Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bananas Foster Ricotta Cheesecake

This cheesecake is out-of-this-world delicious!! I absolutely love cheesecake, as I mentioned in my pumpkin cheesecake recipe post from a few weeks ago, and I also love bananas foster...Well, I thought to myself, why not combine cheesecake and bananas foster?! It's AMAZING. The ricotta makes the cheesecake light and fluffy, instead of using cream cheese. This would make a great healthy Thanksgiving dessert that everyone will love!! 

The bananas foster topping is super simple to make, and you will probably have all of the ingredients on hand! All you need is two ripe bananas, grass fed butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and coconut milk!! The cheesecake is also very easy to make, you only need five ingredients!! 

Bananas Foster Ricotta Cheesecake (serves 8)
Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 4 cups ricotta
  • 5 large eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Bananas Foster Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grass fed salted butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • pinch of cinnamon 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch pie pan with parchment paper.
Whisk ricotta, egg yolks, coconut sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
In a stand mixer, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Once egg whites are fluffy and stiff peaks have formed, gently fold into ricotta mixture. Once everything is combined, pour into pie pan and place in oven for about 45 minutes.
After you remove cheesecake from the oven, let cool on counter. Once fully cooled, wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Before you serve the cheesecake, you have to make the bananas foster topping! Heat butter and coconut sugar in a pan over medium heat. Once melted, add in coconut milk. The sauce will resemble caramel! Once sauce is starting to slowly boil, add in banana slices, and cinnamon and caramelize for about 3 minutes.
Once bananas foster is done and slightly cooled, remove cheesecake from fridge. Pour bananas foster on top, slice and serve!! Enjoy this delicious and healthy dessert!


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