My mom’s chocolate banana cream pie recipe used traditional chocolate pudding and bananas, along with a pastry crust. Here’s a super healthy raw version.
Beware though – you’ll get asked to make this repeatedly!
Bring on the chocolate!
Makes one 8”/20cm pie.
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie recipe
You will need:
A good blender or hand blender
A food processor, coffee grinder, or the chopper attachment of your hand blender (optional, for the crust)
Ingredients for the pie crust (optional, see tips)
- ½ cup/60g almonds, ground
- ½ cup/60g oat groats, ground
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder or carob powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, xylitol, OR 6 pitted dates plus 2 tablespoons water (soak dates in the water if not soft)
Ingredients for the filling
- 6 large ripe bananas, or 8 avocados (or a combination of both)
- ¼ cup/60ml maple syrup, honey or xylitol, or 4 pitted dates (soak if not soft)
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter
- ½ cup/70g cashews, soaked overnight and drained, or 1 extra avocado
- 1/4 cup/30g raw cacao powder or carob powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, or ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
- Pinch of salt
How you do it
Combine all the crust ingredients in a food processor or a bowl, and press into the bottom of a glass pie dish.
Combine the filling ingredients in your blender and pour over the crust.
Pop into the freezer until the pie is set. You can serve it directly from the freezer.
Rocking Raw Chef tips
- You could use any combination of nuts or fruit/nuts for your crust. I happen to like a light crust without too many nuts, hence the ground oats. You could even make your crust nut-free by using all ground oats and no almonds. You could also toss a few handfuls of nuts, seeds and dried fruit into your food processor, process well and then use that. Simple!
- Don’t waste the ‘blender leftovers’! Pour a bit of nut milk or hot water into the bottom of your blender and blend for a delicious chocolate drink!
- You could top each slice with some cacao nibs and/or sliced banana just before serving.
And what’s more…
This recipe features in my Chocolate Heaven recipe ebook, along with recipes for 5-minute truffles, cookies and lots of other good stuff.
Rock on, raw chocolate!
And of course, let me know what you think in the comments!