Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie

Friday 30 August 2013

Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie - Gluten Free, Graine Free, Dairy Free

Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie - Gluten Free, Graine Free, Dairy Free

I saw a recipe for Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie but it looked too complicated. Unfortunately or fortunately I am lazy and I like recipes that are simple and easy. 

Then I remembered I had a recipe for a Chocolate Tart so decided to change the type of nut that was used and added a layer of bananas on the bottom and Bobs your uncle you get a delicious Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie. Now that is what I call simple and easy.

This Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie is gluten free, grain free and dairy free and incredibly delicious.

The photos I have taken are just after I poured the deliciously thick ganache over the bananas and got that lovely soft and glossy look from the ganache. Looks heavenly doesn't it. Like you just want to dive in and bath yourself in the ganache! Or maybe it is just me. 

 I will check on them in the morning by then the chocolate will have hardened and they will be ready to eat. Yum!

Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie Recipe

3/4 cups pecan meal
3 tbspns coconut oil
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

1 medium sized banana
150gms dairy free chocolate
100ml coconut milk


Pre-heat oven to 180C (350F).

Place pecans into a food processor, and pulse until it turns into pecan meal.

Take pecan meal, place into a bowl add cinnamon and salt and mix until combined.

Melt coconut oil then mix with honey.

Place the coconut oil mixture into pecan mixture and stir until well combined.

Grease two 10cm (4 inch) tart tins with removable bases. Divide mixture and press into each tin.

Bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Take out of oven and let cool, about 1 hr. Take out of tins. Place in fridge until cold, about another hour.

Break up chocolate and place in a bowl. Heat coconut milk then pour over chocolate. Let sit for 1 minute as this will help melt the chocolate. Then stir until well combined. It will turn into a deliciously thick ganache. Try not to eat it all!

Chocolate Banana Pecan Pie - Gluten Free, Graine Free, Dairy Free

Slice the banana and place a layer of it into the base of each pecan pie crust.

Pour ganache over bananas then place in fridge to set.

Decorate as you like. I think I will grate some chocolate over the top or maybe do some chocolate curls.  Let's see how I feel in the morning.

Enjoy. I know I will.


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