Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Pudding

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Pudding purely elizabeth granola | almost getting it together

One of my favorite desserts is banana bread pudding but I always forget about it. I think it’s a really Southern dessert and is much more prevalent on menus there than it is in Pittsburgh. I make a seriously decadent banana pudding, full of sugar and gluten and dairy, that used to last maybe a day or two at my house in college – and we are talking huge glass dish of banana pudding. (Once again, and I wondered why I was a size 6-8 in college… multiple banana pudding servings per day.)

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Pudding purely elizabeth granola | almost getting it together

Banana pudding + chia seeds + granola = love.

I always crave a dessert with a little substance – it needs to have fruit, a sweet-ish base and lately, a crunch. My friends at Purely Elizabeth sent me a few over their granolas to try and I realized as I was eating granola with yogurt and banana that it would be the perfect substitute to vanilla wafers.

Davida is my brunette, Canadian twin for yet another reason – I, like her, cannot be trusted alone in a house with granola. I don’t want to talk about how long it took me to get through a bag of Purely Elizabeth granola because it is shameful. I took solace in the fact that I was eating all sorts of ancient grains so I was probably getting some long-lost nutrient I had forgotten about.

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Pudding purely elizabeth granola | almost getting it together

Vegan and gluten free banana pudding.

As soon as I was done photographing this, I was getting ready to put it away into a container to eat later and I put a little in a bow then I accidentally ate the entire thing. In about 30 seconds. Try to savor yours a little longer than I did.

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Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Pudding
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Gluten free and vegan banana pudding, full of fiber and protein - great for breakfast or dessert!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 4
  1. Place 1 banana, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla and nuttzo in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into container and put into fridge, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Layer chia seed mixture with sliced banana and top with granola.
  4. Repeat until container is topped.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 212 Fat: 8.5 Saturated fat: 2 Unsaturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 31.7 Sugar: 13 Sodium: 85 Fiber: 7.5 Protein: 5.4 Cholesterol: 0

My friends at Purely Elizabeth want you to have the chance to try their granola, too! They’re giving away a sampler including their Original Oatmeal, 6-Grain Hot Cereal, Pumpkin Fig Granola & Original Granola. You can enter now through midnight on Thursday, April 24th.

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Check out my other recipe featuring Purely Elizabeth, the Superfood Smoothie Bowl.

Chat with me:
Does anyone know what’s in a vanilla wafer? What is your favorite dessert that you always forget about?

21 comments on “Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Pudding

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Jessie on April 21, 2014 7:10 am

Mmmmm! I could eat mason jars full of this deliciousness every single night of the week!

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Davida @The Healthy Maven on April 21, 2014 9:35 am

HOMIEEEEEE. I entered but we both know I can’t win this otherwise I will demolish the bag. Pretty pics!!!!

come home…I misssss you.

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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:47 pm

I hope you make a granola recipe for your ebook…..

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Tiffany Christian on April 21, 2014 3:29 pm

strawberries and cream

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on April 21, 2014 3:56 pm

That. Looks. Amazing. NOMS.

I had to stop buying Costco granola because I’d eat the entire container in about 5 seconds. But it was soooo good!!
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:31 pm

I’ve never had Costco granola… don’t tell me things like that, I’ll have to buy it!!

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Nikki @ Quest for Balance on April 21, 2014 4:17 pm

Umm this looks amazing! Sneakily healthy desserts are the best. Can not wait to try this recipe!

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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:31 pm

I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think!

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on April 21, 2014 8:02 pm

I love that granola!
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on April 21, 2014 8:21 pm

You know what’s sad? I don’t think I’ve ever had banana pudding… Which is basically blasphemy considering how much I adore any kind of pudding. Pinning the heck out of this.
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:31 pm

And your love for bananas!! You must try, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Chelle on April 22, 2014 5:26 pm

This looks delicious! I plan on making it for my guys but I don’t know if it will get that far! :-)

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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:30 pm

I hope they enjoy it!

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Lindsay on April 23, 2014 5:12 pm

I jut got more purely elizabeth today!! i love it! and why haven’t i been getting your posts in my email? Hmmm.. something is up.
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Cassie on April 24, 2014 4:27 pm

My Feedburner wasn’t activated!! Thanks for letting me know :) :) I SAW YOUR RECIPE ON THEIR INSTA!! I can’t wait to try that on my oats!

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Miss Polkadot on April 24, 2014 6:17 pm

Do you think the [blog] universe is trying to tell me something?! Because yours is the second recipe for banana pudding I’ve come across this week so far and I’ve never had this dessert before. Given the fact that I even had a nickname stating my pudding obsession I should probably make up for that and yours sounds really good.
Good question about the favourite forgotten-about dessert! It’d be my mum’s far-from-vegan or healthy made from scratch cinnamon parfait. Just like the name says it’s perfection. Cinnamon perfection.
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jill conyers on April 26, 2014 7:48 am

This looks delicious! I have everything on hand to make it today!
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:05 pm

I hope you make it, let me know what you think!

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Kierston on April 26, 2014 8:34 am

Looks so good! I love granola :)

Thanks for linking up to your recipe on #RECIPEFRIDAY!
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Cassie on April 30, 2014 5:04 pm

I hope you give it a try!

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