Mama Pea’s Funky Monkey Pie

April 29, 2011

First off, Happy Royal Wedding Day! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be drinking coffee by the gallon to stay awake. I’m also going to my second wedding dress fitting over lunch, which makes this day filled with wedded excitement!

On the food front, I can’t tell you how many times I read a recipe on one of my many favorite blogs and am absolutely inspired to make said recipe. However, I rarely ever end up doing so, mainly because I figure if it’s already out there for the internet to see, then why blog about it again?

But some recipes are just too good, and fun, not to share. Take this pie, for example. It’s called Funky Monkey Pie. Could that name be any more fun? And if you’re a vegan like Mama Pea, this pie will make you especially happy. Now that I think about it, this might be the first vegan recipe on Espresso and Cream. But don’t for one second think you have to be a vegan to enjoy this pie. No, this recipe is for all.

Maybe I should let you know this pie has a secret weapon in the peanut butter filling. Or maybe the tofu will scare you away. I guess if it does that means more pie for me. Which, frankly, I’m okay with.

Mama Pea’s Funky Monkey Pie

*1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust
*1 large banana, sliced
*1 (12-ounce) package silken tofu
*2/3 cup natural peanut butter
*2/3 cup powdered sugar
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
*1 cup whipped topping
*Chopped peanuts and chocolate chips (optional)

*Layer the banana slices in the graham cracker crust. 
*In a food processor, blend together the tofu, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk until smooth, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary.
*Spoon mixture into pie crust. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and chocolate chips, if desired.

Happy Baking!


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  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Ok, I need to try this immediately!

  • Reply Jesse April 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i saw this on mama peas site and have been thinking about it all week. i think it may be time to get some silken tofu and give this a try. yummy!

  • Reply Megan April 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Everyone seems to love all of mama pea's recipes, but I have yet to try any. I've also been wanting to try a silken tofu dessert….but am a teeny bit scared.

  • Reply Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess April 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, this recipe looks like it was worth repeating! Maybe I could make it sometime when Mark is away so that he won't know there is tofu in it. 🙂 He never complains if he doesn't know it's in there!

  • Reply Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite April 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Yum, Mama pea sure does have a way with food, doesn't she?

  • Reply paddle attachment April 30, 2011 at 4:07 am

    This looks wonderful!

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