Vegan Mini Pumpkin Spice Cheesecakes and Sweetleaf Stevia Giveaway!

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When SweetLeaf Stevia contacted me to see if I would like to do a collaboration I could not say no!  To be honest, I have been buying their stevia for over 10 years, and I used to go through a lot of it.  I have tried a few other brands and none of them measure up taste and quality wise to Sweetleaf Stevia.  They have many products, but the sweet drops have always been my favorite.  English toffee was always my flavor of choice.  Back when I still drank lots of coffee, it was all I used to add to it.  I didn’t want all of that extra sugar most people put in their coffee after all, and it gave it a caramelly flavor without the sugar.  I would even bring it places with me in my purse so I could add it to my coffee because I didn’t care for the sweeteners at the coffee shops.  So, I can assure you Sweetleaf Stevia is quality product.  And, if you prefer another flavor in your coffee, they have 20 flavors of sweet drops!

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They sent me several products to test out this time, including stevia packets, raspberry lemonade water drops, and liquid drops English Toffee (my favorite), Vanilla Creme, and Pumpkin Spice (which I was really excited about trying as it is Fall now).  The packets are awesome for adding to coffee or tea, because they are close to traditional sugar packets.  The raspberry lemonade drops make water more interesting, which is perfect for those who have trouble drinking lots of water because it is too boring for them.  That is not me, I love water, but it is good!  I added mine to some water with lemon in it already because I like the balance of tart and sweet and it was super refreshing!  As far as the liquid stevia flavors went, I enjoyed the vanilla in some coconut yogurt and it tasted delicious!  The English toffee, is awesome in coffee like I said, but also good to sweeten anything that you want to have a sort of caramel flavor.  So, for instance if you were making some coconut whipped cream, add it instead of the vanilla and maple syrup, because it tastes just as good, and no effect on your blood sugar!  My advice is, start by adding one dropperful, taste, and adjust to taste from there (adding by the drop after that, since you can’t take away, you can only add).  The pumpkin spice drops, I wanted to make something special with in honor of it finally being fall, and to show that you can make sugar free desserts.

 

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So I made mini Pumpkin Spice Cheesecakes. Yes, they were completely sugar free!  Not even any dates in the crust.  The pumpkin spice stevia drops smell like delicious cinnamon, and I might add these are good in coffee too!  But they worked perfectly in the cheesecakes.  I made a sort of cookie crust for these, using the pumpkin spice drops, and it tasted slightly like spice cookies but more mellow.  For the filling, I added the pumpkin spice stevia as well, along with a few of my usual pumpkin spices and it was a delicious combination of flavor!  The stevia made the filling just sweet enough, and you would never have known it was sugar free!  Once they were all chilled, I topped them off with coconut whipped cream sweetened with…you guessed it, the pumpkin spice stevia drops.

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These little cheesecakes were delicious!  You could not tell that they had no sugar in them, and I would be proud to serve them to guests at a Fall party.  Maybe you can’t do sugar in your diet, or you know someone else who can’t.  Share this recipe with them, they will thank you, trust me!  Even though I can eat sweets, I sometimes like to limit my sugar intake so these are perfect for that and you won’t feel deprived, or like you are eating something yucky (like some stuff that leaves the sugar out).  Sweetleaf Stevia is your savior when it comes to sugar free desserts just sayin!  Guess what?  They have been kind enough to allow me to give away some of their product!  I am giving away one of the English Toffee Sweet Drops and one of the Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops to one lucky winner (in the US)!  Just scroll to the bottom of the page to enter my giveaway.  Or, head over to the Sweetleaf Stevia website and check out their products!  You can find them in most health food stores or Co ops (at least in Minnesota where I live).

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Vegan Mini Pumpkin Spice Cheesecakes
Makes 8

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free organic oat flour
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter, warmed to liquid
  • 2 Tbsp filtered water
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice Sweetleaf Stevia Drops
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

 

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 cup full fat organic coconut milk at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/16 tsp cloves
  • 1/16 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin spice Sweetleaf Stevia Drops
  • 3/4 cup coconut butter, warmed to liquid

 

For Topping:

 

Instructions:

  1. To make the crust, stir together all ingredients in a bowl, and then press into the bottoms of 12 silicone muffin tins.  Place in the freezer while you make the filling.
  2. To make the filling, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the filling over the crust, and place in the freezer to firm up for about 45 minutes or up to an hour.  Once they have firmed up, unmold them and place them on a tray.
  4. Meanwhile, combine all of the topping ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into a bowl and place in the freezer until thickened (to the consistency of whipped cream) about 30 minutes.
  5. Once the cheesecakes have set, and topping has chilled, pipe the topping over the cheesecakes and serve! Store any left over cheesecakes in the refrigerator.



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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

14 Comments
  1. Cindy
    September 26, 2016 at 14:40
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    I would love to try the stevia.

  2. Lydia Claire
    September 26, 2016 at 18:58
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    To start I'd use it in smoothies and oatmeal!

  3. Corrine
    September 26, 2016 at 21:41
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    I would love to try them in baked goods.

  4. Holly
    September 26, 2016 at 22:58
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    Nothing like some English Toffee and Pumpkin Spice in my raw creations to tell the taste buds that it is fall!

  5. KL
    September 27, 2016 at 05:34
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    The pumpkin spice sounds particularly tasty! Nice recipe to try! :)

  6. September 27, 2016 at 08:43
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    I would love to win! Stevia is mostly the only sweetener I use at home. I would use the drops in literally everything :D (You're my favorite food blogger, by the way.)

  7. manda
    September 27, 2016 at 16:25
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    The pumpkin spice sounds amazing. Love to try in baked goods or coffee.

  8. Jen
    September 27, 2016 at 22:21
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    It looks great for some tea!

  9. Jordan D.
    September 28, 2016 at 02:06
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    I'd love to add these to iced coffee or oatmeal!

  10. Madison
    September 28, 2016 at 19:51
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    I use Sweetleaf Stevia products all the time. I haven't been able to find the English toffee or pumpkin spice flavors near me though, so these would be a great addition to my current flavors!

  11. Juanita
    September 29, 2016 at 19:17
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    These look delicious! I would use the drops to sweeten/flavor my oatmeal in the morning, and probably my coconut yogurt also--besides in recipes like this ;)

  12. Kathleen
    October 1, 2016 at 21:24
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    My favorite Stevia brand but I've only used the regular unflavored. I'd like to try these in my coffee and also in my yogurt. I use plain yogurt and sweeten it with stevia and add fruit. Toffee apple Yogurt! Pumpkin spice yogurt with granola parfait!

  13. Lee
    October 1, 2016 at 22:28
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    I Love stevia & use it everyday .. I wasn't even aware there were flavored drops !! I would love to try them !!

  14. Francesca
    October 1, 2016 at 22:54
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    I would like to use them for baking

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