As my regular readers should know, I have a certain penchant for the buttery biscuit based dessert that is cheesecake. These smooth and creamy treats seem to be all the rage at the moment and this is yet another to add to my growing hoard of cheesecake recipes. Despite this love, the recipe you are all soon to be reading came about due to a stupid amount of spare bananas. We had made banana bread, banana muffins and banana cookies and wanted to make something radically different – what better than a damn good cheesecake?
Cheesecakes come in all shapes and sizes, this one in particular featuring a rather light filling as it has a fairly low fat content. However, if one wants to increase the fat content and make the dessert richer one may add 2-3 tablespoons of crème fraîche or sour cream. However, I must insist that such a move would be at the peril of the risk taker, and under no circumstances should I be liable for any discomfort caused.
However, let’s not forget the other prominent component of this delicious treat, coffee. Of course, not everyone loves coffee quite as much as I do and for this reason one can add as much or as little coffee as one deems necessary. The recommended 5-6 teaspoons of instant coffee dissolved in 2-3 tablespoons of water would give a fairly prominent coffee flavour without diminishing the fruity taste of the bananas. However, reducing the amount of coffee to perhaps 3-4 teaspoons would still enhance the colour and the richness of the dessert without adding too much flavour.
Banana and Coffee Cheesecake:
Makes 1 cheesecake
• 200g crushed digestive biscuits
• 6 tbsp melted butter
• 60g granulated or caster sugar
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 450g cream cheese or soft cheese
• 180g granulated or caster sugar
• 2 tsp lemon juice
• 3-6 tsp instant coffee, depending on taste
• 4 medium eggs
• 2 ½ bananas, mashed
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Mix the biscuits with butter, sugar and cinnamon and press into the bottom of a greased 9 inch springform pan.
2. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon and coffee. Beat in eggs one at a time then stir in the banana. Pour on top of the biscuit base and bake for an hour.
3. Cool in the oven with the door open until the cake cools to room temperature. Refrigerate until chilled, it will taste best the next day. Visit Https://www.corpcofe.com/ which will help you create great tasting moments with the best coffee to go with your cheesecake.
Cost: The entire cheesecake should really cost no more than £2.70, which is frugal indeed. It is also a great way to use up those bananas that would otherwise go to waste, enjoy!
88 replies on “Banana and Coffee Cheesecake”
Now that looks my kind of pudding! do you think it would be possible to sneak some nuts/peanut butter in somewhere? I’m addicted to peanut butter and banana…..
It looks lovely and light, and I imagine not too cloying, some cheesecakes just stick to the roof of your mouth, but this looks like it wouldn’t.
Yeh, pecan nuts or walnuts work work well… Peanut butter too somewhere! It really doesn’t, it’s lovely.
Banana and coffee sounds so delicious!! What a great idea!
It really is delicious 😀
Hmmm! Another interesting recipe.
Thanks! I think… 😀
My mouth is watering…this looks so good!
Decadence.. wow! c
Omg, that sounds heavenly. I’ve actually never had a coffee cheesecake, although I love coffee in just about every other dessert. I just had my first taste of banana cheesecake this summer with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cake. So good!
You ought to try it, it tastes AMAZING.
Incredible! Bananas are not my favorite but that looks fantastic!
They’re not mine either, but this was really lovely.
oh my, that looks delicious. i’ll have to put it on my list of desserts to make. thanks for leaving a comment on my site!
No problem 😀 Please do, you won’t regret it.
I wish blogs allowed taste tests LOL That looks great!
Thanks… yeh if only haha.
Hi! This looks fabulous. I have passed on your site to a cheesecake baker. Also will try making it myself.
Digestive biscuits are very plain, round, almost tasteless “cookies” that can be bought at a good grocery store in America. They are a cross between a cookie and a cracker and have a little lemon flavor to them – sometimes. I have eaten them in Europe.
Awesome! Thanks so much :D… there you go! Disgestive biscuits are that… although they aren’t sold with a lemon flavour in Britain, and they aren’t tasteless – they taste sort of wheaty.
My mom and aunt are guaranteed to finish this lovely cake all on their own. It look fabulous.
Thanks so much 😀
Coffee and cheesecake – two of my favorite things combined into one! This looks amazing! Wonderful recipe! But what are digestive biscuits? I’ve not heard of them!
Thanks. I’ve never heard them called anything else… so I don’t know… google?
I love cheesecake too…bannoffee is probably my favourite baked and white chocolate my favourite unbaked. I’ve never had banana and coffee combined though…sounds really interesting – and the end result looks delicious. What’s the name for banana and coffee combined? Surely bannoffee as well?!
I guess it’s technically banoffee too, yes :P. I have another up my sleeve – apple crumble cheesecake, I can’t wait.
I’ve never made an entire cheesecake but I’m willing to try this one. I have an awesome recipe for cheesecake cupcakes I bet you’d love. You should check it out!
Thanks for this!!!
Really?! Why not?! so so so simple and delicious. I shall, though I did just make cheesecake muffins 😀
Mainly because I don’t own a spring form pan, but plan on picking one up soon. Especially if it means I can have this in my kitchen shortly after!
Everyone simply must have a spring form tin! Go get one NOW! 🙂
Brilliant! Using digestive biscuits for the crust. That is one thing I miss. Hey, wanna come up with a gluten-free recipe for digestives, eh? It will be fun for you, no? Rats. Alright, I will get working on it then… 🙂
Thanks! It’s what I always go, I don’t get this cracker nonsense… I’m not going to lie… that sounds like an incredibly difficult recipe to come up with since digestives are literally all gluten pretty much – I think they’re primarily wheat. Good luck though. You could substitute them for something else?
Looks sooo good! Thanks for posting this one. Problem for us Aussies though is bananas are currently $14 a kilo (someone else can do the conversion but it’s safe to assume it’s not frugal!). Oh well… it will be decadent!
Wow! That’s very expensive… Thanks for the compliment though :P.
Love the last photo- the texture of this cheesecake looks so perfect and delicious!
Awesome, thanks so much 😀
this looks absolutely delicious! thanks for sharing 🙂
I am such a fan of cheesecake fan. And this Banana and Coffee Cheesecake is one I will definitely have to save and add to my recipe collection. Very nice recipe.
It’s awesome, isn’t it? 😀 Hope you enjoy it when and if you try it!
Oh yummy. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m a big fan of cheesecake so I’ll definitely have to try this out. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Thanks so much, please do! It’s lovely.
Oh my! I have a cherry buckle in the oven as we speak.. but I want THIS!
Great recipe 😀 Bookmarking for sure
Thanks so much!
All your pictures look so wonderful! This cheesecake look so good it’s making me drool. Banana and coffee. It’s a great combination!
Thanks so much! It was seriously delicious 😀
Oh my goodness – I had to read it a few times just because I was enjoying everything you had written so much!! I want to eat that RIGHT NOW!! I seriously must focus my energies on making some sort of cow-dairy free cheesecake. Because I don’t think I can put my tastebuds through this temptation agony much longer!
Well, thank you very much… you are full of compliments! I’m sure you’ll come up with some substitute… I’m so close minded I have no idea about “special food” like dairy free or gluten free etc…
Now that looks absolutely wonderful!
Thanks so much, it tasted wonderful too! 😀
ohh my gosh! this looks so delicious! 🙂
I’m glad you think so. 🙂
that looks absolutively delicious!
Like the new word! Thanks so much.
This looks heavenly. Thanks for stopping by my blog because it gave me a chance to find yours!
Cheers. Glad you came by 😀
Hmm looks like I have a new recipe to veganize. This sounds amazing!
Give it a go! If you can, let me know how it turns out!
This looks heavenly! Nothing I love more in my morning than Bananas and Coffee.
Thanks so much! You should try it out 🙂
omg, this sounds amazing! I love cheesecake and I totally love the idea of adding banana to it…why hasn’t anyone done that before?!
Thanks so much! I dunno, perhaps I’m a genius? Then again…
this looks incredible! I’m definitely trying this recipe!
Please do! You won’t regret it.
My neighbour has broken her ankle and is laid up for 4 weeks so thought I might attempt this one to cheer her up. Problem is I would really like to try some myself but don’t want to take her half a cake. How would you adapt this to mini cheesecakes? I was thinking of a muffin tin and pressing the biscuit base into casings but I’m not an experienced cook so I wasn’t sure about oven temp or timing or if it would work through the paper casing. Suggestions?
This is a great idea! There wouldn’t be any need to use paper cases. They would work fine, you could halve the quantities or whatever. Cooking temperature would be the same but they would take less time. I guess they would need to cook until they go golden on top and jiggle but aren’t runny. If they crack then they have been cooked for too long. I’d go for maybe 25 minutes, but keep an eye on them. It’s a really lovely thing to do!
They turned out great! Wish I could post a photo here. I made some slight modifications as in the interests of frugality I wanted to use what I had in my pantry. So the base was a mix of plain sugar biscuits such as Arrowroot, Marie and some Scotch Finger and as I didn’t have instant I added a double shot of espresso. I would probably add more coffee next time though as the flavour, while it tasted perfect during the mix, after cooking it was lost a little bit. Cooked at 180 for 20 minutes. I left the quantities as is though and it made 12. I did half with a casing and half without and the ones with the casings actually presented a little better as the edges weren’t so brown from being directly against the tin. Also gave a nice corrogated effect a la cafe style. Thanks again for this one, hopefully my neighbour likes them too.
I really hope she does. I’m so glad they turned out well!
Oh my goodness! I’m not usually a cheesecake fan, but this combines all my favorite flavors! This definitely goes on the “try next” list! Yum.
It is simply delicious, I’m so glad you like it!
Oh my!! I’m in love!
Seriously, banana and coffee…in cheesecake. My favorite combo. I must make this one!
:D. It’s really delicious. I hope you do!
wow, what an interesting combination for a cheesecake! I can’t wait to try it. Do you think using espresso instead of instant coffee would work? I dont have any instant..but i do regularly make some espresso. Would love to hear what you think. Again, fantastic idea. Can’t wait to try it.
Yeh espresso would work, any coffee really – instant is just the cheapest. Please let me know how it goes.
This looks deadly! yum!
It is a little bit.
Okay, my mouth literally started watering as I read this. Too bad I can’t have lactose-ingredients like cream cheese. I’m going to look for soy cream cheese or something tho, I’m dying for this one. yum yum yum 🙂
Awesome :D. I hope you can find a substitute. Everyone ought to try it 😛
Hi again from Canada…came back for another peek and found this cheesecake…must try it…and I know I will love it….great idea young man!
Thanks, it was really yummy.
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I made it the other day for my family and they loved it.
I also really like this new york cheesecake recipe.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Awesome! So glad they liked it. I shall check the cheesecake out.
Sounds like a great recipe! Will definitely give it a try when I have some free time!