This sweet, rich and creamy banana pudding recipe is light with added sugars and rich in fresh banana flavor! Beat this child-friendly fruit dessert in less than 15 minutes, then chill it for a treat after dinner.
For chocolate lovers, try our thick and creamy chocolate mousse.
Pudding is an underrated dessert. And that’s probably because when we think of pudding, many of us think of the instant kind that comes in a box or plastic cup: gelatin, too sweet, with a lingering taste of “fake food.”
Kids can eat instant pudding and store-bought pudding cups, but there are so many reasons to share a good homemade pudding with them! Here’s one you won’t want to miss.
This pudding is rich, creamy, super fresh and garnished with real fresh bananas and whipped cream. And it only takes minutes to get done! Try it yourself and share the divine things with your children.
5 reasons to like this banana pudding recipe
- With only 1/4 cup of added sugars in the full recipe, this dessert is there less sugar than most desserts.
- It’s pudding absolutely delicious: sweet, creamy and so fresh that you will wonder why you ever bought an instant pudding.
- This pudding allows you to add extra serving fruit for your children’s day.
- It has without artificial ingredients or flavorings.
- It is quick and easy to make on your stove in less than 10 minutes!
Tips for making a great banana pudding
If you’ve never made homemade pudding before, you may not realize how insanely easy it is to make. If you have 10 minutes, you can put this pudding to cool in your fridge. It’s so fast!
The main process is as follows: beat the ingredients together in a saucepan, simmer until the mixture thickens, then place the pudding on a serving platter and place in the fridge.
Here are some details to help you get the most out of this banana pudding recipe:
- Add all your ingredients to the pan at once and stir them together BEFORE heating. This keeps your pudding super smooth and lump-free.
- Once the pudding starts to simmer, stay on the stove and stir it more or less constantly. You really only need to break this way for 3-4 minutes.
- Watch out for splashes! When the pudding is almost ready, the bubbles may start to pop out of the pan. If the children help you, help them protect themselves.
- Cool the pudding for a few hours and add the bananas just before serving. (If you divide the pudding into separate cups, it will cool faster. If it is in a large serving bowl, it may take a little longer.)
- Have fun with the presentation! You can layer the bananas and pudding as parfait, whipped cream on top or even a drop of melted chocolate.
More healthy desserts that kids love
Vanilla cake with lower sugar with strawberry icing
Double chocolate banana cake
How to make the perfect chia pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon sol
- 2 big bananas for slicing
In a medium saucepan, beat together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, vanilla and egg yolks.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until bubbling and the mixture begins to thicken, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat.
Transfer the pudding to a serving bowl or individual cups. Cool to desired temperature, then place sliced bananas on top and serve immediately.
calories: 237kcal | carbohydrates: 40g | protein: 6g | Thick: 7g | sodium: 205mg | fiber: 2g | sugar: 27g