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.
Hmmmmm, 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!