Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Little Something for the Weekend: How to Make Banana Pudding with Spice

Today on the Pink Heart Society, Candace Shaw is putting on her chef's hat and sharing her recipe for banana pudding.
Banana pudding is my husband’s favorite dessert. I make it often for him, but sometimes I feel like it’s the same over and over. This past Christmas holiday, I decided to jazz it up and grabbed the closest spice to me: nutmeg. Needless to say it was a trial and error experiment but now that it’s perfected, I can share the recipe. It’s quick, easy and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
Things You'll Need:
  • 3 to 4 bananas
  • instant banana or vanilla pudding
  • milk
  • 16oz whip cream tub
  • 3 tablespoons of nutmeg seasoning (optional if you don't want to use it)
  • one bag of vanilla wafers
  • whisk
Step 1
In a  mixing bowl pour in the instant pudding, milk (follow directions on your box), 1 16oz tub of whip cream (save a few spoonfuls for later) and 3 tablespoons of nutmeg.
Step 2
Whisk together for two minutes or until the pudding is smooth and lump free. Place in the fridge for ten minutes
Step 3
While the pudding is chilling, cut the bananas into 1 inch thick rounds. About ten per banana.
Step 4
In a 9 x 13 clear dish, place a layer of the vanilla wafers on the bottom. Top the wafers with the banana rounds.
Step 5
Pour 1/3 of the banana pudding onto the layer. Then repeat step 4. Afterwards put another third of pudding unto the layer you just made.
Step 6
Make one more layer of bananas and vanilla wafers. Pour the rest of the pudding on top and smooth over like cake icing.
Step 7
Add a few vanilla wafers and top each with whip cream. Sprinkle nutmeg over for presentation. Chill for an hour and serve.
  • During the Christmas season use egg nog instead of milk.
  • You can put the pudding in individual bowls and top with cookies, whip cream and sprinkle nutmeg.
  • Instead of nutmeg you can use cinnamon.
Do you have a favorite dessert to make that you’ve spiced up? Please share with us in the comments.
Candace Shaw writes romance novels because she believes that happily-ever-after isn’t found only in fairy tales.  When she’s not writing or researching information for a book, you can find Candace in her gardens, shopping, reading or learning how to cook a new dish.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her loving husband and their loyal dog, Ali. She is currently working on her next fun, flirty and sexy romance.
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1 comment:

  1. I love nutmeg, and use it all the time. But three tablespoons! I can only think that your "nutmeg seasoning" is different from the "ground nutmeg" we get in the UK. This dessert does sound yummy, though -- thank you!