Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes boast a rich and creamy filling on top of a flavorful walnut crust. These mini cheesecakes are so good, you won’t even realize they’re low carb!
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I love this time of year for a lot of reasons.
The baked goods, the family Polar Express rides, cozying up by the fire in holiday PJs with a cup of hot cocoa, and of course the Christmas trees.
You read that right, I said trees. As in more than one.
I grew up with a flocked tree at my Nana’s house, so I always love getting a flocked tree. I keep a “fancy” tree, as well as less fancy tree with all of Elle’s ornaments. And this year Elle got her own 6-food sparkly white tree in her room full of loads of glittery pink ornaments.
Yes, we have 3 trees this year and I want more.
There’s just really nothing better than snuggling in the dark by a lit Christmas tree, maybe munching on something you baked earlier in the day.
In fact, I could say that I like to make mini desserts during the holidays for parties and entertaining. But secretly I like mini desserts at the holidays because they’re easier to snack on at night while you admire the Christmas tree.
Whether its Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes or these Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes, personal-sized baked goods are my jam this time of year.
LOW CARB CHEESECAKE WITH WALNUT CRUST
In case you were wondering, running a baking website can take a bit of a toll on one’s diet. I do taste everything I make, so when I’m not testing recipes I try to watch my carb intake.
Ya know, because life is all about balance.
Luckily for me, cheesecake is not too hard to make fit a low carb diet. I say luckily for me because if you’ve been around here for any time at all, you’ll know that cheesecake recipes are some of my favorite things to make.
Of course I could make a low carb cheesecake without a crust, but let’s be honest – that’s not flying in my family. We love a good crust way too much for that nonsense.
So instead I turned to my favorite Fisher® walnuts to help me make a low carb cheesecake crust that is not just flavorful, it might just become a regular stand-in for the more traditional graham cracker crust.
Of course I chose to use Fisher® walnuts because they are fresh right out of their shells, have no preservatives and are non-GMO Project Verified. They’re simply the best!
I already love using pecans and walnuts in holiday dishes such as Chai Spiced Candied Pecans, Caramel Pecan Clusters, and Sausage Cheese Balls. And in these Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes, Fisher® walnuts add the perfect texture and flavor to the low carb cheesecake crust.
Not to mention that walnuts are packed full of Omega-3s, and the Fisher® stand-up, resealable packaging keeps the nuts fresh for longer so I can add those heart-healthy walnuts to dishes throughout the holiday season.
HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB MINI CHEESECAKES
Mini cheesecakes are great for holiday parties because you don’t have to worry about dividing a full-size cheesecake into just the right number of perfect slices. They’re already pre-portioned so that guests can grab them when they’re ready to dive into dessert.
To make Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes, start by pulsing the Fisher® walnuts in a food processor until they form a fine crumb. Make sure not to over-process, or you’ll end up with walnut butter – which is delicious, but not what we’re going for here.
The walnuts get mixed with some sugar substitute and butter before dividing the mixture into paper cupcake liners in a standard cupcake pan and baking. The liners will make it easier to pop the mini cheesecakes out of the pan later, so don’t skip them!
Making Low Carb Mini Cheesecake filling is pretty similar to our other cheesecake recipes. Just make sure to start with room temperature cream cheese and add the eggs one at a time.
I like to use a large cookie scoop to evenly divide the cheesecake filling into the cupcake liners without making a mess. I’ll take any tips and tricks that keep me from getting cheesecake batter everywhere.
To top the Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes, I like to use freshly whipped cream, halved strawberries, and a sprinkle of finely chopped Fisher® walnuts for a little added texture and to let guest know what is in the crust.
MORE LOW CARB CHEESECAKE RECIPES
Looking for more low carb cheesecake recipes? Check out Italian Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake, Low Carb Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake, or Low Carb Blackberry Cheesecakes from some of my fellow bloggers!
Whether you make these for yourself or your company holiday party, Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes are a special treat that everyone will enjoy.
Thursday 14th of March 2019
Sunday 17th of March 2019
Hello! I just updated the recipe card to include the nutrition information. Hope this helps. Happy baking! Jamie
Tuesday 12th of February 2019
Can you use other nuts besides walnuts?
Thursday 21st of February 2019
I did try it with pecans and it turned out great! This will be a go to for us from now on! Thanks
Wednesday 13th of February 2019
Hello! I haven't attempted this recipe with other nuts, so I am not sure of the exact result. I would choose a nut somewhat similar to walnuts, though, such as pecans. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie
Thursday 17th of January 2019
Is there an alternative if I have no food processor available at home? Thank you! Regards!
Thursday 17th of January 2019
Hello! If you have a high-powered blender, sometimes those can be used to chop nuts finely for recipes like this. Hope this helps! Happy baking. Jamie
Thursday 3rd of January 2019
What sugar substitute do you use?
Sunday 13th of January 2019
Hello! I used Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener All Natural Sugar Substitute. It has little to no aftertaste, tastes amazing in baked goods and is a 1:1 substitution for sugar. The company also states that it is a zero on the glycemic index. Hope this helps! Happy baking. Jamie
Thursday 13th of December 2018
They look so delicious and I love it that these cheesecakes are low carb! Definitely pinning for later ♥
Friday 21st of December 2018
Thanks so much for stopping by, Natalie! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie