Microwave banana pudding

Microwave banana pudding

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(74 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4 - 6
This pud will be a hit with all the family, and it only takes 20 minutes to make

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal474
  • fat26g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 100g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing



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  • 2 ripe banana



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  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 egg



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  • 2 tbsp milk



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  • icing sugar, toffee sauce and ice cream, to serve, if you like


  1. Put the butter in a 1-litre baking dish and microwave on High for 30 secs-1 min until melted. Add 1½ bananas, mash into the melted butter, then add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, eggs and milk. Mix together well.

  2. Slice the remaining banana over the top, then return to the microwave and cook on High for 8 mins until cooked through and risen. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar, if you like, with a drizzle of toffee sauce and a scoop of ice cream.

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Comments (92)

serendipity7000's picture

Came out perfect! Compliments from picky son and other half. Followed the recipe exactly except I found it needed 9.5 minutes in our 750 watt microwave. At 8 minutes it still had a slightly wet patch on top in the centre. The next time I made it with apple instead of banana and 8 minutes was just right then. Making it with raspberries today (mixing them in after making the sponge bit, and leaving out cinammon).

jazzy219's picture

Found an overripe banana behind my fruit basket and I just made this with half of the ingredients. Cooked 4 min in 700W microwave, came out wonderful spongy texture! Reduced sugar to 35g rather than 50g, sweet enough. Could add some choc chips or flaked almonds maybe. This got to be repeat.

egchicks's picture

Cooked this with my 7 year old. So easy, fun to make and super quick. What a great standby pudding! I reduced the amount of sugar from 100g to 80g and it was sweet enough.

edoran74@googlemail.com's picture

Added a few tablespoons of cocoa powder for a chocolate & banana pudding - went down very well with my children!

Glitterbin's picture

I used half the quantity of coconut palm sugar instead of the muscovado sugar and it was not overly sweet and the caramel tones were amazing. Bit.ly/1peNMBQ

Richards Kakumanu's picture

Used half the ingredients...microwaved for 6 mins...turned out to be a soft tasty banana cinnamon bread

lisa butler's picture

Fantastic pudding all the family loved it. Great use for those bananas that nobody wants to eat.

SomersetEm's picture

I thought the pudding was fantastic
The family loved it I got a 10/10 from everyone
I would love to bake it again
Adam (aged 9)

ilamet's picture

Very easy and very quick. I just reduced the amount of sugar so that it was not too sweet.

alligordon's picture

My 7 year old Daughter wanted a pudding & my cooker isn't working. So the Microwave, old bananas & goodfood to the rescue. She read the recipe & we made it together, so easy and quick. So she didn't get bored. Yummy with ice cream. My daughter gives this 10 stars out of 5.

cloclo15's picture

Made this tonight as I have a ton of overripe bananas. Followed the recipe as written, came out lovely, a big hit with husband and toddler. Quite sweet, could probably reduce the sugar and it would still taste delicious, but I did use very ripe (black) bananas which may have increased the sweetness. I had no custard or ice cream in the house so we ate with a bit of toffee sauce - was just fine, but I imagine with ice cream it would be even better.

pettle's picture

Very good, very sweet though - good way of using spare bananas up

smayles's picture

I had half a banana to use and was toying between this and caramel sauce with ice-cream. I made the right choice! I did half quantities, 4mins in microwave, and cut a kiwi on top instead of banana. Tasted amazing!

vickpole's picture

We love this pudding, it is sooo easy to put together and very comforting. I have done this a few times now and I've managed to prep it in the middle of cooking the Sunday roast. I have microwaved and oven baked it with equally good results.

dorothyd's picture

Very tasty and as others have said, so easy, no hassle quick dessert. Think I will try this method substituting treacle or ginger instead of banana.

littleh's picture

I object to running my oven for an hour to 'save wasting' bananas. This recipe is excellent and with custard it was a real hit. I may also experiment with some chocolate chips next time.

juliakm15's picture

So chuffed I found this recipe- so so much quicker than making banana bread to use up old bananas! I used two whole bananas in the mix and a third banana sliced on top. I put a tsp vanilla extract and mixed spice instead of just cinnamon- delicious! Next time will try adding choc chips and/or cocoa.

Laramarsh's picture

I made this tonight and I can't believe how simple and yummy it is! It was so quick to make and tasted lovely. I think it's provably a little too sweet for me so I'll try it with a little less sugar next time. Highly recommend it!

blurpyblurp's picture

This turned out quite tasty and handy for a quick 10 minute dessert. Family inc. the kids liked it.

hollyslb's picture

Wow this really surprised me. Didn't expect it to turn out so lovely. Very impressed! We had ours with custard everyone loved it, would defiantly make again. Couldn't of been easier


Questions (4)

Milkir03's picture

Mine didn't work for some reason?? Must of done something wrong.... such a shame was really looking forward to it after reading all the good comments. I think I will definately try again but might use the oven instead of microwave.

tnliverbird's picture

I was wondering what Wattage was used for the recipe as my microwave is a 800W

Jay22's picture

Mine was a bit stodgy - imprecise measurements or cooked too long (6 mins as Richards kakumanu suggests as opposed to 8 mins as the recipe suggests)?

goodfoodteam's picture
Hi there, thanks for your question. All microwaves vary in power so perhaps it was a little undercooked. Try reducing the time then test with a skewer and add more cooking time if you need to.

Tips (2)

mrsambrose's picture

Use this all the time when I have surprise visitors or have forgotten to make pudding!
I drizzle salted caramel sauce on top to add an extra something.

Glitterbin's picture

I added half the quantity of coconut palm sugar http://bit.ly/1peNMBQ in place of the muscovado sugar. It was not overly sweet and the caramel flavour was amazing