Choco Nutty Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Ya, I know, that’s alot of things in one pie… I had a pile of ripe bananas and smoothies and muffins etc were not appealing today, so this was created!

It’s my first attempt and it turned out pretty good.  I was at first doing only Banana Coconut Cream Pie with a nut crust and then I worried that with cooking over-ripe bananas I’d have a icky brown color, so I added a chocolate element!

CRUST

  • 5 Dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup mixed salted nuts
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Throw nuts and dates into your food processor.  Once pulverized add coconut flour and oil and continue to mix until it’s hold together.  Press into pie crust.  Bake at 350 about 12 mins.  My crust got a little soft once the filling was added, so a nice tweak would be to melt dark chocolate and coat your crust with it.

Nut Crust

Nut Crust

FILLING

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp Epicure’s Vanilla Extract
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Epicure’s Cocoa (or if you eat sugar try the Mocha Cheeseball!)
  • 2 T Coconut Oil
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened coconut (I used a mix of shredded and fine) – toasted

Throw all ingredients, except Coconut Oil and coconut, into your Food Processor.  Blend until smooth.  Transfer to your 12cup Multipot and cook over medium heat until thickened, whisking continually. Stir in your coconut oil and toasted coconut and stir every 5 mins as it cools.  After it cools down to ‘warm’ place into your pie crust.  Let sit to firm up.  Decorate with untoasted coconut.

Toasted Coconut

Toasted Coconut

 

 

Coconut Mango Curry

This is using a BRAND NEW Epicure product and it was simply AMAZING!!  Max 20mins start to finish!

  • 1 tbsp or so Coconut Oil
  • 3 Chicken Breasts (I buy the big delish ones from Tbones – 3 are appox 1 lb)
  • 1 Onion, slivered
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2-3 Tbsp Epicure’s Mango Curry Mix
  • 1 can Coconut Milk (I tried Savoy Coconut Cream, and it rocked!)
  • 1 Mango, slivered.
  • 1 red pepper, slivered
  • Pinch of Epicure’s Cinco Pepper on each bowl from those that like it spicier

Fry your onions and garlic, add chicken and brown. Add seasoning, cook 1-2 mins until fragrant.  Add Coconut milk and simmer a minute, add in Mango for another minute.  Add Red Pepper right before serving so it keeps it’s crunch.  Add a pinch of Cinco to each serving if you like it spicy

 

Portabello Pizza’s

This was so good and so simple!

  • 6 Portabello Mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 small can tomato sauce or tomato paste
  • Epicure’s Pizza Seasoning (about 1 to 1.5 tsp)
  • A few handfuls of spinach
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Cheese – I used bagged Italian Blend

I removed the stems and gills since my mushrooms weren’t very fresh (I bought them a week ago).  I mixed up my pizza sauce with the Tomato Paste, water and pizza seasoning.  Spread your pizza sauce generously on your mushrooms, top with spinach, bacon, any other veggies etc you want, and then top with cheese.  Bake on a baking rack so the moisture from the mushrooms can drain off.

Pizza's baking on rack

Pizza's baking on rack