Eating is challenging when someone else’s needs come before yours. Three weeks into parenthood and I am convinced it will be years before I eat or drink something warmer than room temperature. What I’ve found to be crucial are thermoses of tea (they stay warm!) and handheld foods. Soup, I love you but I cannot eat you easily while holding a baby. Did you make those Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from Minimalist Baker? They were lifesavers for me. Thanks Dana!
The crust was so good I wanted to make something similar. I can attest that Dana’s crust recipe works perfectly. I changed the oats to an all purpose gluten free flour because my food processor was too heavy to lift. Truth and the change worked great,
Y’all are aware of my love affair with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese. It runs deep. During a midnight feeding, I saw some cheesecake bars on Pinterest that were totally more dessert than a snack. The recipe used condensed milk along with cream cheese which though delicious would certainly give me more sugar than I was looking for. I swapped that for Coconut Cream which has been in my fridge for at least 3 weeks because I was going to make…. something? I don’t even know at this point. The coconut cream and cream cheese totally works.
- 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour, I used Premium Gold
- 1 cup almond meal
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 TBS coconut sugar
- 4½- 5 TBS coconut oil, melted
- 8 oz greek yogurt cream cheese
- ⅔ cup coconut cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 TBS maple syrup
- 1 small pear, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350F and prepare an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix the flour, almond meal, salt, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.
- Spread evenly into baking pan, pressing firmly down.
- Bake 15 mins, raise
temperatureto 375F bake an additional 5 mins.
- In a stand mixer cream the cream cheese, coconut cream, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
- Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
- Top with sliced pear.
- Bake 15 mins at 350F.
- Allow to cool and chill in
fridgefor at least an hour before cutting.