Simply Delicious Banana Pudding

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True confession, everyone: I love sweet foods. It doesn’t matter what it is. Cookies. Brownies. Cobblers. Milk shakes. I am a friend to all that is sweet and good in this world. One of my closest friends is a pastry chef- that should tell you something.

Last year I made the decision to eat healthier. With my fondness for sweets, I often turn to fruits to satisfy my cravings. But there are times when a girl just has to go for the real thing, you know?

One of my all-time favorite desserts is banana pudding. Maybe it’s the warmer weather, but I have been craving this dessert a lot lately. So when I discovered that Hungry Girl had a healthier option, I knew I had to give it a shot!

You can find Hungry Girl’s version here, but I made a few modifications.

Roqberry’s Rockin’ Banana Pudding
(modified from Hungry Girl’s Bananarama Wafer Pudding Recipe)
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients
1 box Jell-o Instant Banana Cream Pudding
2 cups skim milk
26 Vanilla wafers (I used Publix brand wafers)
2 bananas

Combine milk and pudding according to instructions on box. Set aside.
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Place half of vanilla wafers, flat side down, in dish. I used a 9″ pie plate.
Slice 1 banana and layer slices on top of cookies.
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Repeat layers, placing remaining vanilla wafers on top followed by remaining banana slices.
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Pour pudding mix on top. Mixture will seep down between cookies and banana slices.
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Cover and let set in fridge for 2-3 hours. Try to distract yourself from the knowledge that some sweet and creamy goodness is firming up in the fridge.

Makes 6 servings.

You can serve the pudding with whipped cream, but I think it is equally perfect without. If you are following Weight Watchers, Hungry Girl’s recipe is 4 Plus Points, using reduced fat cookies and sugar free, fat free pudding. I used the regular cookies and pudding, creating a recipe that is only 5 Plus Points!

I love finding quick and easy recipes that have delicious results! If you will excuse me, I’m going to dig in!

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XOXO,

roqberry

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