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blueberry cheesecake bars

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 squares
Calories: 148
Healthy low carb and gluten free blueberry jam cheesecake bars made with chia jam. These sugar free crumb bars can be made with any fresh or frozen berries.
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Ingredients

Blueberry Chia Jam:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup low carb sugar substitute or Swerve
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crust

Cheese Topping:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low carb sugar substitute or Swerve
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Blueberry Chia Jam

  • Add blueberries, sweetener, and water into small sauce pan.
  • Bring berry mixture to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Stir in chia seeds and simmer for about 15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Allow to cool.

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and grease.
  • Pulse together almond flour, oat fiber, sweetener, coconut flour, and baking powder in a food processor until combined.
  • Add cubed butter and pulse until mix forms into coarse crumbs. Set aside half the mixture.
  • Press remaining crust mixture into prepared pan.
  • If desired, bake the crust for about ten minutes before proceeding. (totally optional)

Topping:

  • Spread cooled blueberry chia jam on top of crust.
  • Beat cheese topping ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended.
  • Drop small scoops of cheese mixture on top of jam.
  • Sprinkle reserved crust mixture evenly on top.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is browned.
  • Cool on rack then place in refrigerator until set.
  • Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Notes

If you don't have oat fiber, you can up the almond flour to 3/4 cup and add 1/4 cup coconut flour in place of the oat fiber. Using all almond flour (1 cup total) should work as well.
The bars need to be chilled before slicing to ensure they don't fall apart.
Any low-carb berries will work in the recipe. Raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries or a combination of all are great options to change the flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 148 | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 13.2g | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 5.3g

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 9.6 g | % Carbs: 23.1 % | % Protein: 5.5 % | % Fat: 71.4 % | SmartPoints: 4
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