Frozen Banana Mini Pies

In a food processor, finely chop:

3/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup pecans
4 dates

Add:
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon

And process at a moderate speed until it gets a little clumpy, like a crisp topping.

BananaCreamPieParfaitsWith lightly oiled hands, press this mixture into two small dishes, that are at least 1.5 inches tall and that have an area of about 25 square inches (a bowl will do, I use rectangular dishes).

Toss these in the freezer.

Now, in the food processor that you’ve just rinsed out, whiz together:

2 bananas
zest of 1/2 an orange (but only if the orange is organic)
juice of 1/2 an orange

You’re just going for the ‘idea’ of orange, not the full-on flavour. Omit the zest if the orange isn’t organic, because you can bet it was sprayed with pesticide.

When this is all creamy, add:

10 macadamia nuts that you’ve blitzed in a grinder until gooey

Process. Then add:

1 cup of (preferably) distilled water
2 heaping tablespoons of honey

Whiz this again. The mix should look like a runny smoothie, as indeed that’s what you’re going for.

Pour this mixture into an ice cream maker. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, use frozen bananas to make the pie filling, and blitz all the ingredients together at the same time.

Once you have a jelled filling (after about 20 mins, or if you’re using frozen bananas, once you’re done processing), spoon the filling into the prepared bowls/dishes, and toss them back into the freezer with some wrap over them for at least two hours.

Remove wrap and serve. Makes two sizeable portions or four conservative portions.

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