Not sure if you notice a theme here but I tend go through real food phases, one week its dates dates dates, the next I can’t get enough almond butter in my life and right now i’m in a real banana phase.
I think you’ll agree that another predominant theme here is my love of everything and anything sweet.
So when I combined the two…well it was love 🙂 Creamy dreamy banana(ey) love
Crust:1/2 cup almonds, 3/4 cup dates,1tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp coco powder… Pulse together in food processor until resembles a sandy texture, and then press into saran wrap lined cake pan. Place in freezer while preparing the filling.
Filling:1 1/2 cups cashews (soaked overnight, drained and rinsed well in the am), 1/3 coconut oil melted, 1/3 cup maple syrup, Juice of 2 lemons, 2 bananas, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 banana sliced up for the top… in a high speed blender, I used a vitamix, blend everything (minus the bananas) until very creamy. Pour half of the mixture in the prepared pan and then toss the two reserved bananas back in the blender until fully mixed. Pour on top of the first ‘cheese’ layer and freeze until firm. Right before serving, top with banana slices.
This cheesecake is not super banana(ey) but is complemented well with the hint of chocolate from the crust… Hope you enjoy
And… because I can’t help it, Taffy wanted to say hi 🙂