breakfast cheesecakes with lemon greek yogurt & fresh berries

breakfast cheesecakes with lemon greek yogurt & fresh berries www.climbinggriermountain.com

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!

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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.

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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.

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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 www.climbinggriermountain.com

Breakfast Cheesecakes with Lemon Greek Yogurt & Fresh Berries

Yield: Makes about a dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

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
2 eggs
1 tablespoon honey (+ more for garnish)
Blueberries, garnish
Strawberries, garnish
Blackberries, garnish

Directions:

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 Network

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36 Responses to “breakfast cheesecakes with lemon greek yogurt & fresh berries”

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — August 13, 2014 at 06:26

    Cheesecake for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do….

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    DessertForTwo — August 13, 2014 at 06:29

    Where do I click to order 12 of these for breakfast? ;)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 13, 2014 at 06:35

    I hope you have some leftovers because I’m on my way!

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — August 13, 2014 at 06:40

    Nothing better than starting my day with cheesecake! YUM!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — August 13, 2014 at 06:57

    Cheesecake for breakfast!! Can’t go wrong with that!

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    Tieghan Gerard — August 13, 2014 at 07:03

    Such a cool idea! These look awesome!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 13, 2014 at 07:05

    I would not mind these for breakfast! I once made breakfast creme brulee so I see nothing wrong here.

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    sheila — August 13, 2014 at 07:08

    Breakfast CHEESECAKE! Heck yah! looks so good!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 13, 2014 at 07:08

    You had me at lemon!! <3

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — August 13, 2014 at 07:28

    What a fun breakfast!

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    Baby June — August 13, 2014 at 08:12

    Cheesecake…for breakfast?! Yesyesyesyes! Love it!

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    molly yeh — August 13, 2014 at 08:22

    ANY EXCUSE TO EAT CAKE FOR BREAKFAST!!!!! lovelovelove.

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    Cookin Canuck — August 13, 2014 at 08:38

    Um yeah, wardrobe planning can be tossed aside if breakfast involves these little cheesecakes. What a great idea!

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    Amanda — August 13, 2014 at 10:06

    Seriously makes me want to lick my screen!!

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — August 13, 2014 at 10:22

    Cheesecake for breakfast?! That’s sounds awesome, totally making these in a few weeks when school starts here!

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    Tanya Schroeder — August 13, 2014 at 10:43

    My kids would flip over these! Cheesecake for breakfast? They’d think I’d totally lost it!

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    Julia — August 13, 2014 at 12:19

    Oh these beauties! I could down the whole batch in 2.5 seconds. #dessertforbreakfast #dontmindifido

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    Jo — August 13, 2014 at 12:25

    I love cheesecake for breakfast. It’s my post-birthday breakfast every year!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 13, 2014 at 12:59

    Cheesecake for breakfast? You are my HERO!

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    Jamie | Jamie's Recipes — August 13, 2014 at 13:25

    Cheesecake for breakfast?! Yes please!

    p.s. A.C. Slater all the way! :)

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 13, 2014 at 14:01

    I LOVE how you gave me an excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast!!!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 13, 2014 at 15:44

    Definitely can take time for breakfast if cheesecake is involved!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 13, 2014 at 15:49

    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!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 13, 2014 at 15:55

    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.

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — August 13, 2014 at 19:33

    Cheesecake for breakfast?! You are my hero.

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    Kate @ Diethood — August 13, 2014 at 19:35

    If we’re having cheesecake for breakfast, then I wanna go back to school, too!! I’ll fight you for Zack! ♥

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 13, 2014 at 21:04

    Breakfast was always my favorite thing before school – and cake for breakfast? Yeahhhh, buddy!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 14, 2014 at 05:37

    Cheesecake for breakfast is the BEST idea everrrrrrrr!! These look so yummy!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — August 14, 2014 at 08:44

    Thank you for giving me an excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast. I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!

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    Joanne — August 16, 2014 at 04:32

    Cheesecake for breakfast just sounds like a good life choice! And I’m totes sure it tastes like one too.

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