Did you think banana pudding was a thing of the past? Well think again! This easy keto banana pudding recipe will be an instant fix for your banana craving!
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Don’t worry! No bananas were harmed or consumed during the creation of this recipe!
I really was super hungry for keto banana pudding. I’m not sure why, but it was just a craving. So what is a keto recipe creator to do? Create an easy banana pudding recipe, of course!
So that is what I did.
It was pretty easy and tastes AMAZING. It made me realize that I do not have a banana cream pie recipe yet, so expect that to come soon!
I am going to warn you though. You are going to have a hard time not licking the spatula every 30 seconds while making it. I know I struggled with that…
Let’s get to some basics because I’m sure some of you all are wondering just how you can have banana pudding on keto. Hint: no bananas were used!
Are Bananas Keto Friendly?
Sadly, no. Bananas are not considered a keto friendly food because of their high carbohydrate content.
BUT that is ok, because this recipe does not use bananas! It uses pure banana extract to get that delicious banana taste without all the carbs.
Is Banana Pudding Served Hot or Cold?
Honestly, either one! Traditionally, it is served cold. I ate this directly after cooking it the first time and it ROCKED!
Then I had another batch cold and, well, that rocked too.
So, it is your choice! But if you are serving this to other people, I would suggest serving it cold as that is what people are used to.
Additionally, it needs some time to thicken and set as it will be a bit thinner when warm.
How to Store Low Carb Banana Pudding
Definitely store banana pudding in an airtight container.
But I would recommend putting it in a small glass container and putting saran wrap over the top, touching the top of the pudding. This will keep that firm film from forming on the top of the banana pudding.
Store in the fridge after properly covering it.
How Long Will Keto Banana Pudding Last?
If stored properly, this low carb banana pudding should last for 2-3 days in the fridge.
Can I Use Bananas Instead of Banana Extract?
Nope. I mean, you can, but to get the rich banana flavor you would have to use too many bananas and the carb count would be too high.
Stick with the banana extract!
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- Add 2 egg yolks to a small bowl, beat, and set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, warm heavy whipping cream and stevia over medium-medium-high heat until hot but not boiling.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix monkfruit, almond flour, salt, and xanthan gum.
- Once the cream mixture is hot, add the dry ingredient mixture.
- Continue stirring as the sauce begins to thicken. This could take anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on the heat. It will start to lightly bubble and that is perfect. Keep stirring until slightly thicker.
- Temper egg yolks: Pour a small amount of hot mixture into the egg bowl. Mix quickly and add back into the hot mixture. Continue stirring for another few minutes as sauce thickens even more. Once it is thick enough (pourable, but thick), add banana extract and mix well.
- Remove from heat and add to storage jars/cups. Place saran wrap tightly over the top, touching the top of the pudding.
- Let set in the fridge until thick. About 30 minutes.
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Serving Size:1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 1.5gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: .5gSugar: .3gProtein: 2.5g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!