Chocolate banana pie that’s free from the 8 major allergens – using sunflower butter and bananas to provide the amazing flavor.

Chocolate banana pie

I must be in the zone for making cheesecake-like pies at the moment.  Recently I posted a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake recipe using tofu instead of cream cheese, and no refined sugar (see here).  Gee, that was yummy (just remembering the experience)!  

As I was sitting in front of a fruit basket containing some very over-ripe bananas my brain started ticking over.  I wondered what would happen if I made a chocolate cookie crust, based on a healthy graham cracker crust (see here) with a few modifications, and then made it free from all the top 8 allergens by using sunflower butter instead of peanut butter in my ‘healthy’ chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream, also known as ‘monkey poo’! (recipe here).  

And so this recipe was born … and it was a definite success!  Especially with a healthy sunflower butter frosting, which I tried out my decorating skills but didn’t really succeed – I’m sure you could all do much better than me!  I was impressed with the taste, though and that’s all that matters, and so were our guests for that meal.  Served with taco soup (recipe here), with some great conversation and it was an awesome night!

And the best part?  Well, because this chocolate banana pie contains all natural ingredients, with no raw eggs etc, the batter is quite more-ish as well, so if you can’t wait for it to fully set, you are more than welcome to eat it at your leisure!

Enjoy!

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Chocolate banana pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

For the base

  • 2 cups flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs milk

Instructions

For the crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 8" springform pan with parchment paper and/or cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well combined.
  3. Press into a lined 8x8" springform pan and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool in the refrigerator while making the filling.

For the filling

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until super smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into crust and chill for approximately 1 hour.

For the topping

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pipe (or spoon) topping on top of chilled filling and store in refrigerator until ready for serving.
Chocolate banana pie