This vegan banana pudding is a very healthy dessert and it is so yummy. Like all the recipes on this site, it has no added refined sugar. It is a very quick, easy to make recipe too, putting dessert easily on the menu for dinner tonight.
Banana Pudding Ingredient Information
Bananas are healthy for you and that’s a good thing since they are the most popular fruit in North America. Everyone loves bananas. There are more songs, jokes, and silliness with this food than with any other plant on earth. They add a nice silky texture to recipes as well as extra sweetness. This banana pudding is very sweet with the banana and stevia so no sugar needed.
Arrowroot and kudzu are high-quality starches that will add amazing texture and taste to your pudding. I’m happy I discovered them in my macrobiotic (grain-based diet) days. I used to bake with cornstarch like most people — which is not a healthy ingredient. Find out more about Arrowroot for Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes.
What makes this banana pudding vegan is almond milk. Millions of people are using packaged Almond Milk because they believe it is a ‘healthy milk alternative.’ I make my own almond milk which is easy to do as well as affordable and way better for the environment.
White Rice Flour – I use this for shortbread and pastry making as it adds a lightness and texture. It works best when combined with high protein flours to balance texture and build the structure. Caution: Use only small amounts as it has less nutrition than brown and is tending to be starchy.
I love walnuts! My mom loved to cook with them because they add flavour and crunch to any meal. Now I know that walnuts are also highly nutritious, so much so that I consider them a superfood. They are high in omega 3 fatty acids, are a good source of protein and are rich in minerals. Walnuts add a little crunch to this banana pudding.
As I don’t use sugar for my cooking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.
Time to make your own yummy banana pudding.
Vegan Banana Pudding
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups almond milk (or rice or coconut)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot* or kudzu
- 2 Tbsp white rice flour
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp stevia
- Add 1 1/2 cups milk to a saucepan.
- Add stevia to taste.
- Bring it almost to a boiling point.
- Mix the arrowroot and flour with 1/2 cup milk.
- Slowly stir in the arrowroot mixture int to the hot milk, stirring constantly.
- Boil gently for 5 – 10 minutes until the mixture thickens.
- Chop the walnuts.
- Add the mashed bananas and walnuts.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Serve the banana pudding warm or let it cool and serve.
I hope you enjoyed the banana pudding!
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