Microwave banana pudding

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See updated recipe here.


I've done chocolate, vanilla, and tapioca pudding in the microwave so far. This week I moved on to banana. This time, instead of dividing it into cups, I poured it into a graham cracker crust. It should make a nice dessert.


Microwave banana pudding

1 ripe banana
2 cups water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup instant powdered milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

Break banana into four pieces and put in blender. Add water and lemon juice and blend until smooth. Whisk together dry ingredients in microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in banana mixture a little at a time. Add vanilla and coloring.

Microwave 3 minutes. Whisk well. Cook at one-minute intervals, whisking well between each, until pudding is shiny and thick.


Edit: The pie turned out kind of gray, so I added lemon juice to the recipe above. I'll update this post next time I make it and report whether it helped.


  1. Wow! How easy is that. I wonder if instead of the powdered and water I could substitute fresh milk? Normally I'd be all over using powdered, but I have so much milk due to WIC, I need to use it up. And pudding is a great addition to Kaia and Dana's lunches.

  2. PS I'm glad you went back to this style of comments. The other pop-up at the bottom would give me fits on a regular basis.

  3. TJ, you could certainly use fresh milk. It will get really foamy if you add it to the blender, so if that doesn't bother you, go ahead. Or you could try putting the banana through a food mill instead, or something like that.

    I heard from a few different people that they were having trouble with the comments so I switched back. I'm glad this is working better. I really like the simplicity of the other style, so it's too bad it doesn't work well.

  4. Sounds good. I like banana things.
    Enjoy your day

  5. You always have the best recipes to share. Thank you so much! That would make a great treat for my hubby - he's been a little neglected this week!


  6. I love that picture... wouldn't you die for that stove???