If you are a connoisseur of banana cream pie (like we are) you will be pumped about this recipe – it’s literally the best banana cream pie ever. The crumbly date crust is slathered with a decadent date caramel, covered in ripe bananas, and then topped off with a velvety coconut cream and some more banana slices for good measure.

The Best Banana Cream Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Base:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for half an hour
  • 1/4  cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, soaked in 6 tablespoons of water for a minimum of 15 minutes
  • A dash of cinnamon

For the Toffee Layer:

  • 1 1/2  cups Medjool dates
  • 1/2  cup almond butter
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla powder, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge for 48 hours
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, optional
  • 1 1/2 ripe bananas, sliced thin

Preparation

To Make the Crust:

  1. Begin by first preheating your oven to 350°F.
  2. Throw all of the crust ingredients, excluding the coconut oil, into a food processor and process them for about 30 seconds before slowly streaming in the coconut oil. Once a big, doughy ball forms, you can stop the processor.
  3. Oil a 9-inch pie pan with some coconut oil, and then spread the crust along it as evenly as you possibly can.
  4. Stick this in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until it’s slightly browned.

To Make the Toffee Layer:

  1. Blend all the caramel ingredients in a high-speed blender until they’re smooth, thick, and creamy.  
  2. Once the pie crust is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for half an hour.
  3. Once it’s cool, pour in the caramel toffee, and then layer (as evenly as possible) the sliced banana “coins”. Don’t forget to leave a little bit of banana for topping.

To Make the Whipped Cream:

  1. Remove the solid part of the coconut milk and place it in a bowl along with the remaining whipped cream ingredients.
  2. Whisk this until everything is fully incorporated and peaks begin to form.
  3. Spread this atop the pie.
  4. Top it with the remaining half of the banana, and whatever else your heart desires.


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