I am really bowled over by this cheesecake. After a little experimentation, this is the final product and it is delicious! To be honest I was the first one who doubted if the result would be really tasty. But believe me, it is worth a try and it is more than a solid substitution for a classic cheesecake.
For the base
- 100 g oat flakes
- 150 g almond meal (you can use the waste after making almond milk)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup/honey
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil/coconut oil (I prefer olive oil but you can basically use any oil)
For the tofu cheese layer
- 400 ml apple puree (you can either buy it OR peel and dice 3-4 medium apples and cook for cca 10 minutes with 100 ml of water and juice from 1 lemon, then blend it in a food processor)
- 300 g silken tofu
- 200 ml water
- 3 tbsp agar flakes
- 2 – 3 tbsp maple syrup/honey
- 0,5 – 1 tbsp cinnamon
For the topping
- any fresh fruits or nuts you like
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Put the oat flakes into a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden, just be careful and do not burn them. Then mix with the almond meal. BUT if you use the almond meal that is still wet (e.g. after making your almond milk), mix oat flakes with almond meal and bake it together until golden and dry. This may take a bit longer as the almond meal needs to dry out properly, so count with 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once you mix oat flakes and almond meal, add maple syrup and oil and blend in a food processor. Then spoon into a loose-based cake tin.
- Heat 200 ml of apple puree and 200 ml of water with agar flakes and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly. In the meantime, blend tofu with 200 ml of apple puree, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a food processor.
- Once the agar flakes dissolve and cook completely, mix with the tofu blend and cook for another 1-2 minutes, just to heat it a bit.
- Pour the combined blend onto a base in a cake tin. Let it cool for a couple of minutes and then put in the fridge to set for at least 2-3 hours, preferably more.
- Once the cake is set, you can loose the tin base and place the cake on a serving plate. You can decorate the cake with fresh fruits or nuts, whatever you like!