My Favorite Southern Style Low Fat & Low Sugar Banana Pudding!

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Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  Grant and I had a weekend full of no plans which we were so excited about after last week’s busy work week.  Last week was both of our first week back to work after spending 2 weeks away in Europe.  You can find out where we went HERE.  I will be working on blogs and videos covering our trip this upcoming week.  I needed to give work my first priority as far as getting caught back up!  Speaking of work – tomorrow launches a new monthly challenge over at PowHer.fit.  You can still join us for the July Challenge!  Find out more about it, how to enter and what you can win HERE!

Last weekend I made my favorite pudding banana pudding and based on the instagram response, many of you wanted me to share the recipe.  I promise it does not taste low-fat or low sugar at all!  There are many things that do taste lower fat, lower sugar or like they are a healthier spin off of the real deal – but this isn’t one of those recipes!  I wouldn’t say that it’s an overall “healthy” dessert, but it’s a much healthier spin on banana pudding for sure! This dish is totally PowHer.fit approved, because we actually don’t limit any type of food or food group – rather we teach you how to properly hit your caloric and macro split goals based upon the foods you choose to eat!  If you’re a current PowHer.fit member and haven’t updated your nutrition overview in the last 4 weeks, you can do so HERE.  We always suggest freshening things up once a month based upon the previous progress you’ve made as well as your current fitness goal.

First off, I bought all of the ingredient for this recipe at Kroger.  We live right behind one and I love shopping there.  If you would like to see what a typical grocery shopping trip looks like for me, I have an entire blog post on that HERE.  I did a newly update fun little video while shopping through Kroger for groceries just last month!

Level: Easy.  Yield: 12 Servings (No I have not calculated up the macro split for this).  Prep Time: 12-15 Min.  Total Time: Please allow at least 30 minutes to chill.  The longer it chills, the softer the cookies in the pudding will become!

Ingredients Needed:

1 (14 once) can fat free sweetened condensed milk

1 (12 ounce) container of sugar free cool whip thawed.  If you desire a heavier amount of whip cream on top of pudding, I suggest purchasing 2 containers.

6-8 bananas, sliced

2 cups milk.  I choose the Vanilla flavor Kroger Brand Carb Master milk that has 11 grams of protein per serving.  You could also do almond milk instead.

1 box reduced fat vanilla wafers.  I choose Kroger Brand because they are super affordable.

1 (5 ounce) box instant Sugar Free French Vanilla pudding

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened.  I choose Kroger Brand Greek Yogurt Option or Fat Free option, both work and taste great in this recipe!

Directions:

  1. Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2 inch dish with a layer of cookies (1/3-1/2 of the box) and then a slyer of banana on top (usually 3-4 bananas).
  2. In one bowl, combine the milk and mudding mix and blend well using electric mixer.  Using a different bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the 2 regular size spoon fulls of cool whip into the cream cheese mixture.  Add the cream cheese mixture to pudding mixture and stir well until blended.  Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas, then cover with another layer of cookies and bananas.  I always save a few last cookies to put on the very top of the pudding.
  3. Smooth remaining of the cool whip over the top of the dish.  If you like extra whip topping, be sure to open the 2nd container as well.  Once the whip topping is finalized on top, then I get creative with the last amount of cookies.  I usually like to place the reminder in the shape of a heart (meaning the dessert was made with love!) and if there’s any extra left over, then I crumble those up and sprinkle all across the top.
  4. Place in the refrigerator to set, chill and for the cookies to soften!  You could serve this dessert as shortly as 30 minutes after it’s been prepped, but I suggest giving it a few hours because that allows even more time for the cookies to set, soften and expand!

See below for step by step pictures when I made this last weekend:

That’s it!  Super easy and great to make during the summer because you don’t have to heat up the oven!  If you enjoy these types of blog posts, please let me know below so I can plan to do more like this in the future for y’all!

Have a great rest of you weekend!  If you end up making this dessert, please tag me in your pictures or share below in the comments so I can see!

xo,

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jayde Wilson

    June 30, 2019

    I am so excited to try this! I love seeing different healthier recipe ideas! Keep them coming!!!!

    • Reply

      randa

      July 1, 2019

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Reply

    Meagan Gaskins

    June 30, 2019

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. ❤️

    • Reply

      randa

      July 1, 2019

      Enjoy!!!

  3. Reply

    MrsRobinson305

    July 1, 2019

    Cant wait to try out this recipe! Looked so yummy on your stories the other day! XO 😀

  4. Reply

    Tracy

    July 2, 2019

    Ive been cravinggg banana pudding and this is perfect! Will be making for the 4th!! Thank you!

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