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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

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Olena Osipov
4.9 from 26 votes

This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is smooth, creamy and healthy. Made without cream cheese, cool whip or graham crust, watch it disappear at any gathering. It is that good! And made with simple ingredients – no tofu. 🙂

Want even more no-bake dessert inspiration? I’ve made no-bake key lime pie bars, Nutella pie, and strawberry cheesecake too!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Healthy Peanut Butter Pie

Do you like peanut butter and banana sandwich? Do you like ice cream? Then you will love this no-bake peanut butter pie. I have to “warn” you – this pie is healthy. But before you run away I assure you it is creamy, decadent, and sweet like you know it. Just without cream cheese, cool whip, butter, and graham crackers.

No added sugar of any kind either. This is actually a completely sugar-free peanut butter pie except for naturally occurring sugars. It is so good, many readers have reported how dangerously good it is to keep one in your freezer.

So make this healthy dessert for your family and friends and watch it disappear. And only after tell them they are eating only whole foods.

I’m definitely no stranger to stuffing peanut butter into all sorts of no-bake treats either. Like these no-bake peanut butter bars, protein cookies, peanut butter protein balls, etc.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with chocolate chips in a glass pie dish

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Nuts: You want to use softer nuts like walnuts or pecans and cashews to make the crust. Hard nuts like almonds won’t work as well.
  • Peanut butter: Make sure to use plain peanut butter. If you buy organic, you are 100% guaranteed to have only peanuts listed as an ingredient. I also used unsalted but if you happen to have salted one, just skip the salt in the recipe.
  • Bananas: You would want ripe bananas with bright yellow skin. Some brown spots are fine. Just make sure they are not over ripen or green. Absolutely no substitutions.
  • Milk: Any milk works. It is used mostly to help bind ingredients together.
  • Baking staples like cinnamon, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips (optional though).

Tip: This pie has a mild banana taste. On a scale of 1 to 10 it is 5. Dates or tofu cannot be substituted for bananas.

How to Make The Crust

The crust comes together easily in a food processor. Just combine walnuts or pecans, cashews with just a touch of maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to form a delicious nutty crust.

Bind all ingredients as the blades are spinning with 1 tbsp of milk at a time. It is a good idea to start with a just a few tbsp of milk and then add more if necessary.

Then transfer “dough” to a 9-inch pie dish and flatten on the bottom and sides with your hands to make a pie shell. You can also make a pretty rim using the fork, like I did.

This pie crust is gluten-free, vegan, sugar free and without all artificial additives found in store-bought Graham crust that is usually used for no-bake pies.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie slice o naplate with a fork and a bite

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie Filling

Have you ever pureed bananas? It’s pure vegan ice cream – rich and naturally sweet. Add peanut butter, and it’s even richer and creamier ice cream.

To make creamy peanut butter filling, give the food processor a rinse after making the crust. Wipe with a towel and add 1 cup peanut butter, 3 medium ripe bananas, 3 tbsp any milk, 2 tsp pure vanilla extract, and 1/4 tsp salt.

Process until smooth, pausing and scraping the sides of the bowl. It is going to be so fluffy! Pour filling into the prepared pie crust and smooth top with a spatula.

I love to add mini dark chocolate chips on top because you need only 1/3 cup and it looks like 1 cup. Chocolate chips are optional too. You can use cacao nibs as well.

In fact, I love to swap out chocolate chips for antioxidant-rich cacao nibs when I can; including with these cacao nib brownie bites and avocado mint fudge bars!

How to Store No-Bake Pie

Now you have to freeze the pie. Do not refrigerate. This is frozen no bake peanut butter pie recipe.

Freeze for 3 hours or until the filling in the middle is frozen when touched with a fork.

You store pie frozen for up to 3 months. I like to slice it before storing, so then I can remove a few slices at a time to thaw without waiting for the whole pie to defrost, slice and then freeze again.

To serve, thaw for 20 minutes on the counter. And then it’s just like ice cream – it melts in your mouth and I, personally, close my eyes. But more guilt-free.

You can refrigerate the thawed pie for up to 1/2 a day.

I hope you enjoy this easy, healthy, and simply out-of-this-world peanut butter pie!

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No bake Peanut Butter Pie sliced studded with chocolate chips on top

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Healthy Peanut Butter Pie

This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is smooth, creamy and healthy. Made without cream cheese, cool whip or graham crust, watch it disappear at any gathering. It is that good!
4.93 from 26 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


Pie Crust:

  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 3 - 4 tbsp any milk I used almond
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1 cup plain peanut butter unsweetened and unsalted (if using salted omit salt)
  • 3 medium bananas ripe (very yellow)
  • 3 tbsp any milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips mini or regular (optional)


  • In a food processor, add 1 cup walnuts, 1 cup cashews, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp milk, 2 tsp pure vanilla extract, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Process until a ball of dough forms, stopping and scraping the sides of the bowl. Start with a few tablespoons of almond milk and add more if necessary to bring to a desired consistency. Be careful not to over process the crust into a nut butter.
  • Transfer "the dough" to a 9" pie dish and flatten on the bottom and sides with your hands to make a pie shell. You can make a pretty rim using the fork.
  • Give food processor a rinse, wipe with a towel and add 1 cup peanut butter, 3 medium ripe bananas, 3 tbsp any milk, 2 tsp pure vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Process until smooth, pausing and scraping the sides of the bowl.
  • Pour filling into the prepared crust and smooth top with a spatula.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips (optional), cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 3-4 hours or until frozen.
  • Thaw on a counter for about 30 minutes before slicing and serve.

Store: Freeze covered for up to 3 months. Do not refrigerate. Thaw for 30 minutes before serving.


    • Nuts: You want to use softer nuts like walnuts or pecans and cashews to make the crust. Hard nuts like almonds won't work as good.
    • Peanut butter: Make sure to use plain peanut butter. If you buy organic, you are 100% guaranteed to have only peanuts listed as an ingredient. I also used unsalted but if you happen to have salted one, just skip salt in the recipe.
    • Bananas: You would want ripe bananas with bright yellow skin. Some brown spots are fine. Just make sure they are not over ripen or green.
    • Milk: Any milk works. It is used mostly to help bind ingredients together.


    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      My family loved it and we are not healthy eater…yet. Thanks so much for the recipe! I might add melted dark chocolate next time to the filling (to stiffen it up instead of cocoa powder.)

    2. 5 stars
      Oh my goodness this is soooo good! My husband said it tastes like a nutter butter cookie ?. I actually made the crust using crumbles from a peanut butter cookie fail (no wasting here!)! I also made homemade whipped cream with stevia and spread it over the top before freezing then drizzled melted semi sweet chocolate chips….yum!!! Awesome recipe! I tried attaching a picture but for some reason it’s not working. I will be making this again!

    3. 5 stars
      Absolutely delicious and decadent! It’s really hard to believe it’s so healthy but it is!

    4. 5 stars
      Delicious! I have been looking for recipes like this to serve my family. I call it “Elvis’s Peanut Butter Banana pie” because you definitely taste the banana. Thanks! I’ll try some of your other recipes.

    5. 5 stars
      This pie is amazing-I have made it several times. I do cheat a bit and use regular peanut butter, but go light on the chocolate chips. A small slice is more than satisfying. I don’t have to feel guilty about dessert! This one is definitely a keeper.

    6. 5 stars
      This is delicious! At first, I doubted myself making a pie crust, but it was so easy and this didn’t even last a week in my house. My husband is a peanut butter “nut.” The peanut butter and banana work so well together.

    7. 5 stars
      Love this recipe. Its healthy, easy, and now that I’m dairy free, its compatible with my new diet. Friends and family love it too!

    8. Hi. I have been looking for recipes with low weight watchers points, so I was excited when I saw this recipe for a pie that was only 1 pt per slice. I went and bought the ingredients for this pie. But when I put it into Weight Watcher’s Recipe Calculator it came out as 12 pts per slice!! Using PB2 and less chocolate chips, I could still only get it down to 8 pts per slice, or 82 pts per pie. Which is way too much. Not sure if there’s something I’m missing, or what the huge difference in pts could be?


    9. I just tried making this recipe as a trial run for my boyfriend’s birthday in a couple weeks. It turned out well for the most part, but I would like a stronger peanut butter taste to it. What do you suggest?

      1. I suggest one less banana and more peanut butter, then if necessary add maple syrup or honey to taste (probably will have to). Should work!

    10. I love peanut butter, and making it into a pie is definitely the dream for us lovers. Thank you for sharing such a nice recipe. All the best to you.

    11. I got so excited when I saw peanut butter pie, as my boyfriend and I love pb! However he is deathly allergic to bananas. Is there any substitution for those?!

      1. Awe that is a horrible allergy. Sorry no substitute. Check out on chocolate covered Katie website for similar pie with tofu. I think she has a few.

    12. I searched for this recipe as I had a few bananas and peanut butter to use up. Made the pie today and it is now in the freezer. Once thawed how long (approx) would it keep if put in the fridge?

    13. 5 stars
      Seriously delicious! I wasn’t sure how it would turn out since the ingredients seemed so simple, but even my boyfriend, who hates most things gluten free and isn’t a fan of the “earthy crunchy” foods, LOVED it! He was raving about it! We’ll definitely be making this again!

      1. Yay! Well, I hate most things that should be with gluten made gluten free. Yucky chemical food. However, all whole foods naturally gluten free are tasty.:)

    14. This might sound like kind of a silly question, but how banana-y does this taste? I’m not crazy about the taste of bananas but I LOOOOOVE peanut butter pie, so I’m just wondering if the peanut butter is strong enough to semi mask the taste? Thanks!

    15. Hi 🙂 this recipe looks amazing! I was just wondering if you can taste the banana in this? If so is there any substitute for it? I’m not the biggest fan of banana flavours lol. Thank you!

      1. Hi Suki. Yes, you can taste banana here. Imagine PB with banana – if you do not like that, you wouldn’t like the taste of this pie. Sorry I don’t think there are substitutes. Bananas are quite unique in their volume qualities. Maybe this banana free recipe will work for you?

    16. 4 stars
      Hi, thanks for a great recipe! Tried this today and taste-wise it’s delicious, but looks nothing like yours. I probably processed the crust too long (strike one) and used natural peanut butter instead of one with sugar for diabetic reasons (strike two). My pie was really flat, do you think that’s why? Would regular peanut butter whip up fluffier and create a “higher” pie?

      1. Hi Yvonne. I use organic PB so I do not think your natural one was the issue. I think it was the bananas. Either they weren’t ripe enough or too small. Try bigger bananas. I caught myself thinking what medium size is was actually small at some point. Let me know!

    17. This looks awesome and I plan to make it very soon. Quick question, have you tried this with the natural peanut butter? Or is the organic PB with all the sugar? Also do you think it tastes best with honey, maple syrup or agave? I want to get it perfect! I would love to try have natural peanut butter and half of the sugary stuff but I don’t want it to effect the taste!

    18. 5 stars
      I made this pie for Thanksgiving. It was delicious. The only thing weird is my crust looked absolutely nothing like yours and I follow the recipe to a T. Mine looked/tasted like a Lara Bar — still delicious, but doesn’t look as pretty. Regardless, I’ll be making it again!

      1. Have you used Medjool dates? Larabars are dates with cashews essentially.:) What was different ? Colour or texture? I wonder if the look depends how long you processed the nuts for. Or how powerful is your food processor. Glad you liked it!:)

    19. Hi! Just finished making this and so curious to see how it turns out! Is the base supposed to be chunky? Mine had some nut chunks… Also it won’t turn out as high i think because the dish was a bit wider… So presentation wise it might not look as good! Also, after you take it out of the freezer can you put it in the fridge after?

      1. The base is supposed to be smooth. If you had chunks means you should process the nuts a bit longer into a coarse powder. You should store this pie in the freezer and it’s OK to keep it in the fridge for a few hours. It tastes best thawed after 30 minutes, kind of soft serve ice cream. Hope this helps.

      1. Oh, my…That usually happens when you process nuts for too long. Oil and nut butters do not really freeze. I recommend using this nut butter as a nut butter, in a filling for the pie or spread on a toast (you can store it in the fridge and even add your own flavours like chocolate to it), and make a new crust.

    20. 5 stars
      I got to give it up to you, this was divine, and absolutely guilt free! I am eating a slice as we speak, and going to devour another right after—it was that good! Thanks for the recipe Olena, and happy to have stumbled upon your blog.

      1. …and just to add, I was too lazy to make the crust so just bought a ready made one, but next time will try your crust recipe as it sounds delicious!

        1. I kind of wonder if rum would go good in place of the vanilla extract… I mean, banana foster is pretty delicious and is rum and bananas

            1. And another question, does it have to be those specific nuts? Like, what if i don’t have cashews?

            2. Why not?! There is vanilla rum. Feel free to use both. I don’t think you need any milk. You could use almonds instead of cashews. Or walnuts would be OK too. Oh and hazelnuts. Pecans would be overwhelming a bit in my opinion.

    21. 5 stars
      I’m so glad you responded quickly I am making this right now! The crust and filling are amazing. I can’t wait to take this to a cookout tomorrow!!

    22. Hi Olena!
      I´m from Brasil and recently discovered your blog and I will tell you that I´m also on a fit journey: eat clean and hard gym!
      I´m absolutely crazy about the combo banana and peanut butter, and of course I will try this recipe. I´m sure I will be addicted!
      Thanks for sharing! 😉

      1. Hi Deborah. Ah, Brazil – on my list to visit one day. Must be gorgeous! It’s a journey, that’s right. I’m sure you will love this pie and will be addicted just like me.:)

        1. Our beaches are amazing! Let me know if you come some day!
          By the way America is on my wish list since I was born 😉 and I´m going to make my dream come true on august! So happy! :))))

          1. No doubt, I love your beaches! Let’s do house swapping for a month?!:) What do they call it, house sitting or smth?! LOL. Have fun in America! Don’t forget to bring your healthy food. Kidding but not. Serious issue though.

    23. This looks fantastic. The boyfriend is allergic to PB, but I am so trying this with almond butter!

    24. Stumbled upon this glorious recipe on Pinterest. Good thing I bought 6kgs of bananas today! Going to make this now. Like right NOW :3

    25. Just wanted to let you know that I made this and it is SOOOOO delicious. Just like you, I need duct tape to stop myself from eating this. The crust is delicious also. It could almost pass for graham cracker crust. This sure hits the spot in my healthy/clean eating journey when I crave something sweet. Thank you for this recipe.

      1. You are so welcome! I still have some in my freezer but I think I overate it while developing the recipe LOL. Which is kinda a good thing.

    26. Could I substitute PB2 or peanut butter made from peanut flour or will that change its consistency/flavor?

      1. As long as you bring PB2 to the consistency and the required amount of PB in the recipe. Or even half the amount. You will just have a smaller pie. Yeah, you should be fine, it goes in the freezer anyways.

    27. Happy Valentines day to us. I have everything on hand to make this beauty. I never turn down ice cream for snack time. I do not drink….not missing anything I see! Good for you. And good luck to you. Thanks for sharing. Would love you to share this on Real food Fridays AT My lamp is full!

    28. This looks so good! My husband, oldest son, and I love peanut butter. But, my youngest 2 kids are allergic to peanuts! We all love bananas. I wonder how this would be with almond butter??? No wine… are you crazy!! I think we have to get together lol. I’ll make this pie for the 3 out of 5 of us!

      1. I’m sure this pie will work with almond butter, any nut butter probably. I’m crazy and you are crazy for thinking about getting together with all of us crazies.LOL. No, we are actually well behaved, most of the time.

    29. I saw your pie on Taste spotting and it looks amazingly delicious! You have mad food photography skills. I’m trying something like this as soon as I can get to the store for nannas!

    30. Oh goooodness, Olena! I ca m envision having a pie like that for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner! 🙂
      P.S. I’ve been in recovery from my alcoholism for 16 years (thanks be to the grace of God), so I’m not going to encourage you to pick the bottle of wine back up. Life is awesome without it…have more pie! 🙂

      1. Congratulations and big respect, Becca! Good for you, my friend! I admire people who were able to “stop the bleeding” and start all over again. Thankfully I’m not an alcoholic but I smoked for years and finally quit 3 years ago. So, the issue is close to my heart. I’ll keep having more pies for now LOL.

    31. Wow, that looks more delicious than delicious!!! I’ve made peanut butter banana ice cream before and it tasted divine but I’m sure with the addition of chocolate chips and nuts this will be even more so. Thanks for the recipe! Will definitely try it out!

      1. Yes, like who doesn’t like PB with bananas?! I need to get an ice cream maker and will try it as ice cream. I probably will become fat this summer.LOL

        1. Any suggestions for someone who is allergic to bananas? I know… it’s terrible, but all these wonderful recipes and they all call for bananas… what can I use instead? HELP!

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