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No-bake quark cheesecake is perfect for breakfast and dessert

Kortney Gruenwald is an internationally published journalist, writer and founder of lifestyle blog Western Charm. Originally a west coast American girl, she is currently living in Germany but still fueled by iced lattes (even in winter)....

This delicious quark cheesecake is high in calcium and loaded with vitamins

From SheKnows UK

The biggest mistake people make when going on a diet is depriving themselves of the foods they love without seeking similar but healthier alternatives. If you love cheesecake you deserve to have it. And this easy no-bake cheesecake — made with protein and calcium-loaded superfood quark — changes the food game. Here's the recipe for cheesecake you and your body will love.

This easy and highly customisable no-bake cheesecake doubles as the perfect dessert AND breakfast. The fibrous granola-based crust and nutritious and zesty quark filling is the perfect jump-start to any daily grind. For extra vitamins top with the fresh fruit of your choice.

This delicious quark cheesecake is high in calcium and loaded with vitamins
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No-bake quark cheesecake

Yields 8 – 10 servings


For the crust: 

  • 3-1/2 cups granola mix of choice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
For the filling:
  • 2-1/2 cups quark
  • 1 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
For optional topping:
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • Fresh fruit of choice


  1. For the filling: in a large mixing bowl, stir together the quark and greek yoghurt. Line a sieve with a coffee filter, spoon in the quark mixture and place over a medium to large bowl. Cover with cling film and refrigerate overnight. Drain the excess liquid from the bowl the next day. Note: this step needs to be done 12 to 24 hours ahead of cheesecake preparation.
  2. For the crust: Using a food processor or blender, crush the granola until it is a fine crumb consistency. Transfer the granola crumbs to a large mixing bowl and mix with all the other crust ingredients until well combined.
  3. Transfer the granola mixture to an 8-inch pie dish or cake tin. Using a spoon, press the mixture firmly into the bottom and sides of the dish or tin to create the cheesecake base. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the quark mixture with the honey and lemon zest. Mix until creamy and smooth. Pour on top of the cheesecake base and refrigerate for 4 to 7 hours.
  5. If wished, top with chocolate chips, cream and your fruit of choice. Slice and enjoy.

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