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Gluten free banana and dark chocolate crostata

I have made crostatas before but this chocolate crostata is one of my favorites. I love the bananas and chocolate together.

chocolate crostata

I am extremely happy to be posting these little crostata creations. You see? Bob Red Mill just sent me a very generous package with tons of flours and mixes to experiment with and the gluten free pie crust mix was the one that jumped at me first.

I actually baked two different things with the first bag. A pear pie and these banana and dark chocolate crostatas. This recipe is coming first, because in my opinion, I enjoyed the combination of the flavors a lot better than the pear pie. They were both good but this one was a tad better.

I don’t even know if the gluten free pie crust mix is yet for sale at grocery stories. If it is not I am sure it will be soon. Either way I am optimistic that you could even make your own gluten free mix. I actually want to make my own but will see.

You can add any other fruit combo of your choice for these crostatas. I know I always have bananas and dark chocolate on hand so this is what I used. I think a berry version will also be good.

Now for the pie crust I got a bit experimental and tried to make it a bit healthier by adding a mixture of butter, olive oil and milk. I think it didn’t work too well because my crust was a bit on the hard side. I am thinking that you should just stick to what the package says, which is to add just butter!

I have another gluten free pie crust package so I think I will be doing another different type of crostata. I think an apple caramel one will be exquisite, so stay tuned for that.

Enjoy!

chocolate crostata

I used a gluten free mix for the pie crust but you don’t have to. If you are not on a gluten free diet any other type of pie crust will work for this crostata recipe. I drizzled a little bit of maple syrup after the crostata cooled down to get the crostatas a bit shinny for food styling purposes but you don’t have to at all.

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The combination of the dark chocolate and the bananas was out of this world. I hope you get to make this one soon. You and everyone around you will love you for it…trust me on that. I wish I quadrupled the batch actually!

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Gluten free banana and dark chocolate crostata

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 medium crostatas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 gluten free pie crust mix
4-5 bananas, sliced
2 cups dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two cookie sheets with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.

Prepare the crust according to package instructions. You can divide the pie dough in two to obtain 2 large crostatas or into 4 to obtain 4 medium crostatas.

With a rolling pin, roll each dough piece into a disk shape and refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes. Fill each crostata with the sliced bananas followed by the dark chocolate chips. Make sure you leave about one inch from the rim of the crostata as you will have to fold it in to encase the bananas and the chocolate.

Place the crostatas on the prepared bake pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until the pie dough starts browning around the edges. Depending how small or how big your crostatas are you will need more or less time.

When the crostatas are cooled down and ready to be served you can brush a little bit of maple syrup over the bananas and dough to obtain a pretty shine.

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11 Responses to “Gluten free banana and dark chocolate crostata”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 30, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Simplicity at its finest and best! Chocolate and bananas in gluten free pastry…life couldn’t be better, could it?

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    kalina saraiva de lima — October 1, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    very nice! it looks so yummy. i would add sugar (a little bit) and cinnamon to the banana before putting it in the crostata.
    it looks like a galette or just an open pie. it is different from those? what exactly is a crostata?

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    Joanne — October 1, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Now this is a beauty. That banana chocolate filling is genius!!

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    Colleen — October 1, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Did the crust stay together? Every time I’ve made a GF pie crust, it’s turned into crumbly bits all over the place.

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — October 1st, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

      You know, it actually crumbled a bit so I added some water and milk to make it more manageable. That seemed to work however my pie dough was a bit hard. I think I might have over cooked it a tad :-)

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    dixya| food, pleasure, and health — October 1, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    beautiful creation!!!

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    gretchen — October 1, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    holy yum… i love those rustic tart types!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — October 2, 2013 @ 1:11 am

    I’d love tot ry this! It’s so great looking! I love Bob Red Mill products :)

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    Carolyn — October 2, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Wow, this looks tremendous! I do love Bob’s Red Mill!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — October 3, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    Wow, they look so delicious and yummy. I am a big fan of that brand too.
    I love crostatas, easy, rustic and oh so crispy and good.

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 4, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    This looks absolutely incredible! WOW. I think I could eat all 4 myself. :)

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