Brown Sugar Banana No-Bake Cheesecake is a simple and delicious combination of vanilla wafers, bananas, and an easy no-bake brown sugar cheesecake filling!
As much as I adore traditional baked cheesecakes, I have quite a soft spot for the no-bake variety as well. Not only do you skip the long baking time, but you also get a smooth, creamy texture that is pretty tough to beat.
And I love how quickly you can get the filling mixed and chilling! Just a few ingredients and a little bit of mixer time, and you’re done. Then comes the tough part… waiting for it to chill long enough so you can dig into a slice!
This cheesecake starts with a simple cookie crust made with vanilla wafers. Feel free to substitute another cookie for the crust. Graham crackers, Pecan Sandies, or Nutter Butters would be a great choice for this pie.
Next comes a layer of sliced bananas. I use the best parts of one or two bananas to make a single layer of bananas in the bottom of the crust. If you prefer more banana flavor, you can certainly add another layer or even two.
For the smoothest texture, make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before making the filling.
Then, there’s the filling. Well, let me just say that I would be most happy with a scoop of this stuff in a bowl for my dessert. It’s so, so good yet so simple. Just five ingredients! All of that brown sugar makes it irresistible to me. And the hint of cinnamon is the perfect complement to both the filling and the bananas.
While the filling of this cheesecake is not baked at all, I do prefer to bake cookie crusts like this briefly. In my experience, they hold up a bit better after a little bit of oven time. If you prefer a true no-bake experience, then you can assemble the crust and chill it for about 30 minutes before filling it.
With its amazing flavor and quick preparation, this cheesecake is a great go-to recipe when you need something quick and easy that will impress your family or guests. I know that it will make many more appearances on my table!