Banana Cream Pie Parfait (high protein)

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Banana Cream Pie Parfait (high protein)
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I want summer to end already. Woah, yes, that’s right – I said it. The more it randomly rains for one day, the more I realize how much I love rain, and thunderstorms, and cuddle weather… I miss Fall and I want it to be here. I also love school and I want the semester to start. I get these fluttery feelings inside when I think of Fall. It makes me think of new beginnings; it is sort of like a nostalgic feeling – I get those a lot. They are wonderful feelings because they make me feel and think of how things used to be and how I used to feel, it makes me miss my childhood. But I don’t dwell on those feelings. I do hope to recreate them eventually though, probably with my own family in the future (whenever the time comes). The cuddle warm feelings of sitting in bed while it’s storming outside. I love those moments. It is saddening to me that this will be my last year at college. As much as I am ready to conquer the world, I am not entirely ready to leave school and the light-heartedness and “lack of” serious responsibility that comes with it. It means that another chapter of my life will be closed. The thought both excites and terrifies me.

Along with the thought above, holy crap, is it really the end of July already? Like, as much as I’m all for Fall being here – where has the timeย gone? Seriously, it feels like yesterday was only the weekend after 4th of July. The time is going by faster than it ever has before. It’s awesome cause Fall is near but I highly doubt the time will slow down once it’s in my ideal spot – next seasons will come and go just as quickly, I’m sure. We live in such a busy hurried world.

Anywho, you might have noticed I have been on quite the parfait kick lately. This time a ripe banana had to be used that has been sitting on the counter for about a week. Super sweet goodness. Time to get in my belleh– parfait style! Yeah, this time it’s a banana cream pie parfait. I just come up with these things as I go. I might be inspired by random things. *cough* pinterest *cough* I also have a whole list of recipes I have altered that are waiting for me to dig into and finally make in the kitchen but in time… mister, in time. There’s a time and place for everything. And today, it was the time for this banana.

Oh yeah, it was also my first time cooking oat bran. I haven’t had oat bran but always seeing it on Lisa’s blog, I wanted to try it. Although I made it entirely differently than she does, I still want to credit her for giving me to inspiration to buy this product. I love oat bran now and I can’t believe it took me this long to become converted. The texture is just right – so creamy and delicious, it also has more nutritional value than regular oats. The only downside is that it takes a bit longer to cook. Doesn’t stop me though ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this in the afternoon and ate one right there and then ate another one for breakfast. The breakfast one tasted even better, so I recommend you give it a try and stick it in the fridge for a whole bunch of hours. You won’t be disappointed.

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Nutritional Stats (per serving)): 210 calories, ~12g protein

Kammie wants to know:

  • Have you ever made a cream pie? What flavor was it?

  • Do you like to transform cake or pies into a smaller and healthier portion, like these?

Let me know in the comments below!

22 Comments

  1. Kammie, Your parfait looks amazing and so healthy!!! I love it! I am so loving all of the parfaits your making!!

  2. Pretty little parfaits.. and healthy too, bonus! Just your words mentioning fall conjures up those same feelings of nostalgia for me as well. We’ve scarcely begun summer here, due to the rainfall, so the thought of fall is not overly enticing, but you’ve reminded me how great it is!

  3. Time has been flying and I love it! I usually can’t wait for Summer to be over (even though fall isn’t my favorite season – but it’s been growing on me) as I love school and hate the heat and everything, too. But, as I’ve got auditions to get to (which will be way trickier in the fall) and still haven’t had my 2 week summer vacation (the last two in August, when I’ll get to go home and see my family – yay!) the pace that things are moving at is just fine with me for now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And um, yeah. I’ve noticed the parfait kick ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Oh wow, still no summer vacation huh, that’s pretty tough. But a good way to get ready for the “real world” where no summer vacations exist, I suppose, which I’m actually okay with, I feel soooo lazy when I don’t have a schedule and stuff to do on an almost-daily basis, I become such a couch potato, which is why I’m glad I have this summer internship, keeping me busy. I’m gonna be sad when I’m done with school though :/ What year are you in school?

  4. I feel exactly the same way about fall, couldnโ€™t have said it better myself – new beginnings, thereโ€™s more energy in the crisp air that you donโ€™t get with summer heat/humidity. I still feel that way about fall, even though Iโ€™m not a student anymore! weird haha. Anyway, this parfait looks incredible. Iโ€™m all for cold creamy things right now!

    • Ohhh I’m glad you still feel this way about fall, I was actually getting kinda worried that I will stop seeing Fall that way once I get out of school (so soon!) but now I’m reassured it probably won’t happen to me. Crisp air, new beginnings, etc… my roomie and I were talking about it and it’s so weird but NYE doesn’t really feel like a new beginning at all cuz it’s at such a random time but beginning of Fall most definitely does.

  5. this is such an interesting concoction! i am always looking for new healthy sweet treats. this sounds like a great one!

  6. I so agree with you on all of the complex, toasty, wonderful, bittersweet feelings that the fall season brings. A very nostalgic time – I wonder why that is? I especially miss it when the summer is SO hot and SO dry. It seems never-ending! Hate to wish time away, but alas, I’m human ;-)!

    • Truth! I’m glad that I am not the only one that feels this way. Those feeling are so strong too, it’s weird but wonderful at the same time. I’m so young but it makes me want kids and it makes me look forward to seeing kids off to school and stuff. Strange things are happening in my head. They are relating back to my childhood but I think I’m realizing that there is no way I could possibly go back in time but I could recreate those feelings I felt as a child in the future with my own. And to think I didn’t even think I wanted kids in the future…. Oh how times and thoughts change. So quickly too. Sorry for going off-topic. Kinda. ๐Ÿ˜› xo

  7. these parfaits are to die for! I have seriously copied all these recipes so I can start making them asap in my new apartment.

  8. YES!! I LOVE Fall…it’s 100% my favorite season and my heart skips a beat from excitement whenever I think of how close the season is. Just a few more months! I completely understand all of the feelings you describe about Fall because I totally feel the same. Fall is so nostalgic too…especially now that I no longer return to school (heart-breaking in many ways so brace yourself :/ ). It makes me miss my childhood and look forward to the future and “growing up” all at the same time. Complex, beautiful, confusing, and lovely.

    • That is really complex indeed. I have a year left and I already know I’m gonna miss school ๐Ÿ™ and then grad school down the line is just not going to be the same as it is now, of course. But yeah, I am looking forward to the future as well as looking back – it’s such a complicated feeling. I’m glad you understand and agree ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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  10. hi may i know what can i sub the agar agar powder with ? maybe gelatine powder ?is that possible ?:/

    • You can omit the agar here, it’s simply used to create a thicker consistency, but I’m sure it will work fine without it. Or you could use xanthan powder instead. I have never used gelatin before so I can’t vouch for how it will turn out using it but you’re welcome to try it and let me know how it turns out if you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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