The crust is a knockout, made of dates, rolled oats and orange juice combined and pressed into a 9-inch pie shell. And for the thick creamy filling, frozen bananas are whipped up in the blender along with milk, yogurt, vanilla and a bit of gelatin.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 2 frozen bananas, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup low-fat evaporated milk, chilled
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 banana, finely sliced
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine the rolled oats, dates, vanilla extract, orange juice, and cocoa powder in the bowl of a food processor. Blend for 3 minutes, or until mixture sticks together. Press the mixture thinly around the sides and base of a 9 inch pie dish and refrigerate.
Place the gelatin in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over gelatin, stir to dissolve, and set aside to cool.
Place frozen bananas in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add milk and blend for 3-4 minutes. Add extra vanilla and yogurt and mix well. Add dissolved gelatin. Pour mixture into the base of the pie dish and refrigerate until firm.
Soak the extra banana in the lemon juice, slice and place on top of pie. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.