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Vegan Banoffee Pie

Vegan banoffee pie is one of the easiest no-bake desserts you can make. It consists of a crunchy biscuit base, a slathering of thick caramel and a layer of sliced bananas, all topped off with dairy-free whipped cream.

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You guys! It’s finally here.

Dairy-free banoffee pie! Yum.

I’m working my way through veganising the best British bakes out there and next up is this delicious vegan banoffee pie. I think it’s one of the best ones yet!

It’s quick and easy, tastes delicious and you don’t need an oven to make it! What’s not to love?

What is banoffee pie?

Just in case you don’t know what banoffee is, it is a mixture of banana and toffee. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t contain any coffee!

So basically, it’s a banana and toffee pie.

But it’s not just any old pie!

Traditionally, this recipe is usually made with a biscuit base rather than with shortcrust or puff pastry. It’s more similar to cheesecake than a conventional pie because of this.

It’s also topped with a layer of smooth whipped cream and usually some chocolate shavings too.

If you’ve never had it before, it might sound like an odd combo. But trust me, you NEED to try this recipe!

No condensed milk needed!

Because this recipe contains no dairy, I had to make the caramel part without the typical condensed milk (dairy) too!

I know there are coconut condensed milks you can buy but not everyone is able to do that. And of course, you can make your own but I’ll leave that recipe for another day.

Because this is such a simple dessert, I didn’t want to over complicate things with the filling.

This caramel recipe is quick, contains just a few ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to make. No boiling for hours and no candy thermometer needed.

If you have a candy thermometer to hand and fancy something slightly more complex, check out my vegan condensed milk caramel recipe.

What to use for a vegan biscuit base?

The base for this recipe consists of a mix of biscuits and melted vegan margarine.

I used Digestive biscuits for the most authentic flavour but you can use any other type of neutral-tasting cookie such as Graham Crackers or Hobnobs.

As with anything else, make sure to double-check that whatever type of cookies you choose are vegan-friendly. I’ve found that many brands of Digestive biscuits are suitable for vegans but some companies like to sneak milk or honey in there.

I used Lovett’s Digestives for this recipe and I believe McVities are now vegan following a recent recipe change.

Want more vegan British baking recipes? Try these:

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How to make vegan banoffee pie

Here’s the equipment you’ll need for this recipe:

  • A large bowl
  • Rolling pin or high-power blender
  • 9-inch pie, tart or cake tin (spring-form is best but not essential)
  • A small saucepan

Step 1:

The first step is to prepare your no-bake biscuit base.

Measure out 250g of Digestive biscuits and crush them up into crumbs. It’s quicker to do this in a high-power blender if you have one but crushing them with a rolling pin will do the trick too! If you’re not using a scale then you want to aim for 2 cups of cookie crumbs.

Run your fingers through the crumbs and break up any remaining lumps. The smaller the crumbs are the better the base will stick together.

Place the crumbs into a large bowl for the next step.

Step 2:

Gently melt 90g (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) of vegan margarine. I did this over the stove but you can do it in the microwave if you’d prefer.

Pour the melted margarine into the bowl and mix well until the biscuit crumbs are well coated.

Step 3:

Transfer the base mixture into your tin and press down firmly. I like to use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to make sure it’s pressed in tightly.

Place the base into the fridge to chill while you prepare the filling.

Pressing In Biscuit Base

Step 4:

Next it’s time to make the gooey vegan caramel for the inside of the pie. To do this, you will need just 5 ingredients. I recently made a dedicated post to my vegan caramel recipe if you’d like to check that out!

Measure out the following:

  • 250ml of soy milk (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch/cornflour
  • 80g of brown sugar (packed 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan margarine
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla (3 teaspoons)

Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of the soy milk in a small bowl or mug until smooth. Then add the rest of the milk in and mix well.

Doing this will prevent the caramel from becoming lumpy when heating it up.

Step 5:

Add the cornstarch milk into your saucepan along with the sugar and vanilla and mix well.

Add the vegan margarine to the pan then place it onto the stove and turn the heat to low. Stir occasionally until the margarine has completely melted, then turn the heat up to high.

Stir the mixture constantly until it starts to bubble and thicken slightly, then remove it from the heat. This should only take a few minutes.

The caramel will continue to thicken a little after it’s removed from the heat so don’t leave it on there for too long.

Note: Be careful not to burn yourself when handling caramel as the sugar will get really hot!

Step 6:

Let the caramel cool for a few minutes, give it a good stir then spoon it over your cooled biscuit base.

Return it to the fridge for 1 hour.

Spreading Dairy Free Caramel Onto Biscuit Base

Whipped cream topping

So! For your dairy-free banoffee pie cream topping you have a couple of options.

I personally used a ready-to-whip plant-based double cream by Elmlea. It makes things super easy, requires next to no effort, and it has no strong taste that might take away from the banoffee flavours. It’s the closest thing I’ve found to dairy double cream!

If you’re in the US, you can use Silk heavy whipping cream for a ready-made option.

Alternatively, if you’d like to make your own cream from scratch, check out my vegan coconut whipped cream which can be made with just coconut milk and powdered sugar!

Any other options?

If you can’t get hold of Elmlea or Silk whipping cream and don’t fancy a coconut flavour on your dessert, here are some other vegan brands I’m aware of:

Putting it all together

Once you’ve decided which type of cream you’re going to use, whip it up into stiff peaks, or at least until it can hold its shape.

Next, slice 2-3 bananas (depending on how thick you want the slices) and place on top of the caramel layer in your pie.

Placing Bananas On Top Of The Caramel

Then top the pie with your whipped cream, making sure the bananas are covered so they don’t go brown. I piped mine on using a Wilton 1M piping tip but you can just spread the cream on if you’d prefer.

And finally, I used a potato peeler to create some vegan chocolate curls and sprinkled them on top.

Voila! Your dairy-free banoffee pie is ready to be enjoyed!

FAQ:

How do I store vegan banoffee pie?

This pie is best stored in the fridge as it contains whipped cream which needs to stay cold. I usually keep it in the tin I made it in, and place a plate on top to cover it. Other times I store it on a cake stand with a cover on. You can also cut the pie into slices and store them in an airtight container.

Can it be made in advance?

I would recommend only making this pie up to 24 hours in advance as it really does taste best when it’s fresh. After sitting in the fridge for a while, the sliced bananas will begin to lose their freshness and the crust will lose the crunchiness.

If you made it in the morning and served it up in the evening, that would be totally fine. But I wouldn’t recommend leaving it any longer than that.

Can I freeze it?

No. Because of the delicateness of the cream and the fruit, this dessert won’t freeze well and will become soggy once defrosted.

Slice Of Dairy Free Banoffee Pie On A Plate

I hope you enjoy this dairy-free banoffee pie recipe. If you make it yourself, please leave a comment and rating to let me know how you get on! xo

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Vegan Banoffee Pie

A dairy-free, vegan alternative to traditional banoffee pie. A crunchy biscuit base filled with caramel, bananas and whipped cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan banoffee pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 250 g Digestive biscuits (2 cups crumbs)
  • 90 g Vegan margarine (¼ cup + 2 tablespoons)

For the filling:

  • 250 ml Soy milk (1 cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornflour (corn starch)
  • 80 g Light brown sugar (⅓ packed cup + 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegan margarine
  • 3 Medium-sized Ripe bananas, sliced (you'll only need 2 if you want thinner slices)

To top:

  • Vegan whipped cream of choice* (I used 1 pot of Elmlea double cream)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

Instructions

For the base:

  1. Crush the Digestive biscuits into fine crumbs. You can do this by crushing them in a bowl with a rolling pin or placing them into a high power blender. Place the crumbs in a large bowl.

  2. Melt the margarine in a saucepan or in the microwave. Pour it into the bowl with the biscuit crumbs and mix until the crumbs are well coated.

  3. Press the base into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart or cake tin. The tighter it's pressed in, the easier it will be to slice once it's set. I like to use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to pack it in super tight.

  4. Place the base in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

For the filling:

  1. Mix the cornflour with 2 tablespoons of the soy milk until smooth. Then mix in the rest of the milk. (doing this prevents the cornflour from clumping together)

  2. Add the cornstarch milk to a small sauce pan along with the brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well.

  3. Add the vegan margarine and place the pan onto the stove on a low heat. Stir until the margarine has melted into the liquid then turn the heat up to high. Stir continuously until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken (this should only take a few minutes) then remove it from the heat.

  4. Spoon the caramel over the biscuit base then place the pie in the fridge for 1 hour.

  5. Place the sliced bananas onto the cooled caramel and top with vegan whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • My condensed milk caramel can also be used as the filling although it takes a bit longer to make.
  • If you can’t find any ready-to-whip vegan whipped cream where you are, you can make your own vegan coconut whipped cream.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Banoffee Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Sodium 58mg3%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.
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Rosa Beagle

Monday 11th of October 2021

This is great! Made it for my Father's day gift, and it was very popular! Thanks for all the amazing recipes.

Chloe

Monday 11th of October 2021

Thanks for your feedback Rosa😊 so glad it was enjoyed!

Erica

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

Thanks for the recipe! It’s very tasty, but my crust came out way too crumbly. To fix this, should I add more butter next time?

Chloe

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Hi Erica. Thanks for your feedback. You could add more butter but pressing it into the tin a bit tighter should help too :)

Riley

Friday 24th of September 2021

When the recipe asks for brown sugar, just wondering if I should use dark or light brown please? 😊 About to start my "bake" now!

Chloe

Friday 24th of September 2021

Hi Riley, how did you get on? I usually use light brown sugar :)

Meera

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Hiya, Do you just whip the double cream on it's own? no powdered sugar or anything with it? thanks

Chloe

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Hi Meera. Yes, I just whip it on its own as the filling is very sweet. You could add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to the cream if you prefer :)

Christopher Jack

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Made this twice and it was delicious. Very clear and easy to follow guidelines. Can’t believe how well the caramel was made :) thank you!

On a side note - do you have any tips about using coconut condensed milk for the caramel?

Asta

Friday 25th of March 2022

@Chloe, hello, did you manage to find a good way to use vegan condensed milk?

Chloe

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Hi Christopher, thanks so much for your feedback! I actually just bought some vegan condensed milk to experiment with so I'll update the post when I figure out the best method:)

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