyes healthy, as well as providing an immunity boost.
As you can see, matcha is a great addition to this cheesecake! This recipe is very easy to make—just be sure to keep your eye on it during baking!
Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake RecipePublished: 2017-07-02
- 5 ounces almond meal
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar substitute of choice
- 2 eggs
- 18 ounces low-fat cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar substitute of choice
- 2 tablespoons Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Cherries or red berries
For the crust:
For the filling:
- Pre-heat your oven to 400°F.
- In a mixing bowl, mix all crust ingredients.
- Transfer to a removable mold and press down to form the base.
- Bake for 12 minutes, then allow it to cool down completely.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix all the filling ingredients, adding the eggs at the end and reserving one tablespoon of matcha for decorating.
- Once the base is cold and solid, pour the filling mixture in and bake at 360°F for 30-45 minutes.*
- Once it’s ready, allow the cheesecake to sit in the oven with the door open for another 10 minutes, and then let it cool.
- Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours before serving or eating.
- Decorate the top with the cherries or red berries and the reserved matcha powder (a sifter works well for this).
Yield 12 servings
*Note: The actual amount of baking time will depend on the depth of the mold you’re using. The deeper it is, the longer your baking time will be. Try the “wiggle test” if you’re uncertain: the cake is ready when you can move it and see the center wiggling, but the rest is firm.
Matcha green tea powder makes a delicious and healthy addition to your favorite dishes, drinks, and treats. To learn how to make matcha everything, download our recipe book or visit our Epic Matcha blog!