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).
This recipe is delicious! Thank you!
Iosune Robles says
So glad you liked it Monique 🙂
Deborah gerbick says
I used this as a template. My two year old has a nut allergy so I am gonna try mashing four bananas up with hemp seeds milk, freeze then eat after mashing with fork. We don't have a blender either! I think it sounds like it's gonna be delish. Maybe some organic brown sugar and stevia too !
Iosune Robles says
Hello Deborah! Hope that you like it 🙂 Have a nice week!
What I've been looking for. But I think it needs lemon juice to prevent browning - what do you think?
I don't do well with almonds (sad, huh?!) Will probably use coconut milk that I make out of flakes in my food processor.
This will go into a gluten free pie crust (from Wholy Wholesome which I HIGHLY recommend - as well as their frozen pizza dough)
I'll make a cashew cream for the top, then top with blueberries and banana slices.
I might add some cardamom - a favorite spice of mine!
Hi Gail! I think it might be a good idea 🙂 Sounds so good. Hope you enjoy it!
Lisa Garcua says
Thank you for this raw vegan banana pudding recipe. It’s so easy to make and it’s delicious! My husband couldn’t stop eating it!
Hi Lisa! You're so welcome 🙂 So glad you and your husband enjoyed it!
Alison Roffey says
What is the calorie and protein content
Hi Alison! You can use this web to get the nutritional info: https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
Deb W says
This was AMAAAAAAZING!!! And even better that it is so simple!! I added a small amount of vanilla and used very ripe(sugary) bananas 3 from frig and 1 frozen and a cup of ice with 1/4C of plant milk and water to equal the liquid and few extra cashews.UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! Did NOT need dates........ Thank you so much
Hi Deb! You're so welcome 🙂 I'm so glad you liked it so much!
Linda McClintock says
Hi.. Would this feed four people?
Hi Linda! This recipe is for 4 people as a dessert, snack or even for breakfast. Hope it helps 🙂
Delicious, def helped satisfy my sweet tooth. Easy and quick to make .
Hi San! Thanks a lot 🙂 I'm glad you enjoyed it!
This Vegan Banana Pudding is a fantastic recipe. I have featured this in our website, Green Thickies post, 10 Best Fruit Based Meals (Raw Vegan).
I haven't posted the actual recipe, but only one image from here and a small quote and link back to the recipe page. All credits given to you.
Thanks a lot,
Hi Katherine! Thank you SO much for sharing 🙂 Have a nice day!
Debbie Holt says
I bet this tastes amazing but the fat and calorie count per serving will have me waiting until I reach my weight loss goal before I can indulge! Can’t wait though!!!
Hi Debbie! This is a treat, but it's so delicious and healthier than other recipes 😉
Saima Chowdhury says
Can you try this on a blender?
Hi Saim! I think you can also make it in a powerful blender. Add more milk if need 🙂
What is the calorie content of the recipe shown as is?
Hi Mariesa! I haven't shared the calorie content for this recipe, sorry. But you could use any app or web like Cronometer. Have a nice day!
This tastes so amazing - I was out of rasberries so I topped it with blueberries instead and - HEAVEN!!! Plugged the recipe into Chronometer and the recipe as is without toppings comes to 2,136 calories (with 1,427 only from the nuts). Adding toppings will add calories but soaking the nuts will expand them so if you soak the nuts you will use little less and thus have a lower calorie count. Nutrition-wise it looks quite nice in that only eating this recipe (all of it) you will get 111% of your fiber RDA, 110% of iron RDA, 52% of your calcium RDA , 56% of vitamin C RDA and 44% of folate RDA. You also meet ALL of your RDA's for B1, B6, Vitamin K, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Selenium and Zinc and Omega-6. Not bad for one simple dessert!
Hi Tanja! So glad you liked it and thanks a lot for the nutritional info 🙂
How long will this keep in the fridge? it looks delicious. I'd probably add a bit of raw protein powder too.
Hi Pixy! I think it could last for at least 2 or 3 days. Raw protein powder is a great choice 😉 Happy new year!
I added cocoa powder and vnilla extract to add flavor! I think next time I'll add cinnamon! Thank you for this recipe! It's yummy!!!
Hi Sandy! You're so welcome 🙂 Have a nice day!
Is it OK to skip dates? What do they contribute to this recipe?
Hi Ilana! They're a healthy sweetener, so you can skip them if you want or use any other sweetener. Have a nice day!
Deryn @ Running on Real Food says
Yum! Love the simplicity. Cashews are the best for raw vegan puddings, I love making a chocolate one with coconut milk and banana. MMM!
Thanks a lot Deryn! Yes, cashews are great, I love them so much! <3
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
this looks delicious! I LOVE how healthy it is 😉 super yummy!
Hi Michele! Thanks a lot 😉 It's SO delicious!!!