This Healthier Banana Pudding is the Perfect Make-Ahead Dessert

Glass of Healthier Banana Pudding in see-through glass
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 servings

If you have bananas in your kitchen at this very moment, this recipe is for you. This healthier banana pudding is creamy, rich and delicious without being over sweet. It’s an easy dessert that layers in vanilla wafers (that soften to the perfect cake consistency), sweet bananas and vanilla pudding (which is naturally sweetened with just maple syrup). Seriously, make this now, so you can enjoy it later! And an added bonus? This recipe only requires eight simple ingredients.







Tbsp cornstarch
1 ½
cups 2% milk
cup maple syrup
egg yolks
tsp vanilla extract
cup Greek yogurt
box vanilla wafer cookies
bananas, sliced


Mis en place Healthier Banana Pudding
Step 1

In a medium saucepan, whisk together cornstarch, milk, maple syrup and egg yolks, breaking up any clumps. Heat over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Strain through a fine sieve, cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

White pot cooking pudding, with bananas next to it
Step 2

Once the pudding has chilled, give it a good whisk to loosen the mix. Add in Greek yogurt and whisk to incorporate.

Step 3

At the bottom of a glass, break up a few vanilla wafers, next layer the sliced bananas and finally the vanilla pudding. Repeat the layering until the glass is full. Place back in the fridge for another 2 hours or overnight. The wafers will soften and become cake-like. Enjoy!

Two cups of healthier banana pudding from above
Step 4

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