Skinny Mini Desserts – Banana Pudding

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Who doesn’t love banana pudding? Now you can enjoy this comfort-food dessert at only 102 calories per serving. This Skinny Mini Dessert is perfectly portioned so that you can enjoy this ultra rich treat without giving a second thought to blowing your healthy eating plan. Be sure to check out our Skinny Mini – Strawberry Cheesecake!

Skinny Mini – Banana Pudding

Skinny Mini – Banana Pudding

Yields: 6 | Serving Size: 3.2 ounces | Calories: 102 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 37 | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Sodium: 24 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 14 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5


  • 10 whole almonds
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Dash of Kosher or sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk, 1 or 2% is recommended, (optional canned lite coconut milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
  • 6 (4 ounce) dessert dishes


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees f. Roast almonds 12 minutes and allow to cool while preparing pudding. After cooled, mince almonds in a food processor or use a knife.
  2. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt and sugar. Add egg yolk to dry ingredients. Gradually stir in milk and continue stirring until well combined. Turn to medium heat and cook while stirring constantly. Continue cooking until a pudding like consistency.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. While still warm, alternate pudding with bananas in dessert dishes. Sprinkle minced almonds on top of pudding. Top with whipped topping if desired. Click here for our clean eating Whipped Topping recipe.

20 Comments on "Skinny Mini Desserts – Banana Pudding"

  1. Bryan  April 3, 2013

    Just made this tonight…replaced the sugar with splenda and used 1% milk instead of 2%. Came out really good…however, 6 servings? I think not. My fiance and I split it between us and I figured it's about 226 calories for 2 servings.

    • Skinny Ms.  April 4, 2013

      Bryan, The point of the Skinny Mini Desserts concept is to have a small serving, which is satisfying while allowing you to have a special treat. I made 6 servings in 3.2 oz dessert dishes (see pic). My husband ate one and asked, “What about seconds?” lol I ate one and was perfectly satisfied without feeling full. Of course, some people might eat the entire dessert! I’m trilled you and your finance enjoyed! Next, try the Mini Strawberry Cheesecake, which makes 8 servings. 😀

  2. Iris  April 3, 2013

    What is Mild Honey? I can't find (or afford) coconut palm sugar and I would love to make some of your desserts. It just seems like the sugar substitutes are out of reach for me. I also live in Hawaii with limited places to find these uniqe health foods. Thanks

    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      By mild, it means a milder flavored honey. You can use any honey you want to though. Hawaii has some great ones!

  3. ann  April 7, 2013

    Does not mention when to add the sugar….although presume it is with other dry ingredients.

    • Skinny Ms.  April 7, 2013

      Ann, Yes, with the dry ingredients. Thanks…just added to the instructions. 🙂

  4. Sarah  April 8, 2013

    I am in college and new to the whole cooking and preparing food thing. Is there anyway the make all 6 servings but safe the other 5? Will it still taste the same if it is refrigerated? Thanks in advance!

    • Skinny Ms.  April 11, 2013

      Sarah, Bananas quickly turn brown and slimy once out of the peeling. I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe. However, the Skinny Mini Cheesecakes can be refrigerated for later eating.

    • skullgirl8  June 4, 2013

      You could make the pudding and then only top and assemble the one you are going to eat with the sliced banana. Save the pudding for the next day and then slice the banana for that one when you want to eat it.
      Also, I would recommend heating the milk and sugar on low heat, then temper the beaten egg and beat it into the warm milk, then add the cornstarch, this method will give you a real pudding texture.

  5. michelle  April 12, 2013

    can i assume that vanilla means vanilla flavoring (the liquid)?

  6. Ree*  March 9, 2014

    what is the count on this? Especially the CHO

    • SkinnyMs  March 10, 2014

      You should be able to view the nutritional data, including the cholesterol under the title of the recipe. Try reloading your browser or emptying the cache, or use another browser, i.e. if you are in Internet Explorer try Google Chrome, etc.

  7. Sophia  April 27, 2016


    This looks like a yummy and light dessert recipe and I love bananas!☺ instead of coconut palm sugar can I use demerera or brown sugar because that is what I have on hand right now? Thanks.

    • Kym Votruba  April 28, 2016

      We do not recommend substituting demerera or brown sugar because the recipe would no longer be “clean”, however, the recipe will still be edible with processed sweeteners.

  8. Nat  October 19, 2016

    My preferred sweetener is xylitol but if you have a sensitive stomach i wouldn’t recommend it.

  9. Jessica Harper  February 5, 2018

    Without the almonds, is it less points? I’m not an almond fan.

    • Gale Compton  February 6, 2018

      Jessica, I just did a little research and it appears, based on one serving size, that the small amount of almonds would have zero points. So, not eating the almonds would not reduce the smartpoints.

  10. Judy David  June 1, 2018

    It seems that Is it possible to get the pudding too thick. At least mine got too thick and t was impossible to spread it. What can I do to thin it out?

    • Gale Compton  June 5, 2018

      Judy, Try using 1 cup milk and decrease the cornstarch to 1 heaping tablespoon.


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