Banana Cheesecake (GF, Low-Sugar)

Gluten-free banana cheesecake

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Looking for a healthy, protein-packed dessert? This banana cheesecake can be made with little or no sugar. See the sections above for different crust options, topping options, and flavors that you can stir into the batter!


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For the crust

For the filling

  • 1 lb. (two 8-oz packages) of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp of sugar (optional)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of mashed banana (2 to 3 very ripe bananas)
  • 3 large eggs
  • Whipped cream and sliced bananas for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press into the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan.
  2. The cream cheese needs to be at room temperature before mixing. This is even more important if you don’t plan on using sugar. (Since the sugar helps to whip the cream cheese). Beat the cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla together until smooth. Feel free to use less sugar, or skip it altogether for a refined sugar-free cheesecake. Add the mashed banana and continue to beat until everything is nice and smooth. 
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition. When everything is nicely mixed, pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. 
  4. Set the cheesecake on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 300 F (150 C) until the cheesecake is set (about 20 to 30 minutes). The cheesecake is ready when the center barely jiggles when the pan is tapped.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Serve with slices of fresh banana and whipping cream, or try one of the other topping options in the section above.


  • 3 Tbsp of sugar is the right amount of sweetness for most people. However, feel free to use up to 1/2 cup of sugar for a sweeter cake.
  • I mix my cheesecake up in my Blendtec. (I don’t have a hand mixer or other kitchen mixer). When using my Blendtec, I pulse to break up the cheese a bit, then add all of the ingredients except for the eggs. I blend that as much as possible, then add the eggs, one at a time, as described, scraping down the sides of the blender between each egg. It’s so easy to whip together.


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