Craving cheesecake? Craving oatmeal cookies? Now you can have both, thanks to our recipe for No-Bake Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Cups! These cups are simple to put together and great to serve at a party or small gathering with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. They’re vegan and dairy-free, plus made with great ingredients, including Lifeway Oat! Lifeway Oat adds fantastic flavor, plus probiotics, with none of those odd ingredients you don’t recognize. We use dairy-free cream cheese for that cream cheese flavor and hearty oats in these cups. Did you know oats are a natural prebiotic? They contain soluble fiber, so you’ll stay fuller longer. So grab your ingredients and make these tasty holiday treats today—no oven required.
Not Just Oat Milk: Cultured Oat Milk Benefits to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion. Studies have also shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, a combination of fiber and probiotics is even more beneficial for the gut, immune system, and for brain health due to the way this combination strengthens the microbiome, the powerhouse system of your entire health. This is where Lifeway Oat is so beneficial since it is an organic, cultured oat milk beyond just another standard oat milk. Lifeway Oat contains both fiber and probiotics to help support a healthier body and brain, which means an overall healthier you.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp. natural cane, brown, or coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. melted butter or butter alternative
- For the "Cheesecake" Filling:
- 8 oz. dairy-free cream cheese (or regular cream cheese if not dairy-free), chilled at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup natural cane sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 cup Strawberry Oat
- Other: 1 1/2 cups fresh fruit for layers and toppings (strawberries, peaches, blueberries, cherries, etc.)
- Garnishes: rolled oats, coconut flakes, homemade oatmeal cookie chunks, chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces, or your favorites!