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Stack of mini cheesecakes with chocolate drizzle

Mini Banana Cheesecake

Pavani
This mini Banana Cheesecake recipe is easy to make and is packed with banana flavor. These individual cheesecakes are great make ahead dessert for parties.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients
  

For the Crust:

  • 6 Digestive Biscuits (about ½ cup crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, at room temperature (1 block)
  • 2 Large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Light brown sugar, packed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Place the digestive biscuits and butter in the food processor and process until smooth crumbs form. Divide the crust evenly in the muffin pan, about 1 tsp per muffin. Place the muffin pan in the fridge to chill while you make the cheesecake batter.
  • Mash the bananas really well with a fork. Add lemon juice and set aside until ready to use.
  • Wipe down the food processor and process the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs and sugar. Finally add the mashed banana mixture. Process until the batter is smooth - scrape the sides of the processor to get everything incorporated.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the cavities of the mini muffin pan - about 1tbsp of batter each. Bake for 12~14 minutes or until the tops of the cheesecake look set.
  • Remove from the oven and after about 5 minutes, gently remove the cheesecakes onto a wire rack to cool. Once they are completely cooled, chill them in the fridge for at least 2~4 hours before serving.
  • Drizzle generously with chocolate sauce before serving. Optionally top the cheesecakes with fresh berries and Enjoy!!

Notes

Tips: 
  • Make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature. Leave it on the counter for at least 3~4 hours or even overnight. There is no shortcut to get it to room temperature.
  • NEVER microwave cream cheese unless you know exactly how long it takes to get it right.
  • Eggs should also be at room temperature. If you forget, place them in a bowl of hot tap water for about 15 minutes.
  • If you want to make this recipe in a regular 9" springform pan, then here are the ingredients: For the Crust - 1½ cups Crushed biscuits and 5tbsp unsalted butter
  • For the Batter - 3 blocks of cream cheese, 6 eggs, 3/4 sup sugar, 4 medium bananas and 1/4cup of lemon juice.