First Layer; The Crust
Tastes somewhat like cookie dough. It is delicious all by itself.
1½-2 cups nut pulp4 pitted dates¼ teaspoon cinnamon⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg⅛ teaspoon vanilla powder (or three drops alcohol-free sugar-free vanilla extract)⅛ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
How to make nut pulp:
- Soak 3 cups of nuts in enough drinking water to cover for at least two hours. I used 2½ cups almonds and ½ cup walnuts.
- Drain and rinse nuts thoroughly with drinking water. This removed enzyme inhibitors.
- Add soaked nuts and fresh drinking water to your blender. Use 2-5 cups water. (The less water the more thick your nut milk will be.)
- Pour mixture from your blender into a cheesecloth or muslin bag within a large bowl.
- Squeeze the bag carefully with your hands to extract the nut milk.
- After savoring a delicious glass of nut milk you can save the rest in the fridge in a glass for later.
- I recommend consuming nut milk within 2 hours of preparation for best flavor.
- The nut pulp is what is left in the bag after making the nut milk.
- Nut pulp may be saved in the fridge for later. I recommend using with 24 hours.
To make the crust:
- Put all ingredients in the food processor and blend until you have a dough-like texture.
- Extract dough from food processor with a flexible baking spatula and apply to a plate or dish.
- Curl the sides upwards and press in the center so that you create a shallow bowl out of the crust.
Second Layer; The Filling
1 cup nuts (cashews or macadamia nuts)¼ cup orange juice¼ cup nut milk (almond or hazel nut)¼ cup coconut oil¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
- Put all ingredients in the food processor (which does not need to be cleaned from making the crust).
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour mixture into the crust.
Third Layer; The Topping
1 banana½ cup seeds (sunflower, chia and/or flax)½ cup buckwheat oats, soaked, drained, rinsed¼ cup raisins
- Put all ingredients into food processor (which doesn't need to be cleaned from making the filling).
- Process until the texture is pleasing. I leave mine a little crunchy.
- Carefully add to the top.
- Garnish with banana slices.
(In the photo at the top this layer caused the one beneath it to lump over the top. I decided it had an artistic appeal.)
Photos taken by Raederle Phoenix, September 2010.