Microwave banana pudding

Microwave banana pudding

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(87 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



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 ripe bananas



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



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  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 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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Carlvlogsfordays's picture
16th Jun, 2018
I cooked this in the microwave and I can't believe it turned out so well! Thanks for the dessert. Cheers - Carlvlogsfordays
25th Apr, 2018
Easily a winner in our family! If you fancy some dessert after dinner this is super easy and quick to make/cook! Goes really well with nutella or ice cream too - yum! Will try oven cooking it next time to see the difference :)
18th Sep, 2017
Really easy and delicious! I oven cooked 30 mins per others' recommendations. Lovely!
18th Sep, 2017
Really easy and delicious! I oven cooked 30 mins per others' recommendations. Lovely!
1st May, 2017
Lovely if oven cooked. Take another five/ten mins and oven cook this, it is so much better for it. That said, it is v nice and worth cooking. Great mid week standby pudding. My kids will eat it if microwave cooked, but much better in the oven.
12th Jan, 2017
I made this for the second time this evening. This time, I baked it (160 fan, 180 otherwise, @ 30 minutes), and it was lovely. When I microwaved it, it just didn't cook properly. I put it in for at least 15 minutes longer than the recipe said, because it wasn't cooked before - the texture was doughy, rubbery as it cooled, and it really wasn't very nice. Maybe my complete lack of experience in microwave cookery was to blame - I'm just glad that I can now remake this, and have a happy, satisfied husband!
31st Jan, 2016
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
5th Dec, 2015
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.
9th Feb, 2015
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.
9th Feb, 2015
Added a few tablespoons of cocoa powder for a chocolate & banana pudding - went down very well with my children!


27th Sep, 2016
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.
28th Aug, 2015
I was wondering what Wattage was used for the recipe as my microwave is a 800W
9th Oct, 2014
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
28th Oct, 2014
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.
21st Mar, 2015
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.
27th Sep, 2014
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
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