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Banana Pudding Recipe

Layers of banana pudding and whipped cream sit in glass cups on a wooden table with a banana.
Yields:Nutrition:Prep Time:Total Time:
8 servings 265 calories 15 min. 3+ hr. for refrigeration

Helps with these side effects: Sore mouth, difficulty swallowing and unintentional weight loss

This quick and comforting dessert becomes mousse-like when whipped topping is folded into the pudding. You can also prepare it with pudding only and cover with a layer of whipped topping.

If you are trying to gain weight, choose the full-fat version versions of the milk and whipped topping. If weight gain has been a problem, choose reduced-fat or fat-free ingredients.

The number of wafers and amount of whipped topping needed will depend on the size of your serving bowl. After sitting, the wafers soften, making this dessert especially good for a sore mouth or sore throat.

Before making drastic changes to your diet, be sure to talk with your care team or nutritionist. While these recipes may relieve common symptoms, your treatment plan may include following a specific diet. If you have questions about what’s safe to eat or drink, your care team is ready to help.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.4-ounce, 4 serving) box vanilla instant pudding

  • 1 (12-ounce) can regular or skim evaporated milk, chilled

  • 1 (8-ounce) container fat-free or regular whipped topping, thawed, divided

  • 1 box of vanilla wafers

  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the pudding and milk, beating well. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

  2. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Use more if you prefer a smoother texture.

  3. In a serving bowl or baking dish, layer vanilla wafers, bananas, and the pudding mixture. Repeat and top with a layer of vanilla wafers and additional whipped topping, if desired.

  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.


Nutritional Information
Per Serving
Calories ........................... 245
Total Fat  ......................... 7 g
Total Carbohydrates ......... 47 g
Dietary Fiber .................... 2 g
Sugars ............................ 29 g
Protein ............................ 5 g
Sodium ........................... 300 mg

 

This material is furnished for informational purposes and is for your personal use only. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise, judgment and specific advice of your care team. Based on your condition and treatment plan, you may have different medical and self-care needs. Please talk to your care team before making changes to your care plan or using any non-prescribed products during your treatment.

Reproduced, with permission, from Jeanne Besser et al., What to Eat During Cancer Treatment. (Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2009) ©2009 by the American Cancer Society.