Yes, you read the title right. This is a Bacon Chocolate Banana Cream Pie with a Bacon Crust if you feel so inclined. You can thank the culinary genius behind Elana's Pantry for the inspiration for this recipe. You see, that woman is nothing short of amazing with all that she does and we have become quite the Twitter BFF's lately. Hopefully she doesn't think that I am a creeper given my fan boy status online. You ask why she is amazing? Well she has hammered out some gorgeous cookbooks already loaded with gluten free recipes and this time she has tackled Paleo. So when I received my copy in the mail, I was excited to get through it. Before I started reading I was scrolling through her site and was too inspired with her banana cream pie recipe that I had to make that and talk about the book later. So with that, you get my version using bacon fat in the crust instead of coconut oil and my filling version with bacon, chocolate, and coconut. WINNING!
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Chocolate Banana Cream Pie with Bacon
- Cream from 1 13.5 ounce can of full fat coconut milk (340 grams), chilled overnight
- 1/4 cup coconut oil 50 grams
- 1/2 cup bacon fat can use coconut oil, pork fat, etc (100 grams)
- 3 small bananas mashed (265 grams)
- 2 tablespoons raw organic honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 slices of bacon cooked crispy and diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius)
- In a Food processor, combine your almond flour, bacon fat, and egg (the bacon fat has to be a solid)
- Pulse in your food processor until your dough forms a ball
- Press your dough evenly into a 9 inch pie dish
- Bake for 10-13 minutes
- Let cool and then place in the refrigerator to prepare for your filling
- Combine your coconut oil, bacon fat, bananas, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla and bacon bits in a high speed blender like a blendtec or vitamix and blend
- Pour this into your coconut milk whipped cream and fold in by hand ensuring an even distribution and mixing of all ingredients
- Pour your filling into your cooled pie crust and place in the refrigerator overnight to set
- Remove from the refrigerator and garnish with extra bananas, bacon bits, or coconut milk whipped cream to your liking and serve
- Keep pie chilled and covered in the refrigerator
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