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Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust

This Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust is the perfect for crust for my Zero Point Cheesecakes!  Easy to make and delicious-you’ll never need to buy a store-made crust again!

 Makes 8 servings

Have you been needing a crust to go along with my Zero Point Cheesecakes? Look no more…here’s a Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust for you to use and a few low point cheesecake recipes that I recommend:

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Zero Point Plain Jane Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

How do I make this Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust?

This crust recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Graham Cracker Crumbs, Light Butter, White Granulated Sugar Sweetener, and Cinnamon. For the sugar sweetener can use any zero point white granulated sugar substitute. Although, I personally recommend the Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener. It has ZERO aftertastes, bakes, looks, and tastes just like real sugar. You can find more information about it by clicking HERE.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform pan or pie dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside. 

In a large mixing bowl combine, graham cracker crumbs, sugar substitute, and cinnamon. 

Pour melted better over graham cracker mixture. 

Mix until well combined. 

Pour crumbs into center of the prepared 9- inch springform pan or 9-inch pie dish.

Using the back of a spatula or spoon press the crumbles down and around the entire pan in a nice even layer.

Bake for 7 minutes. Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes. 

Add cheesecake batter or pie filling and bake as directed.

 Ingredients: 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform pan or pie dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine, graham cracker crumbs, sugar substitute, and cinnamon.
  3. Pour melted better over graham cracker mixture. 
  4. Mix until well combined. Pour crumbs into center of the prepared 9- inch springform pan or 9-inch pie dish.
  5. Using the back of a spatula or spoon press the crumbles down and around the entire pan in a nice even layer.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes. Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes. 
  7. Add cheesecake batter or pie filling and bake as directed.

 Makes 8 servings

4 PersonalPoints™ per serving  

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 8

Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust

Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust

This Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust is the perfect for crust  for my Zero Point Cheesecakes!  Easy to make and delicious-you'll never need to buy a store-made crust again!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 
  • 5 Tbsp Land o' Lakes light butter made with canola oil, melted 
  • 3 Tbsp zero point white granulated sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform pan or pie dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside. 
    2. In a large mixing bowl combine, graham cracker crumbs, sugar substitute, and cinnamon.
    3. Pour melted better over graham cracker mixture. 
    4. Mix until well combined. Pour crumbs into center of the prepared 9- inch springform pan or 9-inch pie dish.
    5. Using the back of a spatula or spoon press the crumbles down and around the entire pan in a nice even layer.
    6. Bake for 7 minutes. Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes. 
    7. Add cheesecake batter or pie filling and bake as directed.

    Makes 8 servings

    4 PersonalPoints™ per serving

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 4 SmartPoints per serving BLUE: 4 SmartPoints per serving PURPLE: 4 SmartPoints per serving  

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 13gNet Carbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

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Thursday 11th of November 2021

[…] to add a crust to this cheesecake? May I suggest using my Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust is […]

Mary

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hi! could you make this ahead? Thank you!

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 30th of November 2020

HI Mary

Yes, you bet! This crust can be made ahead of time and then stored in the fridge until ready to use. I recommend using it within 2 days of making it.

Have a great day!

Diana

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Can use different types of butter?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Hi Diane,

You can use any light butter that is 2 Smartpoints for 1 Tbsp. That is the point value for the Land o' Lakes light butter made with canola oil. So, as long as the equivalent for the replacement is the same, the point value will be the same.

Thank you!

marie johson

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

This lovely graham cracker crust has two secret ingredients: non-fat plain yogurt and cocoa.

Amy Murray

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

Oh my goodness! I finally broke down and got on board with the Lakanto!! As soon as I got it home from Costco, I tasted it and it is AMAZING! I've read your reviews and comments on it and you are spot on. Nothing compares and I an now a believer. Thanks!!!

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