No Cook Banana Cream Pie Parfaits + an announcement

For reasons that will be clear in just a moment, I’ll start this post with the announcement:

I am writing an e-cookbook!

The cookbook will be a compilation of original single-serving breakfast and dessert recipes; there will be a few favorites from the blog, but most will be brand-spanking-new.

I don’t have an exact completion date set, but you can expect the cookbook to be available to buy by the end of October. I will keep you in the loop, of course.

I’m super excited about this venture, and hope that you are too!

 

banana cream pie parfait

So, as for how this recipe came about… I had just finished scarfing down and writing up the recipe for White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse (for the cookbook) and the idea for a banana cream pie version popped into my head. I wanted to share the recipe with you ASAP, so here it is!

 

banana cream pie parfait

The pudding is a no-cook version, and couldn’t be easier to whip up. The banana pudding is layered with fresh banana slices and crushed graham cracker crumbs.

This parfait is healthy, delicious, and can be enjoyed regardless of the season. This time of year, I find myself going back and forth between savoring the last of summer’s bounty and getting excited for the fruits of the fall harvest. We have bananas in our kitchen year-round, and I bet you do too… so there’s no reason not to make this awesome parfait right now!

banana cream pie parfait

 

 

No Cook Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: dessert banana cottage cheese cheesecake pudding

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 medium-sized ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, preferably organic
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 graham cracker sheets, finely crushed
  • 1 medium-sized banana, peeled and sliced thinly

Instructions

Combine whole peeled banana, cottage cheese, honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a food processor (or a large bowl). Puree (or beat with a handheld electric mixer) until very smooth.

Divide half of the graham cracker crumbs between two glasses or small bowls. Divide half of the banana slices between the two glasses. Divide half of the banana pudding mixture between the two glasses.

Repeat step 2 with remaining graham cracker crumbs, banana slices, and pudding.

Serve immediately.

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