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Healthy Banana Pudding

This Healthy Banana Pudding comes together with just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of time. It's dairy free, vegan, plant-based and gluten free. A recipe that the whole family will love!

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A hand holding banana pudding in a jar with vanilla wafers on top and whipped cream

why you’ll love this recipe

Healthy Banana Pudding is so easy to make!

It’s dairy free, gluten free, plant based and vegan.

Made with only five simple ingredients.

Full of flavor and perfectly sweet.

Enjoy it with some gluten free vanilla wafers and dairy free whipped cream.

Bananas are high in potassium making them a great snack for muscle recovery.

This recipe is made without tofu, cashews or eggs!

Unlink other recipes online, this banana pudding is made without instant jello or cool whip.

You may also like my healthy avocado pudding!

two glass jars of banana pudding

ingredients and Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this Healthy Banana Pudding. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use over-ripe spotty bananas for best results. These are naturally sweeter, making your banana pudding extra sweet.

Use the solid part only from the coconut cream can. This allows the banana pudding to be thick and creamy without having to add in a thickening agent. If you don’t have coconut cream you can use coconut milk from the can, but you may need to add in corn starch, arrowroot starch or tapioca flour to help thicken it up.

Maple syrup is a unrefined natural sweetener that I love to use in my recipes. You may also use agave, honey or date syrup. However, date syrup is darker which will change the color of your banana pudding.

A pinch of turmeric to help add color to the banana pudding. You can omit this if you don’t have it on hand.

And a touch of vanilla extract always adds so much flavor to any recipe.

all the ingredients you need to make the pudding

how to make

ONE: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

TWO: Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat on low heat for 2-3 minutes ONLY. Be really careful not to overheat the mixture or you will result in a really thick and green pudding.

the mixture poured into a saucepan

THREE: Once mixture is heated through and thick, pour into a container with a lid and refrigerate for 2 hours or until cold.

the mixture after it's been refrigerated.

FOUR: Serve with gluten free vanilla wafers and dairy free whipped cream.

two glass jars that are layered with banana pudding, gluten free vanilla wafers, dairy free whipped cream and more banana pudding.

Tips and tricks

Be careful not to over heat the mixture or it will turn green. Watch it carefully and once you see bubbles form on the edges, remove it from the heat immediately and pour into a container.

If you overheat the mixture it will turn green and will be really thick.

You can enjoy it warm or let it cool completely for about 2 hours.

How to serve and store

Serve this healthy banana pudding with fresh banana slices, gluten free vanilla wafers and dairy free whipped cream.

Store this banana pudding in an airtight container and enjoy within 3 days.

Taste and Texture

This banana pudding is perfectly sweet and has a strong banana taste. I personally do not taste the coconut cream.

The texture is smooth, creamy and slightly thick. It’s a tad more liquidy than your traditional banana pudding, but that’s because there isn’t a thickening agent added. It’s instead creamy from the coconut cream.

This banana pudding has a very faint green color, so don’t be alarmed! But if it’s dark and visibly green, then you may have overheated it.

a spoon that has banana pudding on it.

frequently asked questions

Why is my banana pudding dark green?

You may have over-heated it! It will still taste really delicious.

How long will this banana pudding keep for?

About three days when stored in an airtight container.

Can I freeze this banana pudding?

Yes, absolutely! Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

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Healthy Banana Pudding

This Healthy Banana Pudding comes together with just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of time. It's dairy free, vegan, plant-based and gluten free. A recipe that the whole family will love!
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
10 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 13.5oz coconut cream, solid part only
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp turmeric, for color
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

8 servings

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat on low heat for 2-3 minutes ONLY. Be really careful not to overheat the mixture or you will result in a really thick and dark green pudding. 
  3. Once mixture is heated through and has thickened slightly, pour it into a container with a lid and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until cold. You can enjoy it warm if you prefer. 
  4. Serve with fresh banana slices, gluten free vanilla wafers, and dairy free whipped cream. 

Notes

  • Be careful not to over heat the mixture or it will turn green. Watch it carefully and once you see bubbles form on the edges, remove it from the heat immediately and pour into a container.
  • If you overheat the mixture it will turn green and will be really thick.
  • You can enjoy it warm or let it cool completely for about 2 hours.

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