OMG, you guys. This Healthy Banana Coconut Cream Pie is EPIC. It’s been a long time in the making. I actually attempted a similar recipe last year and it didn’t quite turn out right. I am pleased to say that this healthy pie recipe came out awesome!
This pie is vegan, gluten free, paleo and free of refined sugars. There are a few steps, but I promise it’s pretty easy. I am also including a video tutorial in the post for you. If videos are more your thing, you can follow my You Tube channel as well.
If you wanted to make this nut free, you can always use a different crust recipe. Oat flour may work nicely as well. If anyone makes the crust with oat flour, please leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out.
The banana mixture itself would also make an amazing topping over ice cream. Yum!
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Healthy Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
A dreamy creamy banana coconut cream pie. ZERO refined sugar, gluten free, vegan and paleo approved! Easy too.
For the crust
- 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
- 2 T coconut oil , melted
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1 flax egg (real egg works too)
For the bananas
- 3 large bananas, sliced
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1 1/2 T coconut oil , melted
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the coconut cream
To make the crust:
- Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor , combine the almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and flax egg. Pulse until a dough forms. Transfer dough to a greased pie plate and press out crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
To make the bananas:
- In a medium saute pan , on low heat, add the bananas, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Saute for a minute and then cover and let the mixture simmer for another minute.
- Once the bananas look cooked down a bit, remove from heat and set aside.
- Once the pie crust is done, transfer the banana mixture into it and place in the fridge while you make the coconut cream.
To make the coconut cream:
- Open the 2 cans of coconut milk and scoop out the fatty white part. Place it in a mixing bowl with the other coconut cream ingredients. You can reserve the remaining water for smoothies.
- Using the whipping attachment on your mixer, whip into a cream. This may take several minutes on various speeds.
- Once a cream has formed, scoop it on top of the pie and spread out.
- Garnish the top with more sliced bananas and place in the fridge to set. About 1 hour.
For optimal results, keep this pie stored in the fridge. It should last about 1 week that way. Enjoy!