Raw Banana Coconut Cream Pie

I was craving something sweet today. I had cashews in the fridge that had already been soaked overnight and drained and just sitting there waiting for me to do something.




If you know me I am kind of crazy in the kitchen. I just get on these whims and throw some of this and that together and see if it works. For my family this worked great today. Either they have been lacking some sweet treats or this hit the spot.

When I ate cooked desserts I never really choose a banana cream pie. I was always and apple pie kind of girl, blueberry girl second. However I thought of this raw Banana Coconut Cream Pie.


Simple Yummy Crust:

2 cups of macadamia nuts
4 tbs of ground flax seed
10 Pitted dates

Put nuts in the food processor and grind until fine. Start adding dates and process until a ball starts to form. Add 2 tbs of ground flax seed and gently pulse into mixture. Scrape out the mixture and place in a spring form pan or tart tins. You can sprinkle the bottom if needed.





Press mixture into a pie crust formation. I use a bottle to help smooth it down. However you can also just use your hands. (see all my bottle marks-just smooth that out with your hands)



Pie Filling Ingredients:

I cup of processed raw cashews that have been soaked overnight
1 cup coconut water
2 Frozen or fresh bananas
2 tbs of agave
pinch of sea salt
2.5 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
nutmeg to taste ( I went a bit heavier on the nutmeg)

Flavoured stevia is a nice addition to this recipe. I used a little bit of hazelnut Stevia in the crust. You can make any flavour combo that you want. Cacao banana would be great and you could do this by adding cacao powder to the crust layer.

Blend the cashews in the food processor and make sure to use 1 cup blended. Then add in the coconut water and oil. Proceed to add in the bananas. Then lastly add in salt, agave and nutmeg. Pour into pie crust.

Decorate with sliced bananas and grated nutmeg. Add sprinkle of cacao nibs for a nice crunch. Put in freezer for about an hour or until you are ready to serve. This is a light and fluffy texture so I enjoyed it not frozen and at room temperature.


This is my daughters which she devoured= happy mama




This is my husbands with more bananas, creams, and nibs! Let's just call it LAYERED





As always have fun in the kitchen and ENJOY your healthy treats! Make sure to jump on over and LIKE my facebook page.

16 comments:

  1. that looks amazing! wow! like something you'd see in a magazine. i bet it tastes great, too. thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  2. Mmmm...this is definitely on the recipe agenda for this week!

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  3. Hi Kelli,

    Thanks. I am still learning to use my camera. So I am happy to hear your comment. My daughter ate this so fast I could not believe it. A hit with the kids for sure.

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  4. Songcatcher Siren,

    Thanks for your comments. Hope you give it a try:)

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  5. Looks Yummy Sasha! I may have to try this one!

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  6. Okay, you've got ME goin' banana's over this dessert! It looks amazing. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will definitely be making this! YUM!

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  7. Those are BEAUTIFUL! Look so delicious also. I bet they were!!
    Thank you for your recipe.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  8. Hi Erin,

    I am sure the kids would love it.:)

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  9. JodyLynn,

    Loving your fun comments. Yes going banana's:)

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  10. Hi Elizabeth,

    Yes they were pretty good. I would like to tweak it a bit. By making it again, but my husband and daughter loved them.:)

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  11. SO YUMMY!!!! When I first started searching out raw food I came across a banana cream pie recipe and thought any diet that includes cream pies are a good diet to follow!!! LOL

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  12. Sasha -keep up the great work! I will try this. I have made a raw banana creme pie in the past! I need to tweek my raw crust. Can't wait to see more desserts. Don't forget to check into Raw Therapy for your chance to win a free raw dessert recipe book!
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  13. Hi Samantha,

    Too funny. You are so right!

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  14. Hi Erin,

    Thanks. I actually loved this crust. I could always try to do a new filling. Blyss and Julian loved it even before I could change it. Next time I would add more coconut possibly.

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  15. This looks so good! I love anything banana. And anything raw. So this is perfect!

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  16. Hi Isobelle,

    Thanks for your comment. I so agree with you on anything raw lol :)

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