Southern Dessert: Banana Pudding
This is my go-to when I want something sweet & easy to make. You all know I’m all for easy & somewhat quick recipes. So here is something you can make when you are pressed for time, but have some really ripe bananas laying around and want to satisfy that sweet tooth!
What you’ll need:
9 x 13 glass pyrex dish organic non-gmo cornstarch
whisk vanilla extract
6-7 medium size ripe bananas raw sugar or vanilla sugar
plant-based milk 2 boxes of vegan vanilla wafers
allspice/cinnamon large pot
The “cook” time is about approximately 15-25mins. The chill time is about an hour or two if you like yours cold, which I don’t. I like to eat mine when it cools to room temp.
Directions to make the pudding are as follows:
1.Get your large pot (unheated) and whisk 1cup of milk (I used hemp & almond) and 6Tbsp of cornstarch together until it’s smooth, and lump free.
2. Go ahead and layer your pyrex dish with the first layer being vanilla wafers, covering the bottom and sides of the dish. Then a layer of bananas (slice the bananas into coins about a 1/4inch thick). Now, another layer of cookies & bananas until your run out of wafers.
3.Turn on the stove top to medium heat & add 5 more cups of plant-based milk to your pot. You can also add 1cup of sugar, 2tsp of vanilla extract, and generous pinches of allspice and cinnamon at this time. Stir them in carefully.
4.Stir the pot gently and frequently being careful not to boil the pudding. The key is to get it just before it boils & then reduce the heat to simmer. The pudding will begin to thicken.
5.Once the pudding gets to the point that it is NOT running or dripping off the spoon, it’s just about ready. The thickness depends on how long you cook it, and it will thicken up more as it cools.
6.Now you are ready to carefully pour your pudding from the pot onto your layered cookies and bananas. It’s hot so be careful! After you are done, cover your dish and put it in the fridge or let it cool off on the counter. In about an hour it’ll be ready to enjoy!
Eat & Enjoy!