Avocado & Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

July 30, 2015

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

Fun fact about what runs Lori: I’m always up for a challenge.

Offer a plate to step up to, I’m in 110% and fully ready to dominate.

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

So, when my good friend, Alisa, teamed up with So Delicious to host the Snackable Recipe Contest, I knew I had to play the game.

Create dairy-free dishes using awesome So Delicious products and enter the contest?

Challenge accepted.

Snackable-Recipe-Contest-Badge

This recipe is one of my sweet entries for the So Delicious and Go Dairy Free Snackable Recipe Contest entry.

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

Enter the Avocado & Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust.

Avocado.

Walnuts.

Dates.

Cultured Coconut Milk Greek Yogurt?!

GAH.

Drool.
Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

I’m pretty proud of this recipe and photos. It’s incredibly delicious, oh-so-pretty, and super easy (even though there’s several steps involved, don’t let this stop you from making it!).

I’ve been playing around with shooting photos in RAW format and editing on the backend- something super time consuming but totally enjoyable and rewarding. The quality of the photos step up significantly, in my opinion. I just need a good lens now! (And I’ll take recommendations!)

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

I have to call out the chocolate ganache… it deserves the spotlight in today’s post. It’s silky, rich, completely mouth-watering. And by the spoonful, I had to swat the hand of my sou-chef from finishing off the bowl before I completed this dessert! Use this ganache to top any dessert you can think of. Or, like my kitchen-helper, eat it right from the bowl.

Made with cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and So Delicious Coconut Creamer, you can feel totally guilt-free with every spoonful.

Healthy Chocolate Ganache

Aside from being an incredible recipe, it’s healthy. Those wonderfully nourishing fats are found from the avocados, walnuts, and coconut oil. Sweetness comes from the dates and small quantity, yet high quality, maple syrup. And this is completely dairy free, gluten and grain free, and of course, made with love.

Sprinkle with a bit of the leftover crust and cacao nibs for a truly decadent, guilt-less treat.

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

Avocado Ganache Cheesecake with Walnut Date Cacao Crust (Almost Raw & Paleo)

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