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Roasted banana mango cheesecake cups

Roasting the banana and mango intensifies their flavour and the spices add to the tropical taste
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Two glasses filled with cheesecake, roasted banana and mango
4 servings / 35 min

Prep 20 min / Cook 15 min

Ingredients
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 bananas, cut into thick 1-inch (2.5 cm) slices
  • 1 ripe but firm mango, cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 1% Cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled graham crackers (four 2-1/2-inch/6 cm square crackers)
 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Add bananas and mango; stir gently to coat fruit with spices. Spread out on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit is browned and soft, but still holds its shape. Let cool until just warm.
  4. Set 8 of the best looking banana slices and 12 of the best looking mango pieces aside for garnish.
  5. In a food processor or in a large, tall cup using an immersion blender, combine the remaining roasted banana and mango, brown sugar, Cottage cheese and vanilla; purée until smooth. Add yogurt and pulse until blended. Taste and add more sugar, if necessary; pulse to combine.
  6. In a small bowl, combine graham crackers with remaining cinnamon; spoon into bottom of 4 wide-mouth small mason jars or clear dessert dishes, dividing equally. Spoon in Cottage cheese mixture, then top with reserved roasted fruit. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day before serving.
     
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 4)
  • Calories 253
  • Protein 15 g
  • Total Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Carbohydrates 42 g
    Fibre 4 g
    Sugars 29 g
    Added sugars 6 g
  • Sodium 301 mg
  • Potassium 519 mg