Clean Eating Banana Cream Pie
Who doesn’t love pie? We sure do! This recipe is fantastic because it’s totally good for you! You could even have it for breakfast the day after thanksgiving (not that we’ve ever tried that 😉 ).
It’s a clean eating recipe for so many reasons. We use organic ingredients, as always, the raw dairy has wonderful good fats and there is no sugar in the pie filling! We use honey.
Honey has a multitude of benefits. Some of which are helping to stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar levels, promote digestive health, boost the immune system and it has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Pretty cool huh! Make sure it’s organic and raw honey though. Often there is corn syrup added if you buy the wrong stuff. Also, watch out when choosing your graham crackers, we have found that even organic brands tend to put a lot of highly processed ingredients in them. We use Cadia and love them!
Most crusts we have found call for additional sugar, however, we don’t think it needs any. When you have the sweetness from the pie filling and the sugar free whipped cream the flavor is just perfect.
½ cup honey
¼ cup corn starch
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 eggs, well beaten
2 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. vanilla extract or one vanilla bean scraped
2 large bananas
In a medium saucepan add honey, cornstarch, salt, milk and cream. Whisk together and cook on medium-ish heat until it starts to thicken and gently boil. Cook 2 additional minutes. Remove from heat, slowly whisk about 2 Tbs. of the mixture into the eggs stirring constantly. Repeat this process three times, this will warm the eggs so the sauce doesn’t cook them instantly. Slowly whisk the eggs back into the sauce. Return to heat, cook and stir until it comes to a gentle boil again. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, quickly stir in vanilla and butter. Cover and chill for 10 minutes. Stir and pour into prepared crust that has the sliced bananas arranged on the bottom and sides. Top with Sugar Free Whipped Cream if desired.
Graham Cracker Crust
10 whole graham crackers.
½ cup melted butter
Break the graham crackers in half and put in a food processor. Process until they are fine crumbs. Pour in cooled melted butter and process until well combined. Press into a pie pan. You’re ready for your filling!