Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Almost-Raw Banana Cream Pie Pudding (Vegan, GF)

What is with me and pie themed puddings lately? I don't know. What I do know is that I love love love banana cream pie. But I didn't want to try and figure out how to make a vegan version that is also gluten free, so I just made a pudding. It is so easy to make and is a quick and simple raw dessert. This isn't totally raw because of the coconut milk, let's just call it "almost-raw".

Pie over-head!

1/2 cup soaked cashews
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp raw honey or agave syrup
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
1 fresh banana

Sliced banana to layer on the bottom

Grind cashews with shredded coconut in a food processor until smooth. Blend in chia seed meal, agave, vanilla, lemon juice and coconut milk. Add in 1 fresh banana and blend until smooth. Layer fresh banana slices on the bottom of your bowl and top with cream layer. Sprinkle with nuts, coconut or cacao nibs.

Makes 3 mini servings or 1 big one.


  1. This looks amazing. I love banana cream pie!

  2. Yumm....so creamy!

  3. This sounds SO fabulous. I'm going to have to find a sub for the banana so I can try it!

  4. YUM YUm
    Banana pie pudding looks creamy and delicious. I would love a bowl or two ;)


  5. I had a question. I really want to make this, but I don't know how to soak cashews (I mean, other than putting cashews in a bowl and covering with water). I tried searching your blog, but couldn't find anything. If you could give some insight, that would be great, thanks!

  6. @Natasha: all you need to do is put cashews in warm water (I usually rinse them off first) in a medium bowl (the cashews will absorb some of the water so make sure there's an inch or two of water above the cashews.) Leave to soak for 5-6 hours or overnight, then simple drain through a strainer! They should be noticeably soft.
    hope that helped :)

  7. That looks REALLY delicious. Wish I could have some for breakfast right now :)

  8. Made this last night in lieu of my post work out smoothy (getting tired of drinking cold smoothies in the winter). I added some hemp protein and a scoop of maca and it was so filling I didn't even need dinner!

  9. @Amanda Peterson: so glad you tried it! ya I only had one of those mini cups (in the photo) and was totally satisfied for quite some time afterwards

  10. I'm assuming unsalted cashews would work better than salted ones. Also, could stevia be a replacement for the honey/agave?

  11. @T: yes unsalted, raw cashews is what we used. Stevia can definitely replace the honey/agave.

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