Mushroom loaf & chocolate banana pie from Imogen

Everyone in my family loves Mushroom Loaf, so Imogen decided to try her hand at it this week. We adapted the Chocolate Banana Pie from the Thermomix cookbook A Taste of Vegetarian. You can cook the filling on the stove if you don’t have a Thermomix.

Mushroom loaf


¾ cup brown rice
1½ cups water
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups chopped Swiss brown mushrooms
1 tbsp Dr Fuhrman’s VegiZest
2 tsp paprika
1½ tsp oregano
1½ tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
2 tbsp arrowroot
4 tbsp water
250 g silken firm tofu, drained
¾ cup chopped walnuts
¾ cup rolled oats, coarsely ground in food processor


Bring rice to boil in 1½ cups water and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Sauté onion, celery, mushrooms, VegiZest, paprika and herbs in a small amount of water until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Blend arrowroot, water and tofu in a blender or food processor. Add walnuts and blend until smooth.

In a bowl, mix together tofu mixture, vegetables, oats and cooked rice.

Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Add mixture to pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Turn loaf out and slice.

Mushroom loaf

Chocolate banana pie



30 g date sugar

30 g raw almonds

210 g wholemeal flour (we used spelt)

130 g tahini

1/2 tsp mixed spice

1/4 cup water or orange juice


90 g raw cashews

1 vanilla bean

70 g pitted dates

50 g cornflour or arrowroot

340 g water

25 g cacao (raw chocolate powder)

70 g malt extract

50 g tahini

2 bananas



Mill sugar in Thermomix for 3 sec on sp 9. Set aside.

Mill almonds in Thermomix for 5 sec on sp 8.

Add flour, tahini, date sugar and spice and mix for 10 sec on sp 6, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Set dial to closed lid position, add juice and owater and knead in Interval speed for 15-20 sec to form dough.

Turn mixture out onto a floured board and knead lightly.

Roll out and place in a flan dish or springform pan. Blind bake at 160°C for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.


Mill cashews and vanilla bean for 10 sec on sp 8.

Add all remaining ingredients except for tahini and bananas. Cook for 6 mins at 90°C, then a further 2 mins at same temp on sp 5.

Slowly drizzle tahini through hole in lid onto rotating blade, incorporating over a 1 minute period on sp 4. Allow to cool in bowl for 5 mins.

Slice bananas into cooled pie shell. Pour chocolate mixture over and allow to cool to room temperature before chilling in refrigerator for up to 3 hours before serving.

Mmmm… pie!

Chocolate banana pie




2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sholom on May 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Mushroom loaf is my favorite recipie thease days.
    Do you think the pie can be done without a thermomix?


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