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If you’re a fan of chocolate peanut butter cups, you are going to swoon over this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pudding. This pudding is so rich and decadent, but full of healthy fats and protein! This Peanut Butter Banana Pudding is a dessert that you definitely won’t feel guilty eating.
Here we go talking about pudding again! Thanks for tuning into episode 467 of the postpartum pudding diaries. Lol!
Postpartum Pudding Cravings
If you read this site regularly, you may have noticed that I’ve been sharing a lot of pudding recipes with you. It’s strange because in the 10+ years that I’ve been blogging, I think I’ve only mentioned pudding one time in the past.
But when I was a few months postpartum in 2020, I got this craving for pudding. I’m not sure what triggered it but as a ravenous, asleep-deprived new mom, I knew it was one craving that I was going to indulge. Frankly, there are a lot worse things I could be eating than chocolate pudding. And my base chocolate pudding recipe is low sugar and full of healthy fats and protein — everything a nursing mama needs.
For about 4 months straight, I made a batch of chocolate pudding every week. I’d make enough to have a jar of it each day for my afternoon snack. I never got sick of it.
Sometimes I’d eat it plain, but other times I’d add nuts, granola, or fruit. One day I was working on the recipe for my classic banana pudding and had leftover bananas that needed to be used. One of my favorite combos is banana and peanut butter. When I was going to make that for a snack, I saw a jar of my chocolate pudding in the fridge and the lightbulb went off.
Let’s make a chocolate peanut butter banana pudding. And boy was that ever a good decision! It has quickly become one of my favorite recipes!
Notes About Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
When it comes to most of my recipes, I like to try to make them very forgiving and customizable. I always encourage people to experiment in the kitchen. I view recipes more as guidelines and tend to tweak things depending on my mood and tastes that day.
When it comes to this chocolate peanut butter banana pudding, you are welcome to play with it. Make it your own. As my mama always said, “If you start with food ingredients, the end result will almost always be delicious.”
- Want more peanut butter and less banana? Go for it.
- Want to add some salted peanuts on top? Yum!
- Not a fan (or can’t tolerate) peanut butter? Use any nut or seed butter of your choice.
When it comes to the chocolate pudding base, I used erythritol as the sweetener since that is what works best for me right now. But you can use any granulated sweetener of your choice.
If you are able to tolerate dairy, you can substitute dairy cream or milk for the coconut milk. And like I mentioned above, if you can’t tolerate peanuts, feel free to sub any nut butter you like.
When it comes to the cookies, you can leave them off or use any cookie you like. I am partial to the classic vanilla wafer like this brand or the pecan cookies from Simple Mills (which kind of taste like peanut butter cookies to me).
Alrighty! Who’s ready to get cooking? Let’s go! 🙂
- Make a double batch of my chocolate pudding (recipe here). Let chill completely.
- When you're ready to serve, make your creamy peanut butter sauce by mixing the peanut butter, coconut milk, and maple syrup together until smooth.
- Slice your bananas and layer the pudding, then the bananas, then the peanut butter, then your wafers/cookies, add another layer of chocolate pudding, and repeat until all of the pudding is used.
- Garnish with whipped cream if desired and enjoy!
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Aroy-d Coconut Milk 100% Original Net 8.5 Oz.(pack of 12)
Coombs Family Farms Organic Pure Maple Sugar, 6-Ounce
Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafer Cookies 12.7 Ounces Delicious Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Snacks (Two 180G Boxes)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g
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