Raw Banana Tiramisu

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Sweeten up your day with a recipe for raw, vegan banana tiramisu by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake! Layers of fresh banana combine with fluffy vanilla, chocolate, and organic coffee laced whipped coconut cream in a beautiful stacked assembly. No gluten, no sugar, no dairy. Yes, your prayers HAVE just been answered!



1/2 cup raw almond meal

1/2 cup sprouted oat flour (or additional almonds)

1 cup dried shredded unsweetened coconut

1/4  tsp sea salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

8  medjool dates, pitted

1 1/2 small organic bananas, mashed

Cream topping:

1 1/2 cups raw cashew pieces (preferably soaked overnight)

1/2 cup coconut water

2 cups fresh young coconut meat (or additional soaked cashews if not available)

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar, agave nectar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract and seeds of half a vanilla bean

1/2 cup raw coconut oil (warmed to liquid)

4 tsp coffee extract, divided

1 Tbsp raw cacao powder

1 Tbsp brewed coffee, whisked together with 1 tsp raw coconut nectar or agave nectar (optional)

3 bananas, sliced

raw cacao powder

shaved raw chocolate




For the cake:

1) combine the almond meal, oat flour, and coconut in the food processor and process until finely ground like flour.

2) Add sea salt, vanilla, and dates and process until well combined and dates have blended into the flour. Add the bananas and process until smooth.

3) Spread out into about a 6 inch circle on a teflex lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate for about 12 hours, or until dried but still a little moist in the middle.

To make the filling and topping:

1) combine the cashews, coconut water, sea salt, agave nectar, and vanilla anc process until smooth. Add the coconut oil slowly with the motor running (If the mixture starts to separate and clump, the filling is too cold to emulsify the oil, so warm some of it and process again).

2) Divide into 3.

3) Add 1/3 back to the processor and add 2 tsp coffee extract.

4) Remove and add another 1/3, to that add 2 tsp coffee extract and 1 Tbsp cacao powder.

5) Place the 3 bowls of topping in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes until it firms up to whipped cream consistency.


1) line a 6 inch springform pan with parchment on the bottom and sides.

2) Place the banana cake at the bottom (trimming edges if too large).

3) Brush with the coffee/agave mixture (this is optional, I did not because I do not drink coffee/caffine, but it will give the tiramisu a more pronounced coffee flavor).

4) Sprinkle with some shaved raw chocolate, and spread the chocolate coffee cream over.

5) Top with a layer of bananas, then sprinkle with more shaved chocolate and spread the coffee cream over.

6) Top with another layer of bananas, then sprinkle with more shaved chocolate, then spread the plain vanilla cream over.

7) Dust the top with raw cacao powder and sprinkle with more shaved chocolate.

8) Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours to set, then unmold and serve!


Amy LyonsAbout Amy Lyons

Amy is passionate about real food.  She is the recipe creator at Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog specializing in raw, vegan, vegetarian  recipes.  She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University.  Currently she uses her eye for art to create food that is pleasing to eat as it is to look at and nourishing to the body as well.  She has been an elite runner, so she knows how important it is to treat your body well including nutrition.  It is her mission to revamp classics to make them healthier as well as create new and interesting dishes that taste delicious as well as make the body feel good.

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