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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.
By TBSP Susan
Updated 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

  • 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
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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