Dairy-Free Banana Pudding | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Jul. 2. 2019

Dairy-Free Banana Pudding

Jul. 2. 2019
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Love traditional banana pudding? You’re going to love this simple dairy-free version.

I was at a family get-together recently, and when it came time for dessert someone unveiled their homemade contribution, a big bowl of creamy banana pudding! I took a great amount of control to keep from diving in, but due to my sensitivities from dairy, I held strong but it got me thinking. Why not make a healthier version of banana pudding without the extra sugar and dairy?

We are big fans of bananas here at Nutrition Stripped, for many reasons. They are delicious and sweet, packed with healthy vitamins and nutrients, the perfect addition to my go-to morning smoothie, you can even freeze them and blend to make ice cream! Bananas really are the healthy utility fruit.

Beat the summer heat

Looking to cool off this summer, or just add a little fun to your day? Grab some popsicle sticks, and pop this Dairy-Free Banana Pudding in the freezer for a couple of hours. Voila — you have super fun and healthy pudding pops!

The Recipe

Serves 6-8



3 large ripe bananas

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground clove

1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1

Add bananas, almond milk, coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract and egg yolks in a Vitamix blender and blend until homogeneous, about 3 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, off heat, add coconut sugar, cornstarch, salt nutmeg, clove and stir to combine.

Step 2

Pour banana mixture into the saucepan with sugar mixture and whisk until well-combined.

Place the saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat and gently warm while whisking,  until pudding begins to put off steam, about 5 minutes.

Increase heat to medium and continue to stir until pudding begins to bubble and thicken, about 6 minutes longer.

Step 3

Remove pudding from heat. Pour pudding into a medium-sized bowl and allow to cool briefly.

Serve topped with fresh banana slices, toasted coconut, and chopped macadamia nuts and pecans.


Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop in the fridge for up to a week.

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