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Banana Walnut Mini Cheesecakes For Two

Valentine’s Day last month put me in mind of how to have more fun date nights at home, so I’ve been creating some recipes that would be wonderful for a romantic date night while staying in. Obviously these treats would also be great for anniversaries, birthdays, or any time you want something particularly delicious, yet still easy and homemade. With spicy cinnamon, chewy sweet banana, buttery walnuts, and rich creamy cheese, my Banana Walnuts Mini Cheesecakes Recipe was a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day at home.

banana walnut mini cheesecakes for two Valentines Day

All the ingredients are natural, and I use dried banana slices because they are deliciously chewy and textured, and already prepared. Having this ingredient makes this recipe quick and easy so I have more time to do fun things to do on Valentine’s Day. Another big plus to this dessert? The heavenly smell of baking brown sugar and banana filling your kitchen while these yummy Banana Walnut Cheesecakes bake- yum!

Banana Walnut Cheesecake Ingredients
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Banana Walnut Mini Cheesecakes For Two

makes two mini cheesecakes (double recipe to serve four)

Ingredients

For crust:
– 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (for crust)
– 1/4 cup melted butter

For cheesecake filling:
– 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
– 1 large organic egg
– 1/3 cup raw sugar
– 1 tbs crushed walnuts
– 1/4 tsp vanilla

For topping:
– crushed walnuts and dried bananas

Crushed Walnuts
banana walnut cheesecakes for two

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325º F.
2. Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs together in a bowl with a wooden spoon until well mixed, then use batter to coat bottom of each cocotte for bottom crust
3. Beat cream cheese, egg, brown sugar and vanilla together in a bowl and pour batter over crust into each cocotte until 2/3 full (I also added some crushed walnuts to the batter but this is optional).
4. Top each cocotte with a layer of chopped bananas and crushed walnuts.
5. Bake at 325º F for 40 minutes.

When I spread the chopped toppings on top, I also added a few whole pieces of chewy banana slices. I love that this recipe is so incredibly easy, yet you can make it at home with healthy ingredients that are natural and nourishing. You can find more healthy snack alternatives from your family’s snack pantry.

banana walnut cheesecakes for two
banana walnut cheesecakes romantic dessert for two

Happy Baking!



  • Oh I love the size of these. They’re just perfect and satisfying enough. YUM!ReplyCancel

  • These sound perfect for date night! Love that you can create something special without having to spend a lot or get something extravagantReplyCancel

  • Oh these turned out fabulous. Add a little caramel sauce on top and I would be in heaven eating one :)ReplyCancel

  • Kait

    Cute and perfect for portion control! Loved how these turned out!ReplyCancel

  • Terri

    This sounds delicious. Love your use of raw sugar in the recipe and in the photo :)ReplyCancel

  • Raijean

    Geez, this sounds amazing. I need to try this, this weekend.ReplyCancel

  • HilLesha

    Something like this would be perfect for me to make on Valentine’s Day. I’m sure my husband would love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    This looks so tasty! I’ll definitely have to try this as I’m sure me and my family would love it.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen

    Yum this looks amazing and sounds great.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    Who doesn’t love a good cheescake?? These are just too sweet! Love the bananas on top too :)ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    I love mini desserts since it’s like built-in portion control. :) I know my husband would love this too, so I see this in my near future.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal

    I could eat chocolate for every meal of the day, but my husband isn’t as big of a fan. This is much more up his alley. I know he’d love these for Valentine’s Day.ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    My favorite thing is desserts in bite-sized, mini, or small portions! It helps me to keep the portion control in check! And I need it when it comes to cheesecake. :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    These look amazing! I am loving the little desserts trend and even have these same coquettes in my panty. I am going to have to look for the Nourish Nutty Nanas in my store. I haven’t seen them before, but they do look yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Ty

    Sounds like a really tasty combination! I can’t wait to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Ty

    I’m so glad I checked back as I forgot where I saw this. I just bookmarked this. Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • I adore cheeecake! It is one of my favorite desserts and this banana walnut version sounds heavenly.ReplyCancel