This easy banana pudding recipe is just what you need for using up ripe bananas. It's a delicious and comforting dessert made in under an hour!
Folks, if you're looking for a simple but delicious pudding recipe to use up those ripe or surplus bananas then I've got you covered with this easy banana pudding recipe.
Unlike a traditional banana pudding cake recipe which features layers of custard and fresh bananas between vanilla wafers topped with whipped heavy cream, this doesn't involve half as much effort. Or as many calories!
This is an easy recipe. For this classic banana pudding all you'll need is a handful of ingredients, 10 minutes prep, and then you can let it cook away in the oven for 40 minutes whilst you get on with other things!
When I was a kid I loved this comforting easy banana cake recipe. And even now as a full grown adult it's a favourite instant pudding!
What does it taste like? Well it's a bit like warmed up banana bread but in cake form and it's excellent just served that way with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, a little sour cream or creme fraiche.
I've made so many recipes with bananas. If it's an even healthier banana dessert that you're looking for then check out my healthy banana pudding.
Or see the list of more banana recipes you might like to try below!
I hope you enjoy this delicious dessert and who knows it may even become one of your favourites.
I find this my best recipe which can be easily whipped up for those impromptu family gatherings!
- Vegetable Oil
- Vanilla Extract
- Cinnamon Powder
- Caster Sugar
- Plain Flour
- Bananas - essential
- Vegetable Oil - any kind of vegetable oil is fine. Don't use olive oil as it will make the banana taste funny.
- Vanilla Extract - vanilla paste or vanilla essence are also fine.
- Cinnamon Powder - you could substitute with a pinch of nutmeg or allspice.
- Caster Sugar - you could use granulated sugar.
- Egg - I use a free range medium sized egg. Any good quality eggs will do.
- Plain Flour - essential
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How To Store Banana Pudding?
You can store it in an airtight container but it should be eaten within 1 - 2 days. Do not put in the fridge as it loses its flavour quickly and the cooked bananas can go black.
Can Banana Pudding Be Frozen?
I do not recommend freezing this banana pudding.
How Many Calories In Banana Pudding?
There are 216 calories in banana pudding.
Can I Make Banana Pudding Gluten Free?
Yes. Just substitute the plain flour with Gluten Free flour instead.
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Easy Banana Pudding Recipe
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- 4 medium sized ripe bananas
- 50 ml vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 75 g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg beaten
- 100 g plain flour
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F and grease an ovenproof dish.
- In a large bowl mash the bananas using the potato masher.
- Add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, caster sugar, egg, and plain flour. Mix well into a batter.
- Pour the batter into the ovenproof dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes until browned up top.
- Serve with ice cream or low-fat yogurt.
Nutritional information provided below is calculated using paid for online tools and the exact ingredients and quantities used above.
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Nice! I’ll have to start collecting bananas!
My other half is the main banana eater in this house. I buy a big bunch on my weekly shop and if there's any leftover this is exactly what I'll do with them! Hope you get a chance to make it Mimi! 🙂
David @ Spiced
I always forget that pudding in the UK is different than pudding in the US! This does sound delicious as I'm a huge fan of banana bread. I'm thinking this is the perfect kind of comfort food for any time of the year. And it's a great way to use up bananas that you forgot to eat in time - haha!
Thanks David. Yes, this is definitely the perfect kind of comfort food for any time of the year. And I seriously recommend it a little warm with some vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Mmmm now you've got me craving this banana pudding -- looks super delicious, Neil! I've only got one banana right now, so I'll have to wait til I have a few more on the counter to make this!
Thanks Michelle. It's worth waiting for!
Great looking pudding, Neil. Thumbs up!!
Thanks Charlie, I appreciate that!
What a classic and only 7 ingredients! That looks simple enough but still looks delicious
Simple and delicious. I should have put this recipe up a long time ago! Thanks Raymund! 🙂
Lovely banana pudding. So easy to do and delicious. My children will love it Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Vicky. I'm sure your kids will love it! 🙂