16 Delectable AIP Cheesecake Recipes
Love the delicious texture of cheesecake but can’t eat cheese? No problem! There are so many fantastic AIP-friendly recipes for cheesecake out there right now, all without refined sugar or cheese! I’ve put together a list of my favorites, from summertime favorites with lemon and berries to autumnal pumpkin cheesecake, perfect for fall.
Since many of these recipes do feature some sugars (since they use fruit as an ingredient), these are best as an occasional indulgence rather than an everyday dessert. Using great ingredients like coconut butter and natural sweeteners like maple syrup, these recipes make it easy to enjoy a classy little AIP-friendly cheesecake!
Here are just a few of the AIP Cheesecake Recipes we’ve included:
- Coconut-Raspberry “Cheesecake”
- Blueberry Cheesecake Squares
- Blueberry Cheesecake Bites
- Mini Pumpkin “Cheesecakes”
- Two-Bite Lemon Cheesecakes
- Vanilla Bean Faux Cheesecake
- Zesty Lemon + Coconut Cheesecake Bites
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AIP Cheesecake Recipes – Berries
– Autoimmune Wellness
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Ingredients: dates, coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut flakes, salt, honey, coconut concentrate, raspberries, tapioca starch, vanilla extract.
Although this recipe is for an amazingly rich and filling cheesecake, this is a dairy and refined sugar-free dish and would be perfect for an AIP celebration meal! The raspberries give the topping a vivid color and the creamy texture is absolutely fantastic. The base has a coconut flavor which goes really well with the fruit and obviously it’s up to you how you decorate it to make it look as good as it tastes!
– Adventures in Partaking
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Ingredients: coconut butter, blueberries, maple syrup, vanilla.
This AIP recipe is for cheesecake squares which do not have the traditional base but are deliciously rich and creamy. They only take a few minutes to prepare so would be ideal for a treat on a busy day. Although the ingredients are AIP-friendly, this dish does involve sugars from the fruit, so this would be a great dessert to use as an occasional sweet treat and not for every day!
– Flash Fiction Kitchen
Ingredients: cauliflower, coconut cream, coconut oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey or maple syrup, sea salt, vanilla, cassava flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot starch, cinnamon, water, raspberries, blackberries.
Here is another great recipe that gives you the instructions for both baked and unbaked cheesecake, leaving the choice to you! The baked one has a denser texture but is just as good. The fruit decorating the top gives this AIP cheesecake a look of luxury and adds a lovely freshness to the overall flavor. This recipe is vegan and dairy-free, but should still be used as a treat.
– The Paleo Mom
Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom
Ingredients: coconut butter, blueberries, dates, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt, lemon zest.
How pretty do these little bite-size treats look! They have the texture of ordinary cheesecake but with a richness from the dates and the added flavor of the blueberries. This recipe is AIP and Paleo and dairy-free, so they would make a lovely dessert to serve for a birthday or celebration. If you choose to use the carob sauce it adds a chocolate note to the bites, but they taste just as good as they are!
– Amy Myers MD
Ingredients: coconut butter, strawberries, dates, collagen protein, lemon zest, coconut oil, paleo protein, vanilla extract.
These amazing little bites are so easy to make and don’t use too many ingredients, so this AIP recipe would be great for those of us who are not as confident at cooking! The center is smooth, rich and flavored with strawberry and the coating adds a wonderful outer shell that is the ‘cream’ to go with the strawberries. This recipe is dairy and sugar-free, although these bites don’t taste like it!
AIP Cheesecake Recipes – Pumpkin
– The Paleo Mom
Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom
Ingredients: dates, coconut, ginger, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, coconut butter, pumpkin, tapioca starch, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger.
These little individual cheesecakes are quite unusual as they have dates in the crust, making it a bit chewy and very rich, and this sets off the topping so well. There is a great flavor of cinnamon, reminding you of the holidays, and these would make a fantastic dessert for Thanksgiving! This recipe is AIP and Paleo-compliant and as the cheesecakes are designed to be eaten by one person, this can help with portion control.
– Flash Fiction Kitchen
Ingredients: cauliflower, coconut cream, coconut oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, maple syrup, sea salt, vanilla, gelatin, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, mace, ginger, apple cider vinegar, AIP or Scottish shortbread crust.
The first thing that hits you when you look at this great AIP dessert is the rich color from the pumpkin! This would be a lovely dish to serve at Halloween as a dessert as it is a celebration of all the pumpkin pie spices we love and has the warming flavors of cinnamon and ginger. This cheesecake also benefits from having a base made with cauliflower which helps keep it low in carbohydrates.
– Whole Life, Full Soul
Ingredients: coconut flour, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, salt, vanilla, molasses, water, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, coconut milk, gelatin, maple syrup, dates.
If you feel that because of your diet you are missing out at Thanksgiving, this wonderful AIP and Paleo pie could be the answer! This pumpkin pie has the texture of cheesecake, but with all the flavors you associate with the classic Thanksgiving dish. This pie takes a bit longer to make than some desserts, but trust me, it’s well worth the extra effort!
– Lemons ‘N Lyme
Ingredients: coconut flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup, molasses, pumpkin, coconut milk, coconut butter, vanilla extract, ginger, sea salt, gelatin, water.
This is a Paleo recipe that can so easily be made AIP-compliant by simply omitting the pecan garnish! The result is a wonderfully rich and flavorful dessert the whole family can enjoy. This dish has all the flavors of classic pumpkin pie but with the creamy texture of a cheesecake. Because you are pre-baking the crust, you don’t have to worry about it being soggy.
– Real Food with Dana
Ingredients: coconut butter, pumpkin, carob chocolate chips, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sea salt.
This Paleo-friendly recipe is for crustless cheesecake bars which could be used as a sweet treat or served as dessert during the holidays. Although this is not a strictly AIP-compliant recipe, the substitutions required are listed at the end and are easy to use to make it fit with your diet. These lovely tasty bars have the flavor of pumpkin pie but with the added taste of chocolate.
Other AIP Cheesecake Recipes
– A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Ingredients: coconut, medjool dates, coconut oil, coconut cream, honey, matcha green tea powder, water, gelatin powder, dried lavender.
As soon as I saw this lovely AIP and Paleo recipe I thought it would be perfect for serving on St. Patrick’s Day as it has a subtle green color which it gets from the green tea powder. This dessert has a coconut base and the flavor goes really well with the earthy, but sweet, filling. As cheesecake can be a bit challenging to handle, it is always a good idea to line the pan with baking parchment!
– Unconventional Baker
Ingredients: tigernuts, medjool date, maple syrup, coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract, salt, edible rose buds or berries.
Don’t be misled by the name ‘tigernuts’ as they are not actually nuts at all, but can be used in different ways such as in the base of this lovely cheesecake. This is actually a nut and grain-free recipe which could be useful if you have nut allergies in the family. The creamy filling has all the sweetness you need but without being sickly and the cake can be garnished with fresh berries.
– My Big Fat Grain Free Life
Ingredients: medjool dates, coconut, ginger, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, coconut butter, palm shortening, honey, lemon extract, vanilla extract.
These amazing little cheesecakes have a rich and flavorful crust, thanks to the dates and the spices, and this complements the smooth and creamy lemon filling so well. This is a true fusion of rich and fresh flavors that would be a really impressive dessert to serve at an AIP-friendly dinner with friends. If you don’t have lemon extract you can use lemon juice instead and add in extra zest if you like it.
– Shawn Mynar
Ingredients: dates, toasted coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon, coconut butter, vanilla, honey, lemon juice, salt.
Here is a great AIP recipe for delicious little dairy-free cheesecake bites that are full of flavor. They have a base made with dates, giving them richness and sweetness, which contrasts well with the smooth lemony filling. This is another no-bake recipe that could be used as a treat for a birthday or made for your partner on Valentine’s Day as an impressive dessert.
– Delicious Obsessions
Ingredients: coconut cream, coconut, coconut flour, vanilla extract, orange extract, sea salt, stevia, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey or maple syrup, gelatin.
If you like a plainer vanilla cheesecake that you can jazz up with different toppings, this dairy, nut and gluten-free recipe would be perfect! This one has a coconut base that sets off the vanilla topping well. This is a no-bake AIP recipe which would be great for anyone who is not a confident cook as it does not involve too many steps. You can garnish the cake with jam or fruit puree, or stud the top with berries.
– The Foodie Teen
Ingredients: coconut, medjool dates, vanilla extract, coconut oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, coconut butter, coconut cream, maple syrup.
This recipe is another example of how you can create a cheesecake without all the gluten and dairy that can cause health issues. These wonderful cheesecake bites are so delicious and combine the texture and flavor of coconut in the base with a smooth and zesty lemon filling. They should be stored in the refrigerator once prepared, giving you the perfect excuse to keep visiting the kitchen!