Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Well happy summer to you all!  It's been awhile since I've blogged for you.  I have been making some yummy things and think, "I should put this on the blog"  then I always find a reason why I shouldn't, and before I know it I've talked myself out of it!  Sorry for that.  This time I didn't talk myself out of it, so I now present a creamy, cool pie that is a perfect summer treat.  I love that the crust is made of almonds and no flour or rolling out dough is needed.
Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cream Pie

I don't know about you, but I just love cream pies.  They really fall under the "comfort food" label and this Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cream Pie won't disappoint.  Bring it to your 4th of July BBQ and make everyone happy!

From: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from: Best Recipes Gluten Free Baking
click here for Printable Recipe


1 cup almonds
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
pinch of salt


1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 cups 2% or whole milk
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 bananas
1 tsp. lemon juice


1 banana
2 Tbsp. flaked coconut, toasted
whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 9-inch pan.  For crust, place almonds and 1 Tbsp. sugar in food processor; process using on/off pulses until almonds are ground.  Add 1/2 cup coconut; pulse to combine.  Add butter and pinch of salt; pulse until mixture begins to stick together.  Press mixture into bottom and up side of prepared pan.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden around edge.  cool completely.

For filling, combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and 1/4 tsp. salt in medium saucepan.  Whisk milk and egg yolks in medium bowl until well blended; slowly stir into sugar mixture.  cook and stir over medium heat until thickened.  Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute.  Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

Slice 2 bananas; sprinkle with lemon juice.  Layer on bottom of prepared crust.  Pour mixture over bananas in crust.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.  Slice remaining banana and squeeze lemon juice over it; arrange on top of pie.  Sprinkle with toasted coconut and top with whipped cream.

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