Vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, refined sugar free, raw banoffee pie. A very quick and easy recipe I made for Pi Day (March 14).
If you happen to read this on March 14: Happy Pi Day!!! So why is there a Pi Day? Well, the number π starts with 3.14… – just like the date 3/14. Now, π is the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter. It is an irrational number, which means it cannot be expressed as a fraction and therefore has an infinite number of digits in its decimal representation, while not settling into an infinitely repeating pattern of digits. The digits of π have no apparent pattern. As π is probably one of the most fascinating numbers in our Universe, many persons memorize large numbers of digits of π. The current record is 70,000 digits – fascinating :).
Ok, to my pi pun banoffee pi(e): To celebrate Pi Day, I had to bake a π pie and decided for a raw version of the famous banoffee pie. It’s low-fat and refined sugar free too, and very very delicious – so far my favourite pie, although I’m not a big fan of bananas. I mixed in some peanut butter, since I really like peanut butter, especially when using bananas in a recipe. I have tried this recipe with almond and cashew butter too, but peanut butter tasted best in my opinion. However, all kinds of nut butters are allowed in this recipe :)! Further, you can use any pie crust you want to – I’ve tried this recipe with different crusts – there isn’t a big difference in taste using different crusts, as far as I have tested.