Whether yogurt for breakfast, milk in coffee or cheese as a small snack – most of us eat dairy products every day. They give us energy, provide our body with calcium, important proteins and vitamins and are simply part of a healthy and balanced diet. With the large selection in the chilled section, absolutely everyone gets their money’s worth in terms of taste. However, there has been a new dairy product on the market for a number of years that is becoming popular. Beautifully creamy, refreshing and very versatile – skyr is an Icelandic staple and is also very popular in this country. Sour, sweet or salty – you can use it to prepare a wide variety of delicacies. How about a soft skyr cake for dessert, for example? Sometimes with berries, apples or a juicy chocolate cake – our recipes are guaranteed to be a treat!
What is skyr and is skyr healthy?
Skyr is an Icelandic milk product and is also becoming more and more popular among Germans – and for good reason. High in protein, low in calories and a wide variety of minerals and vitamins, skyr is healthy and the perfect addition to any diet. But is it low-fat cottage cheese? Or is it yogurt? Neither – although it tastes like a mixture of the two, skyr is legitimately cream cheese. To kill the bacteria, the fresh milk is pasteurized and heated to 70 degrees. Then it is cooled to 40 degrees and then enriched with good bacteria. After 24 hours the whey is sifted off and what remains is the creamy cheese.
Skyr is healthy and with its high protein content puts other dairy products such as cottage cheese and yogurt in the shade. Just 100 grams of skyr provides 11 grams of protein and contains just 0.2 grams of fat. Proteins ensure a long-lasting feeling of satiety, support the maintenance of muscle mass and thus our diet success. So it’s no surprise that you can lose weight with skyr. To convince you, here is an overview of the skyr calories and nutritional values per 100 grams.
- Calories – 63
- Proteins – 11 grams
- Fat – 0.2 grams
- Carbohydrates – 4 grams
- Calcium – 150 milligrams
Bottomless low carb skyr cake
Are you watching your diet and want to lose a few pounds? That doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to dessert. Beautifully creamy, fluffy and full of flavor – this baseless skyr cake is low carb and tastes perfect for breakfast too. Depending on your preference, you can use different types of fruit. Whether with strawberries, blackcurrants or a blueberry cheesecake – a real dream.
- 600 grams of skyr
- 3 eggs
- 100 grams of erythritol
- 60 grams of semolina
- The grated rind of 1 lemon
- 250 grams of blueberries or other fruit of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a large bowl with a hand mixer for 3-4 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the erythritol and vanilla extract for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the skyr to the yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Add semolina and stir.
- Gradually fold in the beaten egg whites and mix until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish and spread the blueberries over it.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes and let cool completely.
- And your baseless low carb cheesecake is ready.
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Light, super refreshing and irresistibly delicious – this no-bake skyr cake tastes especially good in the summer heat and is always a treat. Here, too, you can experiment with the ingredients and prepare the cake with, for example, raspberries or blueberries.
Ingredients for the base:
- 160 grams of whole grain crackers
- 60 grams of butter, melted
- 30 grams of ground almonds or hazelnuts
- 700 grams of skyr
- 100 ml of cream
- 100 grams of strawberries
- 50 grams of sugar
- 6 sheets of gelatin
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Line a 23cm springform pan with baking paper.
- Place biscuits in a bowl and crumble.
- Then mix biscuits, butter and almonds in a bowl and spread evenly on the base.
- Place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Soak gelatin in cold water for 5-6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, puree the skyr, strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract in a blender.
- Squeeze out the gelatine leaves and dissolve in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Add about 3-4 tablespoons of the skyr mixture and mix well.
- Add the mixture to the remaining skyr mixture and stir until smooth.
- Beat the cream with a hand mixer for 3-4 minutes until stiff and fold in carefully.
- Spread the skyr cream on the base and place in the fridge for 4 hours or preferably overnight.
- Top the no-bake strawberry skyr cake with fresh berries and enjoy!
Apple skyr cake recipe
Whether it’s vegan, sugar-free or low carb – a juicy apple pie always tastes delicious. We love the classics, of course, but for a change we want to make an apple squire cake that’s just as delicious and fluffy.
- 6 medium apples
- 300 grams of skyr
- 100 grams of spelled flour or wholemeal flour
- 80 grams of brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 packet of vanilla pudding powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a round spring form with baking paper.
- Peel the apples, cut 4 apples into slices and finely chop the rest. Mix with the lemon juice.
- Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a bowl with a pinch of salt for 4-5 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the skyr, flour, pudding powder, cinnamon and baking powder to the yolk mixture and mix for 1 minute.
- Fold in the sliced apples and mix gently.
- Gradually add the beaten egg whites and stir to a smooth batter.
- Pour the batter into the spring form and cover with the apple slices.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes and let cool completely.
- And your apple pie with skyr is ready!
Low calorie chocolate cake with skyr
Healthy and low-calorie brownies for only 170 calories each? Yes, with our skyr cake recipe it is actually possible! Just so fluffy and chocolatey – perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
- 30 grams of ground oats
- 25 grams of cocoa powder
- 150 grams of skyr
- 2 eggs
- 100 grams of brown sugar
- 20 grams of coconut oil, melted
- 80 grams of dark chocolate
- 50 grams walnuts, chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a square baking pan with baking paper.
- Mix the ground oats and cocoa powder together in a small bowl.
- Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave.
- Add the sugar, skyr and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Beat in eggs one by one and mix until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients and stir.
- Finally, fold in the chopped nuts and pour the batter into the baking pan.
- Bake the low-calorie brownies for 20-25 minutes and let cool completely.
- Enjoy it!