Banana Cream Parfaits {made without pre-packaged pudding mix}

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Creamy banana cream parfaits made without pre-packaged pudding mix! This homemade recipe is layered with whipped cream and topped with bananas and chocolate!

Banana Cream Parfaits layered with fresh whipped cream. This creamy filling is not made from a pre-packaged mix! #banana #parfaits #dessert #sweets | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Well, phooey! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter!  I was convinced that spring was on its way since we’ve had so much rain lately.

I’m not complaining, though.  CA has been battling drought conditions for years, so a little more puddle play is just fine by me.

Perhaps Ms. Cali will be in better shape once the snow from the mountains melt!  Let’s not wait for six weeks to enjoy a little sunshine though, ok?

How about Banana Cream Parfaits to brighten your day!

Banana Cream Parfaits layered with fresh whipped cream. This creamy filling is not made from a pre-packaged mix! #banana #parfaits #dessert #sweets | www.thefoodieaffair.com

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light.  This recipe has been my favorite banana cream filling to use in parfaits and in pies!

The filling is thick and creamy and rich tasting, but it has been lightened up with ingredients like low-fat milk and just a 1/2 cup of sugar.

I lowered the carbs in this dessert even more by substituted granulated sugar for 1/4 cup of Whole Earth Sweetener Co. baking blend.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co. baking blend is a combination of stevia and raw cane sugar.  This is the same brand I used to make this Lower Sugar Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer.  I’ve also made this with a combination of erythritol and stevia.  Play around with your favorite sweetener!

You’ll love the flavors folded into this parfait!  If you want to use the filling in a pie, but keep the dessert low carb try making it with this coconut flour pie crust!

Banana Cream Parfaits layered with fresh whipped cream. This creamy filling is not made from a pre-packaged mix! #banana #parfaits #dessert #sweets | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Banana Cream Parfaits {made without pre-packaged pudding mix}
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar or ¼ cup sugar alternative
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon banana powder or banana extract
  • 2 ounces cream cheese- low fat is fine (block-style at room temperature)
  • 1½ cups whipped topping
  • Fresh banana slices or dried banana chips
  • chocolate chips/pieces for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add 1½ tablespoons cornstarch, banana powder, sweetener, salt, eggs, butter and milk. Whisk ingredients until ingredients begin to boil. Reduce to low and stir until thick. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add ¼ cup of filling to cream cheese mix and beat until combined. Fold in remaining filling. Cover with plastic wrap placing the wrap directly onto the surface of the filling. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  3. To assemble parfaits, add 2-3 tablespoons to the bottom of a serving dish. Top with whipped cream. Repeat layer. Top with bananas and chocolate pieces.

Banana Cream Parfaits layered with fresh whipped cream. This creamy filling is not made from a pre-packaged mix! #banana #parfaits #dessert #sweets | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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19 Comments on Banana Cream Parfaits {made without pre-packaged pudding mix}

  1. avatar
    February 11, 2017

    This looks so yummy Sandra! I love how you reduced the sugar even further. I frequently do that with all our favorite baking recipes!

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    chastity says:
    February 13, 2017

    I’ve never made pudding from scratch. I’m sure this is SO much better — looks delish!

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    Jolina says:
    February 13, 2017

    Yes please! I look out my window and see a sea of white so yup, I need something tropical to brighten up my day. And this looks so good. Love that it’s a lighter version too.

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    February 13, 2017

    I have never made homemade pudding except for a chocolate pie which might be a little different. These look really tasty.

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    Nellwyn says:
    February 14, 2017

    These look so good! I love the way you’ve presented them in that pretty glassware, looks great for a dinner party.

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    Lisa Rios says:
    February 15, 2017

    My goodness, this looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering. The combination of banana with milk, eggs & cream cheese makes it a healthy recipe that my kids would love right away!

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    Alicia says:
    February 15, 2017

    I love a good parfait! I gotta give this one a try! I know my kids would love it too.

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    Julie says:
    February 16, 2017

    This is one beautiful parfait. I looks so smooth and creamy and I wish I had one sitting in from to me!

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    February 18, 2017

    These parfaits are beautiful! I think they would be great for breakfast this morning as well as dessert later today!

  10. This is a gorgeous dessert! I love bananas and you made them even better by adding a little chocolate!

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    Debra C. says:
    February 18, 2017

    So creamy and amazing! Gorgeous dessert, can’t wait to make it!

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    February 18, 2017

    These are stunning desserts!! My family LOVES anything banana — I can’t wait to try these!

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    Angela says:
    February 19, 2017

    I am loving this parfait recipe. I know its something my whole family will love. Cant wait to give this recipe a go!

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    Christie says:
    February 19, 2017

    These look fabulous!! And I love bananas!

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    Aunt Bee says:
    February 20, 2017

    These look like such a fun and delicious treat!

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    February 20, 2017

    I will admit that I will use packaged pudding more than I like but this recipe I think will change all of that! Love those crunchy banana chips and cocoa bits! I could eat this all day long!

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    Michelle says:
    February 20, 2017

    What a yummy treat! Perfect for company but I’d make it just for us too!

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