Healthy banana pudding is an easy five ingredient alternative to the original recipe. This dessert recipe is made with semolina and is absolutely delicious!
With everything going on at the moment, we're all about feel good foods here and this healthy banana pudding recipe fits that requirement perfectly.
This dessert recipe is similar to my popular semolina breakfast porridge and is an easy to make alternative to the traditional banana pudding which is usually made with cream and sugar.
My healthier version does not use cream or sugar. It is so easy to make and requires just 5 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of cooking so it can be easily served fresh at the end of dinner.
It does need to be served relatively fresh so don't let the slight "greyness" of my photographs put you off!
When cooked and served straight away the colour is a bright yellow banana colour as it should be.
When you're faffing about doing photographs and getting the angles, lighting and styling right it can take a couple of hours and in that time unfortunately that brightness (but not the taste) can fade away.
Update! If you're looking for another banana pudding recipe to make to use up ripe bananas then check out my easy banana pudding recipe!
This banana pudding doesn't contain any artifical ingredients like the sort of convenience puddings and desserts you might find in your supermarket.
It's a great recipe for kids, and one that they could easily be involved in making too.
After all there's nothing better than home made is there?
To make this recipe all you need to do is to put the milk, mashed bananas and semolina flour into a saucepan.
You could easily have that done and ready to heat up straight after you've had dinner!
Then all you need to do is to heat the saucepan gently, stir the mixture until its thickenned then remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence and yogurt.
As I mentioned above it's best served immediately and warm, topped with some sliced bananas. You can cool it if you prefer it cold though but I wouldn't recommend it for any more than about an hour in your fridge.
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Healthy Banana Pudding Recipe
You'll love this cream free alternative healthy banana pudding.
At only 140 calories per serving its half the amount of calories of a traditional banana pudding dessert and its nutritious too!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Healthy Banana Pudding Recipe
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- 125 ml skimmed milk
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 60 g fine semolina flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 100 ml 0% fat yogurt
- Sliced bananas for decoration
- Put the milk, mashed bananas, and semolina flour together into a saucepan.
- Heat the contents of the saucepan gently, stirring continuously until thickened and to avoid any lumps.
- When the liquid has thickened remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence and yogurt until also thickened.
- Divide the contents of the pan between four ramekins. You can serve warm or refrigerate for about an hour to cool.
- Decorate with the sliced bananas and serve.
David @ Spiced
Haha - I had to laugh at your comment about "faffing about!" I've been there and done that, too. In fact, Laura often jokes that we only eat leftovers here because they always need to be reheated by the time I finish taking pictures. Either way, I really appreciate the healthy version of banana pudding! Banana pudding is a classic Southern US recipe, but that one is loaded with sugar. Delicious for sure, but not great for the waistline. I'm intrigued about this version with semolina flour!
Its the same here David. Lynne complains about how hungry she is waiting for me to finish the photographs. Ha ha! I do love the classic US Banana Pudding recipe David, don't get me wrong its a treat from time to time. But this is one we can enjoy more often and especially if we're watchign our waistlines! 🙂
Jeff the Chef
The same thing happens in my house, too - with the same complaints! So I often wind up taking pictures of the leftovers. I'm all on board with you, Neil. Plus, I always want to know what the leftovers will be like, because consuming them is such an integral part of cooking at home!
Ha ha! At least there's always plenty of food in our houses Jeff. I'm greatful for that! 🙂
I don't think I've ever tried banana pudding but I love the idea and love the ingredients. You know me, Neil, I love my desserts without preservatives and commercial additives, so this is perfect! And I am so intrigued by the use of semolina here - I need to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing!
You're welcome Katerina. Semolina is a great substitute in puddings. If you're not full by the end of the main meal you will be after the pudding!
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
I've never had a semolina pudding, but when I was growing up (In Russia), a sweet semolina breakfast porridge (Made with coarse semolina, not the flour) was a huge deal. It had a very notorious reputation! Most kids, I believe, hated it lol The main reason was, if you didn't stir it properly when cooking, you would get lumps in the final product. I mean, who wants a porridge with lumps, right? I kind of liked a properly cooked, smooth porridge, with a spoon of berry preserves. So I believe I would like this semolina pudding, too. Yogurt and banana for an extra silky and healthy kick? I'm in!
I know what you mean Ben regarding the lumps. Fortunately I'm using fine semolina flour here with plenty of stirring to ensure none or at least very few lumps are found. I can understand how a lumpy breakfast porridge would not be welcomed in the morning by kids!!
We are all about healthier eating over at our home too. We've been trying to cut down on sugary instant puddings and treats - at least for the most part. And, I was even planning a sugar-free week - and with this pudding, I won't be lacking in something delicious and naturally sweet to enjoy! I love your use of semolina in this - I have all the ingredients and instead of "faffing around" I'm heading to the kitchen to make some now! 🙂
Thanks Shashi. This recipe will definitely help you cut down on sugary puddings but you'll still feel that it's a treat! 🙂
Neil - I love a good banana pudding, but you're so right, at least for me, I can't eat it but once in a while. So I love a recipe where I can get all the flavor and none of the guilt. I love your use of greek yogurt here, I imagine it adds some nice creaminess!
Thanks Laura, glad you like it! Yes that Greek yogurt helps to keep the recipe moist and creamy. Yum! 🙂
Many foods do lose their colour and sometimes even texture while one is busy getting the right angles and light. We do love a good semolina pudding and I like the idea of adding banana to it. Delicious and healthy.
Thank you. Yes it was annoying that the glossy bright yellow banana colours had gone by the time the pictures we finished.