Saturday, March 14, 2015

Raw Banana Pie Recipe

Today is a unique occasion to make a pie! It's the π Day. We will have many 3.14, but we will never have another 3.14.15, 9:26.

I wanted to celebrate it with a strawberry pie, but since I did not find any organic strawberries today I decided to buy organic bananas instead.

This is a simple, generic, recipe that I used before to make other kind of pies. It always works. The filling ingredients may vary a bit. Depending on the kind of pie I am willing to make I may use different spices or a different kind of nuts, for instance. Cashews work very well in the filling; almonds and filberts are great for the crust.


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Ingredients:

for the crust
  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/3 cup raw coconut or almond flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw coconut
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • pinch cinnamon


for the filling
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup mild raw honey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla essence 
  • pinch Celtic sea salt

for the topping
  • thinly sliced large banana

Method:
  • In a food processor mix all the crust ingredients into a firm dough. It should not be too flowing, but also not too hard. You may have to adjust the amounts of ingredients to get a perfect consistency.
  • Transfer the dough into a pie form and spread it evenly in an about 1/4 inch thick layer. Place the form in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  • Blend all the filling ingredients in a high speed blender or a food processor until they form a smooth, creamy mass.
  • Using a spatula transfer the cream onto the pie crust and spread it evenly.
  • Place the pie in the fridge for an hour or so.
  • Remove the pie from the fridge and garnish it with fresh banana slices.
  • Cut the pie into generous portions and enjoy in good company!
Wishing everyone a very joyous π Day!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

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