Some days you just want to eat dessert first, right? I did just that last night. This creamy and delicately sweet honey and cinnamon pudding with caramelized bananas is my personal weakness. The pudding even gets raving accolades from my son. He jumped up after eating his dessert (after dinner of course, lol) and gave me a huge hug saying it was the best pudding he has ever had and wants me to make it every night.
The holidays are filled with rich and decadent desserts, so my goal was to create something a little lighter for now. My husband is a dessert fiend and wants it literally every night. As soon as he finishes dinner, he is ready for dessert. On the other hand, I’m a holiday dessert type of person. Sweets are OK, but I prefer to indulge in pasta and cheese. As a compromise, I try to have desserts around some of the time. I do, however, keep the house stocked with organic fruits which, in my opinion, make excellent desserts.
Much to my husband’s pleasure, I may be having a bit more dessert around since we found out I am expecting our second son! Exciting right? We are thrilled, and my son is over the moon about becoming a big brother. If you were wondering why I’ve been a little inconsistent on the blog and social media lately, this is why. The first trimester is always tough, but thankfully the second is much easier. I should be back on track and posting weekly again.
So, if you love desserts but are craving something lightly sweetened and creamy, yet still satisfying, give this honey and cinnamon pudding with caramelized bananas a try! It’s super simple, and my son even helped make it which thrilled him. Anytime he gets to participate in the kitchen he is a happy camper which, of course, makes me happy.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
|Passive Time||2 hours|
- 3 cups Whole milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 whole egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste pure vanilla extract is fine to substitute
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
Honey Cinnamon Pudding
- Combine all pudding ingredients in a pot
- Cook over medium high heat, whisking the entire time (about 10 minutes) Allow to bubble and continue to whisk. Mixture will become thick and will thicken more as it cools
- Strain mixture, while hot, into a bowl to remove any lumps
- Immediately transfer into serving ramekin or dish
- Chill for 2 hours then top with caramelized bananas
- In a small saute pan, add all ingredients and cook over medium to medium high heat. Be sure not to flip or handle the bananas too much or they will fall apart. After 2-3 minutes of cooking (bananas should be browned) flip and cook 2-3 minutes more. Immediately top with the pudding with the bananas and serve.
CassieJanuary 9, 2019
What a fantastic idea! I love this! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
HeatherJanuary 9, 2019
Holy yum! I would eat this entire thing in one sitting. The flavor combinations must be amazing.
Marta RiveraJanuary 9, 2019
I love that this dessert looks so easy, yet I can tell it’s amazingly delicious!
JackieJanuary 9, 2019
This looks like a delicious healthy treat and like it’s not too complicated to make!!
Kristen WoodJanuary 11, 2019
Wow! This looks soooo good!
Jules ShepardJanuary 11, 2019
OMGoodness! This looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to treat the family! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS!
jenna urbenJanuary 11, 2019
Mmmm yum 🙂 This sounds so tasty! I’ve been on a huge banana kick lately.
Erin DeeJanuary 13, 2019
Love how easy this is to make! Looks delicious!
Helen @ family-friends-food.comJanuary 15, 2019
This sounds like a delicious combination of flavours. Yum! Good luck with the pregnancy!!
Amanda Wren-GrimwoodJanuary 15, 2019
Love bananas and cinnamon so this one is definitely for me. Looks nice and easy for weeknights too.
Neli HowardJanuary 15, 2019
OH MY GOD these look so beautiful. What an AMAZING idea! YUM, these really sound delicious! Thank you for a great recipe!
kimJanuary 15, 2019
Yum! Love this comfort food sweet treat!
Kelli KerkmanJanuary 15, 2019
This looks so good! I’m craving a bowl of this ASAP!