I had a real craving for peanut butter, and as I was busy searching for new treat recipes for Valentine’s Day, I found one recipe called the Peanut Butter Pie (thanks to Chocolatecoveredkatie). This pie is a perfect marriage of peanut butter, coconut oil, and bananas, with beautiful smooth filling and delicious crumbly pie crust; even if it doesn’t contain refined sugar or flour…in my book, if this pie tastes amazing and doesn’t give me a huge tummy ache, I am all set.
Just look at it. Beautiful, isn’t it?
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
This peanut butter pie contains no flour, no added refined sugar, is gluten-free, and does not require an oven! In fact, I never had an easier time making this masterpiece, and I probably clocked in around 10 minutes total time making both the pie filling and my home-made almond chocolate crust…all with the help of a food processor.
If I were President, I would decree every household be equipped with a food processor. Feed your hunger with some perfectly cut, homogeneous mixtures of pure sinful goodness. <3
So let’s get to that recipe!
- Serving Size: 1 pie (8 people)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 medium bananas
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt, plus pinch more if using unsalted peanut butter
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
- A pinch of stevia extract (or to taste)
Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend together until smooth (about 2-3 minutes). Then remove pie filling mixture and pour into 8″-diameter pan (this pie is great with and without a crust! Up to you!). Once the filling is smoothed out and cooled, cover pan and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set. When ready to serve, take the pie out of the fridge and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving. The sitting process will help to soften the filling (coconut oil, yay!) and give it a more mousse-like texture when consumed.
I am definitely loving this peanut butter pie, and of course, my boyfriend LOVED the taste. In fact, we had it again the next day, and the flavor got even better (I am guessing the natural sugars in the bananas were doing some oxidizing magic, making the pie sweeter and thicker in consistency).
I definitely am changing my tune towards sweet home-made treats, especially the no-added sugar, no-flour, no-bake alternatives because 1) I do want to cut out as much sugar from my diet as I realistically can, 2) I want to feel good after I eat it and most importantly 3) I’m lazy and like easy baking….because I love spending 4 hours in the kitchen said NO ONE EVER!
If you liked this recipe, be sure to check out my no flour black bean brownies! I fooled many people into thinking this healthy alternative to fudge brownies came from a Ghirardelli brownie box mix. mwah-ha-ha!
What are your thoughts on this peanut butter pie recipe? What would you add? Please comment and share!