Want a special treat? Try this Real Food, Real Easy Banana Pudding!
Need a fun Banana Pudding Story before reading the recipe? Of course you do.
Our 5-year old Bonus Boy has some speech challenges, which have been coming along quite nicely during the past few months. He works hard to make improvements and we make speech practice into a fun game. We found that he was capable of making bigger strides, but he continued to say some of his words and sentences in a lazy way, like when he asked for a banana. If he wanted a banana, he would say, “I nana.” Communication was established, but we knew he could do better.
So we’d stop and make him ask in a full sentence. And we practiced and practiced on the word ba-na-na. Over and over, we tapped it out and had him say all the syllables. He got it rather quickly, but now he still breaks up all the syllables as if that is the correct way to say ba-na-na. It’s extremely adorable, and he’s 5, so we’re letting it go for now.
All this to say: When making and eating this Banana Pudding, you must say it like we now say it at our house. Ba-na-na Pudding. Then you have to grin very proudly because you said ba-na-na correctly. Yay you!
Would you like some Ba-na-na Pudding? Don’t mind if I do.
Easy Banana Pudding
- 2½ cups milk
- 3 egg yolks
- ¼-1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 4 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 bananas, sliced into "coins"
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, arrowroot powder, and salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking/stirring CONSTANTLY until pudding begins to thicken.
- Stir over the heat for about 15 more seconds.
- Remove immediately from the heat, and continue to stir until pudding is creamy.
- Add vanilla and continue to stir until mixed.
- Pour into serving dishes, layering the pudding with sliced bananas.
- Chill for two hours before serving.
- Serve with vanilla wafers if you like.