Banoffee Pie

Banana. Toffee. Biscuit. Cream. Chocolate.

Oh yes!!!

Slice of banoffee pie topped with grated chocolate presented on a white plate.
Slice of Banoffee Pie

This is a recipe I have been playing with for a long time. When I was younger, in my pre-plant-based days, banoffee pie was one of those desserts I would always choose! There’s just something about all that creamy caramelly filling, with a crunchy biscuit and fresh banana that makes you feel like you’ve had a real dessert! This version can easily be adapted if you’re not vegan – just switch the vegan condensed milk, for regular… the rest is the same! 😀 Yay!

Here’s the recipe:

Banoffee Pie

A dessert worth the effort! A crunchy biscuit base, a sticky toffee middle and a layer of bananas, all topped with cream and chocolate!

Course: cake, Dessert
Keyword: bananas, banoffee
Serves: 1 pie
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
Gather
  • 200 g brown biscuits (digestives, lotus, ginger nuts)
  • 50-75 g butter melted (depending on biscuits used)
  • 320 ml condensed milk (vegan-coconut)
  • 35 g butter
  • 35 g sugar
  • 1-2 medium bananas (sliced)
  • 1/2 medium lemon (or bottled lemon juice)
  • cream of choice & quantity as preferred
  • grated chocolate
Prepare
  1. Start by crushing your chosen biscuits either with a rolling pin, masher or lightly blitzed in a food processor. Add the melted butter and mix well. Press into your chosen dish (a loose bottomed flan dish is ideal, or a cake tin lined with greaseproof paper).

  2. Using the back of a spoon press the base all over until it is tightly packed, firm and level. Put in the fridge to firm.

  3. Put the condensed milk, butter and sugar in a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil stirring regularly. Reduce the heat then stir continuously for 10-15 minutes. The mixture will change colour first, then start to thicken. Please make sure you watch this as it will suddenly turn from liquid to a denser substance, then quickly burn. It should be thicker than it was, but will solidify more when refrigerated – you are not looking for something thick and creamy.

  4. Pour your caramel over your base and gently tap to level out.

  5. Slice your banana(s) and brush or dip them in the lemon juice (so they keep their yellow colour). Use the bananas to completely cover the caramel. Pipe or spread your cream over the bananas (as much or as little as you like).

  6. Finish your banoffee pie with a sprinkling of grated chocolate.

  7. Set in the fridge until ready to serve. Slice with a clean warm knife. Serve with extra cream or ice-cream if desired.

  8. Enjoy!

Has anyone else had either a very lazy or a very busy week?! There seems to be no in-between at the minute! I had a whole host of baking plans, including making another banana cake, but instead I appear to have been learning about protons & electrons, quadratic equations, Scrooge and Families in the Middle Ages! Such are the joys of having unmotivated-to-do-school-work teenagers at home! Mums become teachers (although technically, I am a teacher – just not those subjects at that level 😛 )! So, my whole week has vanished before my eyes! Please someone tell me this will all be over soon and back to normal?!?

For now though – I will enjoy watching the weekly Andrew Lloyd Webber performance at 7pm (UK time) on a Friday: Tonight (01 May) it is the Royal Albert Hall 50th birthday celebration with music from various musicals!

I will keep checking out the Wildlife links in the hope that I catch another glimpse of the badgers from one of two locations.

This coming week it is Hedgehog Awareness Week (3rd-9th May). Please have a look and see how you can encourage these creatures into your garden. Ours has come back and we managed to snap a quick photo…

Adult hedgehog at night on a patch of grass with a wooden fence behind and a few plants.
Hedgehog in the garden.

That’s all for now! I’m going to plan my meals for the week (I know a first for everything)! If you make this banoffee pie (or anything else from our website), please tag us using @LifeDietHealth or #LifeDietHealth so we can see your creations! Thank you!

Banoffee Pie. You know you want to…

I’m sharing my banoffee pie over at Angie’s Fiesta Friday, co-hosted this week by Antonia @ Zoale.com and Zeba @ Food For The Soul. I’m excited to see what everyone else has been up to whilst we’re all stuck indoors!

Drop us a line below and say hello… banoffee pie related or not!

Stay safe, stay sane, keep well

Laurena x

12 Comments

  • Eva Gallon 1st May 2020 at 21:21

    Pure decadence😛Growing up, my go-to dessert was something like Sara Lee chocolate gateaux (but I think that was discontinued in the UK years ago). It’s not something I’d normally choose to watch but someone recommended the online NT production of Frankenstein…it was actually very impressive! Hope all’s good with you and your family☺

    Reply
    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 1st May 2020 at 21:33

      Eva, I can recall an image of that… in a white plastic container with all the chocolate icing stuck to it- impossible to remove! Ooo, I like Frankenstein, I might have to see if I can watch that! We’re good (apart from all the school work!!!) and hope you are too. Have a great weekend. x

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  • Eva Gallon 1st May 2020 at 22:41

    Yes, that plastic container haha- the choc icing was easily removed one way or another😁Have a nice weekend, hopefully a break from all the school work etc x

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 1st May 2020 at 22:47

      Watching Frankenstein 😋👍🏼Well… about 10 hours of school work to catch up on before Monday🤦🏽‍♀️😭

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  • Zeba Durrani 2nd May 2020 at 18:52

    This looks fantastic and i am drooling 🙂 love your hedgehog. Thanks for sharing with us on Fiesta Friday!

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 3rd May 2020 at 17:41

      Thank you Zeba! 🙂 Have you had banoffee pie before? This one tastes great straight from the freezer too! Banoffee ice-cream style! Isn’t the hedgehog great… at least I know now what the noises are when I’m outside in the dark! 😛 Thank you for co-hosting this week! 😀

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      • Zeba Durrani 6th May 2020 at 00:53

        Never had banoffee pie before but now I surely will 🙂
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        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 6th May 2020 at 07:44

          Oh you must try it! I’d love to see your version and know what you think! 🤗

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  • findingdmagic 5th May 2020 at 13:35

    Can’t wait to try making this myself it looks great.

    Reply
    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 6th May 2020 at 07:47

      Thank you. I hope you love it as much as we do! Let me know what you think!🤗

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  • Antonia @Zoale 7th May 2020 at 13:50

    Wow, I wish I could have some right now! I love the textures and flavors. I could probably eat the whole thing, lol! What a delicious and appetizing treat! Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!
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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 8th May 2020 at 14:21

      Thank you Antonia! Oh yes – it’s so easy to have a bit more and a bit more…. Thanks for co-sting Fiesta Friday! 🙂

      Reply

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