Chocolate Banana Cheesecake

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READY IN: 9hrs 30mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar, then stir in butter.
  • Set aside 1/4 cup of mixture for toping, and press the rest into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet and bake in a 350° oven for 7-9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg and egg whites, and beat on low spped until just combined.
  • Gently stir in banana, chocolate chips, and vanilla.
  • Pour half of the batter over the crust.
  • Combine cocoa and oil, and stir into remaining batter.
  • Drop by spoonfuls into the pan and gently spread into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle reserved crust mixture on top.
  • Place the pan on an 18-inch square of aluminum foil, and wrap the foil around the pan.
  • Place pan into a large baking pan, and add 1 inch of water to the baking pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until the center is just set.
  • Remove pan from water bath and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife around the edge to loosen, then cool 1 hour longer.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan before cutting and serving.
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