The crisp December air in the morning and the accompanying snow has me ready to jumpstart my holiday baking. This time of year always reminds me of running outside in my snowsuit as a kid, making snow angels and having competitions with my siblings to see who could roll the biggest snowball. I’m reminded of then running inside our home, where we were always warmly welcomed by the smell of freshly baked cookies.
With the holiday season rolling in, I wanted to create a dessert so good, you’d also be taken back to your favorite holiday memories. This Coconut Peppermint Cheesecake does just that while also offering great sources of healthy fats and whole-food ingredients to leave you feeling satisfied without the guilt. This cake is also free of dairy, egg and gluten, making it a perfect dessert option for guests with sensitivities to these ingredients.
Another standout feature of this decadent cake? Its silky filling, which is layered on top of a crust that is both soft and crunchy. The dark chocolate and candy cane toppings bring a special holiday warmth to every bite.
Many people avoid desserts due to feeling bloated and sluggish from the added sugars. But this Coconut Peppermint Cheesecake is different; it contains zero added sugars and is full of healthy fats and nutrient-dense ingredients. It also calls for one scoop of Vital Proteins Coconut Collagen Creamer, which helps to promote healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.**
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to whip out your favorite baking apron to bring this Coconut Peppermint Cheesecake to life (and to your next holiday party).
Yields 6-10 servings