Healthy Snack Ideas

This High-Protein, Gut-Friendly Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip Will Bring So Much Cheer to Your Holiday

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POV: It’s the holidays, and you’ve been tasked with bringing a homemade appetizer for the festivities. Of course, it’s hard to compete with your relatives' renowned staples they’ve been bringing to dinner parties for as long as you can remember—but  seeing as it's almost the new year, why not try switching things up this holiday season?

Enter this delicious high-protein, gut-friendly gingerbread cheesecake dip recipe. Unlike the usual go-to French onion dip, this festive version tastes like dessert and is made with nutrient-rich ingredients like Greek yogurt and cashew butter and takes no more than a few minutes to whip together. Plus, absolutely no baking (or turning on the oven) is necessary. Trust: This simple dish is guaranteed to become a family favorite from the moment your crew digs in.

Health benefits of this gingerbread cheesecake dip

In a recent TikTok video by @basicswithbails, Bailey shows how to make luscious, creamy gingerbread cheesecake dip with high-protein ingredients like Greek yogurt, cashew butter, and cream cheese.

@basicswithbails High Protein Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip 🎄🎅🏻 HAPPY DECEMBER 1ST!!!! Safe to say I can now be the overly annoying Christmas lover that I am, ⁣and share alllll the holiday goods 🍪🍫🧁🧀🎅🏻 ⁣ INGREDIENTS:⁣ 1 cup Greek yogurt ⁣ 2 tsp molasses⁣ 2 tbsp cashew butter⁣ 1/4 cup cream cheese ⁣ 2 tbsp maple syrup⁣ 1/2 tsp cinnamon⁣ 1/4 tsp ginger⁣ 1/4 tsp vanilla ⁣ Pinch of nutmeg⁣ Pinch of salt ⁣ Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder⁣ (I love @PEScience Gourmet Vanilla - use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$) White chocolate chips and sprinkles for topping⁣ ⁣ DIRECTIONS:⁣ 1) Combine everything together in a small bowl and mix well. 2) Refrigerate for 1 hour then top with white chocolate chips and sprinkles. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, or if you wanna get CRAZY my Gluten Free Ginger Molasses Cookies (recipe on the blog) and INHALE! 🎄🎅🏻 ⁣ ⁣ #proteindip #holidayrecipe #gingerbreadcookies #gingermolassescookies #gingerbreaddip #easychristmastreats #christmasrecipe ♬ underneath the tree - 🫶🏻

Greek yogurt has around 20 grams of protein and 230 grams of calcium per 200-gram serving. It also contains gut-friendly probiotics, which support immune health, help balance your microbiome, and promote regularity.

Meanwhile, cashew butter is incredibly high in copper and also rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. (Although you can definitely use any other high-protein nut butter of your choice, like almond or peanut). Lastly, the cream cheese contains a whopping 14 grams of protein per cup. And if you’re looking to add even more protein into the mix, Bailey recommends adding one scoop of vanilla protein powder, too.

Of course, this gingerbread cheesecake dip wouldn’t be nearly as festive without a few seasonal flavors. To embody the holly jolly season, Bailey adds a mixture of ingredients like rich molasses and maple syrup, in addition to warming (and anti-inflammatory) spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, which studies have shown has digestive benefits, including treating stomach issues like constipation, indigestion, and nausea.

The best part is that this simple recipe comes together in one bowl; no fancy kitchen tools needed (although a hand mixer won’t hurt and might make your life a little easier). The one trick to keep in mind as you make this recipe is to ensure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature—this will help you achieve the creamiest texture possible.

We’re so ready to dip into this tasty snack. Aren’t you?

High-protein gingerbread cheesecake recipe

Yields 5 servings

Ingredients⁣
1 cup Greek yogurt ⁣
2 tsp molasses⁣
2 Tbsp cashew butter⁣
1/4 cup cream cheese ⁣
2 Tbsp maple syrup⁣
1/2 tsp cinnamon⁣
1/4 tsp ginger⁣
1/4 tsp vanilla ⁣
Pinch of nutmeg⁣
Pinch of salt ⁣
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, optional

⁣1. Combine everything together in a small bowl and mix well.

2. Refrigerate for one hour, then top with white chocolate chips and sprinkles. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, or gluten-free ginger molasses cookies.

Inspired to bake something for your holiday party? This gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe won't let you down:

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