Vegan Banana Cream Pie

BY : PUBLISHED : August 23rd, 2022 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

This is one of the easiest oil-free and vegan banana cream pie recipes you will probably ever make! All you need is a store-bought or pre-made vegan pie crust plus a few other ingredients you likely have on hand already. 

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Vegan desserts may seem a bit tricky since many ingredients that are typically known to hold them together aren't plant-based. But this dairy-free banana cream pie really delivers! It comes out silky and creamy with an overload of banana flavor.

Want to try out some more vegan desserts? I think you'll love this vegan peach pie or these vegan sweet potato brownies. If you have extra bananas left, try making some banana ice cream or a banana cheesecake.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Simple ingredients. This plant-based banana cream pie has no added preservatives, artificial flavors, or oils. 
  • Delicious vegan dessert. This pie will make even the omnis in your life happy!
  • No-cook banana cream pie! Well, except for the pie shell. But the filing requires no cooking or baking.

What Goes Into This Vegan Banana Cream Pie

All you need to make the best banana cream pie are a handful of ingredients you can pick up at just about any grocery store.

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  • Vegan pie crust: Use storebought to save time or use homemade.
  • Bananas: Very ripe bananas give the pie a sweeter flavor.
  • Coconut milk: Make sure you are using canned coconut milk for the best texture.
  • Sugar: Use your favorite vegan granulated sugar.
  • Vanilla extract: For the best flavor, use high-quality vanilla and avoid imitation vanilla.
  • Dates: A natural sweetener for a healthier pie.

How To Make This Recipe 

  • 1) Cook the pie crust according to package instructions or make your homemade pie crust.
  • 2) Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and mix until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the pie.
  • 3) Once the pie crust is finished baking, allow it to cool completely before pouring in the filling. When ready pour in the banana mixture. Place the pie in the freezer to set for 2-3 hours.
process shot of pouring Vegan Banana Cream Pie ingredients into pie crust

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • Set the pie in the freezer. The pie needs time and cold temperatures to be properly set. For the best consistency, don't try to serve the pie early.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days. The bananas may cause the pie to darken slightly the longer it sits.
  • Use canned coconut milk. The higher amount of fat in canned coconut milk contributes to the texture of this dairy-free banana cream pie. Without it, the pie will not set.
  • Don't rush. This is a recipe that needs to be set so be sure you give yourself plenty of time to make it and chill it in the freezer.
How can I make banana cream pie gluten-free?

In this recipe, the only issue is the pie crust as the rest of the vegan banana pie recipe is gluten-free. One option is to use a gluten-free pie crust bought at the grocery store. If you can't find one, you can also use gluten-free cookies to make your own gluten-free crust.

Can I freeze leftover banana cream pie?

Yes, this recipe can be frozen for up to three months. You can freeze it wrapped in the serving dish covered in plastic wrap and foil or you can cut it into pieces and store them inside an airtight container. To serve, thaw out the pie in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter for a couple of hours.

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Vegan Banana Cream Pie

Shannon
This is one of the easiest oil-free and vegan banana cream pie recipes you will probably ever make! All you need is a store-bought or pre-made vegan pie crust plus a few other ingredients you likely have on hand already.
5 from 59 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Freeze 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 235 kcal
METHOD Oven, Freezer
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 homemade or storebought vegan pie crust
  • 2 very ripe, large bananas plus more for garnish
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 pitted and soaked dates
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pie crust according to package instructions.
  • Using a high-speed blender or food processor, mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Set aside in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the pie.
  • Once the pie crust has finished baking, allow it to cool completely before pouring in the filling. Once it has cooled, pour in the banana mixture and place in the freezer to set. This will take a couple of hours.
  • Once the pie has set, slice some bananas to garnish on top. You might want it to sit at room temperature for an hour or so to thaw, or you can eat it like a banana ice cream pie. Note that if you leave this out for too long, the filling will melt. It still tastes just fine, but it doesn't look as pretty and becomes harder to slice.

Notes

  • Set the pie in the freezer. The pie needs time and cold temperatures to be properly set. For the best consistency, don't try to serve the pie early.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days. The bananas may cause the pie to darken slightly the longer it sits.
  • Use canned coconut milk. The higher amount of fat in canned coconut milk contributes to the texture of this dairy-free banana cream pie. Without it, the pie will not set.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 100mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Teodora says

    5 stars
    This is the best banana pie recipe I tried so far!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! It comes out soooo creamy and sweet!

  2. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    The BEST BEST banana cream pie I've ever tasted. Heavenly!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! It's one of a kind!

  3. Rachel says

    5 stars
    This banana cream pie is so easy and so tasty! And love that it's oil-free!

    • Andrea White says

      Yessss! It's healthy and delicious!

  4. Janaye says

    5 stars
    Love banana cream pie so amazing!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! The perfect dessert!

  5. Crystal says

    5 stars
    I'm loving this vegan version of banana cream pie! It's so easy to make too!

    • Andrea White says

      I'm with you! It's so incredibly creamy!

  6. Sarah says

    5 stars
    Who doesn't love a good banana cream pie? Now I have a version I can make for my vegan and dairy-free friends and family, love how quick and easy this is 🙂

    • Andrea White says

      Love it! You'll have to let us know what your friends and fam think of this pie 🙂

  7. Gina Abernathy says

    5 stars
    Another simple and delicious dessert! I love that I can make one now and freeze one for later.

    • Andrea White says

      It's always nice to have a pie on standby for surprise celebrations! This banana cream pie freezes so nicely!

  8. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    love how creamy and tasty this pie turns out!

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