Saturday, May 8, 2010

Banana Cream Cheesecake (with splenda)

Many notes on this one! Notes in blue.

Crust

  • 1 cup All-Bran Bran Buds Fiber Cereal (you can use graham crackers or nilla wafers if you prefer!)
  • 1/4 cup imitation butter (Promise Heart Smart)- (Feel free to use margarine.)
  • 1/4 cup splenda
Filling
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup Splenda (or use 3/4 cup Sugar)
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 3 egg beaters (3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Optioal toppings
  • Fat Free Cool Whip
  • Sugar Free Caramel Ice Cream topping
  • Fresh bananas
  • Sugar Free Chocolate syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cereal in food processor or blender; process until finely crushed. Add butter imitation; process until blended. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan and bake for 2-3 minutes, and then repress (I find this helps with the sticky issue. Baking it a couple minutes to get it hot makes it easier to work with without it sticking to your hands.)
  2. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with a fork until creamy. Add splenda and cornstarch; stir until blended. Add egg beaters, one at a time, beating with an electric mixer well after each addition. Beat in bananas, whipping cream and vanilla.
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Place pan on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 200°F. Continue baking 75-85 minutes or until center is almost set. Loosen edge of cheesecake with a knife; refidgerate cheesecake uncovered for 6 hours or over night.
  4. Remove Spring form pan sides before serving. Garnish with desired toppings and enjoy!
Makes 6 BIG servings or 8 good sized servings (depending how much you're in the mood for. Both calculated below.)

Nutrition (for 6 servings) Not including toppings.
Calories 261
Fat 7g
Sat Fat 4g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 960mg
Potassium 320mg
Carbs 31g
Fiber 7.5g
Sugars 12g
Protein 19g

Nutrition (for 8 servings) Not including toppings.
Calories 196
Fat 5g
Sat Fat 3g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 720mg
Potassium 240mg
Carbs 24g
Fiber 5.5g
Sugars 9g
Protein 14g

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