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.
- 1 1/4 cup walnuts (not soaked)
- 6 Medjool dates
- 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup cashews (soaked)
- 3 bananas
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 12 dates (soaked)
- 1 tsp vanilla flavor/bean
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
- To make the crust, add all of the ingredients for the crust into the food processor. Pulse until you get a chunky meal consistency.
- Place the contents into a 9" pie pan, press and mold.
- Place the pie pan in the refrigerator for about an hour before making the filling.
- Add the cashews to the food processor, set to high and blend until you get a cashew cream.
- Add the next four ingredients to the processor, and blend until fully incorporated.
- Sprinkle in the cocoa powder and blend until the cocoa is fully incorporated.
- Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and pour in your filling. Smooth the filling until it is leveled all around.
- Place the pie into the freezer for two hours.
- Remove from the freezer, slice, wait 15 minutes, serve, and enjoy.
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