Monday, August 13, 2007

lowfat banana pudding

1/3 cup flour
dash salt
2 1/2 cups 1% lowfat milk
1 14 oz. can Borden's fat free
sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups bananas, sliced ripe(3 large), divided
45 reduced fat vanilla wafers
4 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Combine flour and salt in a medium nonstick saucepan. Gradually add milks and egg yolks; stir well. Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

3. Arrange 1 cup banana slices in bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. Spoon 1/3 of pudding mixture over banana. Arrange 15 wafers on top of pudding. Repeat layers twice, arranging the last 15 wafers around edge of dish; pushing cookies into pudding.

4. Beat egg whites at high speed of a mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue evenly over pudding, sealing to edge of dish. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until golden.

Note: Pudding will be a bit soupy when you first remove it from the oven. Let it cool at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 327 - Calories from Fat 29
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 9%, Protein 10%, Carbohydrate 81%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 48mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 66g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 8g, Vitamin A 242 units, Vitamin C 7 units, Calcium 10 units, Iron 1 units



1 box sugar-free Jello instant banana cream pudding mix
1 1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 tub sugar-free Cool Whip, thawed
Optional: 4 oz container plain low-fat yogurt (about 1/2 cup)
1 box sugar-free vanilla wafers
4 medium, ripe bananas, sliced


1) Add pudding to cold milk and whisk for two minutes until thickened. Fold in yogurt (if using) and whipped topping.

2) In a medium bowl layer half of the wafers, then half of the sliced bananas, and finally cover all with half of the pudding. Repeat.

3) Cover with lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours, or preferably overnight.

For those of you who are lactose intolerant and cannot enjoy this delicious dessert, feel free to substitute the ingredients to suit your needs. For example, you can use Lactaid skim milk instead of regular milk. You can also omit the yogurt because, remember, it is optional.

For the rest of the people enjoying your dessert who are not lactose-intolerant, the taste of this delicious healthy alternative to the traditional banana pudding will still be nearly the same. So if you want to work towards eating more healthy foods, then this dessert recipe might be a good choice for you. A healthy banana pudding recipe is a delightful taste bud teaser.



  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafer cookies
  • 4 bananas, peeled and sliced


  1. In large bowl combine sour cream, whipped topping, pudding mix and milk. Stir well. In the bottom of a trifle bowl or other glass serving dish, put a layer of cookies, then a layer of pudding mixture, then a layer of bananas. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Refrigerate until serving.