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Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake

peanut butter brownie cheesecake

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Behold my peanut butter cheesecake with a chocolate brownie recipe.    A winning combination of both cheesecake and brownie.

When baking a low carb and gluten free cheesecake you need to find a delicious alternative to the crushed biscuits that are used in the unhealthier versions.  I often used ground nuts for a crunch crumb base but had been thinking about using a brownie for a base.  Since peanut butter goes so well with chocolate it seemed the obvious choice for the cheesecake topping.

peanut butter brownie cheesecake

Before I reach for the mixing bowls and switch the oven on, I have an image in my mind how I want the recipe to work out.  This was one of those recipes that did not disappoint and made me grin as I held it lovingly in my hands. The peanut butter brownie cheesecake is a no bake cheesecake so you need to be patient.  I left the cheesecake in the fridge overnight, then decorated it with some melted chocolate as I waved it under the Chief Taster’s nose for admiration.  

peanut butter brownie cheesecake

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake

This peanut butter cheesecake with a brownie crust has gone right into the top 3 cheesecake recipes in our house.  The Chief Taster will always complain if the base is not thick enough on a cheesecake.  By using a brownie base, these moans were melted away.

peanut butter brownie cheesecake

I had plans of cutting this peanut butter cheesecake into slices and freezing it, as I thought it would be too much for us to eat over a couple of days.  Who was I kidding?  I forgot that cheesecake makes a delicious weekend breakfast and did not account for the Chief Taster bearing down upon the cheesecake with a fork in his hand and a glint in his eye.  Is eating with intent an offence?  My cheesecake would like to press charges.

peanut butter brownie cheesecake

Low Carb & Gluten Free

Although I normally estimate a cheesecake to be 8 slices, this will definitely be a 10-slice cheesecake due to the peanut butter cheesecake being fairly rich.  A small slice will be enough to delight your taste buds with the coconut flour chocolate brownie base being filling and satisfying.   Brownie and cheesecake are a winning combination and will definitely appear in another recipe later this year. 

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake

A peanut butter brownie cheesecake on top of a chocolate brownie base
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Course: Cheesecake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: family friendly recipe, gluten free low carb recipes, peanut butter
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling time: 5 hours
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 Slices
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Angela Coleby

Ingredients

Brownie Base

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup erythritol or sugar sweetener
  • 1/2 cup butter softened, unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cheesecake Topping

  • 1.5 cups peanut butter smooth
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup erythritol or sugar sweetener
  • 1 cup cream whipping/double

Instructions

Make the brownie base

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Beat the eggs and erythritol in a bowl until blended and light in colour.
  • Add the butter and mix until blended
  • Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until the mixture is smooth and is an even chocolate colour.
  • Place the brownie mixture into a greased, parchment line spring form cake tin (I use a 8 inch size)
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Make the Cheesecake

  • In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and erythritol together until the cream cheese is smooth.
  • Add the peanut butter and blend until the peanut butter colour is smooth and even throughout.
  • In another bowl, whip the cream until stiff.
  • Fold the cream into the peanut butter mixture.
  • Spoon on top of the brownie base then place in the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight to set.

Notes

Makes 10 slices
Nutritional Info per slice – 513 calories, 47g Fat, 16g Protein, 12g Total Carbs, 5g Fibre, 7g Net Carbs
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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 47g | Fiber: 5g
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Dani
    April 3, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I, we, absoutely love your chocolate brownie cheesecake!!! Do you hace a carb and calorie count for your squar pan size?
    Your recepies ore fabulous!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      April 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Glad you enjoy it! Do you mean the one with almond flour? The Nutritional Info per brownie – 499 Calories, 25g Fat, 11g Protein, 12g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 8g Net Carbs

  • Reply
    Angelique Kocher
    September 30, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Do you know how many this would make in cupcakes tins and the amount time to cook the brownies like that?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      October 1, 2018 at 11:35 am

      ooh – great idea! I would guess about 8 cupcakes and would estimate about 30 minutes baking time. Let me know how it works out! And what time to come round to sample them 😉

  • Reply
    Michele
    March 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Does this freeze well

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      March 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Yes it does.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    February 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Could I use almond flour instead?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      February 8, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Hi, yes you could but you would need to adjust the quantities.

  • Reply
    pj
    May 15, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Sounds absolutely amazing! Question: step 2 says to beat the eggs and erythritol, then step 3 says to add the eggs. Which is correct?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      May 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

      opps! The second instruction should be the butter! Have corrected this now – thanks!

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