Raw vegan banana & chocolate tart with coconut whipped cream

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As you probably know by now if you’ve been following my recipe posts, I love my puddings! Before I cut out dairy completely a month or so ago now, I was quite apprehensive about what I could have to satisfy my real sweet cravings aside from my latest obsession of nana ice cream! But the apprehension quickly subsided after making the Secret Squirrel’s raw vegan blackberry tart last week which was very scrummy. At the weekend I was craving a big slab of banoffee pie, but not the loaded with whipped cream variety of course. So I set out to make a vegan version that was just as good. And boy was it!! In fact it was better! The cream is the best bit as it has hint of coconut and honey!! Nom nom!

I found a recipe by the Rawsome Vegan Life and adapted it to suit my taste and what we had in the cupboards. To my surprise the pie made everyone very happy! Even my brother who is a huge meat eater and chocolate Oreos kind of guy, said it was delicious. And my auntie who’s a chef said it’s the best thing I’ve made so far! :)

Ingredients

Base
1 cup of pecans
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of almonds
1 cup of dates
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

filling:
3 bananas (save one to slice)
2 tbsp of almond butter
2 tbsp of melted coconut oil
2 tbsp of maple syrup
Splash of almond or other nut milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 heaped tbsp of cacao powder

Coconut whipped cream:
400ml of full-fat coconut milk (I used Sainsbury’s own as it’s the thickest I’ve found)
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
1 tsp of pure honey

Instructions

To make the crust, process the nuts in a food processor until they become crumbs and add the rest of the crust ingredients. Process until it all sticks together when you press it between your fingers. Press into a pie dish and put in the freezer until the filling is ready to be added.

To make the filling, blend all the ingredients until smooth then let it set and thicken in the fridge for 30 minutes. Remove the crust from the freezer and spoon the filling into it. Leave it to set in the fridge while you make the coconut cream.

To make the coconut whipped cream, spoon the coconut milk into a mixing bowl with the honey and vanilla essence and whisk until it’s thick and fluffy! I used an electric whisk as I have very weak arms due to my illness. Remove the pie from the fridge. Slice the remaining banana and place the slices on top of the filling. Spread the whipped cream all over your pie with a knife. Put it into the fridge for a few hours and then enjoy!

Really hope you like this recipe as much as me and my family did! Do let me know if you have a go at making it! :)

7 Comments

  1. Sian August 19, 2014 / 8:18 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Looks amazing Sophia. What would you suggest as a replacement to the dates? Xx

    • spooniesophia August 19, 2014 / 6:08 pm

      Aww thanks you much Sian! Ummm I would say raisins :) xx

  2. Lorna August 19, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    It looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to try this! It’s making me hungry just looking at it!
    Lorna ✿ naturally-bee.blogspot.co.uk ✿

  3. Liz wellmeaningbeing August 23, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    This is bookmarked and i am making this a soon as humanly possible! looks so yummy! x

    • spooniesophia August 23, 2014 / 7:27 pm

      Brilliant :) do let me know how you get on! I can’t believe it’s healthy, it tastes so indulgent, mmmm! X

  4. Hanne March 11, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    I made this today, and I don’t know what I was expecting it to taste like, but it was actually quite good! (I made the cake for someone else, so I only got to taste a spoonfull of leftovers from various bowls and utensils, but it was good none the less :P) However, I thought I didn’t get a lot of coconutcream and re-reading the recipie now I realize I only used the fat from the coconutmilk and poured the water down the drain!! I have no clue what it’s gonna taste like with coconutfat instead of coconutcream, but I guess my friend is gonna find out tomorrow xD

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