Brazilian recipe of banana pie

Banana pie recipe

July 15, 2021

Nun Rebecca is from Brazil and today she decided to share with our readers a recipe for one of her country’s national cuisine dishes - Brazilian banana pie. This banana pie is easy to make and has an eggless option for those, who are vegan or fasting.

The whole process will take about 50 minutes in total. In the end, you will have a delicious pie to share with family members or friends over a cup of coffee.

The ingredients for this banana pie are so simple, you will probably be able to find them in your kitchen without going to the grocery store. Here is what you will need:

  • 4 ripe bananas;
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon;
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder;
  • 2-3 eggs;
  • 100 g. butter;
  • 1 cup milk;
  • ⅔ cups sugar;
  • 1 cup flour.

ingredients for banana pie

Here are seven steps you will need to take in order to make the banana pie:

  1. First, slice your bananas into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  3. Add baking powder to the dough and mix one more time.
  4. Prepare your baking pan by greasing it with butter.
  5. Place pieces of banana on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Pour your dough on top of the slices.
  7. Preheat your oven to 220 °C (428 °F) and bake the pie for 45 minutes.
  8. You are done! Doesn’t it look like the best banana pie ever?

While this recipe will satisfy most people, there are still those, who are not allowed to consume dairy products and eggs. Fortunately, there is a different version of this dish - banana pie without eggs and milk.

Banana pie recipe

Eggless banana pie recipe

This recipe is a little bit more complicated but totally worth it - vegan banana pie tastes absolutely amazing!

Here are the ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas;
  • 400 ml coconut cream;
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup;
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract;
  • ½ cup cornstarch;
  • 1 ½ cups flour;
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda;
  • ½ cup vegan butter;
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water.

Here are the instructions:

  1. Mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and vegan butter in a food processor.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and mix again.
  3. Add in 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the dough becomes thick.
  4. Put the dough into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough and put it onto a baking pan. Shape the edges and put the pan into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Bake the pie crust for 20 minutes until golden.
  7. Mix coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Boil the mixture at medium heat.
  8. Add cornstarch to the mixture and stir with a whisk until it thickens.
  9. Pour ½ of the mixture into the pie crust and place a layer of banana on top. Repeat twice.
  10. Let the pie set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Vegan banana pie without oven

If you can’t use the oven or simply don’t have one, you can always follow the same vegan banana pie recipe but make your pie crust differently. Some people prefer it that way. To make the no-bake banana pie crust, you will only need 3 ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter;
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon;
  • 1 ½ cup graham cracker or cookie crumbs

Put your graham crackers into the food processor to create crumbs. Then melt butter in the microwave. After it is done, mix it with the crumbs and add cinnamon. Press the mixture evenly into your baking pan, covering its bottom and sides. Pour banana pie filling inside and let it set in the fridge.

Many people wonder how many calories are in a banana pie. Since both recipes we’ve shared allow you to make the banana pie with no heavy cream, it is not extremely high in calories. 1 serving (5.1 oz or 150 grams) of the non-vegan banana pie has nearly 380 calories. Eggless banana pie serving has about 330 calories.

banana pie without eggs

Banana pie history

Pie is an ancient treat - custard pies actually date back to medieval ages. However, you will not be able to find a single banana pie recipe written before the 1880s. What is the reason for that?

Well, nowadays we can buy bananas at any grocery store - it is something that we are completely used to. Before the 19th century, it was almost impossible to find bananas anywhere.

Early 20th century cookbooks are full of banana pie recipes. This tropical fruit became so popular in Europe and America that people started to use in different dishes.

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