I remember the first time I ever had banana pudding.

I was in the hospital and I thought it was the best thing I ever tasted. It was bright yellow.

Probably from toxic food dye. But you don’t think about that when you’re 7.

After making my easy 5-minute paleo pudding last week, I was stoked to make more. I mean, it’s the easiest dessert I’ve ever made and you can customize it a million different ways, which is why I plan on making chocolate pudding later today.

pudd-1024x964I topped it with whipped coconut cream (you just blend the thick part of coconut milk with some honey) but I whipped it really quick because I was being impatient and it fell.

I’m not good at being patient when the pudding is involved.


paleo banana pudding in three glasses

Paleo & Dairy Free Banana Pudding

This paleo banana pudding must be the easiest dessert I’ve ever made and you can customize it a million different ways. Add some cocoa powder for a chocolatey version. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chiling 1 hour
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 523 kcal


  • 1 can coconut milk buy organic and BPA-free! Like this brand
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  • Heat the coconut milk over medium heat.
  • Dissolve the gelatin into the water.
  • Slowly add the gelatin to the coconut milk.
  • Add the raw honey and vanilla.
  • Mash the banana and add it in, or throw all of it in a blender.
  • Chill for at least an hour.


Add some cocoa powder for a chocolate version. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 36gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 631mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 6.5mg
Keyword dairy-free banana pudding recipe, healthy banana pudding, paleo banana pudding
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  1. Hello, I made this and it was good but I use less of the gelatin because it is too thick and not like pudding.

    Thanks so much,


      • Hello, oops I meant could I use less gelatin to make it more smooth instead of chunky?


        • dani stout Reply

          The gelatin doesn’t make it chunky unless you aren’t dissolving it in water first. Are you not mashing the banana well enough maybe?

          • Hello, I did dissolve the gelatin first. I made the chocolate pudding. Should I use less gelatin?


          • dani stout

            Yes, I would try with half tbsp.

  2. So I made this and it’s too smooth and not in the pudding consistency. How long am I supposed to heat the coconut milk plus other ingredients? Thanks

    • dani stout Reply

      Did you refrigerate for hours? Just until it dissolves.

  3. maryeugenia Reply

    I made this and it tasted great except it was too runny! How long am I supposed to heat everything on the pan?


    • dani stout Reply

      Until the gelatin dissolves. Did you then refrigerate it?

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