With a broken oven and a dodgy stove, I’ve been eating and cooking a lot of raw food of late. This means that I haven’t really been eating many baked treats either, which is probably a good thing. However, when I was making peanut butter this weekend, a craving hit me: peanut butter pie.
With no oven available to bake the crust, I decided to make this one the easy way; all the hardware necessary is a blender. This is truly a gorgeous, silky, guilty-feeling treat that’s actually pretty good for you: good fats, nuts, banana and just a hint of sugar.
This is also pretty damn simple to make, and it’s impressive enough to bring out when you’ve got people over. It saves beautifully in the freezer and stays well in the fridge, and really, you’ve got to add whipped coconut cream to experience the whole thing properly.
(Makes 1 large pie)
For the crust:
1 cup finely ground almonds / almond meal
1 cup oat flour (make sure it’s gluten-free certified, if you are gluten intolerant)
4 tablespoons agave nectar (or maple syrup, or honey, if you’re not vegan)
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
a pinch of salt
For the filling:
3 large bananas
1 cup 100% natural peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons cocoa / raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon agave (or maple syrup)
a pinch of salt
In a food processor, blend together the almond meal, oat flour, sweetener, coconut oil and salt until it’s a fine mixture
Grease a pie dish and press the crust into it tightly. Place the crust in the fridge
Place the bananas, peanut butter, coconut oil, sweetener and salt into the food processor and blend for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is light and airy
When the mixture is ready, remove 1/3 of it from the food processor and set aside
Add in the cocoa powder / cacao to the 2/3 left in the food processor and blend again until mixed
Remove the crust from the fridge and spread the chocolate filling evenly inside
Place into the freezer for 15 minutes, then remove from the freezer and spread the non-chocolate mixture on top
Freeze until you’re ready to eat. Allow 10 minutes to thaw
Top with whipped coconut cream and serve!
I sent half this pie out to a group of friends watching the wrestling, and they all loved it – and some of them were under 10! This is a perfect dessert for all the family and your kids will love to help make it too.
And take it from me: don’t miss the whipped cream.