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Banana Fana Fo Fana

Banana Fana Fo Fana
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

A base of crunchy, chocolaty granola crumbs holds layers of banana slices, warm vanilla pudding and whipped cream in this heavenly dessert made in minutes. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Susan
June 3, 2015

Ingredients

1
box (10 squares) Nature Valley™ granola thins
2
perfectly ripe bananas
2
cups whipping cream
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
box (3.4 oz.) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix (not instant!)
3
teaspoon vanilla, divided
2
cups milk (for pudding)
Warm caramel sauce for garnish, if desired (not shown)

Steps

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  • 1
    In a small food processor or blender, crush granola thins into crumbs. (Can be done by hand.) Set aside.
  • 2
    Slice 2 bananas. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside.
  • 3
    Whip 2 cups whipping cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until stiff peaks form. Transfer to chilled bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4
    In a small saucepan, stir vanilla pudding mix with 2 cups milk and 2 tsp. vanilla. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly so mixture doesn't scorch. Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Assemble desserts immediately so pudding is still warm. On each of 4 small dessert plates, layer in this order: 1/4 cup granola crumbs, 1/4 of the banana slices, 1/4 of the warm vanilla pudding, and a large scoop of whipped cream. Sprinkle top with granola crumbs and serve immediately.
  • 6
    Additional garnish, if desired: Drizzle with warm caramel sauce.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
870
Calories from Fat
510
% Daily Value
Total Fat
57g
87%
Saturated Fat
33g
164%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
175mg
58%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Potassium
480mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
78g
26%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
56g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 10 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Retro Recipe Redo is a new Quick Dish series that gives old recipe faves a mini makeover so they're easier and quicker for today's busy cooks.

    Creamy, dreamy and straight up bananaramic, Banana Fana Fo Fana is banana cream pie ala modern.

    It's a cinch almost to a sinful degree. See? (Click to view video.)

    With this outrageously easy version, why make banana cream pie the old-fashioned way evah again?

    The secret weapon is Nature Valley Granola Thins. Crunch 'em up and they make a great base for this banana dessert. (I used my mini food processor and got 'er done in seconds.)

    No butter, no mixing, no pressing into a pie pan. Crunch 'em up. That's it.

    Then slice up yer naners:

    And whip up some cream with a bit o' sugar. Nom:

    And the coup d'etat -- cooked vanilla pudding (from a box, of course), still warm and right outta the pan. Nom twice.

    As soon as that pudding's ready, get 4 plates and 4 mouths ready, then assemble the desserts in seconds flat. Ready?

    GO!

    Granola base
    Banana slices
    Warm pudding
    Whipped cream
    Granola sprinkles

    DONE!

    There's nothing quite like this -- warm flowy sweet vanilla pudding draped over a layer of fresh banana slices and crunchy granola:

    Just do it!

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