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Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake

Cheesecake and banoffee pie – two wonderful and decadent treats that rarely fail in making people sit back, smile, and pat their bellies with delight. While nothing can beat a classic ‘just-like-grandma’ makes it cheesecake, this recipe takes the idea and basic flavours and lightens things up a little. Organic rolled oats, rye and spelt flakes are toasted in a little coconut oil and honey along with linseeds, buckwheat kernels, and nuts. This crunchy nut muesli is then layered into jam jars with a blend of cream cheese, yoghurt and banana. Topped off with sliced of slices of banana and a little extra drizzle of honey, these are a healthy and delicious alternative to a classic cheesecake or banoffee pie.

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2 ripe bananas

½ cup rolled oats

¼ cup rolled rye

¼ cup rolled spelt

¼ cup buckwheat kernels

2 tbsp linseeds

2 tbsp almonds, roughly chopped

2 tbsp hazelnuts, roughly chopped

1 tbsp coconut oil – or olive oil

1/2 tbsp honey

Sea salt

¾ cup good quality cream cheese

½ cup natural Greek yoghurt

¼ tsp cinnamon

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For the crunchy nut muesli, place the oats, rye, spelt, buckwheat, linseeds, and chopped nuts into a shallow pan, cook for 5 or so minutes over medium heat, until lightly toasted. Add the oil, honey, and a pinch of sea salt, and stir until the mixture is well coated. Remove from heat and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the cream cheese, yoghurt, cinnamon, and one of the bananas. Blend until smooth. Taste and add some extra honey to sweeten things up a little if you like.

To serve, layer the ingredients in jam jars – a few tablespoons of muesli, followed by some banana slices, and a generous dollop of the banana cheesecake mixture. Repeat.

Serve immediately or pop into the fridge to serve later.

Serves 2 medium jam jars

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14 thoughts on “Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake

  1. Yummm….something very cheeky about eating from a jar – reminds me of my youth when I would attack the nutella jar!! The photography is lovely and really highlights the beauty of the cheesecake too.

    My name is Donna and I am from nectar and stone blog – all about food and fashion (for me they go hand in hand). I am currently on a quest to introduce myself to the food blog community (I have two small kids) so time for me can be limited but I am slowly but surely getting there. I want to build some lovely friendships with people who share the same passions and love for food like I do – it is great to share ideas and inspiration with people who feel the same way.

    Donna

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