Poppy Seeds “Cheese Cake”

Preparation time 30 min
Cooking time 50 min
This recipe keeps for 4 days

Ingredients (10 servings)

Cheesecake layer

  • 700 g Tofu
  • 2/3 cup Cashews
  • 1/3 cup Coconut milk, canned (20% fat)
  • 1/2 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 fruit Lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Orange peel, raw (to taste)


  • 2 cup Rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup Coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 large Banana (ripe)

Poppy seeds layer

  • 1 cup Poppy seeds
  • 150 ml Oat milk (any plant based milk)
  • 3 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch

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  1. Prepare the cashews
    First up, soak the cashews, in warm water for at least 2 hours.
    Option: To speed up the process, cover cashews in boiling water and let them sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the crust
    To prepare the crust, add the rolled oats and shredded coconut to a food processor and process until the rolled oats have turned into coarse flour. Then, add the maple syrup and banana. Process until the crust ingredients are well combined and the mixture forms a dough that holds together. Line a springform pan (22 cm for the default number of servings) with parchment paper. Press the crust dough evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan and 4 cm up the sides.
  3. Prepare the Poppy Seeds layer
    The first step is to finely grind the poppy seeds, using a coffee grinder. Then, combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook until thick, for 2 - 3 minutes, then, pour the mixture onto the crust.
  4. Preheat the oven to 175C (350F).
  5. Prepare the cheesecake layer
    To prepare the cheese layer, combine all ingredients in a high speed food processor. Blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Taste and adjust the flavors as needed, adding more maple syrup for sweetness, lime juice and orange peel to taste. Pour the cheese mixture onto the poppy seeds layer.
  6. Bake the cheesecake for around 50 minutes at 175C (350F). Let the cake cool at room temperature, then let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to firm up.
  7. How to store
    Store leftover in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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One serving contains 454 calories, 19 grams of protein, 23 grams of fat, and 49 grams of carbohydrates.

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Written by

Andreea Matei

Hi, I'm Andreea Matei, one of the founders. Calling me a foodie would be an understatement. I wholeheartedly embrace life through the realm of taste. My kitchen experiments are my superpower. For me, amazing food encompasses three dimensions: it must be crazy delicious, nutritious, and mindful of our animal friends and beautiful planet.