Quick Banoffee Pie : Vegan & Free-From

Quick Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie! We always used to choose it when we went out, or we made a whole one at home and argued over the last slice! A crisp biscuit base, fresh bananas, lashings of cream and delicious toffee sauce make this dessert one to always remember. I dread to think how much fat, how much cholesterol and how many calories we consumed eating slice after slice – often with added ice-cream or cream! Well, now I’ve re-created this delicious dessert into something you can eat without feeling guilty (or stuffed and lethargic)!  😀

This is a bit of a cheat for me really as I don’t often use ready ingredients in my recipes (as I think of that as not a real recipe) but this ingredient is too good not to use and makes this dessert so quick and simple whilst being so outstandingly delicious – everyone will think you spent all day in the kitchen! Let me add that this is not a sponsored post (although if you’re reading we’re happy to create recipes for you)! we just really love this product! 

Anyway, that’s the cream and the toffee sorted in one! 😛 Banana is easy, but I would choose a firm, just starting to freckle banana rather than a very ripe or under-ripe banana, then there’s just the base. I made an oaty, almondy base binding them together with a bit of coconut oil and maple syrup, but you could use crushed biscuits mixed with butter and chilled to create a crunchy base. Alternatively you could crush some granola and use that as your crunchy base.

Assembling is easy! Just start with the base, add banana, yogurt, then repeat! Top with extra banana and a sprinkle of crumbs (or granola), a few chocolate chips and if you feel extra decadent, add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce and you’re good to go! 😀

So good! Dairy free, gluten free, egg free, soy free and totally and utterly 100% delicious!

Football world cup semi final tonight! Come on England!

Oh, and I’ve an operation looming on my knee before my next post!!! Hopefully, somewhere, somehow we’ll get a recipe made and photographed for next week!

Have a fantastic week and make some pie!

Sharing this over at Angie’s Fiesta Friday this Friday this week where I’m co-hosting with Jenny @ Apply To Face Blog

Come over and join us… loads of new people to meet and delicious foods to try.

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Banoffee Pie: Vegan & Free-From

A quick and easy healthy take on banoffee pie! Layers of crunchy biscuit, creamy toffee and fresh banana - totally perfect!

Created by: Laurena @LifeDietHealth

Gather

  • 3 tablespoons oats gluten free if required
  • 3 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 1 pinch Salt we used Himalayan
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 pot Coyo salted caramel yogurt or sub any variety of toffee/caramel yogurt

Prepare

  1. Put the oats, almonds and salt in a bowl and mix together.

  2. Melt the coconut oil with the maple syrup (try to keep it below boiling).

  3. Gradually add the wet mix to the dry, stirring after each addition, until you have a tacky bit not sticky dough.

  4. Press the mix into a greaseproof-paper lined tin and flatten with the back of a spoon. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.

  5. To assemble, cut a square (or circle) of the base, top with sliced banana, cover with yogurt, then repeat.

  6. You can finish the dessert with extra banana, base crumbs or granola, chocolate chips and/or a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce.

  7. Enjoy!

Tips & Storage

  • Best eaten immediately after preparing.
  • The base can be made in advance and stored in the freezer until use.
  • For a speedier base, use broken granola or crush biscuits and mix with butter/coconut oil, then set.
  • I fully recommend searching for this yogurt if you can find it! If not, any creamy toffee or caramel yogurt will suffice.
  • Always keep yogurt refrigerated.

24 Comments

  • Eva 11th Jul 2018 at 17:08

    Yum, I was never a fan of fresh cream anyway but this sounds delicious. Good luck with the knee op, hope it’s relatively straightforward😊And yes, come on England! x

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th Jul 2018 at 18:31

      Eva it’s so good! I should’ve posted it while you were still here😬Oh well, maybe you’ll find something equally delicious there! Knee op ‘should’ be straightforward this time… Tidying up from last time and trying to help my osteoarthritis a bit! New house? Any more news? Thirty minutes to kick off⚽️😬

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      • Eva 11th Jul 2018 at 20:14

        Currently typing this whilst watching the second half- I’d be less nervous if it we were 2-0 but fingers crossed… Sorry to hear about the osteoarthritis, wishing you all the best with the op😊It looks like we have the apartment, yay, but we need to buy all the furniture from scratch which will take some time…but at least there’s a kitchen lol

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        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
          Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th Jul 2018 at 21:04

          Ooo… Does that mean you have internet where you are? Yay to the house… Only the kitchen is important! 😋 I’m getting too nervous to watch now… I don’t like penalties!

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      • Eva 11th Jul 2018 at 20:26

        I’m currently typing this in the second half, I wish we were 2-0 up though! To answer your question, we have the apartment we wanted, yay. It will mean buying all the furniture from scratch which will take a while but at least we have a kitchen lol. Oh, now Croatia have equalised, ahh! Sorry to hear about the osteoarthritis x

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        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
          Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th Jul 2018 at 21:06

          Lol… You’re so intrigued in the game Eva you forgot you’d already posted it😂Yes… boo to osteoarthritis but hopefully this op will help!

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          • Eva 11th Jul 2018 at 21:29

            Duh, this keeps happening when I think my previous post hasn’t gone through😱Only a few mins to go until England go home… Oh well, here’s to the Euros in 2020😉

          • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
            Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th Jul 2018 at 22:33

            🙁credit to them though 🤗⚽️they got so far👍🏼

  • Eva 11th Jul 2018 at 22:44

    Yes, of course: before the tournament I thought it would be amazing just to reach the semi’s for a change and that’s what they did. It’s brilliant the country came together to support England in a way I haven’t seen for a long time. Anyway, looking forward to the 3rd place play-offs, I was too young to remember the last one😜

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th Jul 2018 at 23:02

      I’m hoping I get to watch… it would have been Dad’s 80th birthday so we’ll be at Mums!

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  • Eva 11th Jul 2018 at 23:09

    I’ll be thinking of you celebrating your Dad on Saturday x

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  • TurksWhoEat 13th Jul 2018 at 14:27

    I’ve recently started drinking coconut milk, but I haven’t seen coconut milk yogurt yet! I’m sure I would love it and this flavor sounds delicious. This pie sounds wonderful and easy enough to put together quickly. Thanks for hosting, Happy FF!

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 13th Jul 2018 at 21:49

      Ooo well done on the coconut milk… coconut yogurt is amazing! Thanks – such a quick and easy dessert. Happy Fiesta Friday! Have a great weekend!

      Reply
  • Kat (The Baking Explorer) 13th Jul 2018 at 15:00

    Ooo this looks so yummy!

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  • Monika Dabrowski 15th Jul 2018 at 09:11

    Looks lovely, and I love the fact that you made it vegan and gluten free!

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  • frugal hausfrau 16th Jul 2018 at 06:03

    Oh my gosh, Banoffee without the guilt!! Does this mean I can have it for breakfast?

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 17th Jul 2018 at 11:27

      Oh yes Mollie! Most definitely okay to have this banoffee for breakfast! (why didn’t I think of that)! 😋 Thank you… enjoy Fiesta Friday!

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  • jenny walters 17th Jul 2018 at 11:34

    What a fabulous sounding dessert and so easy to put together.Coconut Caramel yoghurt is a revelation to me!Where do you get it?How blinkin delicious.I’m afraid I would have it with cream too.Serious Yum.

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 17th Jul 2018 at 11:58

      Thanks Jenny! It’s quite new in the UK but I’m guessing it will eventually make its way elsewhere (I just bought the last pot in the shop)! Ooo… whipped coconut cream would be perfect with this (why didn’t I think of that)! Thanks for being a great co-host👍🏼☺

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  • Angie | Fiesta Friday 20th Jul 2018 at 02:39

    I’ve never even had banoffee pie but it sure sounds scrumptious. And since you made it healthy, I can maybe make two for myself?? 😄😄Thanks for cohosting! 😘😘

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 20th Jul 2018 at 11:50

      Shut the front door! 😱 What!? Angie seriously? You’ve never had banoffee pie?! OMGosh!😱 You better make three or four for yourself just to make up for lost time!😋 Thank you too for hosting! 😀

      Reply

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