Caramelized bananas smothered in creamy homemade vegan pudding sit atop a nutty walnut crust (GF) in this delicious banana cream pie. A thick layer of coconut whip cream tops off this delectable summer dessert!
Raise your hand if you’re excited for summer! My favourite season of the year has officially begun!
Yaaaas. Come at me, sunshine! Well, let me rephrase that; hopefully summer has begun. Anyone who knows anything about Calgary weather knows that summer may show up for about 3 days and just turn out to be an extended rainy spring, or even a pre-fall.
But nonetheless, summer brings those summer feels, and this dessert definitely does too!
I have never been one for banana cream pie, or cream pies in general, due to sheer amount of dairy in them. I’d prefer if my slice of pie did not come with a days worth of gastrointestinal distress, thank you very much. But no more. We ain’t got time for that. I am so thankful that so many dairy alternatives exist for those of us who are lactose intolerant – high five to all my lacty’s out there!
Now here we got a cream pie that’s vegan and gluten free, whose up for that?!
This recipe for banana cream pie is the perfect summer dessert. Cool, fruity, whippy, banana-y. Layers of yum on yum on yum compound to make for slices of pure heaven.
The crust is based on walnuts and oat flour making it nutty, oat-y, AND gluten free, wut wut.
Next we have a layer of caramelized bananas, oozing with brown sugary goodness and spiced with a hint of cinnamon.
To enrobe our bananas, we’ve got a thick, creamy, from scratch pudding, which is admittedly my favourite layer – try to stop yourself from eating this right out the bowl, the struggle is real!
Last, but definitely not least, we’ve got a nice thick a** layer of fluffy coconut whip cream. *drools*
Does it get any better? Does it really? I don’t know, folks, I don’t know. Not only is this pie ridiculously delicious, it’s really simple to make, too! The hardest part of making it is waiting for the damn thing to set.
It is so worth the wait though! Trust.
Heres to many warm summer days with many big slices a’ pie!
If you make this recipe, snap a pic and use the hashtag #sweetlikecocoa and tag me @sweetlikecocoablog on Instagram, I love seeing the deliciousness you guys come up with!