Video/Recipe: Banana Coconut Cream Dessert

I wondered whether to call this creation a pudding, or a custard. So, I looked up the aforementioned words and found this:

The original pudding was formed by mixing various ingredients with a grain product or other binder such as butter, flour, cereal, eggs,or suet resulting in a solid mass. These puddings are baked, steamed or boiled. The second and newer type of pudding consists of sugar, milk, and a thickening agent such as gelatin, eggs, rice or tapioca to create a sweet, creamy dessert. This pudding terminology is common in North America and some European countries such as the Netherlands. In Britain, egg-thickened puddings are considered custards and starch-thickened puddings called blancmange. Clearly there are as many names for pudding as there are traditions and nationalities. I decided on calling it a dessert.

In order to make this dessert compatible with the SCD or GAPS we have to choose the ingredients carefully. The recipe below is appropriate for these diets and it so delicious that anyone will thoroughly enjoy this dessert.

Banana Coconut Cream Dessert


Two bananas pureed (well ripened)

4 eggs (preferable pastured)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups coconut milk (homemade if SCD or GAPS)

If you are using coconut cream to make the milk, use 1/4 cup of cream to 1 1/2 cups water. Heat and mix together until it is a smooth milk.

4 teaspoon raw honey (more if you like it sweeter)

2 teaspoon vanilla (without sugar or additives)


  • In a food processor puree the bananas until smooth and then blend the remaining ingredients together
  • Pour batter (it will be liquid) into a 9 x 13 baking pan or similar size pie plates
  • Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 – 35 minutes or until lightly browned on top and set
  • Let cool, then refrigerate
  • Cut squares or rectangles as you would with brownies
  • Serve plain or with cooked or fresh berries


Homemade coconut milk yogurt (see video here)

Homemade coconut whipped cream (see video here)

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  • Sarah Smith May 24, 2011, 9:01 am

    This looks delicious! A couple questions: in the video you said to use 1/2 cup coconut cream but the directions say 1/4 cup, which is correct? Also, did you grease the 9X13 pan?
    I can’t wait to try this!

    • Jill May 24, 2011, 9:12 am

      Hi Sarah,
      I use 1/2 cup coconut cream to make the milk. You could also use homemade coconut milk or, if you don’t mind gum additives, you could use milk from the can. You do not have to crease the pan. You could also pour it into glass pie plates. Let me know how it goes!

      Thanks for your article on sauerkraut — very informative!

  • Rachel May 25, 2011, 9:45 am

    This looks great! Love your video!

    • Jill May 25, 2011, 3:33 pm

      HI Rachel,
      Thanks! I hope you try it!

  • Sarah May 26, 2011, 1:14 am

    What a beautiful picture! And, mmm. Never even thought of a dessert like this! Definitely going to try it tomorrow :)

    • Jill May 26, 2011, 6:48 am

      Hi Sarah,
      Thanks! Let me know how it goes!

  • Melissa @ Dyno-mom May 26, 2011, 7:30 pm

    How fabulous is this? I MUST make this.

    • Jill May 26, 2011, 8:38 pm

      Hi Melissa,
      Thanks! Let me know how it goes!

  • Lark May 26, 2011, 7:37 pm

    Looks so good! I am so glad you linked up again! :)

    • Jill May 26, 2011, 8:39 pm

      Hi Lark,
      Thanks! I love your carnival!

  • Silly sel May 27, 2011, 5:32 pm

    I would like to try this recipe… thanks for sharing… pls visit mine here

  • Amy May 27, 2011, 11:58 pm

    This looks absolutely wonderful and delicious. Totally love the flavor combination!

    By the way, I’m hosting a little Giveaway on my blog. Please stop by to enter. Here’s the link:

    Thank you for sharing the lovely recipe and have a wonderful weekend.


  • Miz Helen May 28, 2011, 9:55 am

    Hi Jill,
    Your video is great, you always make everything look so easy and also delicious! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

    • Jill May 28, 2011, 10:42 am

      Hi Miz Helen,
      Thank you so much for your kind words!

  • Jane May 28, 2011, 4:09 pm

    Another great video, Jill! Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  • Jill May 28, 2011, 5:12 pm

    Hi Jane,
    Thanks for your comments!

  • cheerful May 28, 2011, 10:29 pm

    looks really great and delicious. i agree you’re making everything looks easy and i want to try it, thanks for sharing your recipe! anyway, have a great weekend! -PinayMum – Mommy’s Life Around…

    • Jill May 29, 2011, 9:45 am

      Hi Cheerful,
      Thanks for your kind words. Let me know how it goes!

  • Miranda May 29, 2011, 5:31 pm

    So simple! Thanks for sharing this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. Enjoy your weekend, see you next week!

    • Jill May 29, 2011, 8:45 pm

      Hi Miranda,
      Thanks for your comments.

  • hellaD May 31, 2011, 2:33 am

    This looks delicious! Reminds me of the Burmese traditional banana cake, thanks for sharing with Grain-Free Tuesdays.

    • Jill May 31, 2011, 5:58 am

      HI HellaD,
      Thanks for your comments.

  • Amanda-The Sweet Details June 2, 2011, 10:46 am

    Hey I host a blog hop and I’d LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here’s the link :)

  • Jill June 2, 2011, 12:41 pm

    HI Amanda,
    I’ll be there Sunday!

  • Sarah Smith June 4, 2011, 11:02 am

    Hi Jill – I finally got around to making this for breakfast this morning alongside some crispy bacon. It was delicious and loved by our whole family (I even mixed in a little bacon grease into the baby’s portion since he can’t chew bacon yet). My 4-year-old had two servings! Thanks!

  • Jill June 4, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    Wow — I never thought of this as a breakfast idea — but it certainly is full of nutrition! Great idea with the bacon! I love you zucchini noodles recipe!

  • Beyondthepeel October 25, 2011, 3:39 pm

    These look lovely! What fabulous little squares.

  • April Harris October 27, 2011, 10:17 am

    Sounds like a real treat! I love it when delicious is healthy too! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop. 

  • Miz Helen October 28, 2011, 7:56 pm

    Hi Jill,
    Great video! The Coconut Cream Layer Cake looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Jen October 30, 2011, 1:10 am

    If this is like coconut cream my hubs will love it!  I can’t wait to surprise him . . . then tell him it’s GF! :) Ha!

  • Shannon November 3, 2011, 4:20 am

    This sounds amazing, I love your recipes each week!

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends Friday Food!

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