Forget little plastic containers, ingredients you can't pronounce and neon yellow coloured goo, this, my friends, is the real deal.
Made with real bananas and just four ingredients, this is quite possibly the easiest dessert or snack option - and it's kind of like a big ol' bowl of comfort too ;)
If you've been reading SIL for a while, you'd know that my sister is incredibly fussy when it comes to food. This pudding recipe was actually created for her - and somehow, I managed to make something that even the fussiest of eaters calls a fave :P
Once you taste it, however, there's no questioning why it was such a hit.
This pudding is seriously delicious and perfect for all kinds of eaters as it's gluten free, sugar free, vegan, egg free, dairy free, nut free and SO easy to make.
So let me share the recipe with you! >>
Healthy Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe serves 4-6
low fat, gluten free, egg free, dairy free, vegan, sugar free, nut free
3 cups milk of your choice (we usually use either almond or reduced fat milk)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 300g)
1/4 cup (30g) gluten free cornflour/cornstarch
Optional: sweetener to taste, if needed (we sometimes add a splash of maple syrup if the bananas aren't sweet enough on their own)
- Place your milk, vanilla, bananas and cornflour in a medium to large saucepan, stirring to combine everything.
- Heat your saucepan over a medium heat just until your mix begins to boil, stirring constantly.
- Turn the heat down slightly until your mix is simmering and stir continuously, ensuring nothing is stuck to the bottom, until your pudding reaches your desired thickness. This will usually take a couple of minutes and you'll see it turn from milky to a glossy pudding as you stir. Keep in mind that the pudding will thicken when it cools.
- Once your pudding reaches your desired consistency, pour it into serving bowls or a large dish and enjoy immediately or chill in the fridge to enjoy cold (the choice is yours!).
- Serve as is, top with fresh banana slices or a dollop of yogurt, cream or whatever you fancy!
But tell me, who's the fussiest eater in your family?
And what food is your comfort food?
Warm, baked pasta dishes are probably my comfort food of choice - or big bowls of oatmeal!