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  • Southern Banana Pudding

This traditional dessert with a healthy twist will please your entire family.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


  • 3¾ C cold fat-free milk, divided

  • 2 small packages (4-serving size each) fat-free, sugar-free instant vanilla pudding and pie-filling mix

  • 2 C fat-free whipped topping, divided

  • 32 reduced-fat vanilla wafers

  • 2 medium bananas, sliced

calories 143
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 329 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 29 g
Potassium 237 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Mix 3½ cups of the milk with the pudding mixes. Beat the 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 mixture.

  • 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 each 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.

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