Overview

This raw banana cream pie recipe is awesome. It's actually pretty fast to make - just a quick food process and an easy blend. Then freeze and it's ready!
  • Prep Time

    10 min
  • Total Time

    3 hours 10 min
  • Suggested Servings

    6 servings
  • Yield

    1 pie
  • Shelf Life

    1 week in freezer
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all crust ingredients in the food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.
  • 2. Dump crust mixture into your pie crust/glass dish. Press the crust down firmly in your dish with your hands. (Crust is now done.)
  • 3. Add all banana filling ingredients to your blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  • 4. Pour banana cream filling onto the crust. Smooth out with the back of a spoon.
  • 5. Cover and throw in freezer. Ideally should be frozen overnight to firm up so that it can be sliced perfectly.
  • 6. This raw banana cream pie recipe should always be kept in the freezer. (It'll get soggy if in the fridge.)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I was inspired to create this raw banana cream pie recipe for Christmas this year. It is soo smooth, so "banana creamy" and just absolutely perfect. (Can you tell I am on a freezer pie kick??)

It's actually pretty fast to make - just a quick food process and an easy blend. Even a crappy blender should be able to handle this raw recipe.

Using perfectly ripe bananas will give you that divine banana cream pie taste. (You want to use perfectly ripe bananas - not too green and not too brown.)

If you don't do honey you can do agave nectar or maple syrup instead of the honey. Use the same measurements.

Enjoy this raw banana cream pie recipe! Isn't it pretty?

Nutrition Overview

B+grade
  • This recipe is very low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin C.

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Holy moly. This is incredible! I almost cried when we finished it. Thank you for your marvelous recipes. :)

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Thanks so much for this recipe and for all the recipes on your site. :) Tried this one tonight and so far, I'm loving it! (well, I loved it before it went into the freezer, so I'm sure it will be amazing once it comes out) Just a side note for anybody out there who doesn't have fresh bananas, I ended up using 2 frozen bananas and the recipe still came out great! Had to "encourage" it a little more in my blender with a spatula (I used a Blendtec), but otherwise, it worked out well. I will have to make it again soon with fresh bananas (woe is me) to see if there's a big taste difference, but I loved the creamy banana filling that came out of my blender :)

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Hi Susie, no, there is no need to soak the cashews

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Dar's Review

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Love this recipe as much as all the others I have tried...sweet and savory...your site keeps me eating raw with so much variety ! Thanks !

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Hi there! What size was the pie dish you used?

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For pies, I usually use an 8" pie plate. But sometimes I get creative and use small springform pans. Try what you have and see what you like!

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I'd like to use maple syrup instead of honey for the filling. Is that okay? Or coconut syrup. I don't use agave anymore and honey is SO expensive, because I only buy raw and unfiltered. Plus, I'm imagining that maple syrup would be delicious.

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Hi Penelope, you can use either of those sweeteners.

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Laurelle's Review

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipie! Thank you xx :-)

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Hi Laurelle! You are very welcome! :)

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Roger's Review

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Greetings,
Just made this and it's heavenly best raw pie ever! I have a question the crust is stuck to the glass pie plate when I cut a slice and try to remove a slice. Did I perhaps pack it down too tight onto the pie plate?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for sharing,
Roger

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it does need to be pressed down very hard into the bottom of the pan, so you didn't stick it too hard. next time u could try to line the dish/pan with parchment paper. (I don't do this normally, but it is an option. Also, you could try a different pan? mini springform works GREAT!

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Roger's Review

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Ok thanks for the update! But what I tried for my second pie after it froze in the freezer I put it into the refrigerator to thaw and it actually tastes better and it's more creamy & the crust is softer and easy to remove a slice. I also mixed some smooth peanut butter with the filling and it's really good with the P-Nut butter.

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Roger, the peanut-butter combo sounds divine! Good one! :)

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Absolutely scrumptious.

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Roger's Review

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Yes my wife really likes adding the smooth P-Nut butter to the mix. It's heavenly!

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:) It's all good!

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Thanks, Debra! :)

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This is a great way to use up bananas so different I like it - will it be OK in the freezer for more than a week? There is only 1 of me...and I can't eat the whole thing in a week!!

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Jane, the pie is good for up to one week, no longer.

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Just licking the bowl blew my mind! I'm a convert already, yum!

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Lol, words I love to hear! :)

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Can I use Trader Joe's Cashew Meal??

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Hi CR! no - meal tends to be less fatty. So don't do that because the texture will change. Use whole or split cashews :)

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Made this and my kids loved it! Thanks so much!!!

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That's awesome, Theresa! Glad you all liked! :)

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Does the coconut oil need to be melted or is it okay to blend it in its solid form? I'm a little unsure about that bit.
Otherwise, this sounds absolutely amazing!!! :D
Many thanks for the recipe!

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Hi Jennifer,

It's fine in its solid state, since it will warm up and liquify during the blending process. Don't bother melting it.

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Can I substitute honey with anthing else.?

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Hi Barbara, As a Type 1 Diabetic, I am not sure if you are okay to use these sweeteners, but I will give you some options to choose from: You could use honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, some stevia drops or powder, or you could use dates instead.

Generally, I think the best sweetener for you might be low glycemic, like stevia? Check that out if you haven't already. I prefer the liquid drops (easier to use). It's crazy sweet, so you will only need a few drops - like 5-7. Taste test!

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Thanks so much for your reply. Sweeteners are fine, I just wasn,t sure if the honey was a consistency thing. But if it is just being used as a sweetening agent I can use my sugarless sweetener :-)

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:)

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Sooooo nice....

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I agree! :)

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Holy raw banana cream pie Laura-Jane! This is totally amazing. YUM!

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Why, thank you, Janace! :)

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By far the best raw banana cream pie I have ever eaten...love the flavour and the texture was divine. Thank you for sharing another fantastic recipe...you make it so easy for my family and I to eat delicious raw food!

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You are welcome, Brooke! This IS a good pie, I must admit! ;)

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Oh my god! This pie is divine!
I added pure maple instead of honey, and 2/3 pecans to the base instead of all cashew.
And wow, so delicious. My husband who is a cheesecake lover and not big on health food also found this delicious.
Bravo!

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Oh yum. Good subs, Fi! Glad your husband liked! :)

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Is there anything I can use in place of the dates? I want to try this recipe for Easter this weekend but my family isn't much for healthy and even I don't care for the taste of dates too much.

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Hi Betsi,

I promise, you cannot even taste the dates in this recipe.

You know how traditional cakes contain eggs? But they don't taste like eggs? Same kinda thing :) the dates just are used for sweetness and stickiness. Trust me :)

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Hello. Can anybody tell me if I should soak the cashews for the cream part? Thanks!

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Hi Vanya,

No need to soak the cashews :)

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Is there anything I could use in place of the coconut oil? Thanks!

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No sorry Christina - the coconut oil is integral - it's what will help the recipe harden and solidify properly in the freezer

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Got all the ingredients at home, am going to make it tomorrow for the bday of my dad, who is a banana-pie freak (but not so much into the health/raw stuff, so curious about his opinion!).
Just one question, how big is the pie crust/glas dish you are preparing it in?
Thanks a lot by the way for your great recipes, I love them xx

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Hey Charlie! Probably 8" round pie dish? Happy bday to your pop!

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I just licked the spoon from making this and I'm 'freaking excited sue' over here! (YouTube that) I can not wait until it is frozen!

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Lol Chrystaline - so glad you're freaking excited Sue!

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PS: just watched it lol

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Just made this dessert, it's just been placed in the freezer.

Instead of dates I used raisins and cranberries. Also, in the base I added macadamias, and in the filling I added almonds and goji berries.

So, a slight variation on what is already a brilliant recipe! Can't wait to try it.

Avocado would also be good for the filling, I think.

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Wow, let me know how it turned out!

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I cannot even begin to say how amazing this recipe is. I made it for the second time on Sunday and even thought I didn't quite have enough dates and the base turned out a bit crumbly rather than cohesive (my fault as I forgot to buy extra dates), it turned out even better than last time - I am embarassed to admit I had two slices and I think I saw my husband sneak another portion in. It is SO damn tasty. The first time I made it I took it to a party, and my friend and I stayed in the kitchen eating the scraps from the pie dish rather than joining in the party ..

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lol, that's wonderful, Beiha! Glad you enjoyed!

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Delish!!! Really really good.

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So glad you enjoyed this one :)

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This is my first raw recipe. I am so excited that I can barely wait for it to freeze!! TY so much for this site :) I can't wait to try another recipe!!

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Aw, congrats on your first raw recipe, Jen! I hope you enjoyed the pie! :)

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Such a great desert! The first raw desert I've made and it was brilliant! Everyone in my family enjoyed it and said they could just keep eating it! My partner who is normally the cook said it's the best desert he's eaten in a long time! So simple and easy to follow! My perfect type of food! Also, being lactose intolerant, great desert without losing the fun :) hopefully it hasn't got too much fat or calories ha :) thanks so much x

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Hi Rebecca,

Congratulations on your first raw dessert! So glad it was a success. What's next on your list? :)

The apple pie is really good too. Similar, but totally diff flavor

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Hi I was wondering if there is any recommended substitution for the coconut

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Hi Allison,

In the crust, you could use hempseed hearts instead of the coconut. You could also use more cashews instead.

That being said, the coconut in the crust will give you the best texture, so use that if you can

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OMG so good!!! can not stop eating it :)) perfect in every way!

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Love it Lauren! I love this one too. I think next time I make it I will double the filling/banana cream part

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Made this for a pie bake off at work- it was a hit! Because it was delicious AND healthy!

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Awesome! Did you win?????

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Jo's Review

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Amazing. I was naughty and did them in little mini cupcakes and doubled the cream pie part as we were so busy licking the bowl before we had spooned it all out. Made 24 minis and 10 muffin sized.- probably more if we stopped eating

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I wouldn't call it naughty, I'd call it nice ;)

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Katie's Review

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Made this recipe for a baby shower this weekend, and it was a hit! I actually made "baby" banana cream pies by pressing the crust into tiny cupcake papers and pouring little bits of the filling into each one. I doubled the recipe so I have a few leftover, and they are wonderful to have in the freezer for when I just need a bite of something sweet!
Love your blog!

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How cute are you, Katie! xoxoxoxoxx

Love the idea of turning them into baby pies. :)

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Anneli's Review

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Looks like a great recipe and I'm keen to try it. However I'm on a low FODMAP diet, hence can't eat dates. Do you have any ideas of what I could substitute with?

Thanks!

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Hi Annell, I've never heard of your diet, but you could use raisins or dried prunes instead of the dates in the crust, not sure if that'd work for you needs, but it's an idea anyway!

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Thanks for your quick reply! The diet means that I avoid certain sugars which I can't tolerate. Unfortunately, raisins or prunes are a no-no as well. What function do the dates have in the crust?

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Hi Anneli, In the crust the dates serve two functions: 1. sweetness 2. stickiness/holding-base-together... It's the stickiness/holding-base-together that will be an issue for ya methinks!

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Michael's Review

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This is a genuinely perfect, delicious pie recipe. I also love making it with pecans for the crust instead of cashews.
I am going to try replacing the bananas with frozen cherries and seeing how that works for a gathering of friends in a couple days.
Of course, the original recipe will also be made, so that we have at least one guaranteed success.
Thank you, Laura-Jane!

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Hi Michael, mmmmmmmmm frozen cherry pie, yum! might need something to make it creamy - could you do half bananas and half cherries?
If you do make it, I would LOVE to know how it turns out!

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Sorry it took me SO long to reply, Laura-Jane! You are correct, I used one banana and replaced the second with about a cup of frozen cherries. It turned out quite delicious, though not quite as cherry-y as I intended. I just made another one to bring to thanksgiving tomorrow :-)
Reading the newer post makes me want to try doing it with half cherries and half mango instead of banana and seeing how that comes out.

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Nice as a Thanksgiving dessert! Half cherries and half mango?? Yes.... yum!

Also, maybe you could do 1 banana and 2 cups cherries for extra cherriness? Might be kinda $$ though re: the cherries.

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Brittany's Review

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I made this last night. Our bananas weren't very ripe last night, so I subbed ripe mango for banana. We had the pie for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! My two year old daughter especially enjoyed it. I predictions it will be entirely devoured by the end of the day. I plan on making it again, with bananas tonight. This is a great way to satisy a sweet tooth. Thank you for sharing. I browsed through your website last night while up with my newborn baby and bookmarked many recipes to make over the next couple of weeks. Love, love, LOVE how simple you make raw "cooking"

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Hi Brittany, genius using mango instead of banana!!

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This is all new to me. My daughter is on an autoimmune protocol diet, so we're learning to eat differently AND loving it. We were already pretty health conscious, but this is a whole new level of healthy living for us. So, we're learning to use dates to sweeten. I'm confused about whether or not the should be soaked or not. I buy them in bulk at Sam's Club. We've found some recipes will say to soak first and some will not. Our food processor is having a hard time with unsoaked dates. What do you do?

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Hey Gina! I also had the same problem with you. Then I got an idea, combining my logic with cooking. Usually I put my dates in the microwave (HIGH) for about 45 sec to 1 min if it's out of the fridge and just 30 sec in room temperature. Guess what? I can crush my dates easily with fingers! If you soak it in water, the sugar my extracted and won't be as sweet as the original. Hope this helps!

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Hi Gina, Generally I do not soak my dates.

In your case, I think you either need a slightly better food processor, more patience with the dates (and adding the ingredients more slowly so that your food processor doesn't have to deal with them all at once), buying fresher dates (medjool are best - just remember to remove the pits) or some combination thereof!

But if you prefer, you can soak your dates in warmish water for 1/2 hour before using, just be sure to try to dry them off as best as you can so that you don't inadvertently add too much liquid to the recipe. Also, if the recipe calls for liquid perhaps reduce it a bit since your dates will be wet.

Hope this helps!

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Melisa's Review

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Awesome job keep up the delicious creative cooking.It is a great gift u give to other families.

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Hugs Melisa! I do it for you :)

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Melisa's Review

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Delicious.I made this for my Mother in laws bday instead of cake.It Was a big hit.All 5 of my boys loved it.Keeping this recipe for Thanksgiving.I will definately be adding this to my family traditional pie heritage.Amazing job!

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All 5 of your boys liked it Melisa? Now that's what I call a hit!!

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I forgot to get lemons but I tried it with orange juice. Delicious! Very soft.

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Hi Judith, that sounds lovely! Kind of more of a citrusy kick, I bet?

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Banana cream pie is a dream! :) Yum!! :)

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It is dreamy, isn't it Sandra!

Hugs,
Laura-Jane

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Mel, can you make the ice cream sandwich and let me know how it went?? I love ice cream sandwiches too!! :-))

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Hi Emmeline, I second your request :)

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I made this the other day and it was amazing!!!! I added a small amount of raw honey to the crust. Thinking about doing an " ice cream sandwich the same ingredients"

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Hi Melanie, That sounds delicious!

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I tried this recipe but used strawberries instead of the banana!! Was soooo delicious. So hard not to keep going back and eating more!!!

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Oh man, like a strawberry cream pie??????? #yuuum

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These are fab. I make individual pies or I wud eat the lot on one sitting!!

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Hi Kay! I hear you. This one just begs to have slice after slice after slice, doesn't it!

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LaNita's Review

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One of the best desserts you will ever taste! Make the crust thin and let rest a few minutes on the counter. Just ridiculous

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Lol well said LaNita!

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Dana 's Review

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I am allergic to dairy so this was perfect for me. I miss banana cream pie. It's my fave and now I can have it again. Okay, I am done. Thanks again LJ!

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Any time xoxoxoxx :)

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Dana 's Review

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HOLY CRAP LJ!
My roommate made this pie for me for my birthday after she had ranted and raved that her old fashioned family thought it was so good at a potluck. (they don't do raw, vegan, vegetarian or ANYTHING for that matter) I am eating it right now and I could kiss you! She sent me to your website a few months back and I have made a few of your recipes already. Thanks so much! MWAH MWAH MWAH!

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MWAH MWAH MWAH right back at you Dana lol - hugs 

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Lindz 's Review

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Thanks for your amazing recipes! Tried this banana cream pie in the weekend, easy and fun to make and so tasty!

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:) xox

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Simply divine! ❤ ♡ ❤

Raw brownies just got knocked to 2nd place!

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Akanke, I love this one too!! ❤ ♡ ❤

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leslie r. woods's Review

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I tried this recipe about 3 weeks ago and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I've made it every week since then. This has incouraged to try other recipes from the Rawtarian. good job, THANKS!

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Music to my ears, Leslie :)

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I am curious: am I supposed to defrost this before eating it? Because I just took it out of the freezer and it is impossible to cut it

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Hi Maria, you should be able to cut it. It is hard, but just use a sharp knife and lean into it. Once you get the first piece out it gets easier. Do not defrost

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I made this sometime ago. Taste good :) I added a little bit of lecithin and it stayed firm without freezing. Just put in refrigerator. It tasted even better the next day :))

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Awesome Juliana! So glad you enjoyed :)

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This was so easy and so delicious and so awesome and so so sososososoososososo worth another thousand+ makes. Thank you. You are the best.

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:) :) :) :) Madison :)

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I FINALLY got around to making the today, and I wish I had tried it sooner! Both my husband and I absolutely loved it. I am new to raw foods, and was nervous to try this recipe, but it was so simple, and your instructions were so easy to follow. This was a wonderful summer treat, and I will definitely make it again. Thank you!!!

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Hi Logan, AWESOME! I felt the same way about making almond milk.  I procrastinated for years, and then finally did it and was all, "Why did I wait for 3 years to try??" Sometimes we get a bit intimidated. Or maybe the timing just wasn't right until RIGHT NOW :)

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What an amazing site! I happened to see a friend post the Raw banana cream pie and decided to make it, well what a sensation my taste buds had! I also added Macadamia nuts it was amazing! Thank you

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Awesome Jo!! Sounds like success :)

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Thank you so much for all of your recipes which are changing not only my life but also my family & friends :-) made this today and loved it!!!!!! Turned out a dream, restaurant quality! Delicious x

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Awesome, Kat! So proud to be part of your fabulous journey :)

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Wow, this pie is so easy to make and so delicious! My husband inhaled his slice. Can't wait to have more tonight!

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Hi Laura, so glad your husband inhaled! Except... sharing is bad.  lol

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Holy moly. This is incredible! I almost cried when we finished it. Thank you for your marvelous recipes. :)

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Kellie, the good news is... you can always make MORE! :)

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Just made this pie and I am sooo impatient for it to harden up enough to be taken out. Thanks for another amazing recipe! I would like to add that a crappy blender may not stand a chance even with this, as my not-so crappy blender started smoking and made a horrible grinding noise. Lesson learned, will be getting a food processor. :)

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Lol, you have pushed it to the limit, Ana!

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I love this recipe! Thank you so much! I shared this banana cream pie with my friends and they also loved it! :)
The only mistake I did was I used unripe banana.... But it was still delicious! So now, I can't wait to make this again with ripe banana :P

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Ahaaah yes, unripe bananas are sooo bitter, pasty and weird. It'll be much better (and much sweeter) when you make with perfectly ripe bananas (nice and yellow, just starting to speckle with a few brown spots on peel).

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For the banana filling, should I soak the cashews first

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Hi Susie, no, there is no need to soak the cashews

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This is honestly the BEST banana cream pie I have ever tasted. My husband and I are loving it. Thank you Laura Jane for creating all your amazing recipes. This one is even better than our other fave, the chocolate covered shortbread bars.

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Gary, you make me feel like a proud mamma!

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I looove your website and all your recipes, they're fantastic! I just have a query about this Banana Cream Pie recipe, Im a student and so I don't have very much money and I was just wondering if I could swap the coconut oil for coconut cream as a cheaper alternative? Would the banana filling still turn out the same consistency?

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Hi Ashleigh,

Unfortunately, the coconut oil is TOTALLY necessary and you cannot substitute coconut cream for it. The reason is that "coconut oil" is what helps the filling solidify when cold.

The good news is that although coconut oil is really expensive, it lasts for a long time and most recipes only use a little bit of it at a time.

Hope this helps!

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This is divine!!!! Our children love it!!! I substitute the sweetener with "rice malt syrup" (which doesn't contain fructose). Tastes a treat. Thank you. We've made it several times and it is soooo yummy and creamy and delicious ... you can tell we like it, hey?!!! with love from Australia

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Hi Simone,

So glad you and your little ones enjoy this one. Hugs from Canada back at you!

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I made this cake as our anniversary cake! It is delicious! My husband loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipes :)

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Happy belated anniversary, Vero! Glad the cake helped to make your special day even more special :)

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Thanks so much for this recipe and for all the recipes on your site. :) Tried this one tonight and so far, I'm loving it! (well, I loved it before it went into the freezer, so I'm sure it will be amazing once it comes out) Just a side note for anybody out there who doesn't have fresh bananas, I ended up using 2 frozen bananas and the recipe still came out great! Had to "encourage" it a little more in my blender with a spatula (I used a Blendtec), but otherwise, it worked out well. I will have to make it again soon with fresh bananas (woe is me) to see if there's a big taste difference, but I loved the creamy banana filling that came out of my blender :)

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Hello, I would like to try your recipe but here in Croatia there is no coconout meat,
what substitution can I get instead?
Tnx!

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Is there anything I can use as an alternative to coconut oil? Thanks

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Hi Sana, no, sorry, the coconut oil is very important and there is no substitute. (the coconut oil is what firms it up)

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ps: If you can, please suggest how to get a photo on the avatar. Thanks-

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Sure Gigi! It's called a "gravatar" (http://en.gravatar.com/) It's free, and you set your picture there, then when you leave a comment on many websites (mine and others) it will display your picture depending on which email address you use when leaving the comment.

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The only thing wrong with this recipe is the serving size (in the pic). I could eat four of those in one sitting and I'm fairly slim... I'm curious how all of us that are on a lowfat vegan diet aren't going to get fat eating all these yummy foods with nuts. I know nuts are good fat but ... how does that work? You're so thin. Is there a trick?

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Everything in moderation :)

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Do you have any suggestions to substitute the coconut flakes in the crust? I'm one of the rare people that doesn't like coconut or the texture the flakes give. I can handle the coconut oil fortunately. The recipe sounds amazing though!!

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Hi Lisa, while for anyone else reading it I recommend they stick with the coconut in the crust because the results will be more reliable, you could try using hempseed hearts (slightly less than called for) instead of the coconut in the crust.  Hope this helps!

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this was so yummy. thx Laura

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My pleasure Rienne :)

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Made this yesterday and it's gorgeous. My base has resolutely remained crumbly though, despite all the ingredients and instructions being followed to the letter. How much (weight) is half cup of dates because I'm wondering if I just didn't put enough in? Still, gives me a fanstastic reason to make another pie straight away!!!

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Hi Sarah, so glad you tried it!

Sometimes if it's too crumbly it might mean that it wasn't processed for quite long enough. Also, it could have been a bit low on the dates - if that was the case, that would make sense because the dates provide the "sticky!"

In order to activate the "stickiness" they do need to be processed for the optimal length of time. So it might have been a combination of those two factors - that's my guess anyway.

Hope this helps!

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Hello Rawry :D
Im a vegan, so not honey for me, what would you suggest to use instead of honey?
Cant wait to pig out on this!!!!!

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Hi Peech - you can use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey

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I am working my way through these recipes :) Have tried to go raw twice before and fell off the wagon big time because I just couldn't eat the recipes - and I wasn't ready for just fruit and salad. However... I've now made the raw egg salad (divine) the raw tuna (had it for lunch today!!) and the raw chicken salad and they were ALL wonderful!!! I really think I can do this now. Just made the pie - my first dessert - and the cream out of the blender is delicious. Can't wait till it freezes. Even my husband is becoming enthusiastic about this :)
I am SO glad I found your website
Lynn

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<3 LYNN! Music to my ears :))))

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I love this recipe! I made it last week for after Church refreshments and it went down a storm.......I was shocked especially as the folk who enjoyed it most of all......turn their noses up at the idea of raw food and even more so if it's raw and vegan! I also tried your raw carrot cake (for us at home) and LOVED it. Totally yummy, very filling and just sweet enough to curb me searching for anything else and ruining my diet. Thank you :)

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Hi Irene, as long as it tastes good people will gobble it up! Glad you liked the carrot cake too.  You've picked some good recipes! xox

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Your recipes are a revelation to me on my journey of discovery with raw - am going to make the cheesecake next because that looks fabulous....and I have to do after Church rfreshments in April, so am going to make it for that. Thank you for sharing your talent with everyone and for making raw so appealing. xx

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Thank to all ur recipes It been so easy for me to change my life style. This raw banana cream pie it's something to die for... OMG I'm addicted to ur app hope u post a "raw spaghetti in tomatoes sauce or pesto sauce recipe" God bless u rawtarian

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Hi Robson, thanks for your lovely comment! I do have a raw spaghetti, tomato sauce and raw meatball recipe in my members-only section of my website :) But you can get the tomato sauce recipe for free on my website and in the app :)

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this is one of the greatest desserts of all time. added 2 bananas for the extra banana zing and added flax seed to the crust out of habit and this goes in the wowee category even for the husband.

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Elcook, wowee catergory is the best category there is! :) I like the idea of the two bananas. I think I will try that next time - especially since the topping is kind of thin and it gets gobbled up so fast :)

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Converting the other half to the Paleo lifestyle is alot easier with recipies like this, served it up with some whipped coconut cream....

Thanks a million ;)

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My pleasure River. Glad to have you here :)

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All I can say is...WOW! It is absolutely fabulous!

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Angie :)

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I made this today as a dessert for our dinner: vegan shepherdess's pie and braised chard with mustard vinaigrette. We loved it. Not too sweet, but creamy, cool, and lovely layers of texture. And a nice foil for the hearty dinner. I think the filling makes a nice custard/pudding before it's frozen. Soooo good. Thanks!

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Sounds like a fun evening! Glad it worked well with your menu Carina :)

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I am very keen to try this however don't like coconut. Can you please suggest a substitute for the coconut oil in particular? Thank you!

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Hi Michelle, in the crust you could use hemphearts instead of the coconut. However, in the actual cream part you MUST use coconut oil since it is the coconut oil that will help the pie solidify when cold. (no other oil will do). The oil doesn't really taste like coconut though - it is there to solidy the banana cream

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I just made it as a surprise for my fiance for Valentines day. I can not wait to eat it! The cream is delicious even before it's frozen in the pie :)

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Your honey is going to love it. Happy V day, Stephanie!

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Oh he did! And I did too :-)

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:) Stephanie

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Just tasted this pie...amazing!!! Thanks alot. Will definitely make again.

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Glad you liked Karen!

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Made the Raw banana cream pie recipe last week. the cream came out yummy, however the crust didn't. It had a soapy taste to it. Do you think I should have soaked the raw cashews before using? Thanks

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Interesting! I haven't really experienced a soapy taste. You could try soaking your cashews. You could also try using pecans for the crust instead of cashews

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Thanks for getting back to me. My error...I had left the coconut flakes out. It was not in the fridge, so it spoiled. That's what gave it that "soapy" taste. Going to try it out again this week. Will let you know how it comes out. Thanks.

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Hi Amy! Thanks for writing back and explaining. :)

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OMG! i have just put this in the freezer to set i can not believe how creamy it is and it's a hit with both kids already yummy yummy Thank you

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When the kids like it  - it is a definite hit! :) Glad to have you here Christine!

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Do you think it would be possible to substitute some of the coconut oil for lecithin? I know it wouldn't set quite as firm but it would cut down on calories and saturated fat.

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OMG. Made this last night for a Paleo couples evening tonight... Delicious!! I'm thinking next time I will do a dark chocolate drizzle and banana slices simply for aesthetics... It really is simple and yummy! Thank you .

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Your dinner must have been a hit, Helen! Glad you and your friends enjoyed. 

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Thank you so much! I made this tonight and it is AMAZING! I used a mixture of walnuts, pecans and cashews in the crust, purely because they all have slightly different nutritional benefits and I wanted to get as much "goodness" in as I could. My only problem was converting cups to grams (I'm in the UK) but I think I might invest in some US cup measures because I intend to try all the recpies on your site.

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ccaroline. I used my scale to covert the cups for you. 1 cup cashews=145g, 1 cup coconut=80 g, 1/2 cup dates=95g, 1/4 tsp salt = 1.75g, 3/4 cup cashews=109g, 1/4 cup honey=105g, 1/4 cup lemon juice = 68g, 1/3 cup coconut oil = 70g, 1 tsp vanilla = 5g, 1/8 tsp salt = 0.875g (pinch)

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Thank you Tammy!!

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Hi Caroline, so glad you enjoyed! I wonder how I can make it easier for you in terms of converting. That would be cool if there was a button that could convert from cups to grams.. Doesn't exist on my website but it would be so cool if it did. I am sure you are not the only person with such a request :)

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Hiya, thanks for all these amazing recipes. I just wondered if I put the cashews in soaked or unsoaked? I'm new to raw food and most of the recipes I've seen call for soaked cashews when making something creamy. Sorry if this is a stupid question!

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There are no stupid questions! In my recipes, you do not have to soak unless I specifically say to soak in the recipe.

In this recipe no soaking is required.

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Thanks going to make this tonight fingers crossed!!!

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You won't regret it Helen. I promise! It's really delicious.

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Do you melt the coconut oil or put it in its semi solid/soft state?

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Hi Helen, you can use it in its semi solid/soft state since it will get blended up in the blender :)

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Oh god YUMMMMMM too good and too easy :) thanks!

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Lol couldn't have said it better myself Emma

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OMG! Laura-Jane this is amazing! Well I have actually only eaten the banana cream at the moment which I could not stop eating! In the freezer now ready for dessert!! Can't wait!!

Thank you <3

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Lol Haley just wait 'til you get it out of the freezer, it's even BETTER! This recipe just does NOT stay around for long because it gets quickly gobbled. I love this recipe!

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He he!! LOVED it!!! I didn't have honey so used date syrup instead. I am sooo chuffed with it and can't believe it's raw! Yum and thank you again!!!!! x

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Hey, the recipe is only part of it. The majority of the work is in the execution! :)

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The kids and I made this raw banana cream pie and shared it on KamloopsParents.com today!
Thanks, Laura-Jane!

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Awesome! Keep up the great work in Kamloops!

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well this caused problems, made this last night took no time at all. as per the instructions let freeze overnight. did that, then I went to work at 07:00 in the morning. Of course the teenage son still sleeping i get home at 05:30 pm. wide variety of kids in the backyard, and what look like the pie dish was in the sink, I thought to my self no way they would have done that. Then he had the audacity to ask me that pie was great did you get a piece, I said the last i saw of the pie was it going in the freezer, now the plate is in the sink. I was told"well u need to make another one" good thing I do not own a gun

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Hi John, OMG :( I feel your pain.

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Well had to do a redue on this, however The Rawtarian left a very key ingredient, a big Bag of turnip greens, yes go to Costco get the biggest bag they have. You want the bag not the greens, surgically open the bag, do what ever with the greens, then put the pie in the plastic bag that says turnip greens, then grab one of the empty waffle boxes the your kids have left in the freezer( open side forward) and put it on top of the pie that is in the turnip green bag. Now you can leave for the day, week, month and you will always have this pie at the ready. without the threat of it be inhaled by the pack of those annoying things called teenagers.

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Lol that'll do the trick!!

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I haven't tried this recipe but I want to asap. I was wondering though do you eat it frozen and is it like an ice cream pie? or do you thaw it out? Just wondering. thx!

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Denise, the best way to enjoy this recipe is to keep it frozen AT ALL times, then cut a frozen slice, leave the slice on the counter for 10 minutes and then eat. YUMMM

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Interested in the raw food idea and this recipe sounds lovely but myself and my eldest son both have nut allergies. Any suggestions for nut alternatives in the recipes? Thanks

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Hi Cath, in general, it can be difficult to substitute - although you may find my podcast on nut substitutions helpful: http://www.therawtarian.com/rfp05-nut-substitutions

The best advice I can give is to avoid "substituting" instead, look for recipes that do not contain nuts... This is because things are never quite right once you start to tweak recipes :)

In general, cashews are used to provide a "creamy" texture.

In this recipe, cashews in the base (crust) could be substituted for sesame seeds if those are acceptable to you,

For the actual cream pie, you need those cashews and no other nut/seed would do (other than macadamia, but I assume those are a no-go too). I would then look for a different banana cream pie filling recipe that doesn't use cashews, which shouldn't be too hard cause the "creaminess" can be fulfilled by bananas instead, since they are very creamy too

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Just made this today.......AWESOME......is what I will say........
Thankyou for posting.....

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Glad you enjoyed this one Bridget! It's my go-to dessert these days. I am loving it too! Glad to have you here

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Made this tonight, sad eating bf loved it and so do I, definitely will be a regular dessert in our house !

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Hi Lizzie! So glad you enjoyed this raw banana cream pie. I love it too. It's in my regular rotation, and that's saying a lot cause I rarely make things twice these days lol

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Made this for the first time today & just finished my first piece,wow beautiful! Thanks Laura-Jane. Another healthy dessert for me and my fam.

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Hi Marty, so glad to have you here and that you enjoyed this one. It's divine, isn't it!

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We made this pie yesterday... And it was gone in a day! It is absolutely delicious- even one of our 'not so healthy' friends could not believe how scrumptious it tasted- he was very glad afterwards that he had tasted the pie! Divine

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Hi Jacaleen! I am so glad you enjoyed it. We can't keep it in the house long either :) And yay for introducing a not-so-healthy friend to raw food :) This is a great "gateway" recipe lol

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Hi, I was wondering if I could substitte cashews for another nut. Im very sensitive to cashews. Thank You Tammy

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I substituted 1/4 cup of almonds and 3/4 cup of walnuts for the 1 cup of cashews it asked for in the crust. I also added about 1/4 -1/2 cup more of dates, sprinkled a little cinnamon (about 1/4 tsp) and added approx 1/4 cup of coconut oil as well to make the crust stick together a little bit better for me. It was divine! You could have formed the crust into cookie balls and eaten them plain that way! I wasn't too much of a fan of the banana mixture on top. Next time I'll probably use just some frozen blueberries or strawberries and plain raw yogurt and make a mixture out of that. However, my family loved it. They inhaled the entire pie in 20 min! They asked if it could be their Sabbath dessert every week. That's saying a lot. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe!

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Hi Karen, so glad your family loved! Congrats :)

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I always sustitute cashews with a mixture of almonds and macadamias (or walnuts), the crispy side is contributed by the almond and the soft more creamy texture by macadamias or walnuts.

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Hi Aly,  a great suggestion! In the crust you can substitute a wide variety of nuts (macadamia nuts, pecans, almonds or walnuts or a combo thereof) for cashews. In the banana cream filling part I would sub with macadamias only.

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I actually used a combo of sunflower, hemp, cashews, and macadamia nuts. Since we were severely low on food at the time. It came out perfectly. I especially liked using the hemp seeds for that extra nutritional boost. I am going to make my own version of this recipe again using a combo of cashews and hemp seeds.

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