Breakfast Cheesecake Cupcakes - Handle the Heat

Breakfast Cheesecake Cupcakes

By Tessa Arias
June 5th, 2013

Breakfast Cheesecake Cupcakes are an easy twist on a parfait to make for a delicious morning. Slightly sweet, floral, and fresh. 

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 5 hours

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Karen thompson — April 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I also was wondering about calorie count

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    Ciara — January 15, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    These are delicious. I just made some. I’m curious if you have a nutritional breakdown?

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    Elise — January 6, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    These look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try them. Do you think it would work with only greek yogurt? Hubby can’t eat cheese. :S

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    Bailey — August 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    these look so good! but could you make the crust without any nuts ?

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    Sherri @The Well Floured Kitchen — June 21, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Oh my these look delicious! The granola crust is genius! My kids are going to love this breakfast..

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    dena — June 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Because of its name I was worried that the recipe would be something more like a sweet cheese omelet or danish in cupcake form, which would not interest me. Boy, am I glad I’m wrong … these look awesome!

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    Rachel – A Southern Fairytale — June 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Those pictures are absolutely stunning! Cheesecake is one of our favorite treats, and I love how you combined them with granola and berries and added a healthy twist! Wonderful. 🙂

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    Cupcake Passion — June 6, 2013 at 6:12 am

    How amazing idea! This seems really delicious and healthy. It’s absolutely appropriate to be a breakfast cupcake.

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    [email protected] — June 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Oh, I’m so all over this!!! I’d love it with my morning tea, and one would definitely not be enough! Beautifully done!

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    Kiran @ — June 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t mind cheesecake cupcakes for breakfast. No, really 🙂

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — June 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I just adore the idea of slightly naughty desserts like this! So sweet, so indulgent, such a great way to start the day… love it, Tessa!

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    [email protected] — June 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I could definitely get into having cheesecake for breakfast! What a great idea!

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — June 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

    That’s so funny, because I had a yogurt snack cup (nothing special at all) that was featured several times for some reason! It’s funny which posts become popular, and which are passed are over… These are DEFINITELY getting made ASAP!

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    DessertForTwo — June 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    You’re a genius! I’ve been looking for an excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast! Hooray! Pinned! 🙂

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Best breakfast ever! I have to make these as soon as possible!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 5, 2013 at 9:09 am

    This is so great! I’m definitely a fan of dessert for breakfast

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — June 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I’ll admit, I did think “cheesecake cupcakes…for breakfast…?” extremely skeptically when I read the title of your post, but these do sound amazing and breakfast-worthy! Love the idea – so creative! I definitely need to make these soon. They’re too intriguing not to try. Pinned!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — June 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    This is a genius idea Tessa! I love it!

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    [email protected] — June 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

    These sound so heavenly! I absolutely love that granola crust, too.

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    Ashley Nevis — June 5, 2013 at 7:26 am

    These look amazing! I might just have to get in the kitchen and make them tonight so I can have breakfast for the rest of the week! 🙂

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    Tieghan — June 5, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Cheesecake for breakfast! what an awesome idea!! These sound and look perfect!

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