With just a few simple ingredients you can serve up this creamy and delicious Vegan Banana Pudding! Full of sweet banana flavor, this pudding is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Add a dollop of creamy vegan whipped cream and dig in!
Craving a little something sweet? Whip up this simple vegan banana pudding in just 15 minutes, then pop it in the fridge to chill. This easy dessert is one of our family favorites!
This Vegan Banana Pudding recipe is...
- Made with real bananas
And while you're here, don't forget to grab a copy of my free vegan cheat sheet. It's packed with all my favorite substitutions to vegan-ize any recipe!
How to Make Vegan Banana Pudding
- In a bowl, mash bananas. Then add them to a saucepan on the stove.
- Add coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and turmeric.
- Mix well and heat over medium low until boiling. Stir often.
- Transfer mixture to heat-proof container, and chill in fridge at least 4 hours.
- Once the banana pudding is set, top with bananas and serve.
Detailed directions and measurements for this Vegan Banana Pudding are in the printable recipe card below.
Tips & Tricks for Perfect Vegan Banana Pudding!
Use Very Ripe Bananas
Make sure to use very ripe bananas for this recipe. In fact, it's best if they are a bit overripe. Then you'll want to mash them up with a fork, working out any large lumps so your pudding has a nice creamy texture.
You have to stir the pudding a lot while it is on the stove. If you don't keep stirring, the pudding may burn on the bottom of the pot and ruin your dessert.
Use a Food Processor
If you want a very creamy pudding with no banana chunks at all, you can use a food processor to pulse the banana mixture. The consistency will also be a bit thinner if you use this method.
Banana Pudding Variations
I used maple syrup for this recipe. But if you want, you can swap the syrup with an artificial sweetener, like Stevia, to cut out some of the sugar content.
You can also substitute the maple syrup with agave syrup or honey (a non-vegan option) if you prefer.
Add a Dash of Turmeric
The turmeric is completely optional, but it will add a nice vibrant yellow color to your banana pudding.
Make a Parfait
You can use this Vegan Banana Pudding to make some tasty vegan parfaits. Use graham crackers or granola for the first layer of your parfait. Then add a layer of pudding and a layer of vegan whipped cream! This makes a delicious vegan breakfast or dessert.
Serve the banana pudding cold and top with your favorite garnishes. Vegan whipped cream, cherries, or fresh sliced bananas are all great choices.
Is coconut cream the same thing as coconut milk?
Coconut cream and coconut milk are not the same, so make sure you buy canned coconut cream. Coconut cream is ultra thick and gives the banana pudding that rich flavor and creamy texture.
What does the cornstarch do in this recipe?
The cornstarch in this recipe helps to thicken the pudding while it cooks on the stove. Without cornstarch, your pudding would take a lot longer to reach the desired consistency, if it ever did at all.
How can I make this pudding less sweet?
If you want to tone down the sweetness of this pudding, simply use less maple syrup. If you prefer less sweet, start with ¼ cup and add more from there.
How should I store banana pudding?
Banana pudding needs to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It can last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
More Vegan Recipes
If you love this vegan banana pudding, be sure to check out these other delicious vegan desserts:
- Vegan Chia Seed Pudding Recipes
- Vegan Chocolate Bread Pudding
- Vegan Coconut Rice Pudding
- Vegan Oat Flour Banana Bread
Vegan Banana Pudding
- In a small bowl, mash the bananas.
- Add the mashed bananas, coconut cream, maple syrup, cornstarch, vanilla, salt, and turmeric (if using) to a medium saucepan.
- Heat ingredients on medium low until just beginning to boil, stirring frequently.
- Transfer pudding to a heat-proof container and place in refrigerator until chilled and thickened, at least 4 hours.
- Serve pudding with sliced bananas if desired.
- If you want your pudding to be less sweet, only use half of the maple syrup in the recipe.
- To make the pudding extra thick, double the amount of cornstarch.
- Mashing the bananas with a fork won't get them perfectly smooth, so the pudding will have some minor lumps. For a completely smooth pudding, use a food processor to mash your bananas.
- This recipe calls for coconut cream—not coconut milk. They are not the same thing!