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Banana Cheesecake

This creamy cheesecake is the perfect way to use up ripe bananas. So delectable and satisfying! Top it off with caramel sauce for good measure!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas, cream cheese, nilla wafers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 405kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Nilla wafer crumbs approximately 50 wafers
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • caramel sauce topping/garnish
  • nilla wafers topping/garnish
  • bananas topping/garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the Nilla Wafer crumbs (use a food processor to form crumbs or put them into a large ziploc bag and break them down using a heavy spoon) and the butter. Stir until crumbly. Press firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mashed bananas and lemon juice. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar. Mix on medium speed (hand-held or stand-up mixer) for 2-3 minutes, or until mixture is smooth.
  • Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix on medium speed for another 2-3 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs and mix until fully incorporated. Fold in the banana mixture. Pour the mixture over the prepared crust and bake for 60-70 minutes in the preheated oven, or until center is cooked through (the center should jiggle with a gentle shake).
  • Cover and chill for a minimum of 1 hour. Cut into slices and top with Nilla wafers, banana slices and caramel sauce (if desired).

Notes

1 hr chilling.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg