• Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies (grain-free)

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

    This is the first cheesecake recipe on the blog that actually uses cream cheese. And let me tell ya, I am here for it!

    I am beyond excited by how delicious these cheesecake brownies turned out. You guys are going to go crazy over them. Especially around the holiday season we are kicking off right about now.

    Full disclosure, I have never been a huge cheesecake fan. In fact that is 100% why I haven’t really made an actual cheesecake here yet on the blog. But I am all about brownies and chocolate and everything in between. So when I added cheesecake swirls into brownies, it was a match made in heaven.

    Let’s chat more about what’s in these Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies..

    With all of the baking going on around the holidays, I am all about shortcuts when needed.

    And when Simple Mill’s baking mixes are involved, there is no regrets involved. You guys know by now how obsessed I am with Simple Mill’s everything. Their pizza mix? So good and makes some kick ass paleo bagels. Their sea salt crackers? Ya, they are breadcrumbs in my kale tahini caesar salad. And don’t even get me started on all of their cookies.

    Today we are using the Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix. We aren’t using the brownie mix as you guys may have anticipated. I love showing how diverse their mixes really are and their cake mix also makes the most delicious brownies! Swirled with some cheesecake, the flavors are too good.

    One of my favorite parts of the Simple Mill’s Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix are the ingredients. This goes straight across the board for their products. Everything is grain-free, sweetened with coconuts sugar and made with ingredients you’d bake and cook with at home.

    What do you need to make these healthy Cheesecake Brownies?

    • 1 box of Simple Mill’s Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix
    • Pasture-raised eggs or flax eggs
    • Coconut sugar (can sub any other non-liquid sugar)
    • Organic cream cheese (sub dairy-free if needed)
    • Vanilla extract
    • Your favorite chocolate chips

    I hope you guys love these as much as I do! Cannot wait to hear what you think

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

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    Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

    Sharing these Healthy Gluten-free Cheesecake Brownies made with a grain-free brownie base  and topped with a delicious and simple cheesecake layer.

    • Author: Rachel
    • Prep Time: 10 mins
    • Cook Time: 25 mins
    • Total Time: 35 mins
    • Yield: 16 brownies 1x

    Ingredients

    Brownie layer:

    Cheesecake layer:

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature (can use dairy-free or dairy cream cheese)
    • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 1 egg, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 9×9 baking dish with baking sheets
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the cheesecake ingredients for about 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy with no chunks (a stand mixer or hand mixer works best)
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and coconut sugar until smooth
    4. Mix in the cake mix and stir until the batter is fully combined (I also added chocolate chips but it’s optional!)
    5. Add 2/3 of the brownie batter to the baking dish and spread across
    6. Spread the cheesecake batter on top
    7. Add dollops the remaining brownie batter on top and swirl with a knife
    8. Bake in oven for 25 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)
    9. Allow the cheesecake brownies to cool for a few then slice and enjoy

    Notes

    *You can also use this brownie recipe if you don’t have access to the mix!

    *Store leftovers in the fridge for 5 days or freeze for longer

    *I have not tested flax egg

    xx, Rach

    Thank you Simple Mills for partnering with me for this post. It means so much to me to partner with brands I love and believe in!

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    2 Comments

  • Reply Jenn November 20, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Can you sub coconut syrup for maple syrup?

    • Reply Rachel November 21, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      I actually have never baked with that before but I don’t see why not 🙂

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