breakfast cheesecakes with lemon greek yogurt & fresh berries
Back to school madness is in full swing.
Wait. Wasn’t it spring break five minutes ago? I swear we live in a time warp.
As a kid, I loved the back to school frenzy. It meant trips to the office supply store; gleeful hours spent organizing my trapper keeper, and shopping for new clothes. Although, I do remember not getting to wear said new clothing right away because they were typically sweaters and jeans. No one wants to pit out a sweater from the August heat on his or her first day!
I recall there was one part of the whole back to school process that was always kind of annoying, breakfast. Who has time to sit and eat breakfast when you are worried about coordinating your fierce outfit? Or, deciding which color of lip-gloss sparkles more? Or, hoping Zack Morris would glance my way in math class? So, dreamy.
Nevertheless, breakfast is the most important part of the day, and kids who eat breakfast generally test higher and have better daily attendance/class participation. I think I’ve come up with a on-the-go breakfast solution. May I present – breakfast cheesecakes? Put the stink-eye away for a moment and hear me out.
These little cheesecakes are made just like it’s famous cousin, the dessert cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. But! The filling is full of lemon Greek yogurt, eggs, and cream cheese. It’s a like the dairy section on steroids. And speaking of dairy, it’s the most convenient and cost-effective way to get your essential protein for the day. Double high-five!
So, if you need more time contemplating your lip-gloss choices, whip these up the night before and bring an extra one to school for Zach.
Make sure and check out more recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers!
- Veggie Supreme Pasta Bake from Inside BruCrew Life
- Lemon Aioli Chicken Salad with Pistachios from Dessert for Two
- Healthy Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Pizzas from The Law Student’s Wife
- School Morning Quiche from Shugary Sweets
- Macaroni and Cheese Muffins from Lemons for Lulu
- Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells from Eat2Gather
- Chilled Cucumber Mint Yogurt Soup from The Lemon Bowl
- Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla from Garnish with Lemon
- Cherry Limeade Frozen Yogurt from In Katrina’s Kitchen
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***This post is sponsored by American Dairy Association Mideast. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.***
Breakfast Cheesecakes with Lemon Greek Yogurt & Fresh Berries
2 cups crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/3 granulated sugar
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup lemon Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey (+ more for garnish)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a bowl, combine grahman crackers, sugar, and melted butter. Stir to combine. Take the graham cracker mixture and press it into the cupcake liner filling 3/4 of the way full. Place crusts in the freezer for a few minutes while you make the filling.
Place cream cheese, lemon Greek yogurt, eggs, and honey in a bowl, Stir to combine. Remove crusts from fridge and pour filling into the crusts. Careful not to overfill. Bake cheesecakes for about 18 minutes. Remove from oven and let them cool slightly before topping with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey.
recipe adapted from Food NetworkAll images and text ©
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Cheesecake for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do….
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Where do I click to order 12 of these for breakfast? 😉
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I hope you have some leftovers because I’m on my way!
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Nothing better than starting my day with cheesecake! YUM!
Cheesecake for breakfast!! Can’t go wrong with that!
Such a cool idea! These look awesome!
I would not mind these for breakfast! I once made breakfast creme brulee so I see nothing wrong here.
Breakfast CHEESECAKE! Heck yah! looks so good!
You had me at lemon!! <3
What a fun breakfast!
Cheesecake…for breakfast?! Yesyesyesyes! Love it!
ANY EXCUSE TO EAT CAKE FOR BREAKFAST!!!!! lovelovelove.
Um yeah, wardrobe planning can be tossed aside if breakfast involves these little cheesecakes. What a great idea!
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Seriously makes me want to lick my screen!!
Cheesecake for breakfast?! That’s sounds awesome, totally making these in a few weeks when school starts here!
My kids would flip over these! Cheesecake for breakfast? They’d think I’d totally lost it!
Oh these beauties! I could down the whole batch in 2.5 seconds. #dessertforbreakfast #dontmindifido
I love cheesecake for breakfast. It’s my post-birthday breakfast every year!
Cheesecake for breakfast? You are my HERO!
Cheesecake for breakfast?! Yes please!
p.s. A.C. Slater all the way! 🙂
I LOVE how you gave me an excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast!!!
Definitely can take time for breakfast if cheesecake is involved!
If I was a kid, and my Mom offered me cheesecake for breakfast, I would have given her a big fat bear hug. Heck ya!
I definitely didn’t have time to eat breakfast when I had other issues to worry about. These babies are perfect for on the go.
Cheesecake for breakfast?! You are my hero.
If we’re having cheesecake for breakfast, then I wanna go back to school, too!! I’ll fight you for Zack! ♥
Breakfast was always my favorite thing before school – and cake for breakfast? Yeahhhh, buddy!
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Cheesecake for breakfast is the BEST idea everrrrrrrr!! These look so yummy!
Thank you for giving me an excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast. I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!
Cheesecake for breakfast just sounds like a good life choice! And I’m totes sure it tastes like one too.
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This breakfast is so much amaizng i love it.
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