Brazilian Whole Banana Pie

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This whole banana pie is a hit in Brazil, mainly in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Almost all the ingredients are natural, except for the margarine. It is also made with whole grains, which contribute for a good health. It supplies a lot of energy and the bananas give an extra dose of potassium. That is why this pie is consumed by athletes and people who practice sports in general. Besides, it is simply delicious!

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 pie

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 10 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 cups toasted wheat germ

  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup light margarine

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of brown sugar over the bottom of a small saucepan or skillet. Cook over medium heat until melted. Stir in water until sugar is completely dissolved. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Pour the syrup into a round baking dish or deep dish pie plate and spread to coat the bottom.

  3. Make a layer of bananas on top of the melted sugar. In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oats and 1 cup of brown sugar. Mix in the margarine using your hands, pinching it into small pieces to make a crumbly dough. Sprinkle half of this over the bananas in the dish and pat down. Top with the remaining bananas and sprinkle with about half of the cinnamon. Spread the rest of the dough over the bananas and pat the pie smooth. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon over the top.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until the pie topping is toasted and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
11g Fat
83g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 715mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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