Raw Tropical ‘Cheesecake’

raw tropical cheesecake

A friend asked me to create a banana-free ‘cheesecake’ for those that don’t do bananas… so here it is! Just as yummy and just as good for you with a little tropical twist and not a banana in sight. Dairy free, gluten free and with no refined sugars, this is the perfect guilt-free pud that won’t give you or the children a sugar-rush before bed. Yay!

Raw Tropical 'Cheesecake'

raw tropical cheesecakeDairy free, gluten free and with no refined sugars, this is the perfect guilt-free pud that won’t give you or the children a sugar-rush before bed. Yay!


  • 185g almonds
  • 185g dates, destoned
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 220g cashews
  • 200g ripe mango, peeled and destoned
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Fresh figs, kiwi fruit, coconut flakes and passionfruit to serve


  1. Blitz the almonds & dates in a food processor until they resemble sticky breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the lime juice & cinnamon and blitz again until it starts to come together (you may need to add a little water).
  3. Using your hands or the back of a spoon, press the mixture into the base of a 25cm flan tin.
  4. Put the cashews, mango, honey and vanilla in the blender and whizz until smooth. Add the chia seeds to the blender at the last minute.
  5. Pour this mixture over the base and smooth out the top.
  6. Place in the fridge to set for a few hours or in the freezer if you’re short on time. It will last for 2-3 days in the fridge and around 9 months in a deep freeze! Ours lasts for about a day…
  7. Best served chilled and topped with slices of fresh fig & kiwi fruit, passionfruit & coconut flakes.

Top Tip: For an even creamier ‘cheese’ and a more nutrient-dense dessert, try soaking your cashew nuts in filtered water for around 3 hours before draining, rinsing and using as normal.

Recipe by Homegrown Kate www.homegrownkate.com

4 thoughts on “Raw Tropical ‘Cheesecake’

  1. Julie Elford says:

    Well, I am definitely salivating just writing the shopping list for this delish dish. Thank you Kate…you are brilliant.
    Julie E


  2. Mickymouse says:

    A raw rare treat this one 🎶❤️ Give me a dish with figs in it and I’ll sing and jump and dance around all day. Then again it might be a better idea to keep me off figs #omg #soembarrassing


  3. Di Turner says:

    I’m also not keen on bananas, and mangos are abundant here in Oz, so I’m off to get one and try this tonight. THANK YOU!!😍


  4. Samantha Marson says:

    It wasn’t me who asked for this but it could have been! I am allergic to bananas so really appreciate banana free recipes! Can’t wait to give it a go, thank you for this alternative 🙂


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