Creamy Cheesecake, fresh sweet organic strawberries, and a streusel topping...it all sounded like a match made in heaven to me as I thought about it as I was trying to fall asleep. You know that time when you are supposed to be falling into dream land, but instead wide awake dreaming up fabulous ideas for new things to make? Well, that is how my mind works at least.
I guess that is what I get for going on Pintrest before bed and seeing some delicious strawberry cheesecake bars with a streusel topping. I love cheesecake, and I love anything streusel topped! Unfortunately the recipe was far from vegan or healthy...but I knew I could make my own dessert with the same appeal, only healthier.
I had to admit I had a hard time sleeping while I was dreaming about all of this deliciousness I would make the next day! But it was worth the wait.
Little Raw Strawberries and Cream Streusel Topped Cheesecakes
1/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or the raw sweetener of your choice
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp coconut oil (warmed to liquid)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract and seeds from half a vanilla bean (other half reserved for topping)
1 cup fresh organic strawberries
1 cup fresh sliced organic strawberries