O: Oh, It’s A Vegan Banana Pudding

Today’s recipe is a simple vegan banana pudding. I am not a vegan, however I am working on changing some of my dietary habits especially when it comes to desserts. This one was a challenge. Why? Because banana pudding (the traditional way) is perfection in my eyes. It’s like what Junior’s is to cheesecake. Like what Katz Deli is to a pastrami sandwich. You get my drift.

I was reluctant to think about banana pudding any other way but in its rich, yummy, fatty glory. But I exercised will power and did it anyway. Here is my Vegan Banana Pudding. Took me 2 tries but I think this version is perfect. The Hubs enjoyed it and trust me he doesn’t want to hear it when it comes to a healthier dessert. Score for me! I won’t lie though, this will not replace my beloved traditional banana pudding. I may a “Will you marry me?” it’s that good version. But for guilt free yumminess, this recipe does the trick. 

Since I mentioned cheesecake, I received the sweetest inbox message from Donna (a woman I met at Ikea) saying she made my Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for a brunch over the weekend and they were a big hit. Awww, it’s nice to know you guys are trying out the recipes. Seriously, I almost cried. My eyes did get wet but who says those were tears? WHO?

Banana Pudding

Vegan Banana Pudding
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ medium bananas
  • ½ box of vegan vanilla wafers
  • Cinnamon for dusting
  1. Heat milk in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring to avoid scald. Mash half of a banana mixing it with a little water and then add to milk. Whisk until mixture is well combined.
  2. Mix cornstarch and sugar together in a small mixing bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and mix creating a paste. Whisk in to milk. Raise heat to medium-high. Stir until mixture thickens, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  3. Transfer pudding to a bowl and set a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding. Refrigerate to set (2-4 hours)
  4. For individual servings, put a thin layer of pudding in a dessert glass then layer with wafers and sliced bananas. Continue this process for 2-3 layers. For one large pudding, layer a small baking dish starting with wafers, then a layer of bananas and a layer of pudding. Repeat this process to form a second layer.
  5. Dust with cinnamon.

Now here’s the pudding recipe. Enjoy.

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    November 15, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    I loved this recipe. I’m definitely going to try it since I love bananas. I’m always making recipes using fruit and looking for many other ways to use them too. I just published a post sharing How To Freeze Bananas in 3 quick ways and I’d love it if you checked it out.

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    November 25, 2020 at 3:21 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE This recipe. Went vegan a few years ago and was missing banana pudding until I found this recipe. I have made it the last couple years around the holidays and honestly had a mini panic when my bookmark didnt work from your old site. Love the new name and site and thank you sooooo much for the recipe. Making it for family this year so we will see how it goes over. Thanks again! You are saving us vegans! <333

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