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Time for another RAW dessert!

After trying to make homemade granola yesterday, I am convinced that I’m  much more gifted at making raw food desserts and meals or baked muffins and cake and… actually anything. Anything that’s not granola.

Everything turned out great – the rhubarb muffins (yummy!), the caramelized green asparagus (double yummy!)… but the granola, the one thing I was most excited about, just didn’t turn out the way I imagined it. So much for granola.

I like muffins and raw desserts better, anyway! ;)

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There is our beauty. I guess the name says it all…!

I especially like the new kind of dough i tried this time. It’s based on banana instead of dates!

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Strawberry Cream Dream Pie 
yields about three tartlets 

For the dough:

  • one banana
  • one part oat flour
  • one part ground almonds
  • optional: sliced banana or strawberries
  • optional: pinch of salt

For the cream:

  • about 10 medium sized strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 5-8 dates (depending on your sweet tooth)
  • pinch of vanilla or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • optional: 1/2 tsp psyllium
  • coconut oil for greasing the pan

For the dough puree the banana in a mixer (or with a hand blender). Stir in oat flour and ground almonds, until you have a smooth dough. Grease three tartlet pans with coconut oil and line the pans with dough. Put in the refrigerator.
For the cream, mix all the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Put sliced banana or strawberries on the dough. Pour the cream into the prepared pans and chill in the refrigerator over night (NO need to freeze!).

You can freeze the tartlets, of course. But you don’t have to! The slice I cut (you see it in the pic above) was beautiful even though the cake was not frozen!

Strawberry Dream Cream Pie_7I did one version with banana slices at the button, one with strawberries and one with cream only. I loved them all.

Strawberry Dream Cream Pie_4My little friend likes the strawberry slices version best. I guess we might get some trouble. He doesn’t know yet that I just don’t share strawberries! They are my favorite fruit!!!

Strawberry Dream Cream Pie_5I actually used two tartlet pans and one miniature spring pan, same size as the tartlet pans. I love small pies, they are so cute! You can have a pie on your own!
Of course, you could also make one big pie or tarte.

Oh, and by the way… that miniature pan is from a toy store. Yup. Toy stores are great. You can buy lego AND miniature kitchen tools! Support your local toy store! ;)