Saturday, September 20, 2014

Peanut Butter Banana Pie (No-Bake)







I've been craving something raw/no-bake/healthy so much recently. Sometimes I really get tired of buttery sugar-packed sweets, they definitely don't make you feel good. Okay, they do, but there's just a short moment of happiness, after which you often feel quite guilty. No no, I'm not going to become vegan or stop making fatty desserts - I love them! But! Can you believe there are just a few ingredients and none of them is bad for you? No sugar, no butter, no flour or anything like that. Just nuts and fruits. How can you not fall in love?


Peanut Butter Banana Pie (No-Bake) 

Crust: 
100g roasted peanuts, ground 
1 tbsp (7g) unsweetened cocoa powder
100g raisins
pinch salt

Filling: 
3 bananas (360g), very ripe
250g (1 cup) peanuts, roasted*
1/3 tsp salt

*Just roast peanuts in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until their sides brown a little bit.

1) Make the crust: Place all ingredients into the food processor and pulse until it comes into a ball. Using your fingers, press the mixture into a 18cm baking pan. Place into the fridge while you make the filling.

2) For the filling, grind peanuts in a food processor until they look like peanut butter (It will take a few minutes, just keep grinding and you'll see how they turn into peanut butter. Easy!). Add bananas and salt and pulse until the mixture becomes smooth. 

3) Pour the filling onto the crust and place into the freezer overnight. Remove from the freezer and let thaw for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!!

Recipe by collecting memories


4 comments:

  1. Definitely could devour a slice of this peanut butter and banana pie right now.. it looks incredibly delicious!

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  2. This looks so good. I'll be making it soon. But what's happening on top of the pie? Looks like a sauce. Or does a skin form on top? That seems less appetizing! I'm thinking a date caramel might be nice...

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    1. Thanks! This "skin" is a natural process happening to bananas. If you peal a banana, an apple or any other fruit and leave it at room temperature its surface naturally becomes brown. However, it's not a skin, it's just another color but it has no flavor or texture. I like your idea of date caramel. If you decide to make it, make sure to glaze it frozen when the pie is cold and firm. Good luck!!

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