Raw Banana Split Brownie

DSC_0423So as you can see, this banana split does not have ice cream, chocolate sauce, or whipped cream, and it is entirely raw.  What you cannot see, however, is how delicious it is and how much it tastes just like a decadent banana split.  It is creamy and flavorful and healthy and I could eat it every night!   No need for any other type of dessert – this one does it all!

Brownie layer

  • 10 dates (I prefer medjool), pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 T maple syrup

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until forms a big clump.

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Remove from processor and press evenly into the bottom of  pan that is lightly greased with a tiny bit of coconut oil or covered with parchment paper.  I used an 8x6x2″ pan, but you can use a regular 8×8″ pan (the layers just won’t be as thick).

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Middle layer

  • 3/4 cup cashews (soaked overnight in water unless you have a vitamix or other powerful blender)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

Blend until smooth.

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Pour over brownie layer.  Smooth out.

Place in freezer while making last layer.

Top layer

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked overnight in water unless you have a vitamix or other powerful blender)
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup water

Blend until smooth.  Remove pan from freezer and gently pour on top.

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Freeze at least 90 minutes.

Remove from freezer and let sit for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares (it definitely tastes best when it is not frozen).  Can be kept in freezer or in fridge if you prefer it very soft and don’t want to have to wait each time for it to defrost a bit.

Just because it is perfect as is, doesn’t mean you can’t add vegan whipped cream and chocolate sauce.  Necessary?  Not at all.  But a bit more indulgent?  Why not?

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