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Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Updated on August 3, 2012
Finished and ready to eat mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes.
Finished and ready to eat mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes. | Source
4.8 stars from 4 ratings of Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

The only thing better than a full sized cheesecake is a delicious bite sized mini cheesecake. If you have family that likes cheesecake you might be able to get by eating only a slice or two of a whole cheesecake. However, if no one eats it chances are you will eat the whole thing yourself. I prefer these cute mini cheesecakes, because they are perfectly proportioned and quick and easy to bake.

These mini cheesecakes are perfect for one person, for sharing at work, or packing as a light and delicious dessert. For a quick and easy cheesecake dessert these mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes are perfect.

A great blend of flavors that each complement each other, these mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes are sure to be a hit. If you are looking for something a little more elegant they can be topped with strawberries or strawberry sauce and served on a plate with the wrappers removed.


*Note

Add approximately 30-45 minutes to the ready time. The cheesecakes have to chill and set in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Approximately 12


Tips for Making Cheesecakes:

Whether you are making a full size or mini cheesecake these tips will greatly increase your likelihood of creating perfect and crack free cakes.


When preparing the cheesecake:

  • For best results, use regular cream cheese unless the recipe specifically calls for low-fat or fat-free products.
  • Make sure batter is smooth and free of lumps before adding any eggs.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of the springform pan to prevent cracking.

When baking:

  • Open the door as little as possible, the drafts can cause cheesecakes to crack.
  • Check for doneness at the minimum recommended time to prevent burning.
  • Use a springform pan that seals tightly and is not warped.

Serving and storing cheesecakes:

  • For maximum flavor let chilled cheesecake stand for 15-30 minutes.
  • Slice cheesecake cold to prevent cracking.
  • Store for up to 3 day in the refrigerator for best flavor.

Many of these tips are meant for a whole cheesecake, but you can easily transfer many if not all of these tips to your mini cheesecakes. Instead of greasing your muffin tin for your mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes, muffin liners work great.



Ingredients for Cheesecake Crust:

  • 1 cup crushed Graham Crackers
  • 2 Tbs. Brown Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2/1/2 Tbs. of melted Butter ( I used the stove on low heat to prevent burning)



Ingredients for Cheesecake:

  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese, (Make sure it's room temperature before using)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3-1/2 cup Chocolate Chips, (Depending on your chip preference)
  • 2 Bananas, (Approximately 1/2 cup pureed)


*Note: To keep the bananas from browning, peel and puree them right before you are going to mix them with the cream cheese and sugar.


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How I crush my graham crackers. A mini chopper is perfect.Crust ingredients ready for mixing.Mixed crust ingredients.Cheesecake ingredients minus the egg ready for mixing.Mixed cheesecake ingredients including the egg.Mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes ready for the oven.Finished mini cheesecakes.Mini cheesecakes ready to be chilled.
How I crush my graham crackers. A mini chopper is perfect.
How I crush my graham crackers. A mini chopper is perfect. | Source
Crust ingredients ready for mixing.
Crust ingredients ready for mixing. | Source
Mixed crust ingredients.
Mixed crust ingredients. | Source
Cheesecake ingredients minus the egg ready for mixing.
Cheesecake ingredients minus the egg ready for mixing. | Source
Mixed cheesecake ingredients including the egg.
Mixed cheesecake ingredients including the egg. | Source
Mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes ready for the oven.
Mini banana chocolate chip cheesecakes ready for the oven. | Source
Finished mini cheesecakes.
Finished mini cheesecakes. | Source
Mini cheesecakes ready to be chilled.
Mini cheesecakes ready to be chilled. | Source

Instructions:

  1. Mix all of the cheesecake crust ingredients together.
  2. Fill muffin tin with paper muffin wrappers and press crust mixture into the bottom.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (You only want the oven preheated for 10-15 minutes before placing your cheesecake in the oven)
  4. Cream together cheese, sugar, vanilla, and pureed bananas until lumps are completely gone.
  5. Add egg taking care to not over beat.
  6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until edges are slightly puffed and center jiggles slightly.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes to let the middle set and move to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to completely cool and set.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I'm glad you enjoyed them Jasmine:) Oreo's sound like a good crust too. I may just have to try that next time.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      I just finished making these cupcakes! My very first time making cheesecake and it was a lot easier than expected. The recipe was easy to follow and had the perfect portion for my tray of cupcakes! I took mine out a couple minutes early, they look beautiful. Now, to the best part! They taste phenomenal too! I used crushed oreo instead of graham and used the full cup of chocolate chips.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      alissaroberts--Me too!:) Hope you and the family enjoy them.

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      Alissa Roberts 5 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Yum! I love any kind of cheesecake and this banana and chocolate chip mixture sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing another great recipe with us!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Aren't they Simone:) Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      These are so adorable!! Love it!!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      americanidle77-The nice thing about the tips is that you can apply them to any type of cheesecake recipe and they will definitely help eliminate the cracking.

      truthfornow-I hadn't either until I decided that's what I was doing with my leftover bananas:) I like different, yet tasty dessert.

      HawaiiHeart-Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment.

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      Shaddie 5 years ago from Washington state

      Oh my gosh this sounds yummy...

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      OMG...some of my fave ingredients in a single dessert! Looks so decadent!

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I have never actually had banana cheesecake before, so I am apparently missing out. Looks yummy. The idea of mini cheesecakes does means you can eat a lot. These would be perfect for a get together. Thanks.

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      americanidle7 5 years ago

      these look amazing. i like all the tips you gave, too :) very helpful

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Angela Brummer-I have plenty of mini cheesecakes to share:) Hope you enjoy them.

      Ardie- I totally agree! Mini's tend to make me eat more of them too. Hope you enjoy the perfect little cheesecakes.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Im so glad Tammyswallow shared this on the HubPages feed because I love bananas, I love chocolate, and I love cheesecake!!! Anything mini makes me feel like its ok to eat 9 so this is a PERFECT little recipe :)

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I have that plate I just need the cheese cakes to put on it! I will definitely try this!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      tammyswallow-Thanks for the sweet comment. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! That is probably the best recipie I have seen on Hubpages to date. Where have they been all my life. Great hub!