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Banana Cream Oatmeal Crust Pie Recipe

Updated on January 7, 2017
Photos on this recipe are my own.
Photos on this recipe are my own.

Low Cholesterol Banana Cream Pie

This low cholesterol 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 banana cream 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 low cholesterol 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 banana pie, and using one percent milk in place of whole milk, can create a banana pie filling (or a simple pudding) that is actually healthy 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.

This Recipe Will Make 2 Large Pies with One Spare Crust for the Freezer. Let's Get Started.

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.)

Crust:

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

For Those Who are Wheat Sensitive try Substituting in Coconut Flour in the Crust to Replace Standard Wheat Flour.

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.

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.

Pour Filling Mixture Over Top of the Bananas...and Enjoy!

Just for fun which is your favorite pie filling?

I know they are all delicious but which is your ultimate enjoyment?

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Don't Forget to be Environmentally Kind. Recycle Boxes, Containers, and Compost Your Fruits, Containers, and Compost Your Fruit and Vegetable Waste.

Your Dessert Can be the Highlight of the Dining Table When it Arrives in a Crystal Serving Dish.

Dublin Collection Crystal Covered Pie Dome
Dublin Collection Crystal Covered Pie Dome

A delicious home baked pie truly is a masterpiece and will indeed look like when when it is placed in this gorgeous crystal pie dish. Showcase your desserts for their arrival to the dining table. Your guests will be impressed.

 

Whip up a Topping it's Low Cholesterol - Low Calorie

I Care About Low Cholesterol Cooking Because I Want to See His Silly Mug for Many Years to Come.

Will You be Giving this Recipe a Try?

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      Davidfstillwagon 7 years ago

      Great pie recipe and the look of the lens is outstanding! another great job

      5* and fav'd it

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      OMG! This sounds fantastic!! Yummy! Will you send a piece via the computer (laughs) Fantastic lens! Thanks for adding it to the Kitchen!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice lens. Thought I should also share that this is a great book I read on Lowering Cholesterol (that's the amazon link. Note - NOT an affiliate link :-) I actually read it and thought your readers might find it useful)

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for sharing....it seems that all the trans fats that we have consumed during our present generation have not done us any favors. So glad that the children and grandchildren of today will grow up a little healthier without so many of them out there :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've been in a banana kick lately for some reason. Your photos and pies look so delicious!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I must watch my cholesterol. Thanks for this helpful lens.

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      marckq 6 years ago

      Another impressive lens! I'm saving this recipe for my mom. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh This Looks good! You are such an angel for sharing your recipe. can't wait to try it,I bet it'll taste delicious and healthy too. Thanks!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: The oatmeal gives the pie a nice flavor and texture that traditional pies just do not have. I enjoy these pies more than the traditional banana cream pie. Of course having it lower cholesterol is a very nice factor too ;

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @marckq: Thank you Marckq. My husband has high cholesterol so I am always searching for treats for him which will help to lower it. That means a lot of oatmeal dishes ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @junecampbell: Oatmeal is very important for lowering high cholesterol. Thank goodness that there are so many wonderful tasty dessert dishes which can be made from oatmeal. Yummy.

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      blanckj 5 years ago

      I'm drooling again. So many great cooks on Squidoo!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      This banana cream pie looks totally delicious. I will be using your recipe in the near future. Thank you!

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      Kristin 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      I love banana cream pie. I think I'll definitely have to try this one. Blessed by an angel. =)

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Wow, those looked delicious and now I'm hungry! When do we eat? Is your hubby asking for more? I'm going to feature this on my new pie lens! Well done! :)

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Love the oatmeal crust idea. Almost guilt free.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @LiteraryMind: It sure is and using 1percent milk the calories are extremely low. I love my guy and want to keep him around and bugging me for a very long time ;)

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Oh my these banana pies look so delicious - thanks for the how to :)

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      This was such a bonus - I came to look at your banana cream pie and left with beef barley soup! My grandmother used to make beef barley soup which I just loved, so I look forward to trying yours. Blessings.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Another great recipe lens. Thanks for your ideas - looks like we'll be having lots of pie in the near future.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      This banana cream pie recipe looks amazing! I'm going to try this! Blessed!

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      whats4dinner 4 years ago

      I love banana cream pie and this being low in cholesterol makes it even more perfect. Thank you for sharing this, it looks delicious!

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      OrganicMom247 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing another great recipe.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What an amazing coincidence, just about 10 minutes ago I got an email from my sister that her husband has mildly elevated cholesterol, 226 and has decided to try to manage it by changing his diet rather than taking medication for it. They've given up most desserts and have turned to fruit, but everyone needs a treat some time and your banana cream pie with an oatmeal crust just fits the bill, what a happy coincidence!

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I am so glad that you found my recipe. It really is good if people with high cholesterol still enjoy their sweet treats as otherwise they tend to cheat and nip into the more harmful desserts every now and then instead. Best of wishes and thank you for your comment.

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      piedromolinero 4 years ago

      This looks like a yummy and easy to prepare recipe. I can't wait to try it.

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      Back for a blessing and I feel faint from hunger hehehehe :)

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I am off to the kitchen to prepare a banana pie! I have high cholesterol myself, but mostly the "good" buddies.

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      Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Yay, banana cream pie -- and you even make your own homemade pie crust! Yum!!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Happy Pi, (pie) day! This recipe looks so good, I bet it tastes like it has more calories then it does :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @shellys-space: You bet lol. I love it but have a hard time managing to get a piece of the pie because hubby loves it too.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @Anthony Altorenna: I was raised on a farm so grew up not knowing there was any other way to make a pie lol.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @LouisaDembul: Good is good. Hope you are well my friend. Enjoy the pie.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Luckily no, since we are big fans of whole milk, butter and cream at our house, but we do watch how much we take in. I love the idea of making the crust with oatmeal, and I will include your recipe in my winter pies. Thank you, and thank you especially for caring so much about how our choices make a difference for the planet. I always appreciate that about your pages.

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      Michey LM 3 years ago

      I like everything banana... so I'll try this one as well. Thanks

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      I made some oatmeal banana cookies recently, and they were quite tasty. Your recipe looks great! : )

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @CherylsArt: Thank you it really is good and the crunchy crust really goes nice with the cream pie filling. yummy.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @Michey LM: My husband eats a lot of bananas and I love cream pie so this recipe was the perfect combination to make both of us happy.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @ecogranny: Every little thing we do to reduce our footsteps on the planet really does help. Composting is a very simple thing and yet it makes such a big difference as more people participate. We really do have to believe that we can change others into also caring deeply for the environment because it is the way that we can make a change for the better.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      what at terrific page and does that pie ever look amazing!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Thank you for sharing this yummy and healthy recipe.

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      gottaloveit2 2 years ago

      Looks delicious! I'd sub in almond milk (which I appear to be addicted to) for the milk. Might try this next weekend.

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