by Olena

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

by Olena

5 from 4 reviews

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. 🙂

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. Completely sugar free peanut butter pie except for naturally occuring 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.

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 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. 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 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

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 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 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.

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 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!

More Healthy Desserts to Try

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

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Healthy Peanut Butter Pie

5 from 4 reviews

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!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

Pie Crust:

  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 34 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)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Process until smooth, pausing and scraping the sides of the bowl.
  6. Pour filling into the prepared crust and smooth top with a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate chips (optional), cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 3-4 hours or until frozen.
  8. 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.

Notes

  • 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.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

olena osipov in the studio

Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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?

    Thanks,
    Teresa

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

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