Basically banana pudding is vanilla pudding layered with fresh banana slices and vanilla wafers. I already knew how to make dairy free vanilla pudding (it's so easy) so I set to work to make my own creation. I pondered using tapioca starch since I know so many of you are grain free out there but, It's just a little trickier to work with in a pudding (too much can make it gummy) and since the cookies are not grain free, I figured it didn't make a difference if I used corn starch. I recommend Organic, Non-GMO Cornstarch of course. The end result was...Oh! My! Wow! It's Banana Pudding perfection folks. Creamy, banana goodness in a bowl. YUM! I enjoy it as is but, it's also great with a dollop of Coconut Whipped Cream (found at the bottom of that link). And, the next time I make it, I plan to try the HappyTot Best Friends Chocolate Pumpkin cookies. (They are SO yummy). Then it will be a Chocolate Banana Pudding. Mmmm. I hope you try the recipe (despite my awful photography skills) and I hope you love it as much as we do.
Easy Banana Pudding
(free of dairy, soy, gluten & refined sugars)
Ingredients:1 Can (14 oz.) of Organic, Full Fat Coconut Milk
1/4 C Maple Syrup
1/4 C Honey
2 TblSp of Organic Non-Gmo Corn Starch
3 Tblsp of water
2 tsp pure Vanilla extract
Bananas (6 Small or 5 Med. or 4 Large), sliced thin and divided in half
1 Package of HappyTot Best Friends Honey Buckwheat cookies
- Slice bananas, separate and set aside
- Mix cornstarch and water and set aside
- In a pot, whisk coconut milk, maple & honey together over Medium heat, whisk constantly
- When mixture just starts to bubble, pour in cornstarch mixture (you may need to give it a quick stir first)
- Continue to whisk until mixture is thickened
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and half of the banana slices. Whisk well until bananas are broken down.
- In your dish of choice and layer 1/3 of the pudding, banana slices and cookies and repeat, ending with pudding on top and cookies for decoration. (Could add Coconut Whipped Cream for decoration too AFTER it cools).
- Let chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.
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