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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15 thoughts on “Banana Cream Pie Cups Recipe (Gluten-Free)”

  1. Sorry, I feel the need to say SOMETHING about a link for “where to buy maple syrup” because, well, je suis à Montréal, Québec! It’s not quite as simple as tapping into the tree in the back yard, but it’s nearly so.
    It just seems to be something we can take so much for granted here that the idea of needing directions for it “feel” like telling people in the tropics where to buy papayas.
    Again, sorry.
    (Oh God: I just realized how Canadian that sounds…)

  2. Hello! When I tried to click on the homemade bug bars it brings me to your banana gluten free desserts instead. Just wanted to let you know 🙂
    Hope ya got it squared away so I can peek at the recipe! Would love to make some. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Heather, I absolutely love getting your newsletters….I love your drive and your love for natural remedies….I have tried your homemade cough recipe and loved it…Keep up the great work….

  4. I’m thinking of making this as a pie (or in a 9X13 pan) and using a meringue instead of whipped cream. Will let you know how it turns out!

  5. Hi. I’ve enjoyed your e-letters for a while now and I have made several of your recipes-food and other!
    I have a quick question in relation to the banana pudding recipe, can you use frozen bananas?

    Thank you!

  6. Thank you Heather for your consistency, enthusiasm and thoroughness.
    I’m a retired woman in South Africa who needs to make extra cash on the side and I do use some of your recipes for that purpose. I hope that you don’t mind this.
    I love what you share and have quite a few recipes of this or that saved, even though I may not
    get to make it, but it often just makes so much sense that I have to keep it ♡♡♡
    Once again, Thank You for You. Stay Blessed.