This is a “healthier” frozen pie made from mixed berries, peanut butter, and oats. The filling tastes like jelly, and the crust tastes like peanut butter, so when you put the two together, it tastes just like a PB&J sandwich – if a peanut butter sandwich was turned into a rich and creamy frozen dessert. The filling contains 1/2 cup of sugar, but if you want to make a healthier version, you could leave the sugar out, or use a natural alternative like ripe bananas or pure maple syrup.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- dash of salt, cinnamon
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup vegan milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine ingredients for the crust in a food processor and blend until it forms a course dough.
- Press the dough into the bottom of a cake pan, with parchment paper on the bottom (I trace the bottom of the pan onto the parchment paper and then cut it out, leaving 2 four inch tabs on either side of the circle, so the pie can be lifted when it's done; obviously using a cake pan with a removable bottom would be even easier)
- Bake crust for 20 minutes.
- Combine ingredients for filling (except cornstarch) in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to a slow boil and reduce heat, simmering for about 30 minutes.
- Mash the bigger berries with the back of a spoon.
- Mix cornstarch and a little bit of water to form a paste. Stir into saucepan and continue stirring until it thickens, about 10 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into the baked crust and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- Remove from pan with the tabs.
We topped our pie with coconut flakes and sunflower seeds, but other good toppings you might want to try are: chocolate syrup, sliced bananas, chopped peanuts, and whipped coconut cream.
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