Banana cream parfaits without pre-packaged pudding mix! This homemade recipe is layered with fresh whipped cream and topped with sliced bananas and grated chocolate!
Parfait style is a great way to serve dessert for guests. Grab a treat and mingle while enjoying it. This can also be layered in a baked pie crust.
Banana Cream Parfaits
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? I’m brightening your day with banana cream parfaits!
Banana pudding parfait
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 by substituting 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!
Banana parfait with fresh whipped cream
You’ll love the flavors folded into this parfait, especially the whipped cream! If you are in a pinch go ahead and purchase your whipped cream, but homemade takes just a few minutes and the flavor is amazing!
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!
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar or 1/4 cup sugar alternative
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon banana powder
- 2 ounces cream cheese- low fat is fine (block-style at room temperature)
- 1 1/2 cups whipped topping
- Fresh banana slices or dried banana chips
- chocolate chips/pieces for garnish (optional)