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Raw Chocolate Banana Cream Torte

Episode 10, Season 2 of Healthy Gourmet.


  • Crust:

  • 2- 2/3 cups dates (these may be soaked for 1-2 hours to soften)

  • 2-2/3 cups walnuts

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (Use raw cacao powder for an authentically fudgy taste. Begin with 1/4 cup, blend and add until you reach the desired taste)

  • Crème filling:

  • 6 ripe bananas, divided

  • 1 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 2/3 cup apple cider

  • 1-1/3 Tb tahini

  • 1-1/3 Tb honey

  • 2-2/3 tsp pure vanilla


  • 1.

    For crust:

  • 2.

    In a food processor, combine dates and walnuts and blend until moist and fudgey looking (this may turn into a ball—that’s OK, just make sure you can still see pieces of the walnut. This should not look grainy from too much processing). To give this an even fudgier taste, try adding a bit of carob powder. This may not be necessary, because the dates and walnuts really do provide that effect. Remove the mixture from the food processor and mold onto a plate or pie pan.

  • 3.

    For crème filling:

  • 4.

    Mash 5 bananas and place in a blender or food processor with the apple juice, ½ cup of coconut, tahini, honey and vanilla. Blend until smooth.

  • 5.

    Remove from food processor and place in a bowl.

  • 6.

    Pour mixture onto crust. Slice the remaining bananas and arrange on top of the pie.

  • 7.

    Sprinkle the remaining coconut on top.

  • 8.

    Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for decoration.

  • 9.

    Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes prior to serving, slice and serve.


Calories: 325
Protein: 5.4 g
Fat: 18.6 g
Carbohydrates: 36.4 g
Fiber: 7.1 gr
Sodium: 74 mg

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Posted by SkinflintReport
I think you'll find it says Apple Cider, not Apple Cider Vinegar!
Posted by SkinflintReport
Then, in the recipe it says to add the 'apple juice'. So, not sure what is really meant...
Posted by Terry174Report
I will make this and bring my opinion and thoughts!! it sure looked good on the show!!! and i love bananas anything low fat and delicious will be a great treat!!
Posted by Terry174Report
i just watched the show and its not apple cider vinegar!! it apple juice!! not the clear juice the dark apple juice, unpasturised juice!!! so i think she meant apple cider juice!!! NOT VINEGAR!!!
Posted by Report
I have made it a day ahead and froze it, will let you know how it tastes. Looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe :)