A creamy homemade vegan banana pudding recipe you can make with just a few basic ingredients.
No eggs or heavy cream
And unlike many other quick banana pudding recipes you can find online, there’s also no Cool Whip and no instant vanilla pudding mix needed for this one.
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Banana Pudding Ingredients
The recipe can be made with just five ingredients, and it’s easily customizable.
Most granulated or liquid sweeteners will work here, and make sure to use pure vanilla extract, not imitation. The turmeric is completely optional, for color.
I chose non-gmo cornstarch to thicken the pudding, but it’s easy to make banana pudding without cornstarch if you prefer:
Simply use my recipe for Coconut Whipped Cream and blend in two bananas.
For the milk of choice, feel free to go with your personal favorite. Canned coconut milk will yield the richest and creamiest results, or I’ve also had success with soy or almondmilk.
Ways To Eat The Pudding
Serve this southern vegan banana pudding plain or with Vegan Nilla Wafers.
Or you can transfer the pudding to a pie shell and refrigerate until thick, for a quick and easy homemade banana pudding pie.
Try adding 2-3 tbsp of peanut butter, for peanut butter banana pudding!
Above, watch the vegan banana pudding recipe video
Vegan Banana Pudding
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 1/4 cup milk of choice
- sweetener of choice, such as 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or sugar, or pinch stevia
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot (or see substitution above)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional 1/8 tsp turmeric for color
- optional 1 tbsp vegan butter or coconut butter, for richer taste
- *You can also add 2-3 tbsp of peanut butter to turn it into a peanut butter banana pudding.
In a small pot over medium heat, combine banana, sweetener, optional ingredients, and 1 cup of the milk of choice. Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup milk with the cornstarch. Once banana mixture is warm, whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Cook on low heat, whisking occasionally, until thick. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla. (If not eating right away, you can take it off the heat before it’s thick, let cool, then refrigerate. The pudding will thicken considerably in the fridge.) If a smoother texture is desired, feel free to use a hand blender. Serve hot or cold.
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