We are bananas about bananas, and so are most Americans! Americans eat an average of 80 bananas each year, making them the number one fruit eaten in the United States. Besides just eating them raw, there are so many ways to use and cook with bananas. Take a look at these 12 Vegan Recipes That Will Appeal to the Banana Lover in You and Go Bananas for These Recipes, You Awesome Banana Lovers.
One favorite banana recipe is banana cream pie. It’s a variation of the traditional custard pie that starts with vanilla custard, whipped cream, and sliced bananas, all layered in a graham cracker shell. Then, you can get creative by adding chocolate, fruit, or any other ingredients you like. Making a banana cream pie dairy-free is not only easy but healthier and delicious. First, learn How to Make Perfect Homemade Dairy-Free Pie Crust and then How to Make Awesome Plant-Based Whipped Cream. You can even make it nut-free and soy-free!
For National Banana Cream Pie Day, let’s celebrate all things creamy, custard-y and banana-y. Even though technically, they may not all be banana cream pies, these are 10 decadent and creamy desserts you will absolutely love.
1. Banana Cream Pie
This Banana Cream Pie is the ultimate indulgence. The graham cracker and pecan crust is filled with a luscious tofu banana cream custard. Then, it’s topped with homemade coconut whipped cream and sweet caramel sauce. Garnished with more bananas and pecans, this dessert is cool, creamy, and a banana lover’s dream come true.
2. Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie
We are celebrating bananas and guess who’s coming to the party? The classic combo, chocolate, and peanut butter, that’s who. This Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie is layers of bananas and peanut butter sitting on a simple homemade crust. It’s all topped with a chocolate-coconut milk luscious creation that will make this your new favorite pie.
3. Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
This Chocolate Banana Cream Pie is made with fresh ripe bananas, almond milk, and vanilla pudding. It’s topped with a homemade coconut whipped cream, and, wait for it … an all-over chocolate drizzle. Oh yeah! This pie will blow everyone away, so it’s perfect for your most special occasions.
4. Banana Toffee Pie
This Banana Toffee Pie pays homage to Costa Rica and its lovely banana trees. Picture this: a Brazil nut crust gets filled with homemade caramel. Then, a layer of sliced bananas are arranged on top and homemade vanilla cream lovingly covers them. Raw grated chocolate and more caramel top it all off. Now, stop picturing it and go make it.
5. No-Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Cake
Get ready to meet your new BFF, the BBCCF. This No-Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Cake knows you’re busy but you still need decadent desserts in your life. With this cake, all you need is a few ingredients and a blender. In minutes, you’ll have a cake that looks fancy but was really easy. Plus, it’s healthy, heavenly and delicious.
6. Raw Vegan Strawberry Banana Cream Cake
The great thing about making your own desserts is that you can be as creative as you want. This Strawberry Banana Cream Cake adds sweet, fresh strawberries to the bananas for extra yumminess. This raw vegan cake has only simple, wholesome ingredients, like fruit and nuts so you can feel really good about eating it.
7. The Best Banana Cream Pie Ever
It’s not an exaggeration to call this The Best Banana Cream Pie Ever. This banana cream pie really is the best with a grain-free crust made of just almonds, dates, and coconut. The filling is creamy coconut and banana. It’s just like the one you remember from your childhood, but better in every way. You might even say the best.
8. Maple Banana Tiramisu Trifle
This Maple Banana Tiramisu Trifle is a triple threat. That’s because it’s a mash-up of three incredible desserts: English trifle, Italian tiramisu, and American banana cream pie. Made with a coffee-flavored cashew cream, bananas, and a rich chocolate drizzle, this dessert is worthy of any fancy tabletop.
9. Banana Cheesecake with Mango Sauce
Banana cream pie gets a tropical makeover in this Banana Cheesecake with Mango Sauce. Bursting with summer flavors, this banana cheesecake will transport you right to the beach. Once you pour the mango sauce over the banana creaminess and take a bite, you’ll see yourself lying on a beach surrounded by palm trees and sipping a Piña Colada. Send us a postcard!
10. No-Bake Mini Banoffee Pies
If a dessert made of almonds, dates, banana, vanilla, and coconut sounds good to you, then you have to make these Mini Banoffee Pies. These bite-sized treats have four layers of deliciousness. First, there is a crust of dates and almonds. Second, a layer of almond-y date caramel. Third, a layer of sweet banana slices, and finally, a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream. This gluten-free take on a classic English dessert is sure to win over your taste buds.
Whether you make a classic banana cream pie or get creative with chocolate, fruit, or other ingredients, we think you’ll agree that the combination of bananas and cream is worth celebrating.
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