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Banana Cream Pie With Oatmeal Crust Recipe

Mother of 2 daughters and grandmother of 7, I strive daily to achieve an optimum level of health and happiness. Life is all about balance.

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

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

Low Cholesterol Banana Cream Pie

This 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 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 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 cream pie using one percent milk in place of whole milk can create a filling (or a simple pudding) that is much healthier 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.

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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

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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

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Mixture Should be Slightly Moist and Crumbly. Divide the Mix Between the 3 Pans.

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Lightly Press the Mixture Into a Bottom Crust

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Bake at 350 Degrees for About 15 Minutes.

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Slice the Bananas Into Two of the Crusts.

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Just for fun which is your favorite pie filling?

Pour Filling Mixture Over Top of the Bananas. Allow Pies Time to Set

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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.

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

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Whip up a Topping That is Low Cholesterol - Low Calorie

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You can purchase low calorie whip toppings that contain about 10 calories per cup. These are generally diet friendly because the fat from full cream isn't there. The topping I purchased had zero cholesterol as well.

Is Someone in Your Family on a Restricted Diet?

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

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The Foods You Consume do Make a Difference

I have always consumed a low cholesterol diet and not necessarily because I practiced it but simply because I am not a huge meat eater. It turns out that red meat and other fatty foods are some of the main contributors to cholesterol. Butter is my greatest evil when it comes to consuming fats so I have always flown through my cholesterol tests with ease. My husband hasn't faired so great on his.

He was a big consumer of beef so I automatically curbed this somewhat when I moved in. Shortly after my hubby and I got together he brought up the fact that he suffers from cholesterol issues. This was proven out 5 years into our marriage when he suffered a stroke. Thankfully he has fully recovered but it certainly made him much more aware of the foods that he consumes.

His diet is the reason I created the oatmeal pie crust. My husband loves his food and his sweet dessert treats. Fortunately he has allowed me to alter his diet for him. He now only eats beef about once a month and his home baked desserts are generally made with oatmeal which is heart healthy food.

© 2009 Lorelei Cohen

Will You be Giving this Recipe a Try?

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on February 27, 2018:

Lorelei, your husband is very lucky that he has you to develop tasty, low-cholesterol desserts that satisfy his sweet tooth while supporting his health! Your crust idea is wonderful, and I like the idea of using coconut flour vs. wheat flour for it.

gottaloveit2 on February 28, 2015:

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

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on February 18, 2014:

Thank you for sharing this yummy and healthy recipe.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on February 18, 2014:

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

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

@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.

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

@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.

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

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

CherylsArt on February 18, 2014:

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

Michey LM on November 19, 2013:

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

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on November 16, 2013:

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.

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on September 03, 2013:

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

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on September 03, 2013:

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

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on September 03, 2013:

@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.

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on September 03, 2013:

@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.

Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on March 14, 2013:

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

Anthony Altorenna from Connecticut on March 14, 2013:

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

LouisaDembul on December 11, 2012:

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

miaponzo on September 03, 2012:

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

piedromolinero on August 24, 2012:

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

anonymous on July 23, 2012:

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!

OrganicMom247 on June 28, 2012:

Thank you for sharing another great recipe.

whats4dinner on June 05, 2012:

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

miaponzo on May 24, 2012:

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

jholland on April 13, 2012:

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

AJ from Australia on April 08, 2012:

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.

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on April 06, 2012:

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

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on March 14, 2012:

@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 ;)

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on March 14, 2012:

Love the oatmeal crust idea. Almost guilt free.

girlfriendfactory on January 02, 2012:

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! :)

Kristin from Long Beach, CA on November 07, 2011:

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

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on November 01, 2011:

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

blanckj on June 02, 2011:

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

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on June 01, 2011:

@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.

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on June 01, 2011:

@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 ;)

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on June 01, 2011:

@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 ;

anonymous on June 01, 2011:

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!

marckq on May 16, 2011:

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

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on November 02, 2010:

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

anonymous on October 14, 2010:

I love banana and it is great with pudding, pie, curry, ice-creams, banana milk shake and the list goes on and on............

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on September 24, 2010:

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

Lorelei Cohen (author) from Canada on April 16, 2010:

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 :)

anonymous on April 16, 2010:

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)

WhiteOak50 on October 04, 2009:

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

Davidfstillwagon on September 28, 2009:

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

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