This delicious fruit sweetened dessert can be raw or baked in the oven.
Cuisine: gluten free, Healthy, Raw, Vegan
Keyword: fruit sweetened dessert
oven or dehydrator
blender or small foodprocessor
1 and 1/4cup150grams oats [ gf ] blended into a flour
pinchof sea salt
2tbsptahini or almond butter
2tbspwater if needed
4largeripe bananas sliced length wiseI got 4 slices out of one banana
1cupsoft dates, I used medjool datespitted and may be soaked if not soft
1tspalcohol-free vanilla extract
pinchof sea saltoptional
Preheat oven to 250F (or use a food dehydrator). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut bananas into 3 – 4 vertical slices and arrange them on baking sheet. Bake for 1 and ½ 2 hours in the oven on 210F / 100C or 3-4 hours at 115F in the dehydrator, until you can roll them without breaking..
Make the date paste filling by blending the soft dates, cinnamon, lemon zest and water until smooth. It has to be thick because irt needs to be spread on the banana slices.
Let the bananas cool and spread one side with a some of the date paste and sprinkle some of the chopped walnuts on it. Roll up. You can add half of another slice to make the roll bigger.
Add all the ingredients for the dough to a small foodprocessor or mash it all together in a bowl with a fork until it makes a dough that is not sticky and can be pressed together between your fingers. Press about 3 tbsp of the dough per pie in a muffin tin brushed with a little melted coconut oil or in a non-stick silicone mold.
Add a tbsp of the date paste in the bottom of each pie and place a banana roll on it. There should be a few tbsp date paste left after filling the rolls and the pies. I thinned this out with a few tbsp of water and scooped it around the outside of the rolls to fill up the pie.
Sprinkle the remaining chopped walnuts on top of the pies and bake them on a low heat for another hour until the bananas are soft and the pie is done with golden edges. You can also return it to the dehydrator for another 2 – 3 hours.
Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or a scoop of vegan ice cream or yogurt if you feel very festive.
The pies taste even better the next days, softer but gooey-er.