Monday, March 19, 2012

Banana Coconut Cream Pie


I had intentions to post recipes on the bloggie this weekend but then POOF, my mac decided to freeze and then not start on Friday afternoon. Boo hoo, it's ONLY three years old. It was sad. Today I shipped it to the nearest Apple store which is a 5 hour drive away. Fortunately my mom has lent me her laptop for the weekend. It's amazing how much we rely on technology. I feel lost without it!
Fortunately my latest pics are still on my camera and I can share. What's a recipe without a photo right?

In between teaching yoga and taking/making orders for my raw Easter chocolate special, I've whipped up a few quick and easy desserts. I had ripe bananas sitting on my counter, a little bit of irish moss gel sitting in my fridge, and a few scoops of coconut whipped cream waiting to be consumed. Ah-ha! An idea was born and I got to work. It's delish and pretty! Of course I happened to have a squirt bottle of choccie sauce in the fridge for occasions like this. It always adds a nice little touch.


The filling for this tart is nut free and sugar free. It gets its sweetness from the banana and stevia. I added some psyllium to thicken it up even more but you could get away without using it. The coconut whipped cream is similar to the one I posted recently, but with the addition of irish moss gel. I love eating big spoonfuls of this straight up. Yumm!

Banana Cream Pie
With Coconut Whipped Cream and Chocolate Crust
Part of Wellness Weekend!


Chocolate Crust

1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/4-1/3 cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons water, as needed

Grind the almonds in a food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients and process to combine into a dough.
If the mixture is too crumbly and dry, add a little water.

Banana Filling

1 1/2 cups mashed banana
2/3 cup packed young coconut pulp
4 tablespoons irish moss gel
12 drops stevia
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon psyllium (optional)
6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
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Diced banana

Blend all but the psyllim and coconut oil until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender.
Add the last two ingredients and blend again to incorporate.
Fold in the diced banana.

Coconut Whipped Cream

3/4 cup packed coconut pulp
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup irish moss gel
2 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon agave or maple
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 drops stevia
1 tablespoons agave powder or 2 teaspoons lecithin
1/3 cup melted coconut oil

Blend all but the coconut oil and powder/lecithin until smooth and creamy.
Add the last two ingredients and blend again to incorporate.
Pour into a large container and chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
When chilled, pipe over banana cream. Sprinkle with cacao nibs.

I also made Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse Sandwichs covered in dark chocolate.


Remember, my raw chocolate Easter Special is running for a few more weeks. Thanks for all the orders. Its wonderful to be sharing my chocolate with so many people. It's one of the things that brings me great joy in my life!


Next post is a recipe that was supposed to be for St. Patty's! Green cheesecakes!

9 comments:

Pure2raw Twins said...

I will take one of them all please ;)
to be honest I never had a 'real' banana cream pie before, haha
though I bet your version is even better then the typical ones :)
xoxo
~Lori

Lauren said...

Wow, this looks divine!!! Yummers! So excited for my choccies, you are the best chocolate maker, not even joking!!!

Anonymous said...

Lori - come to think of it, Ive never had a real banana cream pie before either! LOL. Thanks! xo

Lauren - Thank you thank you, Im so glad you enjoy my choccies. They're on their way to you now :)

Heather Pace said...

Lori - come to think of it, Ive never had a banana cream pie either! lol. Raw versions are always best! xo

Lauren - Thank you thank, so glad you enjoy my choccies. They were put in the mail today :)

Ela said...

Yummy! Although I can't seem to eat bananas at all right now. Cinnamon marshmallow sounds particularly divine.

Sorry about your computer--big bummer that. I hope it gets fixed soon.

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

Beautiful! I will have to try this recipe - looks amazing :)

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

Beautiful! I will have to try this recipe - looks amazing :)

Dana said...

Yum!

Kamila Gornia said...

Can this be any more beautiful? Seriously. Wow. It doesn't even look super hard to make. Pinned it!