Banana Cinnamon Pecan Parfaits
The other day I was in a store that was selling these gorgeous banana cream pies. I thought…hmmm….how can I create the taste of bananas and cream without gluten or dairy. These parfaits came to mind! They are easy to make with whipped coconut cream. I love how pecans and cinnamon taste together. These were a real hit with the kids, and I felt good about them having this summertime treat!
I found these cool glass mugs at Target and they make great parfait dishes!
Ingredients for 4 parfaits (use half for 2):
- 2 cans of coconut milk refrigerated over night. As someone with many failed attempts at whipped coconut…see if you can find this brand:
I like Native Forest because it has a lot of cream in it and the cream gets very firm. Other brands I have tried are more watery, and won’t whip up nice.
- 4 TBS Grade B maple syrup
- 4 bananas sliced
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- 4 TBS chopped pecans
My little pecan chopper focusing:
1. Scoop out the top fat layer of coconut cream from each can, and place it in a large mixing bowl. Do NOT include the liquid at the bottom. Just use the fat layer.
2. Add the maple syrup and vanilla to the cream and whip it up good 🙂
3. Layer the coconut cream and bananas in the parfait dishes. Top with cinnamon and pecans, and enjoy!
My name is Kathryn…I am a mommy of two beautiful little people, a nutritional therapy practitioner, a lover of music, and I am passionate about using my body and staying strong. I am an avid reader/researcher about the science of nutrition, and how food affects the chemistry of our body. I also love to read about and explore spirituality. I try not to follow mainstream ideology, and I always look for more than one answer to things. I believe that it is important to take risks, and push your boundaries. We are capable of so much more than we believe. I feel it is important to reconnect with our ancestors-to get back to what makes us human, and what makes us really feel content and happy. We get so far removed from our roots at times that we seek short-term pleasure in foods and activities that give us a temporary high, yet leaves us feeling empty. Please join me on my quest to reconnect with life and each other at a deep and meaningful level. Take risks…find bliss!
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