Banana Pudding

Over ripe bananas, food waste, frugal, easy, comfort food, simple, thrifty, dessert

After the excesses of Christmas we all need to tighten our belts and save money where we can. Reducing our food waste is a good place to start because as a nation we all throw away far too much food as we just don’t get round to using it before it perishes.

If you’re anything like me, sometimes your fruit bowl just gets just a bit out of control and before you know it a whole hand of bananas has suddenly gone from ripe to over ripe. Yes you can make banana cake but this usually only uses up a couple of bananas and yes you can freeze bananas but mine tend to never see the light of day once they’ve ventured into the freezer!

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So Banana Pudding has become my go to recipe when it comes to saving lots of over ripe bananas. It won’t win any beauty contests but it’s gooey in the middle, crispy around the edge and is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – true comfort food. Even better it’s quick and simple to make and can will happily stay in a warm oven until you’re ready to serve it. My family love this pudding and polish it with gusto. It’s great to see fruit which looked fit for the compost heap make such a delicious pud – definitely a win win situation for your purse and your tummy!


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A fab comforting Banana Pudding which makes use of an excess of ripe bananas!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 5 Ripe/over ripe bananas (about 900g – 1kg unpeeled weight)
  • 50g Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 115g Plain flour
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a 20cm round dish.
  3. Mash the bananas into a pulp.
  4. Mix in the melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, beaten egg and sifted flour.
  5. Pour into the dish and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Serve with cream or vanilla ice cream.


NB: This recipe was previously published on Great British Chefs.


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  1. buzylizzy

    I am going to try this one today as I have some bananas that need using and this sounds yummy 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Lizzy, we love this pud;-)

  2. Martina Evans

    Lovely end result, looks delicious!

  3. Heather Haigh

    I never seem to buy enough bananas, no matter how many I buy they vanish!

    1. Camilla

      I know what you mean but occassionaly we do have a glut:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    Great use for leftover bananas.

    1. Camilla

      It truly is:-)

  5. Janet Mozelewski

    This is brilliant! I always end up with over ripe bananas and was searching for something to do with them that would be fuss free and also warming. I know this will become a favourite in our house,

  6. Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    I adore anything with bananas in and this looks so warming Camilla. We always seem to have either run out of bananas or have loads hanging around! I am incapable of buying the right amount. I often freeze the black ones for baking another day. Will definitely try this pudding.

    1. Camilla

      I so know that feeling Sarah – feel banana pudding on the cards;-)

  7. Maddy

    This sounds really nice- we either have feast or famine with bananas in our house!

  8. William Gould

    My wife thinks a banana is over-ripe when there is no green bits to see! Never mind brown bits!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh, they taste green when they have green on them:-(

  9. Anne Dalzell

    I love making banana bread, the smell that wafts through the kitchen is incredible. Yours looks so sticky and sweet and delicious. x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, yes this isn’t anything like banana bread, it’s much denser and pudding like, maybe like bread pudding!

      1. Anne Dalzell

        Had to retweet this one again tonight as i made it on thursday night and it’s a winner,

        1. Camilla

          Thanks Anne, so glad you enjoyed it:-)

  10. Ann Robinson

    I’m a bgf fan of banana bread so this banana pudding really appeals to me, i bet it would taste good with some toffee ice cream for a banoffe effect

  11. Sarah Ballantyne

    Just what I was looking for! My kids go through phases when they eat loads of bananas then suddenly go off them and I’m left with a fruitbowl full of overripe fruit. Will definitely be trying this recipe.

  12. Ursula Hunt

    lovely to use up some bananas as I always seem to but too many

  13. Heather Haigh

    I’ve started freezing ripe bananas until I have enough.

    1. Camilla

      Good thinking:-)

  14. Heather Haigh

    We love banana bread and banana cake. Must try this too.

  15. Lynne OConnor

    Think I’ll have to find a place to hide bananas so that I can try this out

  16. Paul Wilson

    Can never have enough ways of using up bananas.

  17. Laura Wilce

    I’m waiting until I have family over for dinner so I can make this. OH doesn’t like banana, so I’d be forced to eat it all myself. Oh, wait… Hehe!

  18. Victoria

    Lovely Banana pudding

  19. Tracy Nixon

    I actually made this for the second time because my dad asked me too! He really really loves it so I will make him a gig one on his birthday and Father’s day!

    1. Camilla

      It a regular here too as I always seem to have too many bananas going ripe at the same time:-)

  20. K Mayers

    I’m not a complete lover of puddings, too often turn out a bit too icky for me so I end up covering them in custard.
    You’ve shown how it’s meant to be done hopefully though so maybe I’ll have a go at this – I do love the taste of banana 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, my family love it:-)


    great recipe, will definately save my bananas

  22. Maya Russell

    And it would be lovely with homemade vanilla icecream. The recipe is really easy too.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes:-)

  23. Hafsah

    Wow, I’ve never tried this before, but I’m a culprit for letting banana’s overripe!

    1. Camilla

      Well you have to make it then:-)

  24. Ursula Hunt

    Gorgeous with home made custard

    1. Camilla

      Yep that too:-)

  25. Susan Joyce Rogers

    Have never cooked bananas before…..must try,looks lush!

    1. Camilla

      Not even banana cake – oh you should:-)

  26. Hayley Wells

    That looks so scrumptious, will be giving it a go for sure! 🙂 Custard at the ready!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you enjoy it:-)

  27. Ninjacat

    I have been waiting to see this recipe it looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire:-)

  28. Deena Kakakya

    Oh Camilla that looks really juicy, I need to get a spoon into that x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena, even your son might like it:-)

  29. Tracy Nixon

    Yeah – made this for my dad as he loves anything with bananas in and he said it was the best pudding he has had in a long time! Thank you x

    1. Camilla

      That’s so lovely to hear – thank you:-)

  30. claire wilkinson

    will definatly be giving this a try!!!

  31. marees30

    I’ve always got brown bananas going to waste so this has given me the push to do something with them! Looks yummy!

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, if this recipe can save some brown bananas from the compost heap my work is done:-)

  32. Ursula Hunt

    Great Recipe, thank you

  33. Corina

    It sounds really lovely and I’m sure it’s perfect with ice cream on the side.

  34. Janice

    We never seem to have any overripe bananas, my mother in law ‘eats them up’ I have to hide them if I want to make banana bread lol. Your pudding looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      LOL we had lot’s at Christmas as our usual eating habits changed (for the worse) and 3 days after I intended to use my over-tipe bananas they were still find for this pud:-) You’ll just have to buy too many bananas Janice, there must be a limit as to how many she can eat of show here this recipe and it might halt here bananary ways:-)

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