Keto Mini Cheesecake Bites - Quick and Easy Recipe! (2024)

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These low-carb mini cheesecake bites just might be my favorite keto-friendly dessert. They are creamy, delicious, and oh-so-easy to make.

If you love a classic New York style cheesecake, try these single-serving keto cheesecakes!

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Keto Mini Cheesecake Bites

These mini cheesecakes are perfectly sweet, creamy, and delicious. But more than that — they’re low in carbs, gluten-free, and keto friendly. You can serve these keto cheesecakes plain, or top them with a drizzle of strawberry puree and some fresh sliced berries.

Keto cheesecakes are made with traditional ingredients like cream cheese and eggs, and sweetened with a low-carb sweetener like Swerve or erythritol. You can make all sorts of flavors of keto cheesecake. Check out this reader-favoriteKeto Pumpkin Cheesecake for a delicious holiday version.

You can choose to make these mini cheesecakes with or without a crust. My favorite keto cheesecake crust is made with almond flour, a little butter, and a pinch of low-carb sweetener.

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Is Cheesecake Keto Friendly?

Cheesecake is one of my favorite keto friendly desserts. It’s actually one of the easiest desserts to fit into a low-carb lifestyle. Except for the sugar, most of the ingredients in a traditional cheesecake are already low-carb.

Cream cheese is a common ingredient used in many keto and low-carb recipes. The carb count of cream cheese varies according to the brand. For example, Philadelphia brand cream cheese has less than 1 carb per serving. An entire 8 oz block of cream cheese — like we use in this recipe — has 4 carbs.

Other low-carb ingredients in cheesecake include eggs ( less than 1 carb per egg), erythritol (0 net carbs per serving), and almond flour (which adds 1 carb per mini cheesecake crust).

Carbs in Cheesecake

This recipe for mini keto cheesecakes makes 6 muffin-tin size cheesecakes. Each mini cheesecake has 2 carbs with the crust, or 1 carb if you choose not to make the crust. If you top each cheesecake with one large strawberry (like I’ve done for these photos), the total dessert has 3 net carbs per serving.

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Ingredients in Low Carb Cheesecake Bites

Regular cheesecake is pretty high in carbs due to its sugar content and traditional graham cracker crust. But, these mini cheesecake bites are made with cream cheese, an alternative sugar-free sweetener, and an almond flour crust — so they are naturally gluten-free and low in carbs.

Here’s what else you’ll need for this recipe.

For the cheesecake filling:

  • Cream cheese. Choose full-fat cream cheese for this recipe. Be sure to let your cream cheese come to room temperature before you begin baking. Room temperature ingredients incorporate much more easily — helping you to prevent lumpy cheesecake!
  • Powdered erythritol sweetener. I like Swerve granulated sweetener for this recipe. You could also use powdered Swerve if that’s what you have at home.
  • Eggs. I use large eggs in all of my recipes. Just like with your cream cheese, let your eggs come to room temperature before beginning to make this cheesecake. If you need to bring eggs to room temperature quickly, you can place them in a large bowl of hot water for a few minutes.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • A pinch of saltto balance the sweetness.

For the gluten-free crust:

  • Almond flour. I usually recommend super-fine blanched almond flour in my keto baking recipes. Blanched almond flour gives the finished baked good a fine texture and light crumb. That said — in this particular crust recipe, you can substitute natural almond meal with no problems.
  • Butter. You could also use coconut oil in a pinch.
  • Erythritol sweetener. I like Swerve brand. Sweeteners like Xylitol and Pyure brand sweetener can also work. You’ll just want to check the conversion chart on the back of the bag before you begin baking. For example, Swerve has a 1:1 ratio of sweetness to sugar.
  • A pinch of cinnamon.

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How to Make Low Carb Cheesecake Crust

I think that this keto cheesecake crust is a delicious complement to the creamy filling. It takes just a few ingredients and it’s quick to make.

Like most low-carb crust recipes, this recipe starts out with almond flour. To the almond flour, I add a couple of tablespoons of melted butter. I also add a tablespoon of sweetener and a pinch of salt and cinnamon. Then, I mix all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. The texture should feel like moist sand.

Next, I divide the crust mixture between 6 muffin tins. You can use your fingertips or the bottom of a small measuring cup to press the crust into the bottom of the muffin tin. In my case, my 1/4 cup measuring cup was just the right size to press the crust mixture into the bottom of my muffin tins.

All that said, if you don’t like crust or don’t feel like taking the extra step — feel free to skip it. If you decide to make a crustless cheesecake, just take care to grease the muffin tins really well, or use paper cupcake liners.

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Tips for the Best Keto Cheesecake

For a creamy cheesecake with no lumps, here are my best tips.

  1. For the smoothest cheesecake, make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing the batter.
  2. Check youroven temperature. Sometimes ovens run hot. And baking a cheesecake at too high of a temperature may cause it to crack. If you are not sure if your oven temperature, I recommend using an inexpensive oven thermometer to double check. In my experience, cheesecakesare best baked between 300 and 325° F.
  3. Bake the cheesecake until it isjust done. Remember that cheesecake is a custard, so it’s not supposed to be super firm. A cheesecake is done with the center is almost set, but will still wobble or jiggle a bit. A cheesecake will set up more as it cools. So, make sure to take the cake out of the oven while the center still jiggles when you tap the side of the pan.
  4. Grease the sides of your pan. Sometimes you’ll pull out a beautiful cheesecake (with no cracks) that will develop cracks as it cools. This is because the cake shrank during cooling, but stuck to the sides of the pan, making a crack in the center. To avoid this, make sure to grease the sides of your pan. For extra insurance, run a thin paring knife around the sides of the muffin tin to release the cheesecakes after you pull it from the oven.

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More Keto Desserts

If you are looking for other types of keto cheesecake, check out this reader-favoriteKeto Pumpkin Cheesecakeor theseStrawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs.

And, if you’d to check out our other keto baking recipes, why not tryKeto Oreo cookies,Cinnamon Crumb cake donuts, orKeto Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting?

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Yield: 6 mini cheesecakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Additional Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Creamy and delicious mini cheescakes are one of the best keto-friendly desserts. These keto cheesecake bites are low-carb and gluten-free, but you'd never guess with how amazing they taste!


For the Cheesecake

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sweetener
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Crust

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.Grease a 6 cup muffin tin, or prepare with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Make the crust: Combine almond flour, sweetener, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir well to break up any lumps in the almond flour.
  3. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Using your fingertips, press down flat into the bottom of the muffin tin.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until just beginning to brown.Remove, and let cool at least 10 minutes while you make the batter.
  5. Make the cheesecake batter: In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the sweetener, egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir together until well combined.
  6. Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the crusts. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Check the cheesecakes for doneness, removing when the center of the cheesecakes still jiggles a bit when you tap the side of the pan.
  7. Remove from the oven.Let cool on the counter for 30 minutes, then cover and chill in the refrigerator. (See unmolding tips in the notes.


  • Tounmold the cheescakes, run a thin paring knife around the edge of the cheesecakes to help release it from the muffin pan.
  • If your cheesecakes are reallystuck, you can place the bottom of the muffin pan into a sink of hot water for about 15-30 seconds.
  • If you want the crust to reach all the way up the sides of the cheesecakes, you can double the crust recipe.
  • Serve with a dollop of strawberry puree, fresh berries, or sugar-free jam.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 194Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and will vary depending on what brands of ingredients you use. This data was provided and calculated by My Fitness Pal, and isn't always accurate.

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Keto Mini Cheesecake Bites - Quick and Easy Recipe! (2024)


Is cheesecake OK to eat on a keto diet? ›

Is it OK to eat cheesecake on keto? Most cheesecake recipes have a high sugar content and shouldn't be consumed on a keto diet. However, with a few minor changes, you can make cheesecake that is very low in carbs. And as it has a high fat content, it's an ideal keto dessert.

How do you get mini cheesecakes out of the tin? ›

Assuming there's a crust of some sort, take a thin, flexible blade (small offset spatula would be great) and run it around the edges of each mini cheesecake, making sure to get down to the bottom. Remember that muffin cups are almost always NOT straight sided so move the blade with the pan, not just straight down.

Why are my mini cheesecakes falling in? ›

When the batter is overmixed, too much air is added and will cause your cake to rise in the oven and then collapse and crack when being removed. Don't overbake your cake.

How long are cheesecake bites good for in the fridge? ›

Cheesecake Bites are a tasty treat, and like all good things, they won't last forever. If unopened and refrigerated, cheesecake bites last up to a week past the sell-by date. If opened or homemade, try to consume them within three to four days. If you place them in the freezer, they can last up to 8 months.

What cheese is not allowed on keto? ›

You can eat high fat foods like cheese on the Keto diet. Cheddar, Gouda, goat cheese, and blue cheese are the best to consider. Cheese to avoid on Keto are cottage cheese and low fat and processed varieties.

Do keto desserts kick you out of ketosis? ›

There are tons of keto alternatives out there, including desserts sweetened with stevia, erythritol, or monk fruit, all keto-approved sweeteners that can help you kick your cravings without kicking you out of ketosis.

How do you know when mini cheesecakes are done baking? ›

Bake until the edges are set and the centers only slightly jiggle, about 18–20 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack and allow cheesecakes to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Does Costco sell mini cheesecakes? ›

Gizella Pastry Mini Cheesecake Treats, 1.36 kg | Costco.

What are mini cheesecake pans? ›

Enter the Mini Cheesecake Pan. Essentially, a muffin or cupcake style of pan that has individual removable bases for each cavity. The removable bottoms allow you to “pop” the little cheesecakes out of the pan just by pushing the base upwards – like this one. And they're not just circular. You can get square versions ...

What not to do when making cheesecake? ›

Cold ingredients are a big no-no when it comes to cheesecake. If your ingredients are cold you will have to mix them longer which will whip too much air into your batter. If the cake has too much air, it will rise too much in the oven and then the middle will sink when cooling. Nobody wants a sad, sunken cheesecake.

How do you transport mini cheesecakes? ›

When transporting a chilled sweet treat at a distance on a hot day, resort to ice in a cooler. Load a gallon freezer bag loosely with ice to keep it relatively flat and set it in the bottom of the cooler. Nestle the cheesecake pan on top of the bag.

How long can mini cheesecakes sit out? ›

How to Store Mini Cheesecakes. Store the mini cheesecakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Never let them sit at room temperature for more than two hours at a time.

Can you eat 7 day old cheesecake? ›

“Soft cheeses such as cream cheese, cottage cheese, shredded cheeses, and goat cheese must be refrigerated for safety,” according to the USDA. And, according to the USDA FoodKeeper chart, cheesecake should be consumed within five to seven days after baking—or opening a pre-bought cheesecake.

Does Aldi have cheesecake bites? ›

Aldi sells Belmont's Mini Cheesecake Bites, which comes with 24 individually wrapped bite-sized cheesecakes in three distinct flavors – New York Style, Strawberry Swirl, and Turtle.

Is it safe to eat cheesecake that was left out overnight? ›

While we wish we had better news, if you accidentally went to bed and left your cheesecake cooling on the counter, it's best to not risk illness by consuming it. When you have cheesecake that's already baked and chilled, the absolute max time you could let it sit out to avoid the USDA's "danger zone" is two hours.

Is Philadelphia cream cheese keto-friendly? ›

Philadelphia is one of the best brands of keto-friendly cream cheese. A 2-tablespoon serving of Philadelphia cream cheese contains 102 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1.8 grams of protein, and only 1.6 grams of carbohydrates. It's recommended to opt for plain or full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese for the keto diet.

Can cream cheese kick you out of ketosis? ›

Cream cheese: Cream cheese is very popular in the keto diet. At only 84 calories per 1 ounce serving, it has 1 gram of carbs and 2 grams of protein but packs 8 grams of fat per serving. It can be a keto-friendly snack or meal addition when more fat is needed.

What sweet food can you eat on keto? ›

Here are some sweets that are typically suitable for a ketogenic diet:
  • Dark chocolate (with a high percentage of cocoa solids)
  • Berries (such as raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries)
  • Whipped cream.
  • Sugar-free jelly.
  • Lily's chocolate chips.
  • Sugar-free syrups and sweeteners.
  • Keto-friendly ice cream.
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Is cheesecake high in carbs? ›

Like the majority of desserts, most cheesecakes are high in calories, carbs, fat, and sugar.

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