No-Bake Apple Cheesecake with Quinoa Flake Crumble

Updated: Jun 02, 2023

No-Bake Apple Cheesecake with Quinoa Flake Crumble
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 25 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2-4 servings


  • 1/4 cup of HerbaZest Quinoa Flakes
  • 4 dates
  • 1/4 cup of pecans
  • 2 apples (peeled and diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups of cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (or other sweetener, to taste)


These no-bake quinoa apple cheesecakes in a jar are the perfect fall treat. They combine the flavor and aroma of apples and cinnamon, layered between the cream cheese mixture and the crunchy pecan-date-quinoa flake crumble. Delicious and wholesome, they're a lightened-up way to enjoy seasonal flavors.

  1. In a skillet, mix together the apples, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Add a splash of water, cover the pot, and cook the apples on low heat until they soften. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning. Add a bit more water, if needed.(10 minutes)
  2. In the meantime, cream together the Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (to taste) using a hand-held mixer. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add the dates and pulse them a few times until they're finely diced. Add the pecans and pulse them together until coarsely chopped. Add in the quinoa flakes and using your hands, give everything a good mix until a sticky crumble forms.
  4. When the apples are soft, take them off heat and set them aside to cool.(10 minutes)
  5. To assemble the cheesecakes, distribute half of the cream cheese mixture between 2 to 4 jars. Top it with half of the apples and then half of the quinoa flake crumble. Repeat the steps to create the second layer.(5 minutes)
  6. Chill in the refrigerator before serving. Enjoy!