Banana Cream Pie With Oatmeal Crust Recipe
Low Cholesterol Banana Cream Pie
This Banana Cream pie recipe means that having high cholesterol is not going to make you give up on dessert. Quite the opposite in fact. You will actually be able to go ahead and have seconds of this rich and creamy pie.
My banana cream pie recipe will show you where cholesterol hides and how to create a delicious dessert that contain little or no cholesterol. You really can enjoy sweet treats without sacrificing your diet plan.
Bananas are an Acceptable Fruit for People with High Cholesterol
The cholesterol level in bananas is zero, 0, zilch, none, and nil. Which means that bananas are a great fruit for you to consume if you are worried about lowering your cholesterol. So making a cream pie using one percent milk in place of whole milk can create a filling (or a simple pudding) that is much healthier for you.
Do you know that oatmeal can help to lower your cholesterol level as well? It is true, so when you add a low cholesterol pie filling into an oatmeal crust you have the perfect low cholesterol banana cream pie.
These are the Ingredients That You Will Need.
Banana Pie Filling:
6 cups one percent milk.
5 medium bananas
2 packages cooked vanilla or banana pudding mix.
(Both pudding varieties will make a delicious banana cream pie. Note: each package should request 3 cups of milk. Using one percent milk will help to reduce the fat and still have your cream base tasting rich and creamy.)
1 1/4 cups of non-hydrogenated soft margarine
1/2 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups of your choice of brown or white flour
3 cups of quick oats
1 cup of old fashioned oats
Note: Stay away from the hard margarine, it may be easier to measure out, but it is also loaded with trans fats which are those nasty fats that clog up your arteries. Check the nutritional list on the soft margarine that you purchase and be sure that it contains 0 transfats.
When making your crust don't worry if you don't quite get your measurements exact. If your dough is a little too sticky then add extra quick oats. If it is a little too dry then add a little more margarine. It will still come out nice and toasty tasty.
Filling First: Follow the Directions on the Pudding Package
Banana Pie Filling:
1. In a medium or large sized pot, mix contents of both packages, with 6 cups of one percent milk.
2. Stirring constantly cook over medium to medium high heat till mixture comes to a boil.
3. Remove pot from heat and allow pudding to cool while you prepare the pie crusts.
In Large Bowl Mix Together Brown Sugar, Margarine, Oats and Flour
Mixture Should be Slightly Moist and Crumbly. Divide the Mix Between the 3 Pans.
Lightly Press the Mixture Into a Bottom Crust
Bake at 350 Degrees for About 15 Minutes.
Slice the Bananas Into Two of the Crusts.
Just for fun which is your favorite pie filling?
I know they are all delicious but which is your ultimate enjoyment?
Pour Filling Mixture Over Top of the Bananas. Allow Pies Time to Set
Tasty and a Healthier Option for Wheat Sensitive Individuals
With a deliciously mild nutty taste coconut flour is a great baking substitute for those who find their tummy is not too happy with wheat products.
The best way to see if a non wheat flour will improve your well being is to try it out for about 3 weeks. If you feel better than make the switch.
Don't Forget to be Environmentally Kind. Recycle Boxes, Containers, and Compost Your Fruits, Containers, and Compost Your Fruit and Vegetable Waste.
Whip up a Topping That is Low Cholesterol - Low Calorie
You can purchase low calorie whip toppings that contain about 10 calories per cup. These are generally diet friendly because the fat from full cream isn't there. The topping I purchased had zero cholesterol as well.
Is Someone in Your Family on a Restricted Diet?
Do you or someone you love have high cholesterol?
I Care About Low Cholesterol Cooking Because I Want to See His Silly Mug for Many Years to Come.
The Foods You Consume do Make a Difference
I have always consumed a low cholesterol diet and not necessarily because I practiced it but simply because I am not a huge meat eater. It turns out that red meat and other fatty foods are some of the main contributors to cholesterol. Butter is my greatest evil when it comes to consuming fats so I have always flown through my cholesterol tests with ease. My husband hasn't faired so great on his.
He was a big consumer of beef so I automatically curbed this somewhat when I moved in. Shortly after my hubby and I got together he brought up the fact that he suffers from cholesterol issues. This was proven out 5 years into our marriage when he suffered a stroke. Thankfully he has fully recovered but it certainly made him much more aware of the foods that he consumes.
His diet is the reason I created the oatmeal pie crust. My husband loves his food and his sweet dessert treats. Fortunately he has allowed me to alter his diet for him. He now only eats beef about once a month and his home baked desserts are generally made with oatmeal which is heart healthy food.
© 2009 Lorelei Cohen