Banana Cream Pudding

  • 10MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 236KCAL

An indulgent dessert of banana, thick vanilla custard and a delicious light cream that's an ideal treat for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories236
  • Carbs22g
  • Protein5.6g
  • Fat14g
  • Saturates9.6g
  • Sugars15g

Banana Cream Pudding - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

On a trip to Texas we tried the creamiest, most delicious Banana Cream Pudding, but it wasn’t exactly slimming friendly! Here at Pinch of Nom you know we love a challenge, so we set about creating an indulgent banana custard dessert that you can enjoy even on slimming plans like Weight Watchers.

We’ve made this with fresh custard, that’s actually so much easier to make than you might think and with really simple ingredients. There’s a knack to getting smooth custard, and it’s all in the whisking!

When you’re whisking the hot milk into the eggs, you should be extra careful to do it slowly and carefully: if you pour it in too fast you could end up with scrambled egg! And be sure to slowly bring the temperature of the custard up too, we’ve included more detailed in the recipe steps for foolproof custard in a pinch.

This Banana Cream Pudding makes a delicious fruity dessert or even a sweet mid-afternoon treat.

What diets is this Banana Cream Pudding suitable for?

This Banana Cream Pudding recipe is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Banana Cream Pudding recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Banana Cream Pudding recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Banana Cream Pudding recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Banana Cream Pudding recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Banana Cream Pudding?

We’ve used Elmlea Double Light as an alternative to traditional double cream in this recipe, which you can find at most large supermarkets. It gives you a rich creamy flavour and texture with no full-fat cream in sight!

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How many calories are in this Banana Cream Pudding?

There are 236 calories per portion in this Banana Cream Pudding, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Banana Cream Pudding is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Firstly, make your custard.

Step 2

Heat the milk in a saucepan until it is hot but not boiling.

Step 3

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cornflour, sweetener or sugar and vanilla essence.

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Step 4

When the milk is hot, whisk it into the egg mixture a little at a time. Be careful to add it slowly. If you pour it in too fast you will scramble the eggs!

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Step 5

Pour the custard mix back into the pan, and place on a low heat. Keep whisking until it thickens and bubbles begin to break the surface. Don’t be tempted to rush this. Increasing the heat will curdle the sauce and you will end up with a scrambled eggy mess! Allow the bubbles to break the surface for 30 seconds while you continue to whisk, then take off the heat.

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Step 6

Scrape out of the pan into a bowl cover with cling film and allow to cool. When cold enough, pop it into the fridge for half an hour to chill.

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Step 7

When cold, finely chop or lightly mash the bananas reserving a few slices for decoration and stir them into the cold custard.

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Step 8

Whip the cream until thick and fold into the banana custard mix.

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Step 9

Spoon into 4 individual glass dishes, top with the crumbled flake and reserved banana slices. Enjoy!

Banana Cream Pudding - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Banana Cream Pudding?

We think this scrumptious dessert polishes off a roast dinner nicely, so you could serve it with the following main and accompaniments:

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How do you know when Banana Cream Pudding is cooked?

You should simmer the custard for this Banana Cream Pudding until the bubbles break the surface for 30 seconds while being whisked. This only takes a few minutes, so take your time with this step to avoid any curdling!

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Banana Cream Pudding in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, you should eat it straight away as bananas are prone to discolouring

Can I freeze Banana Cream Pudding?

Banana Cream Pudding isn’t suitable for freezing due to the fresh banana, but it only takes 20 minutes to make from scratch!

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Banana Cream Pudding

An indulgent dessert of banana, thick vanilla custard and a delicious light cream that's an ideal treat for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 236
  • Carbs 22G
  • WW Points:
  • 9 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 150 ml Elmlea Double Light
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener or sugar
  • 1 treat size Flake
  • a few drops of vanilla essence

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Instructions

  1. Firstly, make your custard.
  2. Heat the milk in a saucepan until it is hot but not boiling.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cornflour, sweetener or sugar and vanilla essence.
  4. When the milk is hot, whisk it into the egg mixture a little at a time. Be careful to add it slowly. If you pour it in too fast you will scramble the eggs!
  5. Pour the custard mix back into the pan, and place on a low heat. Keep whisking until it thickens and bubbles begin to break the surface. Don't be tempted to rush this. Increasing the heat will curdle the sauce and you will end up with a scrambled eggy mess! Allow the bubbles to break the surface for 30 seconds while you continue to whisk, then take off the heat.
  6. Scrape out of the pan into a bowl cover with cling film and allow to cool. When cold enough, pop it into the fridge for half an hour to chill.
  7. When cold, finely chop or lightly mash the bananas reserving a few slices for decoration and stir them into the cold custard.
  8. Whip the cream until thick and fold into the banana custard mix.
  9. Spoon into 4 individual glass dishes, top with the crumbled Flake and reserved banana slices. Enjoy!

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Recipe notes

Tip: To be really indulgent, why not add a little bit of rum to the custard?

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