Frozen Banana Crème Pie

Frozen Banana Crème Pie
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Frozen Banana Crème Pie

This raw, vegan, gluten-free, and ultra-healthy rendition of frozen banana crème pie is surprisingly sophisticated and satisfying. Made without any additives, sugar, preservatives, flour, or eggs, you will amaze your friends and family with the creamy, cashew-based texture and the rich, nutty crust.

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Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1  Cup  cashews
  • Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2  Tablespoons  agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  alcohol-free vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

For the pie

  • 2  Cups  macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, and/or hazelnuts
  • 8-10 dates, pitted
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Cup  shredded coconut
  • 2  Tablespoons  coconut oil
  • 2-3 bananas, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon

Directions

For the sauce

In a bowl, soak the cashews in water for about 1-2 hours. In another bowl, soak the dates in 1 cup water for about 30-60 minutes.

Drain the dates, but reserve the water. Drain the cashews and place in a blender with half of the date water, agave nectar, and coconut oil and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the water with the dates and vanilla extract and blend until smooth. Refrigerate 20 minutes before serving. Can be sealed and stored for several days in refrigerator.

For the pie

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the "S" blade, combine the nuts, dates, vanilla extract, shredded coconut, and 1 ½ tablespoons of the coconut oil and process until all of the ingredients stick together and move up the sides of the bowl.

Use the remaining coconut oil to moisten the 8- or 9-inch pie tin or plate. Form the crust to fit the pie plate. Cover the pie crust with a layer of bananas. Pour 1 cup of the sauce over the bananas and decorate the top with cinnamon and more slices of banana.

Cover with waxed paper and then with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze for 3-4 hours. Slice and serve. This pie will keep for up to 2 weeks frozen.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
23µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
50mg
3%
Water
61g
2%

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