Banana Cream Pie Cups Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Heather Dessinger

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Have you ever been taunted by a “Fresh Pies” sign? I have, and like all the locals I knew it was “freshly” thawed from a box and loaded with high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and food dye.

Still, every time I passed the sign the banana cream pie called my name, and eventually I decided to get it over with and my own wholesome version.

Being eleventy-billion months pregnant at the time, I wasn’t in the mood for anything complicated. Rich in healthy fats and natural sweeteners, the recipe below was exactly what I needed.

It takes just a few minutes to make and layers beautifully into a glass jar – I used these tulip jars, but the recipe also fits perfectly into a 4-ounce mason jar.

My kids don’t care what it looks like, but the pretty layered jars always seem to go over well when I serve this recipe to guests. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Tip: Keep Your Banana Peels

Whenever I make these banana cream pie cups I toss the banana peels in the freezer for later. They contain:

  • Magnesium & potassium (which help to relax muscles)
  • An amino acid that helps make serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter)
  • Melatonin (often called the sleep hormone)

. . . so use them to make this banana tea for restful sleep.

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Banana Cream Pie Cups Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Makes four servings that fit into a small jar (about 4 ounces)
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilled Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 564kcal
Author Heather Dessinger





  • Place dates in the food processor along with the almond flour and water.
  • Process on high for one minute.
  • Sprinkle the contents evenly in 4 cups and press down until formed into a crust.
  • Cream Topping
    Place 1 cup of cream and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a blender and blend until thickened into whipped cream.
  • Scoop out and set aside.
  • Banana Filling
    Place bananas, 1 cup cream, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and several drops of natural vanilla food coloring (if using) into the blender and blend until thickened.
  • Divide the filling between the four cups, then top with whipped cream.
  • Can be served right away for a light, airy treat, but it becomes thicker and more delicious if chilled for a few hours before serving.
  • Garnish with extra banana slices if desired.


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Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1805IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg
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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.