A Little Bit Lighter Banana Pudding Parfaits

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My husband Bill’s sweet tooth is usually cookies, but sometimes he gets a taste for the classic banana pudding with vanilla wafers.   I thought I would save him a few calories by using reduced fat milk, reduced fat vanilla wafers, lite whipped topping, and to make it just a little different, a sprinkle of toasted coconut for an extra touch.  I also used small dessert parfait cups.  Looks cute, tastes good, and Bill is happy.  He prefers vanilla pudding, but if you like banana/chocolate combo, use chocolate pudding, chocolate wafers, and chocolate sprinkles on top instead of coconut.

A Little Bit Lighter Banana Pudding Parfaits
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 20 reduced fat vanilla wafers, broken into pieces
  • 2 small bananas, sliced
  • ¾ cup thawed lite whipped frozen topping
  • 3 Tablespoons toasted coconut (optional)
  1. Prepare pudding according to package directions.
  2. Place 1 Tablespoon of broken cookies into the bottom of 6-ounce tall parfait glass.
  3. Top with 2 Tablespoons of pudding, 4 banana slices, and 1 Tablespoon of whipped topping.
  4. Repeat to form identical layers; set aside and repeat with remaining glasses. Top each with a sprinkling of toasted coconut, if desired.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes and serve. Serves 6.


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