Ways to Cook Tofu:
Banana Cottage Cheese Tofu Pie
If you're looking for new ways to cook tofu, you'll want to try this one! It's one of my favorite healthy dessert recipes: sweet and tasty enough to be a dessert, but full of enough healthy ingredients to be a meal.
I'm happy to give my children this delicious pie for an afternoon snack. I feel good knowing they are eating something substantial and nutritious. They are happy just to eat pie!
If you have leftovers, go ahead and eat them for breakfast! This filling pie makes a great morning meal.
If you are serving this to people who think they don't like tofu, you may want to wait until they have finished it to tell them what is in it!
Note: you'll need an unbaked pie shell for this recipe.
Check that you have these staples at home
- in the cupboard
- in the fridge or freezer
- cottage cheese
- plain yogurt
- bottled lemon juice
- an unbaked pie shell
Buy these fresh ingredients
Get out your equipment
- a food processor or heavy duty blender
- measuring cups and spoons
Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
1 cup/250 mL tofu
1 cup/250 mL cottage cheese
1 cup/250 mL plain yogurt
1 large (or 2 medium) ripe bananas
2 Tbsp/30 mL honey
1 Tbsp/15 mL lemon juice
1/4 tsp/1 mL nutmeg
1 unbaked pie shell
Place all ingredients in the food processor.
Blend until well mixed.
Pour into the unbaked pie shell.
Bake for at least one hour, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Top the pie with berries, or whipped cream - or both!
- Make your own
from scratch. (It's easier than I thought!)
- You can use either "silken" tofu, which may come packaged in aseptic boxes, or regular tofu. Silken has a softer consistency, and gives the pie a nicer texture - but if you can't find it, use regular.
- Regular tofu comes in different consistencies. I'd use soft, medium or firm - but not extra-firm.
- I don't recommend using a regular blender to mix this pie. You risk burning out your motor. (I know from experience!) Use a food processor instead.
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