Nutty Chocolate Pudding with Banana Slices

  • Serves: 4; 1/2 cup pudding plus scant 1/4 cup banana per serving


Dark cocoa powder intensifies the flavor of this chocolate pudding, which tops slices of fresh banana. Crunchy pecans provide a nice texture contrast to the creaminess of the homemade pudding.


2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup egg substitute
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 medium banana, sliced
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped pecans

Cooking Instructions

In a heavy medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, egg substitute, sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a full boil and begins to thicken, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla.

Put the banana in custard cups or parfait or wineglasses.  Spoon the pudding over the banana slices. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until chilled.  

Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the pudding.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
4.0 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.0 g
2 mg
84 mg
29 g
2 g
20 g
7 g

Dietary Exchanges

1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

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