Vegan Banana Coconut Pudding

Banana Pudding
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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Refrigerate: 90 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
599 Calories
42g Fat
48g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2-3 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 599
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 31g 156%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 18g
Calcium 456mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Is there anything tofu can't do? That's right: silken tofu makes this banana coconut pudding creamy, luscious, and healthy and delicious to boot. The creamy part of the coconut milk just adds to the affair, along with uber-ripe bananas, a touch of sweetener, and dairy-free dark chocolate to top it all off.

Feel free to experiment with other variations. Add a touch of rum flavoring instead of vanilla. Toss in a few tablespoons of peanut butter for a peanut butter banana bliss pudding. Add in a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder or raw cacao powder to make a chocolate banana variation. The banana-tofu base allows for a lot of different ingredients and flavor palettes, so experiment and enjoy!

This recipe is suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, and wheat-free diets, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that there are no hidden dairy-derived ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) coconut milk (full fat, refrigerated overnight)
  • 1 package (12.3 ounces) tofu (firm silken, drained)
  • 2 large bananas (very ripe)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish: grated dairy-free dark chocolate or dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • Garnish: Fresh mint

Steps to Make It

  1. Puncture the can of coconut milk and drain out the liquid. Scoop out the creamy, thick, white portion of the coconut milk that remains and place it into a blender. Add the silken tofu, bananas, maple syrup (or another sweetener, if using), vanilla, and sea salt, and blend until very creamy and smooth.

  2. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.

  3. Place in frosted glasses or bowls to serve. Garnish with grated dairy-free dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips and a sprig of fresh mint. Serve cold.