First off, I would like to say thank you to Gen for posting my guest post yesterday. And THANK YOU to everyone who read it! You guys are seriously amazing! (if you missed it, check it out here.) It was so much fun to write and I loved talking with you guys about that f-word.
I’m also glad that you guys are enjoying my printer-friendly links! I am so excited about them and could barely wait to share them with you!
Do you like Larabars?
Wait. Why am I even asking that?! I KNOW you do!
One of the things I love about Larabars is all of the different flavors you can have. For example, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Cookie, and Blueberry Pie.
HOWEVER, even more than ALL of the different flavor choices, and I love that their ingredient lists are so Healthy and SIMPLE. Essentially—- Fruit and Nuts. (aka, WHOLE foods!)
But, what if someone wants a Larabar,
that ISN’T a Larabar?
How about if they want PIE?!
Then I have the solution for you.
A Single Lady Banana Cream Pie
Notes: Optional: spread nuts on a dry baking sheet and roast in the oven @ 400* for a couple of minutes. Let cool. (Roasting your nuts is optional, but it really enhances the flavor!) Any kind of nut will work!
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
- a large handful of walnuts, pecans, or almonds! **see note
Mix-ins: Chocolate Chips, Carob Chips, Raisins, Blueberries, Sliced Strawberries, Peanuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Coconut, Sliced Almonds, Cherries, Cacao nibs, Peanut Butter, Walnut Almond Butter, Sprinkles!
Chop up the nuts.
(You want about 1 – 1 1/2 Tb total minced nuts total.)
Place nuts into the bottom of a muffin-tin hole.
Slice and chop up the frozen banana.
Smoosh it with a spoon until it becomes like “soft-serve.” (You can also just skip the chopping part and blend up the banana in a blender until banana “soft-serve” is formed.)
Add whatever mix-ins you would like! Have some fun with it!
I used Mini Chocolate Chips this time!
Then layer the banana mixture on top of the nuts. (You can also just mix-in the nuts in with the banana mixture instead of having it at the bottom, but having it at the bottom will give it a more pie-like feeling. )
Place muffin tin into the freezer for about 20 minutes (or until the filling has set).
Once your pie has set, let it sit out for a minute or two.
Then, remove from the muffin tin,
grab a fork/spoon,
PERFECT for a Single Lady like me!
Questions of the Day:
What mix-ins are you going to use when you make this?
Do you like Single Lady recipes?