Maja Blanca made lighter with oat milk and a little bit less of cornstarch. This turns it into a vegan pastry cream or pudding. It’s now versatile AF.

Maja Blanca

When you think Maja Blanca, you think corn and a harder bite. This version is not that. In researching for a vegan pastry cream I saw a theme. Cornstarch was used as the thickener along with a vegan milk. That is when I start thinking – wait… it’s totally Maja Blanca. Just without the corn and more softer and silky.

So I am taking that narrative back and claiming it as a Filipino recipe, as essentially it is.


This recipe is so simple and it uses ingredients that you probably have in the pantry already

Oat Milk or any kind of vegan milk will do. This is the base and will be the overwhelming flavor of the pudding / vegan pastry cream. Picking oat or almond is recommended. You can of course use the traditional coconut milk, but just be mindful that would be the key flavor.

Cornstarch is the main thickening agent here, but we are not going to use as much. Just enough to make it thick like a pudding so that you can use it as filling in tarts and other pastries and desserts.

Sugar to add that sweetness. I do recommend using super fine baking sugar so that it dissolves faster.

Vanilla Paste adds that vanilla flavor and everyone loves seeing the vanilla seeds peeking through a pastry cream!

Maja Blanca Pudding Tips and Tricks

The beauty of this pudding slash pastry cream is that there are no eggs. There are some things you should be mindful of when cooking.

Just cooked Maja Blanca Pudding / Vegan Pastry cream in a sauce pan.

How can I use this Maja Blanca Pudding / Cream?

Oh the list is endless, but a few ideas come to mind:

Maja Blanca Pudding / Pastry Cream in a bowl with a whisk and scooper.

If you like this recipe try these other Filipino Inspired Recipes

Tibok Tibok Recipe with Chocolate and Strawberry Layers

How To Make Coconut Panna Cotta with Bananas and Jackfruit

Vegan Halo Halo Chia Pudding Recipe

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Maja Blanca Pudding and Vegan Pastry Cream

Maja Blanca made lighter with oat milk and a little bit less of cornstarch. This turns it into a vegan pastry cream or pudding. It's now versatile AF.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 Cups


  • Sauce Pan
  • Sieve


  • 2 Cups Oat Milk or any vegan milk
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Super Fine Sugar


  • Pour the oat milk In a medium size sauce pan and add in the cornstarch and whisk until there are no lumps. Add in the vanilla paste and sugar and whisk until sugar has disolved.
  • Put the pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer. Keep whisking until the mixture gets thick. About 5-7 minutes.
  • The Maja Blanca is done when it has the consistency of pudding and it is not drippy.
  • Place a sieve over a bowl and pour the mixture through. Use a spoon to press through the mixture and to scoop any that is sticking on the underside of the sieve.
  • Cover the Maja Blanca pudding with plastic wrap making sure the wrap is touching the surface. Cool on the counter to room temperature and the place in the refrigerator to cool fully.
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Maja Blanca Pudding Vegan Pastry Cream