Banana Pudding Cheesecake… yes you read that right, I am using banana’s in one of of my recipes.
Let’s talk Nilla Wafer…
I am all about a Nilla wafer. Anytime I have a box of them in the house it disappears quickly. I also love turning them into crust, and for this cheesecake they are the perfect crust option.
I mean you have to have Nilla Wafers with banana pudding… right?
Banana’s are a must… I guess
It is no secret I am not a fan of bananas AT ALL. I don’t buy them, eat them, cook with them… nothing ever. So when a sweet friend of mine asked me to make her a Banana Pudding Cheesecake I very reluctantly agreed.
She just had a sweet baby boy, and one of her baby gifts was a promise I would make them my Banana Pudding, but when she was in the hospital she tried a banana cream cheesecake from a local restaurant and fell in love with it. I mean when she asked I had to try.
Layered to Perfection
To bring in the banana taste and texture I decided to layer them into the cheesecake, just like you would a traditional banana pudding. Not only does it give you the banana goodness, but it also makes for a beautiful piece of cheesecake (if I don’t say so).
It is also not too much banana … but just enough to make it banana pudding(ish)
Just so Pretty!
Even though I am not a banana fan I have to say I am super happy with how this turned out.
It is rich, creamy, thick with a perfect little layer of banana and Nilla wafers, making each bite special.
And, let’s just talk about when you drizzle the Salted Caramel Sauce over the top… well it just makes it pure perfection.
Banana Pudding Cheesecake Time!
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Give cheesecake a fun twist by turning it into a banana pudding cheesecake everyone will remember.