Cheerio, Granola Crust Cheesecake


  • 3 packagesSoften cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cupSugar
  • 1 pinchSalt
  • 3Eggs
  • 2 tspVanilla
  • 2/3 cupsour cream
  • 2/3 cupheavy cream
  • 1 tbspFlour
  • 1Zest/juice from half a lemon
  • 1 cupCheerios
  • 1 cupGranola
  • 2 tbspMelted coconut oil (can use butter I just didn't have any!)
Sour cream glaze
  • 1 cupSour cream
  • 1/2 cupPowdered sugar
  • 1 tspVanilla
Raspberry glaze
  • 1 cupSeedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cupWater
  • 1Slurry of corn starch and water


1_ In a food processor pulse the Cheerios and granola until they are very fine. While the processor is running add your melted coconut oil. Empty contents into a spring form pan and push down to form a crust. Bake at 350 for 10 mins. Kick the oven back to 325

2_ Wash your food processor;). To the processor add cream cheese and pulse until completely blended and smooth. Add your sugar and salt and pulse for another minute

3_ Add vanilla and while food processor is running add eggs one at a time until each one is completely blended. Add lemon juice and lemon zest.

4_ In a measuring cup, measure out sour cream and heavy cream mix together. Add tablespoon of flour to that mix and whisk until all the clumps are gone. Again, while food processor is running add that mixture to the cheesecake batter. Blend until all ingredients are blended and smooth

5_ Add your mixture to the crust and bake at 325 for an 1hr 15mins. **either bake cheesecake in a water bath OR add water to an over safe bowl and place next to cheesecake on the cooking rack** Turn your oven off, and crack the oven door and let it sit in the oven for another 30-40mins. Take out and let it cool completely before adding your toppings.

6_ FOR THE SOUR CREAM GLAZE- mix all the ingredients by hand until smooth. Leave in fridge until ready to use

7_ FOR THE RASPBERRY SAUCE- add raspberry jam and water to a pot on medium low heat and whisk until smooth. Bring to a light boil. Make a slurry of about 1 tablespoon corn starch and water- whisk until smooth. Then add that to your raspberry. Whisk again until smooth and turn your heat off. Remove from stove and let it cool completely until ready for use

8_ When the cheesecake is cooled completely (4+ hours) add a thin layer of the sour cream glaze and top it off with the raspberry sauce. Refrigerate for about an hour b