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Strawberry Banana Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

I add in additional fruit to get a little closer to all those servings you need every day. You can also try using different flavored puddings and fruit to switch up the recipe. —Jackie Termont, Richmond, Virginia
Strawberry Banana Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 9 whole reduced-fat cinnamon graham crackers
  • 1-3/4 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 large firm banana, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping, divided
  • Mint sprigs, optional

Directions

  1. Line the bottom of a 9-in. square pan with 4-1/2 graham crackers; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand until soft-set, 2 minutes. Place banana slices in another small bowl; toss with lemon juice. Stir bananas and 1 cup strawberries into the pudding. Fold in 1-3/4 cups whipped topping.
  3. Spread half of pudding mixture over the graham crackers; repeat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate remaining berries and whipped topping. Just before serving, top with remaining berries and topping. If desired, garnish with mint.

Strawberry Banana Pudding Tips

How long will strawberry banana pudding last?

This dessert is best kept covered in the serving dish for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Otherwise, place individual servings in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Here are some more tips for storing leftovers and how long they should last.

What can you use instead of cinnamon graham crackers?

Don’t have graham crackers handy? Try using vanilla wafers instead! (Did you know you can make excellent vanilla wafers at home?) You can also cut up pound cake into small cubes and make this pudding into a bit of a trifle!

Can you make strawberry banana pudding ahead of time?

You can make strawberry banana pudding ahead of time, but not too far in advance. Keep in mind that graham crackers will get softer and softer each day, and the fruit will lose its freshness. For best results, make this within 1-2 days of serving.

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 117 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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