This healthy banana pudding is smooth, creamy, thick, and needs just 4 ingredients! Ready in seconds, it’s completely refined sugar free and made without eggs or dairy!
Healthy Banana Pudding
Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to implement some healthier foods into my diet. Due to a more hectic schedule, I’ve found myself cravings sweets and desserts like never before. I’ve noticed this trend in the past and those times, I’d continue eating in some of my favorite sugar-laden foods… until things settled down and I went back to my healthy choices.
This time, while things are hectic again, I’m not making the same mistakes as I once did. Instead, I’m ensuring to always have healthy dessert options on hand, even if it means spending a little bit of time prepping a few options. When I am in a time crunch though, one of my favorite healthy desserts to make is an instant banana pudding.
I’ve been meaning to share a healthy banana pudding recipe for quite some time. I was inspired by the keto version I already enjoy but wanted one using healthier and lower fat ingredients. Now that I have this healthy version, I’ve been enjoying it on an almost daily basis!
No sugar, no eggs, and no dairy are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is thick, smooth, and incredibly creamy. It’s pleasantly sweet and full of banana flavor!
What I love about this healthy pudding is that ingredients are so wholesome and packed with nutrients, I can technically enjoy it for breakfast!
How do you make a healthy banana pudding?
- Bananas– Ripe but not overripe bananas. If you’d prefer a thicker pudding, you can use frozen bananas.
- Coconut milk– Canned coconut milk, not from a carton. You can use light or reduced fat varieties.
- Granulated sweetener of choice– I used monk fruit sweetener, but erythritol, or any sugar free sweetener can be used.
- Nonfat yogurt– I used vegan vanilla yogurt, but Greek, soy, or coconut yogurts will work.
Start by adding all your ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Next, transfer into glasses and serve immediately, or refrigerate it for at least an hour, to thicken.
Tips to make the best sugar free banana pudding
- This banana pudding is not overly thick. If you’d prefer a thicker pudding, reduce the coconut milk.
- If you don’t follow a low calorie diet, replace the yogurt with heavy cream or double cream.
- Serve the pudding with some sliced bananas, berries, and low calorie cereal, for the ultimate dessert for breakfast!
Storing and freezing low sugar banana pudding
- To store: Healthy banana pudding should always be stored in the refrigerator, covered. The pudding will keep well for up to 1 week.
- To freeze: Place leftover pudding in single serve containers and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Healthy Banana Pudding
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add all your ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
- Distribute the mixture into four glasses and refrigerate for at least an hour, to firm up.