Mini Banana Cheesecakes with Nilla Wafer Crust
The perfect two bite banana cheesecake with Nilla Wafer crust, fresh whipped cream and a dusting of freshly grated dark chocolate.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time12 hrs 26 mins
- 20 Nilla Wafer cookies
- 2 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 12 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 banana mashed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
Whipped cream ingredients:
- 1 C heavy cream
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 12 cup mini cheesecake pan.
In a food processor, blend cookies until only fine crumbs remain. Mix in sugar and melted butter. Add 1 small cookie scoop of crust mixture to each cavity. Press firmly to create a flat crust. Bake for 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to 325°F.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix together softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add banana, vanilla and salt, mixing until smooth. Finally add 1 egg, mixing only until just combined.
Divide mixture between cavities, roughly 1 heaping medium cookie scoops worth of filling. Cavities should be only be filled 2/3 full.
Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool to room temperature prior to chilling overnight.
Prepare whipped cream by beating together heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
Carefully remove cheesecakes from pan, removing disc from the crust bottom. Top off with fresh whipped cream and optional chocolate shavings.