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Banana Fana Fo Fana

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
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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 -

Susan Denney
June 3, 2015


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


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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.

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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?


Granola base
Banana slices
Warm pudding
Whipped cream
Granola sprinkles


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!

Bananas: The Sequel

If you're going into bananas, you're probably into banana recipes too. Here are more to monkey around with:

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Flaming Pecan Bananas Recipe
Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts Recipe
Banana Daiquiri Slush Recipe

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