Healthy Dessert Recipe: Southern Banana Pudding – Oh, Yum!

(Chicago) – Let’s talk healthy dessert – but with taste. Ok? Vital Bridges has an easy, inexpensive, and healthy dessert recipe: Southern Banana Pudding. Oh, yum!

From the National Institutes of Health, this Southern Banana Pudding recipe has only 140 calories and only 20 calories from fat, and costs only .57¢ per serving.

Ready? Let’s get cookin’.

Here’s what you need to know:


3 3⁄4 cups milk (fat-free)
2 instant vanilla pudding and pie-filling mix (small packages 4 serving size, fat-free, sugar free)
32 vanilla wafers (reduced-fat)
2 banana (medium, sliced)
2 cups frozen whipped topping (fat-free, thawed)

Southern Banana Pudding


1. Mix 3½ cups of the milk with the pudding mixes. Beat the pudding mixture with a wire whisk for 2 minutes until it is well blended. Let stand for 5 minutes.

2. Fold 1 cup of the whipped topping into the pudding mix.

3. Arrange a layer of wafers on the bottom and sides of a 2-quart serving bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the remaining milk over the wafers. Add a layer of banana slices and top with one-third of the pudding.

4. Repeat layers, drizzling wafer layer with remaining milk and ending with pudding. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding.

5. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

6. Eat. Enjoy.


Per recipe: $5.72
Per serving: $0.57


US Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style

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Southern Banana Pudding

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