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Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

That’s what Banana Spice Pudding (or yogurt) is made of.

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“Everything Nice” Banana Spice Pudding
(I call this “yogurt” since it’s healthier than traditional pudding)

Ingredients:

  • 3 level teaspoons agar flakes
  • 1 and 1/3 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, or more if desired
  • a tiny dash salt (1/16th tsp)
  • frozen banana (I only use about 1/4 of a large banana, as I wasn’t looking to make a banana pudding, rather more of a spice yogurt with a hint of banana. For a strong banana flavor, use more banana.)
  • sweetener of choice, to taste

To make the base, measure the milk of choice into a pot. Mix in the agar flakes and let the two sit together for about 5 minutes before you turn on the heat. Slowly bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer until the agar flakes pretty much dissolve (about 5-8 more minutes). Turn off heat and leave for a few minutes to cool, then put in the fridge (uncovered is fine). When it’s cooled and gelled, the fun part begins… Scoop out the agar base into your blending gadget-of-choice (the Magic Bullet is GREAT for this). Add the banana, cinnamon, salt, and sugar (if using), and blend away. Scoop the creamy pudding into a bowl. At this point, I like to put it in the freezer for 10-20ish minutes, because I like it super-cold. But that’s just a personal preference. It’s just as yummy at room temperature or even heated. For more on how to work with agar, check out: “Working with Agar” Tutorial.

Banana Spice Pudding accompanied by a Love Muffin (recipe to come in a future post) and some fake flowers (I’m such a dork!)

Ah, peanut butter, my true love (don’t tell chocolate!).

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Published on January 21, 2009

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  1. magpie says

    I love how when things have banana in them they don’t need extra sugar (for me at least – my mom would be like your mom). Sounds good!

  2. shelby says

    Awesome recipe! And that love muffins looks delicious. I can’t wait for the recipe.

    I was a HUGE Spice Girls fan. I knew all the dance moves, owned a doll or two (or five), watched the movie everyday, and still know all the words to their songs.
    Okay, I’m done embarassing myself now…

  3. aredcardigan says

    hey hey hey i see Mr.MaraNatha!!! That’s my fav brand of peanut butter!!

    mmmm bananas are good esp with peanut butter on warm toast!

  4. aredcardigan says

    Awww shucks…thank you. Wouldn’t have been able to do it without all these wonderful hamsters in my life:) *beams

    Why haven’t I thought of choc chips on the top! Good tip CCV!

  5. herbivore says

    Yum that looks so good! I love soymilk, cinnamon, and bananas (thats exactly what I had in my oatmeal this morning. Yum!

  6. Fitnessista says

    what an amazing recipe! and since i finally have agar flakes i can try it! whoo hoo!
    thanks again for another genius creation, miss ccv! 😀

  7. Animal-Friendly says

    That sounds so good! I can’t wait to make a big batch of the banana pudding to enjoy on top of waffles or as a quick dessert (with PB of course!) through the week.

  8. aredcardigan says

    You are SO not gonna believe this but I just had one after commenting on ya site….just do it do it!

    Today the banana was juuuuust right, mr.Maranatha melted nicely on warm toast…

    sorry hun:(

  9. T says

    Banana pudding is one of those childhood treats that just makes you sooo irrationally happy! I would love this with some nilla wafers. Yum!

  10. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says

    Oh Katie, that looks so good and creamy. I’ve always feared the agar flakes. Not sure why. I must try them…soon. I love the spice factor with a little banana essence. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) says

    Mmmm, I still need to try out one of your pudding recipes. They look so gooooooooood and creamy!

  12. Kelly says

    I must be the only veg*n in the world who doesn’t like banana flavored things! That said, this still looks excellent, in theory. 😉 And cheers for admitting to still liking the Spice Girls! Sometimes you just need crazy silly girly dance music in your life.

  13. Sal says

    Oh, maybe you can try recreate the infamous banana pudding (non veg, by the way) from sugar sweet sunshine – the ones with the wafers in dem 🙂 I miss them SO SO much! Gawd!

  14. Kiki says

    Sounds great! Maybe I’ll make this one right! And haha, I love the Spice Girls! I had a little spice girls bike with a radio on it.

  15. sweetandfit says

    I used to loooove the spice girls when I was younger, I just dunno what happened to them. Wonderful recipe! I love the use of “banana essence”

  16. talesofexpansion says

    yum yum yum, that pudding looks so good! i, too, love the way banana removes the need for any extra sugar!

  17. Kate says

    I have banana pudding everyday…but I use the jello-sugarfree kind:P I know, it’s not great for me. This is a MUST try!

  18. Jen aka Jewbacca says

    you know what would make tha pudding more awesome? putting vegan nilla wafers on top. i haven’t found a vegan version of nilla wafers just yet. i bet this pudding would also be awesome poured into popsicle molds for a fun summer treat.

  19. Vegan_Noodle says

    Dang you’re good with agar! I still avoid using it because sometimes it does funny things… and I’m impatient.

  20. Kate says

    haha I know right! I tried to find your email but am blind…I have some newbie blogger questions I’d love some help on!

  21. Erin of Care to Eat says

    So yum! I love the fake flowers, they look so pretty!
    I love Maranatha too. 🙂 Made in Ashland OR – whee!
    I was Sporty Spice for Halloween one year. 🙂
    Have a gorgeous day gorgeous!

  22. vegalicious says

    Oh my goodness that looks so yummy! You always make me crave healthy food! (Don’t worry- that’s a good thing 😉

  23. laci says

    Ha ha the spice girls! I love your little titiles and themes! They really specialize yor blog! And the pudding looks really good, but I have my eye out on those muffins, being more a baker. 😀

  24. Andrea says

    WOW, can I just say that I absolutely adore your recipes! They are all so low cal, which is perfect for me coz I’m trying to lose weight! Thanks hun, hope you have a great day!

  25. ChocolateCoveredVegan says

    Sal– Ohmigosh, I used to love that banana pudding too!

    Laci– :o) :o)

    Andrea– Haha I guess some of my recipes can be, depending on the variations one uses. It’s good because someone who’s on a diet can enjoy the pudding, but then someone like me can also enjoy it, just with other components–such as the snack components in my pictures–added to make a more filling (higher-cal) snack.

  26. Inge says

    I just made Banana Chai pudding thanks to you! And it was the best pudding I’ve made so far, hands down. I let the chai steep in a teeny bit of water, froze the agar base with the chai, melted 1/2 banana on the stovetop, added the banana to the agar and blended away! Then I froze it for 20 mins and enjoyed India/heaven in a bowl 😀

  27. Aly says

    This sounds DELICIOUS. I love spiced things and bananas so I’ll have to try this out! I love your recipes (Fudge Babies for the win!) and they’re so easy and satisfying for this li’l veggie college student. *grins* Hope I can win some Jocalat bars! 🙂

  28. Virginia says

    So, why does my pudding taste like sweet hummus? It isn’t smooth like yours looks. I don’t have a vitamix or magic bullet, but I used 2 blenders and my cuisinart. Wondering what went wrong?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You may want to check out the “Troubleshoot” segment in Katie’s “FAQ” section at the top of her blog.

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