Move over dairy laden cheesecake, we got a new competition in town and it is the cutest bite-sized dessert recipe you will ever see. These black sesame matcha raw cheesecake bites are not only healthy, they are so delicious. Made with pure matcha powder and flavorful black sesame seeds, this raw vegan cheesecake recipe is crazy good.

vegan raw cheesecake bites on wood board with matcha powder

On the contrary of the vast American population, I’ve actually never been a huge fan of cheesecake (insert gasp here). I know, I know I’m crazy. But it’s just too heavy for me – thanks to all the dairy that goes in there. If you’ve never made a cheesecake before, you’d be shocked at how much cream cheese goes into that classic dessert recipe.

While I’ve never made a cheesecake personally, my mom would make one for my brother every year on his birthday and I remember seeing what goes into a cheesecake, which reaffirmed my dislike for it. Until I met a raw vegan cheesecake that is.

vegan raw cheesecake bites in mini cupcake tin

Black sesame seeds may be harder to find in the grocery store, but white sesame seeds can be substituted with very little to none taste difference. The only difference is black sesame seeds have their husk in tack while white sesame seeds have them removed.

The aroma and flavor of black sesame seeds is slightly stronger, but personally, I don’t notice a big difference. Both black and white sesame seeds contain essential vitamins and minerals so either way you are winning with this superfood dessert recipe! Now it’s time to get your hands on these black sesame matcha raw cheesecake bites.

raw cheesecake in food processor

Most people are turned off by the term “raw vegan” because it just sounds uber healthy… I get it,  but raw desserts really just mean no bake. The key ingredient to a vegan cheesecake is cashews. After cashews are soaked in water, you can put them in a blender or food processor and they become this heavenly creamy consistency – similar to cheesecake! Cashews are a common substitute in vegan baking and cooking and is a key player in vegan cheesecake recipes.

hand stirring raw vegan cheesecake bites in mini cupcake tin

Matcha is a popular superfood these days and it’s not only tasty to drink, but it’s delicious in desserts. Matcha powder is a more potent version of green tea and is loaded with a ton of health benefits. While popular in Asian cultures, it’s certainly picking up popularity in the States and I get the hype. I love the subtle taste it adds to desserts. Paired with the black sesame seeds, the flavor combo is magical.

You can order a good Matcha green tea from Amazon to make this raw cheesecake bite recipe. You can use matcha green tea powder to make lattes, add to smoothies, or drink by itself!

raw cheesecake bites with matcha powder and black sesame on grey counter with pink napkin

hand grabbing raw cheesecake bite on wood board with pink napkin

This matcha cheesecake recipe is perfect for warmer months since there’s no baking required! They are great to store in the freezer for a healthy sweet treat. With all nutritious ingredients, you can’t feel guilty about this dessert recipe!

raw vegan cheesecake bites on grey counter with matcha powder

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Related: Raw cheesecake bites and mini chai spiced pumpkin pies

 

raw cheesecake bites on wood board with matcha powder

Black Sesame Matcha Raw Cheesecake Bites

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Raw vegan cheesecake is the perfect bite-sized treat that tastes delicious and is GOOD for you. Cashews, dates, sesame seeds, and real matcha powder are some of the star ingredients in this healthy dessert recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy vegan dessert, no bake dessert recipe, raw vegan dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cheesecake bites
Calories 180kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup dates soaked in water for 10 minutes roughly 12 dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

For the filling:

  • 1 cup cashews soaked for at least 6 hours*
  • 1/2 cup can coconut milk (put in fridge overnight before use**)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (can substitute with honey if not vegan)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil slightly melted
  • 1 Tablespoon matcha powder

Tools:

Instructions

  • Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes
  • Remove from warm water and put dates in blender or food processor with walnuts
  • Pulse until ingredients are in tiny pieces. Do not blend until completely smooth.
  • Remove from food processor and put in small mixing bowl. Fold in sesame seeds
  • Spoon mixture into bottom of a mini cupcake tin. Press down with fingers
  • Rinse out the food processor and add cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, and agave
  • Blend until cashews are completely smooth
  • Remove from food processor and put in a bowl
  • Scoop about 1/4 cup of cashew mixture in a separate small bowl
  • Add matcha powder to the small bowl and mix well
  • Pour mixture without matcha over the base in cupcake tins
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of matcha mixture on top
  • Using a toothpick, swirl in matcha mixture
  • Freeze for 3 hours or overnight. Store in the freezer

Notes

* A fast method for soaking cashews is to put them in a glass cup and pour boiling water over them. Let set uncovered for 1 hour.
** The coconut cream separates from the milk when cold. I use the cream in my recipe for a more creamy texture. Save the milk to use for smoothies or other recipes!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cheesecake bite | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 10.9g
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Notes:
* A fast method for soaking cashews is to put them in a glass cup and pour boiling water over them. Let set uncovered for 1 hour.
** The coconut cream separates from the milk when cold. I use the cream in my recipe for a more creamy texture. Save the milk to use for smoothies or other recipes!

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Black Sesame Matcha Raw Cheesecake Bites -- These matcha cheesecake bites are the perfect bite-sized treat that tastes delicious and is GOOD for you. Cashews, dates, sesame seeds, and real matcha powder are some of the star ingredients in this healthy dessert recipe. #vegan #raw #glutenfree #dessert #cleaneating #healthy | mindfulavocado
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