How to Make Banana Berry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt & Quinoa Parfaits

The joy of intertwining flavors in the kitchen—the seductive dance of sweetness and zest. I’m Gobble, your culinary navigator over at Food and Meal, and today we embark on a lusciously fruity voyage with a dessert bound to entice your taste buds and heart alike. This isn’t just a recipe; it’s a tale of comfort, a slice of serenity in the bustling reality. The dish at hand? The marvelous Banana Berry Cheesecake.

I remember the cascade of emotions that enveloped me the first time I cradled a slice of this divine creation. There was a profound sense of nostalgia. It brought me back to my childhood summer breaks, those carefree days meandering through the farmers’ markets with my parents, our baskets loaded with the ripest berries and the most fragrant bananas. The warmth of the sun seemed to be captured within these fruits, promising a dessert that would be both a solace and a celebration.

In concocting this Banana Berry Cheesecake, I chase that ephemeral joy, the one that only the perfect blend of sweet banana, tangy berries, and velvety cheesecake can provide. It’s an ode to the simplicity of quality ingredients, to the artistry of baking, and to the moments of happiness we so often seek.

Weaving the familiarity of a classic cheesecake with the playful twist of banana and a lively burst of berry, this dessert dances on the palate. It is a testament to the magic that ensues when you meld the creamy with the fruity, the traditional with the novel. Crafting this cheesecake speaks to the soul in a way only a true symphony of flavors can.

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone, lifting your spirits after a challenging day, or simply reveling in the tender act of creating, this Banana Berry Cheesecake is more than a treat—it’s a heartfelt gesture, a piece of pure delight to share with dear ones or to savor solo as you reflect on life’s sweet symphony.

As we step into the world of cream cheese and graham cracker crumbs, fresh bananas, and vivid berries, allow the anticipation to build. Let’s preheat our ovens and prepare ourselves for the enchantment of baking, where we not only feed our bodies but also nourish our souls.

Banana Berry Cheesecake.
Creamy cheesecake perfection topped with a burst of berries.

Banana Berry Cheesecake Recipe

How To Make Banana Berry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt

Banana Berry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt & Quinoa Parfaits

Layers of naturally sweetened banana cheesecake yogurt, fresh berries, and nutty quinoa give you a delicious and satisfying dose of fruit, whole grains, and protein. Healthy enough for breakfast, fun enough for a snack, and sweet enough for dessert!
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Course: Breakfast, Cake, Desserts
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: cheese cake, greek yogurt
CookingStyle: Baking
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Hung Dao
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Banana Berry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt

  • 1 cup assorted berries raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup quinoa cooked and cooled and prepared according to packaging instructions
  • 1 very ripe banana mashed
  • honey or any sweetener of your choice


  • Mix together the cream cheese, yogurt and mashed bananas into a bowl. Use a whisk or hand mixer to incorporate them until they achieve a smooth consistency.  You can also put additional sweetener if you want the mixture to be suit your sweet tooth.
  • Layer about 2 tablespoons of quinoa at the bottom of jars, bowls, or containers.
  • For the next layer, put about a quarter of berries and a quarter of the cheesecake mixture. If you’re making big parfaits, repeat the pattern before topping it with the additional berries (if you deem it necessary).
  • You can also chill them first before serving but that’s up to you.



Note:  You can chop the berries in half or quarters if they are large.  Set aside additional berries for garnish if you also want.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 401kcal | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 148mg | Sugar: 22g
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Alternative Method: Instant Pot Banana Berry Cheesecake

Banana Berry Cheesecake.
Fresh berries: the crowning glory of your cheesecake.

To prepare this delectable cheesecake, start by crafting the crust in a medium-sized bowl, where graham cracker crumbs and melted butter come together. Press this mixture into the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan, ensuring an even crust, and set it aside. Moving on to the filling, beat softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl until achieving a smooth consistency. Integrate granulated sugar and continue beating until well combined. Incorporate mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract, stirring until the batter attains a creamy and smooth texture. Pour this luscious filling over the graham cracker crust in the springform pan. For the cooking process, add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot. Fashion a sling with aluminum foil, place the cheesecake pan on it, and lower the pan into the Instant Pot. Seal the lid, set the valve to sealing, and pressure cook on high for 35 minutes, allowing for a natural pressure release. Once cooked, delicately remove the cheesecake from the Instant Pot using the sling. Let it cool at room temperature for about an hour, then transfer it to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Prior to serving, generously crown the cheesecake with a layer of mixed berries. To enjoy, release the cheesecake from the springform pan, slice it into eight portions, and serve each slice adorned with extra berries on top. Indulge in the delightful combination of creamy cheesecake and vibrant berries!

Tips for making Banana Berry Cheesecake

Banana Berry Cheesecake
A sweet slice of banana berry cheesecake paradise.

Cooking Tips

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Allow your cream cheese, eggs, and butter (if using for the crust) to come to room temperature. This ensures a smooth and lump-free batter.
  • Avoid Overmixing: When combining ingredients, mix until just incorporated. Overmixing can lead to a denser cheesecake.
  • Proper Sealing: When using an Instant Pot, make sure the springform pan is properly sealed with aluminum foil to prevent water from seeping into the crust.
  • Natural Pressure Release: After pressure cooking, let your Instant Pot naturally release pressure. A quick release can cause cracking.
  • Chill Thoroughly: For the best texture and flavor, refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Fresh Berries: Use fresh, ripe berries for the topping. You can also toss them with a bit of sugar for extra sweetness.

Serving Suggestions

Banana Berry Cheesecake
Indulge in the irresistible allure of homemade cheesecake.

Begin with Blending Pineapple Ice Cream, offering a tropical zing to refreshingly contrast the cheesecake’s creamy texture. Follow up with Thai Mango Sticky Rice, transitioning from the dense, creamy dessert to a lighter, fruity option. To balance the cheesecake’s sweet indulgence, serve a Radicchio and Parmesan Salad beforehand, cleansing the palate with bitter notes and sharp cheese. Alternatively, Japanese Cucumber Summer Soup provides a light and cool starter that contrasts with the richness of the cheesecake, offering diverse flavors. Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes make for a perfect brunch pairing, especially with a berry compote echoing the cheesecake’s flavors. Consider Hibachi Vegetables and Sprouts as a savory and crunchy side dish to precede the cheesecake, offering a pleasant savory counterpoint. For a double dessert option, pair Low-Potassium Strawberry Pie with the Banana Berry Cheesecake, creating a melody of berry flavors. Blending Strawberry Dressing with a mixed greens salad introduces a tart and sweet element that balances the cheesecake’s sweetness. Air Fried Rosemary Green Beans provide a crunchy and herbal contrast to the soft and fruity cheesecake. As a main dish before dessert, serve Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bowls, with their savory and slightly sweet profiles gently leading up to the Banana Berry Cheesecake. These suggestions aim not only for taste compatibility but also to offer a succession of textures and flavors, enhancing the dining experience and making the meal memorable.

Frequently Asked Questions about Banana Berry Cheesecake

Banana Berry Cheesecake
Sharing the love, one cheesecake slice at a time.
  • Can I use frozen berries? Yes, you can use frozen berries for the topping, but thaw and drain them first to remove excess moisture.
  • How do I prevent cracks in my cheesecake? Avoid overmixing, use room temperature ingredients, and let your cheesecake cool gradually. Natural pressure release in the Instant Pot also helps prevent cracks.
  • Can I make this cheesecake in advance?Absolutely! You can make it a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator. The flavors meld beautifully as it chills.
  • How long does leftover cheesecake last?Leftover cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to maintain freshness.
  • Can I freeze cheesecake?Yes, cheesecake freezes well. Wrap individual slices or the whole cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw in the refrigerator when ready to enjoy.
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Banana Berry Cheesecake stands as a marriage of sweet and tangy flavors, where the lushness of bananas harmonizes with the zest of fresh berries, all nestled atop a traditional crumbly graham cracker crust. The creaminess of the cheesecake layer acts as a canvas, allowing the inherent flavors of the fruit to shine through, creating a dessert that’s satisfying yet refreshing. At Food And Meal (, a platform that connects food lovers with a world of recipes and culinary insights, this particular dessert has the potential to become a delightful centerpiece for both everyday indulgences and special occasions.

This concoction showcases how simple ingredients can be transformed into an elegant creation, combining the familiar with a touch of gourmet sophistication. Not only is this dessert visually appealing with its vibrant berries, but the textural contrast between the creamy filling, the softness of the banana, and the crunch of the crust provides a sensory experience that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

In conclusion, the Banana Berry Cheesecake recipe we’ve explored embodies the spirit of what Food And Meal celebrates: the joy of creating and sharing delectable food. Its ease of preparation makes it accessible to home chefs of all levels, while the use of readily-available ingredients ensures that anyone can replicate this delightful dessert. Whether you’re looking to impress guests, enjoy a family dinner, or simply treat yourself, this cheesecake variation is a testament to the creativity and comfort that cooking can offer. For more inspirational recipes and culinary wisdom, visit, where the art of food truly comes to life.

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