I'm in love with this raw vegan banana pudding, actually it's one of my favorite desserts, especially if I add lots of fresh raspberries on top, it tastes like heaven! Other fresh or frozen berries also work (I love strawberries too and they're in season).
Since I discovered raw vegan desserts I'm obsessed with them, they're ready in 5 or 10 minutes, are much easier to digest and healthier than traditional desserts and taste SO good, that's why I bought a new food processor. I was using my Vitamix blender to make this kind of recipes, but the food processor works much better.
To make this delectable recipe you only need 4 ingredients: raw cashews, bananas, dates and your favorite plant milk (I used homemade almond milk). Then add your favorite toppings (nuts, seeds, fruit, maple syrup, etc.) and that's all!
If you're a chocoholic like me, you can add some unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer to use raw cacao) and you'll have a delicious chocolate banana pudding, although maybe you'll need to add more dates.
I love 5-minute recipes that only require a food processor or a blender to make a super tasty meal or dessert. It's unbelievable you only need to blend 4 ingredients to make this amazing pudding!
If you use frozen and regular bananas the pudding will be creamier, but if you wanna make the recipe and you haven't frozen bananas, don't worry, you can also use 4 regular bananas. If the pudding is not creamy enough, try to add more cashews or even more bananas.
Some people soak the cashews overnight (I didn't), but it's not necessary, although I recommend you to soak them if your food processor or blender is not very powerful. In addition, if you soak the cashews, the pudding will have a softer texture.
Feel free to use any other natural sweetener instead of dates, or other nuts instead of cashews (I love almonds). I always eat unsalted raw nuts because they're healthier and more nutritious.
It's almost summer and when it's hot I prefer to make no bake, quick and simple desserts, like this awesome raw vegan banana pudding, it's super refreshing and you're gonna love it! If you make this recipe, please leave a comment or tag a picture #simpleveganblog on Instagram or any other social network.
Raw Vegan Banana Pudding
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 regular bananas
- 8 Deglet Nour or 4 Medjool dates
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Toppings: raspberries and chopped cashews, optional
- You can soak the cashews overnight (I didn't), but it's totally up to you. If your food processor or blender is not very powerful, I recommend you to soak them.
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor (or a blender) and blend until smooth. Chill for at least 2 hours.
- Before serving, top with your favorite toppings (I added fresh raspberries and chopped cashews).