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 August 2, 2013  Posted by on August 2, 2013 Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegetarian  Add comments

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I have this fond memory of when I was little and I would get a cold, my mom would give me that banana flavored medicine (remember that stuff?!?) I LOVED IT… I’m pretty sure I would just try to will on a cold for myself to get some! Thinking of it now, it was probably packed with a bunch of nasty ingredients, but it sure did begin my love for bananas and anything banana flavored.

I mean, come on, who else has a banana hammock in their house right now?! I know you are out there! If you do, you officially love bananas, enough that they get their own little decorative hanging rack! Mine sits right on the window ledge over the kitchen sink!

So anyways, when it comes to desserts, if there’s bananas in there, I’m officially loving it.

About a month ago I got another wonderful (free!) shipment from iherb.com (thank you again iherb.com for being so generous + awesome!).

I had ordered more products that I’d been wanting to try like Quest Bars, PB & Co chocolate dreams peanut butter (you can see what I did with that in this post!), more Bob’s Red Mill ground flaxseed… I have this every morning, and Raw Revolution all natural energy bars to name a few!

Along with my smorgasbord of wonderful goodness I got a little bottle of liquid stevia…. English Toffee liquid stevia, from Sweet Leaf!

If you are a regular Nutritionist in the Kitch follower you will already know that stevia is one of my choice sweeteners. It’s a natural sweetener made from the stevia leaf (meaning it is not artificial or ‘lab made’ like sucralose, aspartame, or saccharin, to name a few) that is chemical free, zero on the glycemic index, and the Sweet Leaf brand in particular, contains no additives. 

I tried the drops (you only need a few!) in my smoothies, oatmeal, and tea and immediately fell in love! I knew I had to come up with a delicious dessert that would highlight this awesome stevia product!

Scanning my kitchen I saw my little banana hammock holding some perfectly ripe bananas and…..aHa! Banoffeeeeeee!

Banoffee pies! Mini Banoffee pies! (because everything tastes better bite-sized right?!)

I went to work right then and there!

I wanted to leave the oven out of it, because again, baking in summer isn’t really my idea of fun.. so I decided on a simple raw pie crust - almonds, almond butter, and dates. Then whipped up the banoffee filling using ripe bananas, some almond milk, and a few drops of the English Toffee stevia.

Then as my “cream” topping, I stirred up some plain 0% fat Greek yogurt with some more of the English toffee stevia, poured it all in the crusts, and a couple hours later after setting in the freezer, I had these!

Pretty little Mini Banoffee Pies!

I shaved some dark chocolate on top and added a couple slices of banana to each one for that cute factor, and marveled at the delicious little pies I had made with only 8 ingredients!

Healthy, wholesome, unrefined ingredients at that!

Looking at the traditional banoffee pie which consists of butter, white sugar, biscuits, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and milk chocolate, and a little real banana.. mine definitely ‘take the cake’ when it comes to a healthier choice!

The filling is creamy, and the banana and toffee flavors are unmistakable!

Mmmm! I love healthy desserts that taste indulgent but really aren’t! The best of both worlds!

4.2 from 5 reviews
Gluten Free No-Bake Mini Banoffee Pies
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the Crust:
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • 4 large pitted medjool dates (60g) or about ¼ cup, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
  • For the Filling & 'Cream' Topping
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 8 drops Sweet Leaf English Toffee liquid stevia
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • Dark chocolate shavings for garnish (if desired)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor combine almonds, chopped dates, and almond butter. Process until crumbly and sticky.
  2. With wet hands divide the mixture 4 ways and form each portion into a ball.
  3. Press into a muffin tin cup to make a crust. Do this with each portion to make 4 crusts total. (I put some parchment paper on the bottom of each muffin cup to prevent sticking!)
  4. In a blender, magic bullet, or food processor blend together banana, 4 drops of the liquid stevia, and 2 tablespoons of almond milk.
  5. Divide the banana mixture equally into the 4 crusts.
  6. Place the crusts with banana mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.
  7. Meanwhile, mix 4 drops of the liquid stevia into ½ cup of yogurt.
  8. Once the crusts/banana filling has set, fill each cup with 2 tablespoons of the toffee yogurt mixture, and return to freezer for 30 min - 1 hour.
  9. Remove cups from freezer and carefully remove from the muffin tin.
  10. Serve immediately!
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
If left in the freezer the cups will freeze completely. In that case, just thaw for 10-20 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 pie Calories: 183 kcal Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 28g Sugar: 20g Fiber: 6g Protein: 6g

Now for the GIVEAWAY!

iHerb.com has been generous enough to allow me to give a $50 iHerb.com Shopping Spree to one lucky winner!!

But that’s not all, there is also a special $10 discount (when you spend $40 or more) for first time iHerb customers who just wants to go order from the site! Just enter in coupon code WOW123 when checking out!

To enter the giveaway follow the link below! Good luck to you all! :)

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Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

  82 Responses to “Gluten Free No-Bake Mini Banoffee Pies & A $50 iHerb.com Shopping Spree Giveaway!!”

  1.  

    [...] wonderful together. Especially in this pie. Get the full recipe by clicking the link below: Gluten Free No-Bake Mini Banoffee Pies Related PostsChickpea Salad and Fresh GingerHealthy Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie BarsNo [...]

  2.  

    I didn’t know there was toffee stevia! so excited!

  3.  

    Banana “ice cream” – just a banana in my Yonanas!

  4.  

    My favorite banana dessert is definitely banana bread. Or muffins! Especially when combined with PB! Though I just made chocolate covered frozen bananas with a layer of PB in there, and the frozen banana (one thawed slightly) was like CUSTARD. That creaminess against the crunch of the chocolate and overall coolness of the dessert was just amazing!

  5.  

    bananas fosters

  6.  

    ooh..this stevia flavor sounds awesome! i totally need to find this!!

  7.  

    Those look delicious

  8.  

    So cute! Haha when I first saw “banoffee” I thought bananas and coffee and was like “ehhhhh… I dunno about that combo.” But banana-toffee sounds delicious! My current fav banana desserts are the PB pretzel bonbons I created last week!

  9.  

    Looks like this is on my list for tonight. My favourite banana dish? Hmmm. I love a lot of banana stuff, but I think banana cream pie is my favourite!

  10.  

    Banana bread! Traditional&true ;)

  11.  

    Look so decadent!!!

  12.  

    Banana pudding!

  13.  

    My favourite banana dessert is probably bananas pan-seared in coconut oil over plain yogurt, and topped with cinnamon :)

  14.  

    I love banana bread :-)

  15.  

    Yummy!

  16.  

    My favorite is bananas with dark chocolate. Mm yummy

  17.  

    Hi Christal!
    I made these last night and wow, they were yummy!
    I didn’t have the English Toffee stevia so I just used regular stevia and added some vanilla. Thank you again for all your yummy recipes! Have a great day! :)

  18.  

    My favorite banana dessert is a baked banana with PB and chocolate chips… or a PB banana smoothie… or banana bread! All delicious. Awesome giveaway btw!

  19.  

    I have just started following your website. Thanks for all the great recipes. I really like the camping banana boats as we were just going camping.

  20.  

    Love your blog. Love your style:)
    Love iherb!

  21.  

    These are perfect! You beat me to it because I was planning on putting some greek yogurt mini banana cream pies on my blog. I am definitely going to make these soon! And I have been trying to figure out how to use my stevia drops better as well. Thank you!

  22.  

    I love the simple desserts, we always have chocolate covered frozen banana slices in our house, sometimes the ones with peanut butter

  23.  

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it.
    My favorite banana treat is banana bread.

  24.  

    Can’t wait to try this! I love mashed banana frozen with greek yogurt topped with crushed walnuts…..yum!

  25.  

    I unfortunately have developed an intolerance to bananas recently, but my favorite banana dessert used to be oatmeal cookies baked with banana to replace the sugar! :)

  26.  

    Banana cream pie with graham cracker crust.

  27.  

    Mangia’s banana coconut muffins!

  28.  

    I love, love, love banana pancakes!

  29.  

    These look delicious! I love all of the banana ice creams that are floating around too, but these look even better!

  30.  

    Woow these look amazing! Definitely will do!

  31.  

    My favorite banana dessert is banana pudding mmm! But I never make it at home because of it’s (non) nutritional content…

  32.  

    This is brilliant! So many healthy ingredients and you end up with an epic dessert! Yummy! And what a great giveaway!

  33.  

    My favorite banana dessert is definitely banana bread. But I’ve been make a pretty delicious mug cake lately that is pretty much just banana and chocolate protein powder and that sure has been hitting the spot!

  34.  

    I love banana pancakes (just smushed banana and an egg) with almond butter! More breakfast than dessert, but delicious!

  35.  

    My favorite banana dessert is frozen fruit slush, but I can’t have bananas or sugar, so unfortunately that won’t be on my menu this summer!

  36.  

    I loved that banana medicine as a kid. I swear I enjoyed getting an ear infection for that reason! These look so cute and delicious, and I am just tickled by the fact that these are no-bake. I must make these for a guilt-free sweet treat!

  37.  

    yum! I love bananas and the fact that this recipe is so simple! I can’t wait to make these!!

  38.  

    Bananas are some of the most versatile fruits around, and it’s so hard to pick a favorite dessert recipe. One of my favorite recipes since going vegan is banana ice cream – it’s easy, healthy, and amazingly delicious, and you can add anything you want in it!

  39.  

    Banana gelato!

  40.  

    My favorite banana dessert is milkshake made with frozen bananas

  41.  

    These look amazing! I’m going to make them this weekend. I look forward to your posts everyday, thank you! I entered the iherb contest too! Have a great weekend little lady! :)

  42.  

    I LOVE bananas and your blog! This looks like a delicious summer recipe! I’m gonna try in this weekend!

  43.  

    Oh my goodness… these look amazing!

    I only recently found your blog, but I’ve gotta say, it’s definitely my new favorite! I’ve been perusing all your delicious recipes, and have made a few already – the peanut lime curry prawns were sooo good in particular- and I’ve got a list of others to try too! I already eat pretty healthy, but your blog motivates me to stay on track when I see how delicious healthy can be!

    I’d love to win that gift card and get some of that toffee flavored stevia!!! mmm!

  44.  

    Wow! These look so great! I hadn’t heard of bannoffee before.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :D
    My favorite banana dessert is Chocolate or Peanut Butter Banana “Ice cream”. So so delicious!! I also really like fried bananas, but I have never made them myself, so I have no idea if they are healthy. ;)

  45.  

    I love banana bread!

  46.  

    I love banana pudding! These look good too though;). I’ll have to try them

  47.  

    These look so yummy! My favorite banana dessert is banana pudding.

  48.  

    Banana bread is my favorite banana dessert! Yum!

  49.  

    I love substituting bananas to make healthier versions of not-so-healthy recipes! My favorite banana dessert would be banana “ice cream” – slice up a banana, freeze it, and toss it in your food processor, delicious and dairy-free!

  50.  

    Theses “pies” look so cute and yummy! My favorite banana dessert would have to be banana bread!

  51.  

    Yum!! My favorite banana dessert is Banana Nutella Crepes…might have to give this recipe a try, it certainly is a healthier option!

  52.  

    Love iherb.com!!

  53.  

    Those look great! You’re so creative! Thanks for the gluten-free crust too:) I can’t wait to try these

  54.  

    I would have to say an old fashioned banana split would be my favorite! But I havent had one in years..This however could be my new favorite since, I can call it healthy! :) BTW I add banana and or peanut butter to almost everything!

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