This sweet and creamy vegan banana pudding is made with just 4 ingredients, and totally banana sweetened!
Happy Tuesday, but more importantly, happy birthday to the best dad in all the land!! It would be quite literally impossible for me to adequately express in a typed out blog post how much I love and appreciate my amazing dad, so I’ll just stick with HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I hope you have the best day ever, daddy!!!
Also, I hope mom makes you this vegan banana pudding. Birthday just can’t be happy without a special occasion-worthy treat, right?
I totally planned several weeks in advance to post this vegan banana pudding on my dad’s birthday, because growing up, I have vivid memories of summers at my grandparents house, and my grandma ALWAYS having a big batch of banana pudding ready for my dad to enjoy when we went there to visit. As a kid, I had nooo interest in it whatsoever. I know, GASP, so much banana goodness I never enjoyed. I was more the fudgesicle type. Yikes. But the good news is now I can enjoy a vegan AND healthy version, made with…you guessed it!
A little while back I posted this vegan chocolate pudding, made with silken tofu as the base! I know it sounds a little wild, but you’ve got to trust me on this one. I mean think about it, tofu is a total blank slate, begging for flavors to take on. Really all it offers is a texture, so silken gives the perfect creamy, rich base, just what we want in a pudding.
In addition to the silken tofu, all you need is a SUPER ripe banana, some stevia if you want it a bit sweeter, and water. Plant milk would probably make it even more thick and wonderful, so go with your preference on that!
Blend everything together in the food processor, adding less water at first than you think you need. You can always add more to thin it out a bit, but you don’t want liquid! We want thick, rich pudding here.
Once you’re done blending, chill the pudding in a bowl in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. This vegan banana pudding is best served and eaten very soon after you make it, like the same day or the next day. It may separate a bit in the fridge, so just stir it a bit before serving and it should come back together just fine.
Another perk is you’ve got options for how to serve vegan banana pudding!
If you’re home alone on a Tuesday evening, plop some in a bowl, top with some fresh banana and some cinnamon, and devour.
If you’re trying to be slightly aesthetic or to impress some guests, layer it all cute in some mason jars! I did pudding, banana slices, coconut whipped cream, more fresh banana slices, some pecans for crunch, and just a bit of cinnamon. Fancy schmancy, I know.
So for my dear old dad, this vegan banana pudding is for you! Tell yourself it isn’t tofu and just enjoy it, okay? 🙂
Have a happy, healthy day, friends!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!