Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Creamy and delicious Banana Pudding Cheesecake is a mixture of homemade vanilla pudding, graham cracker crust, and fresh cut bananas!!

If you love cheesecake you will love this rich and delicious Banana Pudding Cheesecake! It is very easy to make and I found it is best if you leave it in the refrigerator over night. For more decadent cheesecake recipes try Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes, Jello Cheesecake, and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.

Creamy and delicious Banana Pudding Cheesecake on a white plate

Banana + Cheesecake

Shannon here from Fitness Food Diva has a mouth-watering pie recipe to share.

If you can imagine for a moment how yummy cheesecake is, then kick it up a notch with this rich and creamy Banana Pudding Cheesecake. Cheesecake is such a tried and true favorite dessert and I have to say this Banana Pudding Cheesecake will not disappoint anyone. The mixture of the homemade vanilla pudding, graham cracker crust, and fresh cut bananas will put you at the top of the dessert hall of fame. One slice will be all you need since it is so rich and creamy, but it will be worth every bite.

If you are ever in need of a cheesecake that will be pleasing to the eyes and the stomach look no further. Each bite will keep you coming back for more. Although it is rich it is not overly sweet and with the addition of the cool whip on top if you are looking to please even the biggest sweet tooth, I promise this Banana Pudding Cheesecake with be just the dessert to make.

 Banana Pudding Cheesecake in a pie pan.

Making Banana Pudding Cheesecake

PREP. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Graham Cracker Crust

MIX. In a large bowl add graham cracker crumbs and ¼ cup sugar, mix until well combined. Drizzle in melted butter and mix well.

BAKE. Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 7 minutes or until light brown, cool completely. (This can be done the night before).

Vanilla Pudding

WHISK. In a large saucepan whisk together ⅔ cup granulated sugar with flour and salt until well combined. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth.

BOIL. Bring mixture to a boil while stirring over medium heat. Cook until thickened.

THICKEN. Slowly stir in 2 cups of thickened cooked milk mixture into the egg yolks. (This is not additional milk) Add egg yolks back to the pan and continue to stir while returning mixture to a subtle boil. Cook until thickened and the consistency of pudding.

COOL. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Cream Cheese

CREAM. Beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add pudding mixture to cream cheese and mix until well combined, scraping sides of bowl well.

ASSEMBLE. Cover bottom of graham cracker crust with ⅓ banana pudding cheesecake mixture. Add sliced bananas and cover with remaining cheesecake mixture.

Enjoy!! Refrigerate cheesecake until cold or overnight. Serve with cool whip and additional sliced banana.

A Slice of banana cheesecake on a white plate

Tips + Variations

For more crust options, use vanilla wafers for the crust instead.

This is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. You can make it 2-3 days in advance, just cover it tightly (as airtight as possible) and store in the refrigerator. Add your toppings right before serving. 

We have personally made this in a simple pie pan but if you want to slice it like a traditional cheesecake you can make it in a 9’’ springform pan which will allow the bottom to pop out easily. We just don’t find it necessary since it is more comparable to a pudding pie than a traditional cheesecake.

Additional toppings

  • More banana slices
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Whipped cream or Cool whip
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate shavings

Banana layered in a creamy cheesecake on a white plate

Storing Tips

To STORE cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This banana pudding cheesecake can be frozen. It will FREEZE well for up to 3 months. Once the cheesecake has cooled in the refrigerator, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and foil or in an airtight container and freeze. To thaw, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. I don’t suggest freezing it with any toppings, I would wait to add them until right before serving it.

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Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Creamy and delicious Banana Pudding Cheesecake is a mixture of homemade vanilla pudding, graham cracker crust, and fresh cut bananas!! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 494 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup Graham crackers crushed (about 12 whole crackers)
  • 6 tsp sugar splenda blend
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar splenda blend
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 whole egg yolks whisked
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 16 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese or regular fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 whole bananas sliced
  • For serving, cool whip and additional banana slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl add graham cracker crumbs and ¼ cup sugar, mix until well combined. Drizzle in melted butter and mix well.
  • Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 7 minutes or until light brown, cool completely. (This can be done the night before).
  • To make Vanilla Pudding: In a large saucepan whisk together ⅔ cup granulated sugar with flour and salt until well combined. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth.
  • Bring mixture to a boil while stirring over medium heat. Cook until thickened.
  • Slowly stir in 2 cups of thickened cooked milk mixture into the egg yolks. (This is not additional milk)
  • Add egg yolks back to the pan and continue to stir while returning mixture to a subtle boil. Cook until thickened and the consistency of pudding.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add pudding mixture to cream cheese and mix until well combined, scraping sides of bowl well.
  • Cover bottom of graham cracker crust with ⅓ banana pudding cheesecake mixture. Add sliced bananas and cover with remaining cheesecake mixture.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake until cold or overnight.
  • Serve with cool whip and additional sliced banana.

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  1. Ummm, is this nutrition label correct? For the banana pudding cheesecake looks lovely but scary.

    1. Hmm..not sure what could have gone wrong? It shouldn’t be soupy at all. Did you mix the pudding until thickened? Or, change anything with the recipe?