Monday, November 02, 2009

Bananas, part two.

Continuing on from my last post, I have the final installment of my fresh bananas. There are still a bunch in the freezer, but I will use those up a bit more gradually.

For a vegan picnic in the park (which was lovely and full of loads of delicious desserts), I made a batch of Banana Split Pudding Brownies from Vegan with a Vengeance. These were really good, the sweet banana topping offset the rich chocolate layer. As I cut these, I worried they might be too cakey, but when I bit in I found that my fears were unfounded. These were thick and densely fudgey, and the batter was delicious.

And finally, I cut into my Banana-Peanut Butter Pie. This is strikingly similar to the recipe from Vegan Planet for Banana-Swirl Cheesecake, but I have changed it up a bit so I will post here. It is ridiculously easy, but it had a few omni friends raving.

Banana Peanut Butter Pie

1 package vegan gingernut biscuits
5-6 Tablespoons vegan margarine
2 x 300 gram packs of silken firm tofu
8 ripe lady finger bananas (roughly 4 large)
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 T. sugar
handful vegan chocolate chips

Heat oven to 180 (350f). Crush biscuits with a mortar and pestle, or a food processor, until they are fine crumbs. Using your hands, mix in margarine until all the crumbs are incorporated. Press this mix into a lightly oiled springform pan, using your hands and the bottom of a cup to pack it down, and up the sides.

In a medium bowl, blend bananas with one pack of silken tofu until smooth.

In another medium bowl, blend peanut butter, sugar, and one pack of silken tofu until smooth.

Bake empty crust for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour in banana mixture. Next, pour in peanut butter mixture, spreading evenly across the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Return to oven, bake for 45 minutes. Pie should no longer be wobbly. Turn oven off and leave pie in the hot oven for 30 more minutes, then remove and cool fully.
This isn't even that bad for you. There is almost no added sugar, lots of healthy tofu, and loads of fruit. So eat without guilt!


Mandee said...

I must make those brownies! I think they'd be perfect for the bake sale as the weather is going to get too warm for cupcakes!

And that pie looks amazing!

nora said...

that pie is so legit :)

Vaala said...

Wow, that's a super easy pie recipe and one I've got to try! Looks delicious (plus it has bananas and peanut butter...a match made in heaven!).

Kelly said...

The Banana Split Pudding Brownies have intrigued me ever since I got VWAV... but if they're fudgy and not cakey, I think I'm sold! And, um, major YUM to that pie!

steph said...

I am going to make that pie! It looks great!

Dee said...

Wow! I won't be sorry when the next flush of bananas comes! Both look fantastic, I especially want to try the pie. Thanks for the post, hope the picnic was fantastic, I was doing the girl bike racer thing.

Mihl said...

What a wonderful and absolutely delish looking pie!

Gina said...

Whoa, that peanut butter banana cake sounds amazing!! I am definitely putting that on my list!!

Mike K said...

All of this looks so good! Forgot what it's like to have fresh bananas - what great variety of dishes. The brownies and pie looks fabulous - thanks for the pie recipe.

Elilai said...

I have been looking around at other vegan blogs and found yours! This recipe looks so tasty. I'll have to try it! Have a great day!!!
PS I am one of your followers now :)

Lauren said...

wow..the pie and the brownies both look and sound amazing. bananas are just so awesome, haha they make everything taste great. thanks for the recipe for that seems so simple and delicious!

Elilai said...

I hope you like the sticky rice recipe! Also, if you want it more sweet, then you can always add more sugar. I really wanted mango on mine, but it's out of season over here in Hawaii :(

Jackie said...

Thanks for all the great banana ideas. It is one organic fruit always available here so I eat tons of them.