I have extremely strong opinions when it comes to cheesecake. My formative foodie years were spent in Philadelphia, so I’m a fan of creamy, fluffy cheesecakes, NOT dense, rich NY cheesecake! This breakfast-inspired cheesecake is made with a secret ingredient that makes it melt in your mouth!
Clover Sonoma (a local Bay Area dairy brand!) was kind enough to send me some of their new Organic Cream on Top Yogurt and I figured this would be the perfect ingredient for a cheesecake! The best part of this yogurt is that it has a layer of cream on top of it! It’s super rich and healthy!
A lot of people use sour cream to give cheesecakes a fluffy, smooth texture. Sour cream helps break up the dense cream cheese. However, you can use yogurt to substitute for sour cream. Plus it’s much healthier!
I made the crust with a mixture of Biscoff cookies and granola. My idea was to basically turn a parfait into a cheesecake and the granola actually paired really well with the cheesecake!
The yogurt adds a tartness and creaminess that is absolutely amazing! Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?