+ This Banana Cream Pie with Granola Pie Crust is brought to you by Nature Valley™ +
I have a husband who adores banana cream pie… Well he adores almost any kind of pie really, but he especially loves banana Cream Pie. I was thinking the other day, wouldn’t banana cream pie taste incredible with a granola crust?!
Think about it, it’s almost like a oatmeal type cookie with banana cream on top… Sounds kind of good huh?
I set about experimenting and sure enough, granola is a super delicious way to make pie crust. It’s just like your standard graham cracker crust, just with granola.
I decided to use my favorite kind of granola, Nature Valley™ Protein Granola Honey Oats. It seemed like a good fit for banana cream pie. However, think on this… What about a chocolate cream pie with Nature Valley™ Protein Oats N’ Dark Chocolate or a chocolate peanut butter cream pie with Nature Valley™ Peanut Butter Granola as the crust. You’re starting to get it aren’t ya?
Here’s another thought… When you make pie crust out of Nature Valley™ Protein Granola, you get all of that added protein when you are eating your tasty pie. That’s kind of a win in my books!
Here’s how you make it…
Preheat the oven to 350˚.
I took one bag of Nature Valley™ Protein Oats N’ Honey and one stick of melted butter. Put the granola into a food processor or blender and turn your granola into almost like a granola flour. Pour in the melted butter to soften up the granola and help it stick together. Pour the mixture into your pie plate.
Using the bottom of a measuring cup, gently press the mixture into a crust form.
Place the crust in the oven at 350˚ for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. In the meantime, mix up your filling.
I used a Jell-O Banana Cream Pie pudding mix, along with bananas and some heavy whipping cream for the filling part of my pie. Mix pudding according to package directions and place in refrigerator to fully set. Slice bananas into the bottom of the cooled crust and then pour pudding mixture on top.
Mix up some fresh homemade whipped cream using this recipe for Chantilly whipped cream, it’s lovely.
Place your whipped cream into a large pastry bag with a large star tip and place little whipped cream stars all over the top of your pie…
This is super simple, yet totally stunning!
The crust just turns into something truly scrumptious. You should give it a try.
What kind of pie would you make with a granola crust?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature Valley Protein Granola via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.