Creamy Banana Pudding: My Latest Healthy Snack Addiction

Who doesn’t like banana pudding? It’s become my latest addiction. For the past 2 or 3 months I’ve been fixated on peanut butter and bananas…and chocolate. Together.

Forget about peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

An apple or banana for snack time, or even a small tub of yoghurt get very boring on their own. I gave up flavoured yoghurts ages ago because I need to limit my sugar intake for health reasons. 

So I’ve come up with a solution…

Creamy peanut butter and banana pudding snacks!

Yes, I know…it’s not exactly considered healthy, but you’ve got to eat it in moderation and get the balance right.

The great thing about this healthy snack is that you can literally mix it up as you feel. Some days I add a bit of cocoa powder for a slight chocolate taste, others I’ll add in a sprinkle of cinnamon and honey. You can also add in a few chopped nuts, a few drops of orange juice….really, this pudding is so versatile!

And it all starts with a little banana.

Peanut butter and banana pudding cups!

  1. Peel and mash a small to medium sized banana on a plate or chopping board.
  2. Mix in your chopped nuts if you’re using any. You can even add in dates or other dried fruit as well if you wanted to.
  3. Place pudding in a small cup, bowl, or ramekin (I find these work perfectly).
  4. Add in your spices, cocoa powder, honey, orange juice, etc. Mix well.
  5. Lightly mix in a few teaspoons of plain low fat yoghurt.
  6. Sprinkle a few nuts or drizzle some orange juice on top and…voila!

Because it’s going on wintertime here, sometimes it’s just too cold to whip out the blender and make a smoothie. A banana pudding is both comforting and quick to make. And it’s good for you – provided you add in healthy ingredients and watch those quantities! 😉

14 Health Benefits of Bananas

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Here are a few healthy snack banana pudding combination ideas you could try:

  • Banana, sprinkle of cinnamon, a few chopped almonds, and a drizzle of honey.
  • Banana, 1 tsp peanut butter, 1 tsp cocoa powder, and a drizzle of honey.
  • Banana, 1 tsp cocoa powder, sprinkle of chili flakes, and a dash of orange syrup (orange juice, water and brown sugar).

I prefer to add yoghurt to these puddings as it makes it extra creamy and more filling, but you can eat it just with the mashed banana and a few ingredients as well. These truly are so delicious. They make you feel great, they’re quick to make, and it doesn’t cost a fortune either – which is always a bonus!

I hope you give this recipe a try!

Health and happiness…

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  3. Wow! That looks really good. I bet it’s a really good source of energy — peanut butter always gives me a boost. Sounds really yummy, I’m going to have to give it a try! I might even roll it into granola to make a granola bar out of it!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      That sounds delicious! I’ve seen how easy it is to make those on TV. Not a fan of the ones in the shops at all, so I think I’ll have to give your idea a try too!

  4. My teenager is always making something with bananas – last week it was banana and peanut butter ice cream. I’m going to show her this post and let her try your pudding recipe – thanks Melanie!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Oh wow. That sounds AWESOME! When it’s summer again I’ve decided to start making ice-cream. I think peanut butter, banana and chocolate will be the first flavour. Yum!!

  5. Oh delicious!! I so love banana pudding and wish I could try some of your recipes! Slurping now and sharing.
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hehehe, thanks for the share Michelle.

  6. This post made me really hungry. I am not a fan of peanut butter, but all about chocolate. I will have to try some of these suggestions
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Chocolate for the win! It’s pouring with rain here today and all I want is a slab of almond chocolate. That could actually work very well in a banana cup too 🙂

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