This simple, no bake banoffee pie has layers of buttery biscuit base, thick and sweet caramel, slices of fresh banana and a cloud of soft whipped cream. An easy, delicious no bake dessert that is sure to be an instant crowd pleaser!
Aside from being completely delightful, banoffee pie is the easiest dessert you’ll ever make!
The crunchy banoffee pie biscuit base contains only two ingredients (biscuits + butter) and requires a little refrigeration time.
Then, simply layer the remaining ingredients and you are in banana + toffee heaven! So simple, so easy.
I am sharing two methods to making this stunning dessert. The first contains instructions to make your own caramel filling. But I have also included notes to a simpler, pre-made caramel condensed milk filling. The second method literally makes this an unbelievably lazy dessert, no baking or cooking required! You are basically just assembling the layers.
Simple Banofee Pie from Scratch
Banoffee Pie Biscuit Base:
To make the easy biscuit base, the biscuits are crushed in a food processor until they resemble a fine crumb. Then melted butter is stirred though. The base is pressed into a pie tin before being refrigerated to set (no baking required!).
For this recipe I use Butternut Snap biscuits, but you could also swap them out for Digestive biscuits, Graham Crackers or your favourite sweet biscuits.
Banoffee Pie Caramel Condensed Milk Filling:
If you are short on time or prefer an easier option, the toffee filling is something that can be easily purchased.
The recipe below explains how to make your own by cooking sweetened condensed milk with brown sugar and butter. But if you want a quick and easy dessert with basic ingredients you can also cheat by using pre-made caramel (dulce de leche). Either way is delicious!
This incredible caramel filling can be purchased by the can and is SO GOOD! In Australia, I use Nestle ‘Top n Fill’ which is available in most supermarkets. I prefer making the caramel from scratch for this dish, but using pre-made caramel condensed milk seriously makes this pie the easiest dessert ever.
This element is very self explanatory. Thick slices of fresh banana are layered over the banoffee pie biscuit base before the sweet caramel topping is drizzled over the top. Have you ever eaten caramel and banana together before? If not, you’ve been missing out. But it’s not too late! Banana and caramel together is a match made in heaven!
Finally, the dessert is finished with fluffy lashings of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
This dessert is so simple that you might feel as if you have missed a step! But it really is that easy. A super quick and easy dessert that is sure to have everyone hooked.
Of all the easy, delicious no bake desserts, this simple banoffee pie is my favourite. It is pretty, easy and everyone will love it. If you try it, I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a comment or review below, or send me a message. For more food inspiration, tips and to share your own recipes and creations, head over to my Facebook Recipe Group.
Some other amazing caramel desserts that you may be interested in:
- pancakes with salted caramel and ginger crumble
- chocolate and salted caramel layer cake
- caramel apple sponge pudding
- peanut butter cupcakes with salted caramel and chocolate ganache
No Bake Simple Banoffee Pie
For the biscuit base
- 400 grams Butternut Snap biscuits Arnotts
- 150 grams butter melted
For the caramel filling
- 2 cans condensed milk 2 x 395g
- 150 grams brown sugar
- 150 grams butter (See NOTES below for instant caramel filling)
- 3 bananas fresh, chopped
- 500 ml cream thickened
- 2 tbs icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 50 grams dark chocolate grated
For the base
- Add the biscuits to a food processor and blend until crushed and fine. Add the biscuits to a large mixing bowl and pour the melted butter over the top. Stir until well combined.
- Place the biscuit mix into a 25cm tart tin and press the mixture firmly into the tin with a metal spoon.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes, until set.
For the caramel
- Add the butter and brown sugar into a medium saucepan (non stick if possible) and stir over low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the condensed milk and bring to a slow simmer, stirring constantly.
- Simmer, stirring, for around five minutes, or until the mixture becomes thick and slightly golden.
- Remove from the heat and set aside.
For the whipped cream
- Add the cream, icing sugar and vanilla into a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. The cream should hold its shape without being over-beaten.
- Place the sliced bananas over the biscuit base.
- Pour the warm caramel over the bananas and place in the refrigerator until completely cool. You don't need to refrigerate at this stage if you are using pre-made caramel. (Unless you aren't immediately eating it).
- Once cooled, pipe or spoon the whipped cream over the caramel and then sprinkle with the grated chocolate. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Allow at least an hour to set, where possible. Enjoy!
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