22 April 2012

RECIPE: Oh-So-Simple Banana Pudding

A lot of the things I make are somewhat time-consuming, both in terms of their preparation and their cooking time.  While I don't always mind putting forth the extra effort (because I know what awaits me will be a delicious meal), this morning I just wanted to EAT.

I was hungry and wanted something quickly.

I looked over at my fruit bowl and saw two perfectly ripe bananas staring right back at me.  They were honking, too.

, I thought.

I didn't really want just one...or two...plain bananas so I thought pureeing them, adding diced apple and a dash of cinnamon would do the trick.  It did!  My pudding had layers of flavor, a nice contrast in textures, between the smooth and creamy pureed bananas and crunchy apples, and was immensely satisfying.

Oh-So-Simple Banana Pudding


-  2 large ripe bananas (3, if they're on the smaller side)
-  1 Fuji apple (or apple of your choice), diced and unpeeled
-  1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-  Pinch of sea salt (if you're like me and think salt enhances any and everything that is sweet)


Remove bananas from their peels, place them in a bowl and mash them slightly with a fork.  Use an immersion blender to puree bananas until a desired consistency is achieved.  Add the diced apple to the puree, sprinkle with cinnamon and salt, if using, and garnish with apple wedges!  That's it!


  1. I love how you can see the specks of cinnamon.

  2. Thanks!!!! I love cinnamon! But you know what my all-time favorite spice is???


  3. Cumin is FANTASTIC!!! I am also a huge fan of garlic. I know that is not a spice but I love love love the stuff.

  4. Oh, yes, garlic goes without saying...cumin was just my "wild card."