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. 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.

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

  3. 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. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. No, the pie is not bad at all. The problem is the size of my servings.:) Oh well. I’m sure I won’t get fat even by eating all of it.

  9. 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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