Easy Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe With Real Bananas

Easy Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe With Real Bananas

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious banana pudding brownie recipe, then you have finally found it! We even use real bananas too!

We’ve decided to make our own homemade chocolate pudding mix and add use real bananas for the banana flavor. However, you can easily use banana pudding mix instead and just add some cocoa powder for the chocolate element.

Regardless of which route you choose to go, this recipe is easy and can be made in less than an hour.

What Do You Need To Make Instant Pudding?
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It depends on whether you are making store-bought instant pudding or a homemade mix from scratch. To make a store-bought instant pudding, simply combine 1 packet of pudding (which is usually 3.4-5.1 ounces) with roughly 2-3 cups of cold milk. Whisk the ingredients together until a smooth mixture is formed and allow it to set in the fridge.

To make your own homemade instant pudding, you will need a couple of ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white caster sugar
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry vanilla powder

How to make homemade instant pudding?

You can simply combine all of the above-mentioned ingredients together and make sure that there aren’t any lumps in the mixture.

To use the instant pudding powder, simply combine 1/2 cup pudding mix with roughly 2 cups of cold milk. Whisk the ingredients together until you have a completely smooth mixture and allow it to set inside of the fridge.

How do you make chocolate pudding?

For this banana pudding brownie recipe, we will be using chocolate pudding mix. You can buy a pre-made instant pudding mix from the store or make your own one at home.

While the store-bought mixture is much less work and takes a lot less time, by using a homemade mixture, you know exactly what it contains. Furthermore, it will likely have a much more chocolatey flavor.

For chocolate instant pudding, you can also simply combine all of the dry ingredients together (recipe below) and store them in an airtight glass jar.

Then, to use the pudding mix, combine 1/2 cup chocolate mix with 2 cups of cold milk and whisk to get a smooth mixture. Finally, allow it to set in the fridge.

How do you make instant chocolate pudding better

How To Make This Recipe With Banana Pudding Mix?

So, our recipe uses chocolate pudding mix with real bananas. But, if you want to use banana-flavored instant pudding instead, you can.

Substitute the chocolate pudding mix with banana pudding mix. Remove 1/4 cup cake flour and substitute it with cocoa powder.

It’s as easy as that! You still have both the delicious banana and chocolate flavor.

What You Need To Make This Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe

Ingredients for the chocolate pudding mix

  • 1 1/2 cups fine caster sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry vanilla powder

Ingredients for the banana pudding brownie recipe

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ripe small banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • 8 x 8-inch baking pan
  • Non-stick baking paper and cooking spray
  • Small saucepan
  • Electric hand or stand mixer, optional

Non-Stick Brownie Pan with Dividers

Step By Step Instructions To Make This Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe

Step 1: Make the chocolate pudding instant mix

To make this pudding mix, simply whisk together all of the dry ingredients and ensure that there aren’t any lumps in the mixture. You can make this pre-mix in advance and store it in a glass jar in a cool dark place.

Then, do not hydrate the instant pudding mix as you will be using it directly in the recipe with the other dry ingredients.

Step 2: Combine the wet ingredients

First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line the baking tray with non-stick baking paper or cooking spray.

Place the salted butter inside a small saucepan and allow it to melt completely over a low heat. Make sure to stir occasionally to prevent the butter from burning. Set the butter aside to cool completely.

Add the melted butter to a mixing bowl and cream it together with the sugar and vanilla. Then, add the egg and mashed banana and whisk until they are evenly incorporated. Set the wet ingredients aside.

Step 3: Combine the dry ingredients and make the batter

In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Make sure they are well distributed and that there are no lumps.

Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold them together until you have a smooth uniform batter. Finally, fold in the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.

Step 4: Bake the brownies

Pour the batter into the lined baking tray. This banana pudding brownie recipe bakes for roughly 20-25 minutes.

Step 5: Cool and cut the brownie

Allow the brownies to cool completely before attempting to cut them. This will ensure you get clean slices and the brownies don’t tear apart, especially because these are so soft.

You can first leave them in the pan to cool for an hour or two before removing them to cool completely. This will also help ensure they don’t misform or break.

Cut the brownies and serve immediately, or store them in an airtight container.

What do you need to make instant pudding

Tips And Tricks For This Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe

  • You can of course also use pre-made store-bought chocolate pudding mix. However, we prefer making our own Once you have made your instant pudding mix, you can store any leftover in a glass jar or container. Make sure it is airtight and that you store it in a cool, dry, and dark place.
  • If you want to add a richer banana flavor, you can either substitute the egg with another ripe small banana or simply add a teaspoon of banana extract or essence.
  • A lot of people love adding sliced banana pieces inside of the brownie mix or as a garnish on top. When the banana is baked, it caramelizes nicely and helps create a good balance of chocolate and banana.
  • When lining the baking pan with parchment paper, make sure that the paper overhang on each side of the pan. This will make it much easier to remove the brownie block after it has begun to cool.

Servings And Preparation Times – Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe

How do you make chocolate pudding

Wrapping Up

This banana pudding brownie recipe is incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up in under an hour! They make the perfect lunch treat, dessert with ice cream, or party platter addition! Let us know what you think in the comments below and share it with your fellow bakers!

FAQs

How do you make chocolate pudding?

For chocolate instant pudding, simply combine caster sugar, cornstarch, dry milk powder, cocoa powder, and dry vanilla powder. Once whisked together to make a smooth dry mixture, you can mix 1/2 cup instant pudding powder with 2 cups milk. You can find our easy recipe in this article.

How do you make instant chocolate pudding better?

Your best option is to use the instant pudding mix in a recipe like we did for these brownies. However, if you are making the pudding as-is, add some chopped nuts or chocolate to it. You can also flavor it with delicious spices like cinnamon, cardamom, or nutmeg.

How far in advance can I make chocolate pudding?

If you are making the dry powder, you can make it months in advance. When storing it in an airtight container in a cool dark place, it will keep for at least 4 months. If you are making a set pudding (with milk), it will only be good for about 3-4 days when stored in the fridge.

What do you need to make instant pudding?

To make instant pudding, you need a sweetened (like sugar), a thickener (like cornstarch), dry milk powder (for the creamy texture), and the flavoring agent in a dry form. You can substitute these ingredients to your liking, as long as you don't leave any of these out.

Banana Pudding Brownie

Ingredients
  

For the chocolate pudding mix

For the banana pudding brownie

Instructions

  • To make this pudding mix, simply whisk together all of the dry ingredients and ensure that there aren't any lumps in the mixture. You can make this pre-mix in advance and store it in a glass jar in a cool dark place.
    Then, do not hydrate the instant pudding mix as you will be using it directly in the recipe with the other dry ingredients.
  • First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line the baking tray with non-stick baking paper or cooking spray.
    Place the salted butter inside a small saucepan and allow it to melt completely over a low heat. Make sure to stir occasionally to prevent the butter from burning. Set the butter aside to cool completely.
    Add the melted butter to a mixing bowl and cream it together with the sugar and vanilla. Then, add the egg and mashed banana and whisk until they are evenly incorporated. Set the wet ingredients aside. 
  • In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Make sure they are well distributed and that there are no lumps.
    Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold them together until you have a smooth uniform batter. Finally, fold in the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the lined baking tray. This banana pudding brownie recipe bakes for roughly 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before attempting to cut them. This will ensure you get clean slices and the brownies don't tear apart, especially because these are so soft.
    You can first leave them in the pan to cool for an hour or two before removing them to cool completely. This will also help ensure they don't misform or break.
    Cut the brownies and serve immediately, or store them in an airtight container.
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