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Brûléed Banana Pudding

 

Silken Banana Pudding

So incredibly simple and yet so delicious.  I had banana pudding on my mind, the kind with vanilla wafers.  I  improvised.

Ingredients:

1 package extra  firm silken tofu

2 bananas [The riper the more banana flavor.]

1 tsp vanilla extract [You could use banana if you prefer and/or your bananas are not quite ripe enough.]

agave syrup,  to taste

Brûléed Banana

Ingredients:

firm ripe bananas

organic sugar

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until well mixed and creamy.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

I broke out the kitchen torch to caramelize the sugar on fresh banana slices.  I’m sure you could achieve the same end by placing lightly-sugared banana slices under the broiler on a sheet pan.   I took it a step further and served it all over a vegan vanilla sugar cookie.

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What happens when you take frozen bananas and blitz them in a food processor for several minutes?  Well, let me show you:

Frozen Banana Soft Serve

Mmmm, heaven in a bowl.  I stumbled upon Gena’s recipe for banana soft serve, and she’s right.  Her post is life-changing.  Just, wow.  So freaking easy, good, and good for you!

I jazzed it up with her suggestion of the agave chocolate syrup (again, ridiculously easy to whip up in seconds), and I toasted some walnuts to throw on top.  (To make this a raw dessert, don’t toast the walnuts.)

All I have to say right now is that I truly feel sorry for anyone with a banana allergy!  I can’t wait to test my creativity with variations of this.

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