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Saffron Cheesecake Bars
Saffron Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 164 kcal
Author: Vaishali
  • For crust:
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and finely chopped
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp vegan butter like Earth Balance, at room temperature
  • For the cheesecake topping:
  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp egg replacer
  • 2 pinches saffron mixed with 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Orange food coloring, you could skip this entirely-- I just wanted a lovely color on my bars
  1. Make the crust by mixing together the flour, sugar, walnuts, saffron and butter. The mixture will be crumbly.
  2. Grease the bottom of an 8 X 8 inch baking pan. Pat in the crust with your fingers, making it an even layer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Remove.
  4. While the crust is baking, make the cheesecake topping.
  5. Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, saffron with almond milk, and vanilla extract until you have a very smooth, creamy mixture.
  6. Spread it on top of the walnut-flour crust in an even layer. Use a spatula to smooth over the top.
  7. Return to the oven and bake 25 minutes.
  8. Cool on a rack and then cut into 16 squares.
Nutrition Facts
Saffron Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2.2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.