Banana Pudding

By Camilla Hawkins •

A comforting pudding for a cold day.  This is a particularly delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas and should become a firm favourite with your family.

It’s January and after the excesses of Christmas we all need to tighten our belts and save money where we can. Reducing our food waste is a good place to start because as a nation we all throw away far too much food because we just don’t get round to using it before it perishes.

If you’re anything like me, sometimes your fruit bowl just gets just a bit out of control and before you know it a whole hand of bananas has suddenly gone from ripe to over ripe. Yes you can make banana cake but this usually only uses up a couple of bananas and yes you can freeze bananas but mine tend to never see the light of day once they’ve ventured into the freezer!

So Banana Pudding has become my go-to recipe when it comes to saving lots of over ripe bananas. It won’t win any beauty contests but it’s gooey in the middle, crispy around the edge and is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – true comfort food. Even better it’s quick and simple to make and can will happily stay in a warm oven until you’re ready to serve it. My family love this pudding and polish it off with gusto. It’s great to see fruit which looked fit for the compost heap make such a delicious pud – definitely a win-win situation for your purse and your tummy!


Banana Pudding


5 Ripe/over ripe bananas (about 900g – 1kg unpeeled weight)
50g Butter, melted
1 tsp Vanilla extract
115g Caster sugar
1 Egg, beaten
115g Plain flour


Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Grease a 20cm round dish.

Mash the bananas into a pulp.

Mix in the melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, beaten egg and sifted flour.

Pour into the dish and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Thank you, hope you get to try it:-)
14 January 2014
This banana pudding looks scrumptious...yum!!
13 January 2014

Camilla Hawkins

Camilla is a half Danish, Surrey based food writer and recipe developer. She loves the culmination of art and science involved in cooking and enjoys making fabulous food, simply and cheaply. More time eating, less time cooking is her ethos! Her popular blog Fab Food 4 All was started in March 2012 and each recipe she posts has to meet the scrutiny of her husband and 2 children! 

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