Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Almost-Raw Banana Cream Pie Pudding (Vegan, GF)

What is with me and pie themed puddings lately? I don't know. What I do know is that I love love love banana cream pie. But I didn't want to try and figure out how to make a vegan version that is also gluten free, so I just made a pudding. It is so easy to make and is a quick and simple raw dessert. This isn't totally raw because of the coconut milk, let's just call it "almost-raw".

Pie over-head!



1/2 cup soaked cashews
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp raw honey or agave syrup
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
1 fresh banana

Sliced banana to layer on the bottom

Grind cashews with shredded coconut in a food processor until smooth. Blend in chia seed meal, agave, vanilla, lemon juice and coconut milk. Add in 1 fresh banana and blend until smooth. Layer fresh banana slices on the bottom of your bowl and top with cream layer. Sprinkle with nuts, coconut or cacao nibs.

Makes 3 mini servings or 1 big one.

12 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. I love banana cream pie!

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  2. This sounds SO fabulous. I'm going to have to find a sub for the banana so I can try it!

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  3. YUM YUm
    Banana pie pudding looks creamy and delicious. I would love a bowl or two ;)

    HUGS
    ~Lori

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  4. I had a question. I really want to make this, but I don't know how to soak cashews (I mean, other than putting cashews in a bowl and covering with water). I tried searching your blog, but couldn't find anything. If you could give some insight, that would be great, thanks!

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  5. @Natasha: all you need to do is put cashews in warm water (I usually rinse them off first) in a medium bowl (the cashews will absorb some of the water so make sure there's an inch or two of water above the cashews.) Leave to soak for 5-6 hours or overnight, then simple drain through a strainer! They should be noticeably soft.
    hope that helped :)

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  6. That looks REALLY delicious. Wish I could have some for breakfast right now :)

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  7. Made this last night in lieu of my post work out smoothy (getting tired of drinking cold smoothies in the winter). I added some hemp protein and a scoop of maca and it was so filling I didn't even need dinner!

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  8. @Amanda Peterson: so glad you tried it! ya I only had one of those mini cups (in the photo) and was totally satisfied for quite some time afterwards

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  9. I'm assuming unsalted cashews would work better than salted ones. Also, could stevia be a replacement for the honey/agave?

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  10. @T: yes unsalted, raw cashews is what we used. Stevia can definitely replace the honey/agave.

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