Calling all Banoffee Pie fans out there, this recipe is truly divine. The combination of dried nuts, dates, banana, avocado, cacao and peanut butter make a beautiful guilt free dessert. The traditional banoffee pie is full of refined sugar and contains dairy, this recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. This banoffee pie is creamy and chocolatey and has a hint of peanut butter.
This indulgent recipe is perfect for a dinner party.
Make this pie using a 20cm pie dish or alternatively you can use mini cake trays.
1 cup of walnuts or raw cashew nuts 1 cup of raw almonds 1.5 cups of pitted dates 1/4 cup of cacao nibs (optional) Filling
2 bananas 1 avocado 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder 1/2 cup of cacao nibs (optional) 1/4 cup of raw maple syrup or 1/4 cup of coconut sugar 1 cup of peanut butter
2x 400g cans of coconut milk. (These need to be kept in the fridge overnight, a layer of cream will form on top. This is used for the top layer of the pie.) 1 banana
1. In a food processor blend the base ingredients until they are blended finely. Press into a pie dish and make sure the crust is 0.5 cm's thick so it doesn't crack when taken out of the dish. Place in the freezer. 2. Blend all the filling ingredients together until smooth. Place onto the base of the pie and then set in freezer for 10 minutes. 3. To make the topping, spread coconut milk over the pie (the coconut milk fat should have formed at the top of the can overnight). Slice up one banana and place on top of pie. Sprinkle with cacao powder and place in the freezer for an hour before serving.