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The Easiest Healthy Banana Pudding

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When it comes to making banana pudding you don’t have to stick to the traditional recipe, you can try healthy banana pudding. This version has lightened up ingredients but still tastes delicious and indulgent. Make sure to try out all of these yummy Weight Watchers Cool Whip Recipes!

This WW friendly banana pudding recipe is easy to make and so delicious the whole family will love it. It is definitely a healthy banana recipe I recommend! Serve this low calorie banana pudding at parties or make it to enjoy any time of the year.

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Serving Low Fat Banana Pudding

This is the best part. Your banana pudding parfaits will look great no matter how you serve them. Sometimes I like a recipe that is adorable and perfectly cute for parties or events and on other occasions roll around I just can’t spare the extra time.

The great thing about these healthy banana pudding cups is that they are perfect every time. You can even let each person individualize their own dessert cup or even take them on the go.

You could easily layer the recipe in a large bowl or trifle dish and scoop out each serving. No rules. It’s up to you!

Featured image showing the finished healthy banana pudding ready to eat

Healthier Banana Pudding

Are you always on the hunt for delicious Weight Watchers-friendly dessert recipes?! Me too! I hate when a craving strikes and I can’t find something that is both satisfying and low in points. 

If you enjoy a classic banana pudding parfait, this healthy banana pudding recipe is for you!

My Weight Watchers-inspired banana pudding recipe is lightened up and easy to make. The whole family loves these little banana parfaits, they have all the flavors of a classic banana pudding recipe but they’re lighter and healthier. 

close up view of the finished WW healthy banana pudding ready to share.

Low calorie banana pudding recipe ingredients 

You’ll need the following (you can find the exact amounts in the recipe card). It’s just a couple of really easy to find ingredients, usually, I keep most of these things on hand so that should the craving strike I can whip up a batch of these tasty little banana puddings. 

  • Fat Free or Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding Pie Mix
  • Low Fat Milk
  • Fat Free or Sugar Free Whipped Topping
  • Bananas
  • Reduced Fat Vanilla Wafers
ingredients laid out ready to be used for healthy banana pudding

Is this a WW banana pudding recipe? 

Yes! This Weight Watchers banana pudding recipe has been calculated with the Weight Watchers App and is WW friendly, but it’s also a recipe for anyone to enjoy.

This delicious dessert is only four smartpoints per serving on all three myWW plans. Blue, Purple, or Green the points are the same. You can also find the information for the new Personal Points program below!

Now that we have the Personal Points program the points will be different for everyone. The best way to get the most up to date information is to put the recipe into the recipe creator. You don’t want to track the points for each individual ingredient, use the WW app or website to create a custom recipe and then add in the servings you will be doling out and it will tell you your individual points. We estimate this recipe to be between 4-7 points per serving on the Personal Points program!

Is Banana Pudding Healthy?

All food is meant to fuel your body. Some foods just contain more fat and sugar than others and should be enjoyed in moderation. It’s up to you to determine what is healthy for you.

One of the complaints we have seen a lot with this recipe is that it’s not “healthy” this is not health food like quinoa or steamed veggies, of course, it’s not…it’s dessert. This banana pudding is healthier for you than a traditional recipe which would have nearly double the fat and calories and a boatload more sugar.

You can reduce the calories and fat in this recipe even further by omitting the crushed cookie toppings and by using fat-free milk or lactose free milk. Milk alternatives will cause the pudding to be runny.

a look at the finished healthy banana pudding

How to make healthy banana pudding:

Prepare pudding according to box directions using low-fat milk. You can use no-fat milk but expect a thinner pudding.

pudding being prepared

Chill until set then fold in 2 cups of low fat or sugar free whipped topping.

adding pudding and whipped cream being combined.

Use 1/3 cup banana and 1 1/2 Tbsp pudding in alternating layers (2 sets of each) Chill until ready to serve. (Don’t wait too long or your bananas will start to brown.)

piping the pudding mixture into the parfait cups

Top with 1 Tbsp whipped topping and 1 crushed wafer before serving. 

Finished parfait ready to eat

Overall this is a great choice for low fat, low points, low-calorie treat! The entire family will love it and no one will notice you’ve lightened up the banana pudding ingredients. 

a view of the finished banana pudding parfait ready to eat

Do I use Instant Pudding for this recipe? 

Yes! You can use instant pudding. Just remember you will have to let the pudding set completely and not use the quick directions you find on the box.

Instant pudding can sometimes be less firm and not hold up well to layering.  Feel free to use cooked or instant pudding. Whichever you prefer.

a banana pudding ready to be enjoyed with a spoonful ready to eat

Do you have any other recipes like this banana pudding easy dessert?

I have a lot of tasty recommendations for you in the Weight Watchers dessert category. Check out some of my favorites: 

finished banana puddings ready to eat

Printable Easy Healthy Banana Pudding Recipe:

Yield: 16 Servings

Healthy Banana Pudding Recipe

Featured image showing the finished healthy banana pudding ready to eat

Weight Watchers banana pudding recipe is easy to make and so delicious the whole family will love it. An indulgent healthy banana pudding recipe, low in points! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Boxes (small), Fat Free Vanilla Pudding Cook and Serve (Sugar free boxes are less than an ounce but the 4 serving size)
  • 4 Cups Low Fat Milk (or adjust to box directions)
  • 3 Cups Fat Free Whipped Topping, Divided
  • 10 Large Bananas, Ripe, Chopped
  • 16 Reduced Fat Vanilla Wafers, Crushed

Instructions

  1. Prepare pudding according to box directions using low-fat milk. Chill until set then fold in 2 cups of whipped topping.
  2. Makes 16 9 oz parfaits. Layer in 9 oz cups or parfait glasses.
  3. Use 1/3 of a large banana, sliced and 1 1/2 Tbsp pudding in alternating layers (2 sets of each)
  4. Chill until ready to serve. (Don't wait too long or your bananas will start to brown.)
  5. Top with 1 Tbsp whipped topping and 1 crushed wafer before serving. 

Notes

4 Freestyle Smart Points per serving. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Amount Per Serving Calories 129Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 54mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 2g

This recipe is not endorsed by Weight Watchers. Points were calculated with the WW app using ingredients as a courtesy. Please do your own calculations for ensured accuracy. Calculating points using nutrition info in this post is not recommended.

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Tammy Reynolds

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Can't wait to try this!! Has anyone made this in a pan and could share how you layered it? Going to a cookout and want to use a disposable foil pan. Also, advice on pan size to use. Thanks for any advice or tips!!

Kor

Monday 7th of February 2022

How long will it keep?:) looks yummy!

Michele Brosius

Thursday 24th of February 2022

Not long. Bananas will definitely brown. Thanks

Tracy

Friday 22nd of October 2021

Yum! Thanks for sharing! Do you know how many WW points on green plan? Thanks!

IDa

Monday 30th of August 2021

Thank you and I really appreciate the fact you have figured out the points. Going to make this and since there is only two of us going to cut it in 1/2.

LC

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

I had never made banana pudding before, but I was craving something sweet and on the lighter side, and stumbled across this after a quick search. It came out sooo good! I used a big glass bowl rather than small containers. I followed the recipe to the T and had no issues at all. Thank you !

Meagen Brosius

Thursday 4th of November 2021

So glad you enjoyed it LC!

This recipe or post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers or myWW Program.

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