Vegan No-Bake Chocolate-Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake MInis
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
A velvety vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with a pecan-cacao crust and an abundance of warming spices for maximum flavor. Also gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and delicious!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Priscilla
Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ¼ cup organic cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling:
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup plain Coconut Dream yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese*
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala* cloves can be substituted
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • Garnish with mini ginger snaps and handmade marshamallows optional
Instructions
  1. Chop pecans in a food processor - I have a mini processor that is great for this. Remove and measure out 1 cup, reserving any remaining chopped pecans for another use. Add the cup of chopped pecans and remaining crust ingredients together in a food processor until it starts to come together.
  2. Using a tablespoon or melon baller, add a rounded scoop to each serving glass, press down with the spoon or a muddler to flatten the crust and bring some up the side of the glasses. Set aside while you making the filling. Save any remaining pecan-cocoa mixture to sprinkle on yogurt for a breakfast treat.
  3. In a food processor or mixer blend together the filling ingredients and blend until totally smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor as necessary. Spoon the filling into the glasses. Place the mini cheesecakes in the freezer until solid all the way through - at least 2 hours.
  4. When frozen, transfer the desserts to the refrigerator until ready to serve. To serve, spoon a dollop of non-dairy whipping cream on top and garnish with a ginger snap.
Recipe Notes

* I used Go Veggie plain vegan spread and SO Delicious dairy-free Coco-Whip.
* Garam masala adds a touch of exotic spices beyond just cloves and can be found in the spice section of your market.