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Raw Banana Vegan Cream Parfaits with Salted Allspice Caramel

Banana Cream Pie has long been a favorite of mine. I love how refreshing the bananas and cream are together. I have made quite a few raw “cream” pies but always used coconut oil or butter to give structure to the filling. This time, wanting a lighter version, I used Irish Moss. I am thrilled with the results. I was able to cut back the cashews by 1/2 cup and also eliminate 1/2 cup of coconut oil. The resulting filling is light, refreshing, creamy and delicious. The addition of the salted allspice caramel and pecan crumble put this one over the top. Think banana pudding meets caramel!




Banana Vegan Cream Parfaits with Salted Allspice Caramel



  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1 /2 teaspoon allspice
  1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until a fine crumb is achieved. Put in bowl and set aside.


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (not raw)
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, softened (do not use coconut oil for this)
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Set aside and try not to eat it all. If caramel gets to solid before you are done with the rest, simply warm in the dehydrator or over a bowl of hot water.


  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked 8 – 12 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup raw agave syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut water, from young Thai coconut
  • 1 cup packed coconut flesh, from young Thai coconut
  • 4¬†medium¬†bananas, sliced (approximately¬†3 cups)
  • juice from one lemon
  1. Place all ingredients except bananas and lemon juice in high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. You will need the plunger and a little patience.
  2. Slice bananas and toss with lemon juice. Drain.
  3. Mix bananas into “cream” mixture.


  1. Place a layer of crumble in the bottom of glass. Top with a layer of caramel then a thick layer of banana cream mixture.
  2. Repeat, topping with caramel and crumble.
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  1. chana brooks wrote on November 14, 2014

    Hello, where does one buy coconut butter? How is it made? Your recipes look amazing. I’m making the banana parfait now.

  2. Kassie wrote on December 30, 2013

    This looks amazing! I was very intrigued by the ‘caramel,’ so I made that to top on raw cookies of mine (dates, walnuts/pecans/almonds, oats, etc. – and thanks to you, I was inspired to add allspice and coconut butter to my cookie ‘dough’) It tastes AMAZING (definitely ate some straight from the bowl) and I CANNOT wait to taste the cookies! I’m getting anxious as they sit in the fridge to harden up a bit! Thanks for this recipe!

  3. Regina wrote on January 16, 2013

    Since eating raw, my desire for sweets have remained. So, I made this today. Can you say amazing? You can’t? Well, I can…AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Bkrz wrote on November 14, 2012

    I don’t see where the irish moss is used, or how much if it to use – can you explain that to me?

  5. C wrote on October 28, 2012

    I’m eating this right now. So yummy! It was pretty easy. I added a half banana to the cream in addition to the sliced bananas. To those who might be interested, you can make coconut butter by taking shredded dried coconut and blending it in a food processor a la almond butter. Great recipe!

  6. Kimanh wrote on June 4, 2012

    Guess what? I’m starting to take eating raw foods very seriously! Thank you for your awesome site which is letting me know it’s possible! And this dessert looks fabulous. x

  7. Vitamins for Hair & Skin wrote on May 20, 2012

    Ok, I am drooling. That looks so good! I am making a list to get all the ingredients so I can try it!

    Thank you :)

  8. Autumn wrote on May 17, 2012

    I’m allergic to cashews and almonds! Is there a good substitute for that in this recipe? It looks amazing. Love your site! Thank you so much.

  9. Anda @ spelonca wrote on May 14, 2012

    I’m very much craving this right now. Really awesome recipe and post!

  10. Carol wrote on May 13, 2012

    OUTSTANDING!!! What a delicious treat! As far as the prep, opening the coconut was a challenge for me. My darling husband did it. Don’t know what I would have done without him! Oh my goodness…. The coconut water is SO sweet & delicious, as is the coconut flesh…wow! I could eat one of those babies every day. The Irish Moss was something totally new to me. What an interesting substance. I love that it’s loaded with an abundance of minerals. I’m anxious to try it on my skin, and I intend to incorporate more of it in my diet now. Thank you so much, Susan!


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