Skinny Peaches & Cream Greek Yogurt Cheesecake, I have lightened the luscious, rich cheesecake without losing any delectable flavor!
I have decided to run another Half Marathon.
I don’t know if that’s good or bad. Sane or Crazy.
Running is so addictive. Running makes me feel awesome. My husband thinks that’s crazy. He doesn’t understand the rush. But, I’ve run my whole life, I don’t know anything else.
Racing is addictive. Once you race, you want to race again to see if you can do a personal best (or pr, a personal record). If you don’t do better, you have to try again, because well, you can’t stop when you did worse!! See how this goes?
But, I do eat better when I’m training for a run. I’m more conscious of eating good, quality food with all the nutrients I need to power a run. As I’ve stated time and again on the blog, I have a sweet tooth. I love desserts but, I’m trying to get healthier desserts.
Skinny Peaches & Cream Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
Greek yogurt is wonderful and I have been incorporating it into more and more dishes. Everything that I previously used sour cream in, I now substitute Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt, it’s creamier and tangier. I get non-fat, plain Greek yogurt and add it to all kinds of recipes.
Skinny Peaches & Cream Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
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- 2 cups almond flour
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups Greek yogurt fat-free plain
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup peaches fresh, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- Combine flour, syrup, oil, and salt, mixing with a fork until clumpy and resembles coarse sand.
- Pour into a 10-inch tart pan or springform pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees, 15 minutes, or until lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and fill with desired filling. Crust does not have to cool before filling.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a blender, add eggs, sugar, yogurt, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Add cornstarch, salt, and peaches, Pulse 4 to 5 times until blended but the peaches aren't pureed. You still want small chunks of peaches. Pour into prepared crust..
- Bake 30 minutes or until the center is set and edges are lightly brown. Turn the oven off and open the door. Allow it to sit in the oven for 5 minutes to gently cool, before removing.
- Cool completely on the countertop before refrigerating. Refrigerate at least 2 to 3 hours before releasing the springform pan.
- Serve cold. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Are you sure about kcal in a serving? Cause only the crust has around 1000 kcal and that is almost 100 per serving. And where are the rest ingridients?
I used an online calculator
Charles Newton says
Yogurt has been found to have numerous beauty and health benefits. Share with you that seven reasons why people should add yogurt to their diet.
Jodee Weiland says
Cheesecake without guilt…what more could I ask for in a dessert!?! Love this recipe…it looks so delicious and creamy…thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jodee, I love cheesecake and always eat too much so this is a good alternative. Thanks for visiting!
We love your site and recipes so much we choose to feature your peaches and cream cheesecake recipe on our Easter roundup here thehappygal.com/healthy-easter-recipes Thank you!
-The Happy Gal
Diane Roark says
I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this great cheesecake you linked up on Saturday Dishes Healthy recipes tonight on my blog post. It will be live at 5pm. central.
Could I substitute the sugar for 1/4 cup honey?
Yes or agave nectar either would be great!
Also, could I replace the almond flour with oat flour?
I have never worked with oat flour, but I think it would be ok.
Sinea Pies says
oooh, this looks so good, Paula.
Have a wonderful New Year. 2014 is going to be great!
Thank you so much, Sinea! Looking forward to a great year!
This was so yummy! And pretty!! It was really easy to do also! First time to bake with Greek yogurt! Thanks:)
Jodee Weiland says
This cheesecake looks delicious, and I love that it’s made with Greek yogurt! The peaches on top make it even better. Can’t wait to try this!
Thank you, I really enjoyed it, light and creamy.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Wow this cheesecake looks delicious! I love the option of taking this to a “skinny” level.
I found you from the Saturday Show Stopper. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by! I was very happy it turned out so creamy. It’s safe to say it’s my new favorite.
Diane Balch says
Just wanted to you to know that your recipe is being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and get your featured button. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week.
Thank you so much, Diane! I am late to all the parties, I’ve been busy on a sponsored post!
I’m training for a marathon right now, so I’m going with it’s definitely a good thing! 🙂 And this looks like a perfect treat to reward yourself with!
When is your marathon? Don’t you love running?
Found this recipe on Pinterest! Looks yummy and sounds like a quick and easy recipe!
I just loved it! Great texture and so much lighter than traditional cheesecake. I hope you enjoy it, Kaylene. Thanks for stopping by.
Katie @ Made to be a Momma says
Looks super yummy! I just started using greek yogurt more frequently! Love how many uses it has! I would love to have you share this and anything else at my link party!
Awesome, thanks for the invite I’m #86!
Sinea Pies says
If this tastes as good as it looks, you have a BIG WINNER!
Thanks for sharing it on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, Paula.
Diane Balch says
Lower calorie cheesecake…and I love greek yogurt. Pining this.
Thanks so much, I really love this cheesecake. Makes me not feel guilty!
Dru @ Teenage Cakeland says
Good luck on your half marathon!! I just started training for my first 10K and I’m really nervous, but excited! I hope I can run a half marathon someday. I love the “cheesecake,” and can’t wait to try it 🙂
Good luck to you too!! You’ll do great, don’t be nervous, although I’m nervous every time. The cheesecake will be a great reward!!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
I love the idea that this is lighter and better for you than regular cheesecake, Paula! I haven’t even had time to stop by the link-ups from the challenge yet – I need to get on the ball! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week – I’ve pinned this and shared it on Facebook! 🙂
Thanks so much Jamie and thanks for sharing. Why as it been so busy? I’ve been the same way and it’s killing me! :/
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
I LOVE this! i’ve been wanting to try a cheesecake with greek yogurt! I can’t wait to try it! Pinned!
Thank you!!! I’m in love with it, about to make another one. Thanks for stopping by.
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Paula, this cheesecake looks amazing. I love using greek yogurt, it keeps thinks so moist and creamy!
Thanks , Ashley, I love LOVE Greek Yogurt too. Thanks for stopping by.
Raquel @ Organized Island says
I love that you made this skinny Paula! I really need to experiment with yogurt more! Are you ready for tailgating season? It is coming soon! 🙂
I’m so ready for tailgating! It’s my love 😉
I love Greek yogurt! Your cheesecake looks awesome!! I have all of the ingredients, so I’m putting this on my to-make list. Thanks so much for sharing!! =)
I hope you love it, I sure did. I couldn’t believe the texture as so creamy w/out using cream cheese.
I love Greek yogurt and peaches, but I have literally never made a cheesecake! How strange is that? Anyway, your recipe looks delicious and I totally need to make it!
Visiting from the DIY Sunday hop!
I love this combo too! I only started making cheesecakes a couple of years ago, but once I started I had so much fun with so many different flavors and add-ins. This was my first time using Greek yogurt, but I totally loved it.
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
This is one of my favorites in the peach challenge – yum!! Pinning and thanks so much for sharing your delicious links at our “Best Of The Weekend party again!
Thank you!!! I have fun with it. And you’re so welcome! Thanks for pinning!
This looks delicious! I am going to be craving cheese cake all day now!
lol, sorry! You’ll have to make one now! 🙂
Christie - Food Done Light says
I’ve been thinking about low fat cheesecake lately. I love your recipe with Greek yogurt and especially the peaches. I have to make this.
I am really pleased with this, I know I’ll be making more, because I can’t say no to desserts so I need to make them a little better for me.
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Paula, this looks amazing! I also love Greek yogurt in anything 🙂 My husband ran his first marathon last year and he’s totally addicted to racing now. My goal is much, much smaller–a 10k–but I am excited. I like to put a little Greek yogurt in pasta tossed with lemon and parmesan. It makes it nice and creamy without, you know, cream 🙂
oh, I haven’t put it in pasta yet! That sounds fab, I’ve been using those little Laughing Cow wedges in pasta, but gy sounds better!
Good luck on your 10k! That’s a respectable goal, it’s all I had ever ran until last fall. There’s just something about pushing yourself farther than you think you can do that I love.
This looks amazing! And I am fascinated by the idea of a cheese cake with no cream cheese in it! It’s definitely something I’ll have to try at some point as my fiance hates cheese so I never make this kind of thing.
My husband doesn’t either, but he did like this. It’s stil creamy but slightly lighter tasting. Does that make since? 🙂
Adelina Priddis says
oh that looks so good. I need to start using more greek yogurt. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I love this recipe, Paula! I could definitely stand to skinny up my desserts a little. I’m impressed with your half marathon. I keep saying I’m going to do a couch to 5K program but haven’t gotten much farther than talking about it.
I think the hardest part is gettnig started and getting in that routine. As crazy as it sounds, I started liking those long runs and the challenge of pushing myself farther and farther. And then when there’s cheesecake to come home to, well that just makes it better 😉
this is wonderful Paula ! i am certainly trying this soon.
Thanks so much, I am really pleased with it.
Eva @ Snappee Turtle says
Hopping over from The Pin Junkie! Wow! This looks amazing!! I love plain Greek yogurt. I’ve been using it as a substitute for sour cream and ranch (with the Hidden Valley Ranch packet mixed in) just a couple months ago!! I’d love to try this!! Good for you on your running and discipline!!
Thanks so much, I converted to Greek yogurt and never purchase reg yogurt or sour cream any more. Love the stuff and I was really pleased at how this turned out
Your Cheesecake looks really great and I just happen to have some fresh juicy peaches at home! Good pictures too! Pinned and shared!
OH Deb, I’m working on my pics, but I still have so far to go. But, thank you very much for noticing!
Cynthia L. says
It is hard to believe that something that looks that good could actually be good for you! I think the addition of Green Yogurt is great!
haha! I know! Good and good for you, that doesn’t happen often!
Lisa@ Cooking with Curls says
A cheesecake that I can eat…YEAH! I will definitely have to try this out 🙂
oh yay!! It’s really good, Lisa. Creamy. Light. Hope you like it!
What a gorgeous cheesecake! I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks lite and oh, so good!
Thank you! I really enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve heard of greek yogurt cheesecake but have yet to make it. This looks delicious!
Its really creamy and has very very close texture to ‘real’ cheesecakes, slightly lighter. I was very pleased with it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) says
I never thought of that! How awesome
Thank you, I was pleased with it! Thanks for stopping by!
This looks amazing! I’ve been playing with some Greek yogurt cheesecakes and I love them. Cheesecake can be too heavy, but yours looks perfect!
You know, I was worried about it, but was delighted with the outcome. Now I’m addicted and it’s prob not calorie smart to eat a 1/4 of it, but man it was good! Thanks fo your kind words and for stopping by.
Shannon R says
Congrats on the half mary! I’m so opposite. I ran a few races and hated it! Haha! Too many people, I’m a dork. However it looks like you have the perfect cheesecake to celebrate with.
I don’t like running with people either 🙂 My husband hates HATES running, I’ve tried and tried. Thanks for stopping by!
Marlene @Nosh My Way says
I love a good cheese cake and I love it even better when it has been lightened up. Great recipe. Currently I am sticking to 5K races. I have entered two so far and I have another one in Sept. Way to go.
Thank you! I LOVED this cheesecake, I really couldn’t believe it was so smooth tasting. I’m not fast enough for 5Ks, I’m just stubborn enough to not stop and slug it out for the distances 😉
Aubrey @ Real Housemoms says
This looks so tasty!!! We’re moving to Oregon this month from Arizona. I love running too so one of the things I’m excited about is being able to run outside all year long!
Oh definitely! I run outside all year, but it does get cold here a few days, my cutoff for outside is 22 degrees. I don’t know how I came to that number! 🙂 Good luck with your move!
What a magnificent cheesecake! And I love that it’s a lightened up version!!! Brilliant!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Skinny cheesecake!!!! I could hug you right now.
You are so funny, let’s be besties!!!
Judy Haughton-James says
It is great that you are a runner Paula! I am going to cheer you on “Go Paula! Go!” This cheesecake looks delicious. I have heard so many persons say that they love cheesecake and I have never eaten it. I must give it a try. I have had yogurt and know it is good for one’s health.
I didn’t like cheesecake for a long time, but a few years ago I tried it again and I’ve been hooked. Give it a try.