This rich and creamy baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite holiday desserts. It tastes like pumpkin pie, but much better with a thick creamy texture that resembles cheesecake.
I’m a big fan of no-bake desserts and already have a No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake on the blog. However, sometimes you just crave that baked texture and want your vegan cheesecake to resemble the regular version as much as possible. That’s why I decided to tackle a baked version and have to say I’m quite pleased with how it turned out!
The creamy cheesecake center lies on top of a gluten-free oat and pecan base. Feel free to swap pecans with walnuts or Brazil nuts. If you use other types of nuts or seeds, you might have to adjust the amount of coconut oil needed. I like using a food processor to blend all the crust ingredients, but if you have a high-powered blender, that should work as well. The cheesecake filling, however, is best mixed in a blender, so you can get a super smooth consistency.
I love serving this delicious baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake with roasted maple walnuts. The flavors go perfectly together and the added crunch makes the cheesecake x100 better in my humble opinion! Once you place the cheesecake in the oven, set your timer to 40 minutes (instead of 50) and start preparing the maple pecans. Simply toss the pecans with pure maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt and spread on a single layer over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. After the alaram goes off, place the baking sheet in the oven (try to fit it on the center rack, beside the cheesecake). Set the timer for 10 minutes now, letting the pecans to toast while continuing to bake the cheesecake. Remove both from the oven after 10 minutes, let them cool down completely and assemble once the cheesecake is chilled in the fridge for 4+ hours.
Can’t wait for you to try this easy and delicious baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe! Please leave a comment below if you do and make sure to share your creations with me on Instagram or Facebook by tagging me @nutriholist #nutriholist, so I can see and share them! XO