Sunday, November 4, 2012

Funky Monkey Cheesecake

When we say "we love pie" - it's an understatement.
Any kind will do.  Berry, Rhubarb, Apple, Pot (no, not that kind of pot), Pumpkin, Shepherd's, Chocolate, Pizza...the list goes on and on.

But what about cheesecake?  Is it even a pie!? This question is a moral dilemma we all must face.  And while you're pondering whether cheesecake falls into the major food group that is pie, go ahead and make this simple and delicious creation!  It is a chocolate chip banana cheesecake, for when you feel like monkey-ing around!

Funky Monkey Cheesecake

1 package (12 oz) Silken Tofu
1 tub (8 oz) Vegan Cream Cheese
1 cup Banana, mashed
1 cup Sugar
3 Tbsp Flour
1 and 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Chocolate Chips
Premade Pie Crust

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
2. Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips and pie crust in a food processor or a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer

3. Fold in chocolate chips and pour the filling into the premade crust.
4. Bake for 50 minutes.  Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before chilling the cheesecake in the fridge overnight.  The wait will be hard, but worth it!

Now that you've got your cheesecake, it's time to make the this dessert a pie or a cake?
OH WHO CARES, let's just eat!!

Peace, love, and bananagrams
Pam and KT

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