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Vegan Gluten Free Top 9 Free Easy Allergy Friendly Banana Cream Pie

Pies are a Thanksgiving Favorite

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Sometimes it gets passed over jammed between my two more favorite holidays, Halloween and Christmas. Of course, I love being with family, along with cooking and baking in the kitchen together. However, my most favorite part of Thanksgiving is the pies! Yes, give me all the pies!

Thanksgiving Hack, Shortcut, Semi-Homemade Pie Recipe

Thanksgiving can already be cumbersome enough with the huge menu of appetizers, turkey, side dishes, and guests. Add to that food allergies, and navigating one of the busiest times of year and it is high stress!

Top 9 Allergy Friendly, Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut Free Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Help yourself out and make it a win-win! I’ve got a top 9 free banana cream pie that will not only serve to be helpful in that it is allergy friendly, but it will also knock your socks off. It may just even knock the socks off all your family and friends, if you’re lucky!

Jell-O Banana Cream Pudding Vegan, Dairy, Gluten and Nut Free Allergy Friendly

Now let me preface by disclaiming that yes, Jell-O is junk food and there is nothing remotely healthy about it. However, for food allergy safety and label reading purposes, it is in fact vegan, dairy, gluten and nut free. It is in fact, top 9 free. A fun ingredient to add to recipes and use to make allergy friendly dishes such as this one.

Don’t Make Perfect the Evil of Good

From a Holistic Nutritionist standpoint, it is processed junk, yes. However, as you follow along with me you will become acquainted with me, I often say, “Don’t make evil the perfect of good, and stick by the 90/10 rule”. While I try to eat 90% of the time, whole plant based healthy foods, I also allow for 10% junk and fun. When you live a life with food allergies, sometimes mentally, emotionally, that 10% is a wonderful thing for the soul. If you know, you know!

6 Ingredient Homemade Banana Cream Pie with Allergy Friendly Options

All you need is just 6 ingredients plus homemade whipped cream, Cool Whip (contains dairy), or So Delicious allergy friendly CoCoWhip (coconut whipped topping).

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Other than that it is: Jell-O Banana Cream Pie & Pudding mix, milk or dairy alternative except SOY (soy will ruin it and not allow pudding to come together), whipped cream, bananas, lemon juice, and a pie crust.

When it comes to a dairy alternative, soy milk will not do, it even states this on the Jell-O box. I tested this recipe in my test kitchen using almond milk and it turned out great!

Whipped Cream Options, Dairy Free, Vegan, Allergy Friendly Store Bought and Homemade

Store Bought Cool Whip or So Delicious CoCo Whip

Now there are a few options for the whipped cream. This is a bit of a twist on a popular old fashioned recipe that many use Cool Whip for. You can use that if it works for your allergies, and you will use the same amounts called for in printable recipe below. Just take the Cool Whip out to thaw for 4 hours prior to making your pie. Cool Whip does contain dairy of the Top 9.

One other option if available in a store near you, is the brand So Delicious. They offer a Cool Whip substitute, CoCo Whip, that is made using coconut, and is vegan and dairy free.

Traditional Homemade Whipped Cream

Alternately, you can make your own whipped cream, which in my opinion is not only healthier without all the extra additives etc., but it tastes better too! Plus, if you are dairy free, you can opt for my coconut whipped cream. If you are able to have dairy, the best ever whipped cream is a great choice.

Allergy

Vegan, Soy, Nut Free Whipped Cream

2 15 ounce can coconut milk, chilled in refrigerator overnight, drained of excess liquid and only use solidified coconut milk scooped out. Just adding powdered sugar and vanilla, and voila, yummy homemade whipped topping!

I have shared this yummy vegan whipped topping before and used it as a cupcake frosting in my Spice Cake Cupcakes and Vegan Frosting.

Holiday Cooking and Baking Hack

I always try to make several of my recipes or prep them, the day prior. Pies, minus the garnish, will be made the day prior, and then I garnish them upon serving so that the topping doesn’t melt and become runny (whipped cream), and everything looks its best.

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We also make the traditional sweet potato casserole and green beans. Both of those dishes I make them minus the baking and final topping, cover with tinfoil, and place in the refrigerator. That way the day of I just have to pop them in the oven, and add the final fried onions or traditional marshmallows.

Easy Banana Cream Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Top 9 Free Except Dairy | Banana Cream Pie

  • 1 9" premade pie crust Wholly Gluten Free
  • 1 5.1 ounce box Jell-O banana cream pie & pudding mix this is top 9 free
  • 1.5 cups cold whole milk use any milk sub except soy, BUT decrease to 3/4 c for dairy alternative
  • 1 cup homemade whipped cream or Cool Whip or So Delicious CoCoWhip
  • 2 large bananas, sliced and divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice optional

Top 9 Free Except Coconut | Banana Cream Pie

  • 1 9" premade pie crust Wholly Gluten Free
  • 1 5.1 ounce box Jell-O banana cream pie & pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup dairy alternative, except soy almond milk used in test kitchen
  • 1 cup homemade whipped cream
  • 2 large bananas, sliced and divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice optional

Coconut Vegan Whipped Cream

  • 2 15 ounce cans coconut milk, chilled and drained of excess liquid
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Traditional Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Top 9 Free Except Dairy | Banana Cream Pie

  1. Bake pie crust in oven at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

    In a large mixing bowl whisk together Jell-O pudding mix and cold milk for 2-3 minutes and turns into a thick pudding consistency.

    Make whipped cream. Fold in 1 cup of your homemade whipped cream into banana cream pudding, until well combined.

    Toss banana slices of one large banana in lemon juice. Layer banana slices of on the bottom of pie crust.

    Pour pie filling into pie crust over banana slice layer.

    Spread remaining whipped cream on top of pudding layer, and then place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill and set.

    When ready to serve, remove and place remaining fresh sliced banana tossed in lemon juice, on center of pie to garnish, and decorate the edges with dollops of any remaining whipped cream if you wish. Serve chilled.

    Keeps in refrigerator 2-3 days.

Top 9 Free Except Coconut | Banana Cream Pie

  1. Bake pie crust in oven at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. In a large mixing bowl whisk together Jell-O pudding mix and cold dairy alternative for 2-3 minutes and turns into a thick pudding consistency.

    Make whipped cream. Whisk in 1 cup of your whipped cream into banana cream pudding, until well combined.

    Toss banana slices of one large banana in lemon juice. Layer banana slices of on the bottom of pie crust.

    Pour pie filling into pie crust over banana slice layer.

    Spread remaining whipped cream on top of pudding layer, and then place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill and set.

    When ready to serve, remove and place remaining fresh sliced banana on center of pie to garnish, and decorate the edges with dollops of any remaining whipped cream if you wish. Serve chilled.

    Keeps in refrigerator 2-3 days.

Vegan Whipped Cream

  1. Chill two 15 ounce cans of coconut milk in refrigerator overnight. Drain excess liquid, and then scoop hardened coconut milk into medium sized mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electric hand mixer on medium high just until smooth, maybe 1-2 minutes. If you over mix the whipped topping will lose its structure and fall.

Traditional Homemade Whipped Cream

  1. Combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium sized mixing bowl. Beat on medium high with an electric handheld mixer until soft peaks are formed, about 5-6 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “Vegan Gluten Free Top 9 Free Easy Allergy Friendly Banana Cream Pie”

  1. I love banana cream pie, but it is not something that ever happens in the United Kingdom, so I am so excited to try some of these!

  2. I enjoying eating banana cream pie… so much delicious and you feel the taste of banana sweetness. Love to try this

  3. This looks like such a great recipe! I can’t wait to give this easy cream pie a try. Thank you!

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