Choco-Nana Butter Pie

One of my favorite smoothies to make consists of chocolate, bananas, soy milk, and almond butter. As I was lying in bed one night thinking about this smoothie, I began to wonder if I could turn this smoothie into a naturally, sweet and delicious pie. Thus, the choco-nana butter pie was conceived.

I made my shopping list and dozed off to sleep. I awoke the next morning, headed to my local Trader Joe’s, and bought what I needed. When I returned home, I picked up a pen and paper and began to write down the choco-nana butter pie recipe.

After waiting two hours, I was finally able to try it, and it turned out just as I planned. It was sweet, nutty and decadent. If you decide to try out this recipe, comment below and give me your thoughts.

As a side note for preparation, you should soak the cashews overnight. If your dates for the filling are a little tough from sitting a while, you should soak them overnight as well. Lastly, if you are allergic to peanuts, you can substitute peanut butter with any other nut butter. I used almond butter.

Choco-Nana Butter Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 1 pie

Serving Size: 6 to 8

Choco-Nana Butter Pie

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/4 cup walnuts (not soaked)
  • 6 Medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked)
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 12 dates (soaked)
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavor/bean
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder

Instructions

    Crust
  1. To make the crust, add all of the ingredients for the crust into the food processor. Pulse until you get a chunky meal consistency.
  2. Place the contents into a 9" pie pan, press and mold.
  3. Place the pie pan in the refrigerator for about an hour before making the filling.
  4. Filling
  5. Add the cashews to the food processor, set to high and blend until you get a cashew cream.
  6. Add the next four ingredients to the processor, and blend until fully incorporated.
  7. Sprinkle in the cocoa powder and blend until the cocoa is fully incorporated.
  8. Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and pour in your filling. Smooth the filling until it is leveled all around.
  9. Place the pie into the freezer for two hours.
  10. Remove from the freezer, slice, wait 15 minutes, serve, and enjoy.
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