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With only 5 minutes of prep, you can enjoy this Healthy Banana Pudding that is packed with protein, fruit, and all of the classic dessert flavors that you love! Individually portioned in your favorite glassware, these portable snacks have less than 150 calories per serving!

Healthy Banana Pudding

The warmer weather is coming, friends!! I can just feel it! Before we know it, Keith will be mowing the grass again, school will be out for the summer (ack!), and we will be splashing around in our bathing suits trying to keep cool! And when I think of warmer sunny temps, one of the first treats that comes to mind is Banana Pudding. It’s cool, creamy, and absolutely delicious.

A few summers ago, I shared a recipe for Quick and Easy Banana Pudding, which my friend Linda gave me. Today I’m giving you my new and improved version, which is perfectly appropriate for picnics (it’s portable!), and it’s a lot kinder on the waistline…making it ideal for bathing suit season!

I also love that you can prep this Healthy Banana Pudding in advance in just about 5 minutes. It’s even nutritious enough that you can enjoy it for breakfast-on-the-go or for snacking at your desk. This, my friends, is a true multi-tasker!

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Are you ready for the quick and easy 5-minute prep? First, grab your favorite clean bowl or jar! I like to use the little mason jars, but anything in your cabinet will work!

Place a layer of vanilla wafer cookies at the bottom of the jar or glass. One cookie fits perfectly in my little jars, but you can obviously use more if necessary.

vanilla wafer in jar

Top the cookie with a layer of yogurt,

yogurt on top

and then add some sliced bananas.

bananas in jar

Repeat the layers one more time, and then finish off your Healthy Banana Pudding with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Mmmm, mmmm, good!

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Healthy Banana Pudding {Individually Portioned in Your Favorite Glassware!}

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 large banana or 2 small bananas, sliced
  • ½ cup fat-free whipped topping thawed
  • Optional: caramel sauce for garnish


  • Place vanilla wafer cookies in the bottom of your favorite glassware. I like to use small mason jars, so one cookie fits perfectly in the bottom of each. If you prefer a larger dish, you may need 2-3 cookies for each layer.
  • Top cookie with a layer of vanilla yogurt (approximately 2 tablespoons per layer).
  • Add a layer of banana slices on top of the yogurt (I use 3 thin slices of banana per layer).
  • Repeat layers, starting with the cookies again.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped topping and drizzle with a small amount of caramel sauce, if desired.
  • Note: These are best if you allow them to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so that the cookies soften and all of the ingredients come together!
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Oh this banana pudding sounds delicious, Blair! It’s one of my favorite desserts, yet I never remember to make that! And I love your little glass jars, too. Perfect for portion control!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Gayle! It’s so good, so easy, and healthy enough that it works for breakfast, snack, OR dessert. 🙂

  2. Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says:

    Haha, my husband is always asking why we have so many empty jars at the house…so happy I’m not the only jar-hoarder out there! And I LOVE these yummy healthy pudding cups! I make something similar for myself all the time, but I’ve never tried it with caramel sauce…I feel like I’ve been missing out this whole time! Absolutely making this recipe SOON!

    1. Blair says:

      Anna, the caramel sauce might be the least healthy ingredient on the list, but it’s also the most delicious. 🙂

  3. Alison H. says:

    I have a bit of a jar obsession..and they & my everyday crystal could always use a good cleaning!

    1. Blair says:

      I’m with you, Alison — definitely a jar obsession! 🙂

  4. Joanne says:

    5 stars
    I love this easy and healthy dessert! The perfect size portions, too.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Joanne! The individual servings are definitely key. No eating the entire pan! 🙂

  5. Marsha A. says:

    These individual puddings are a great idea! Cant eat too much that way. my crystal needs a good cleaning. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    1. Blair says:

      Thank YOU, Marsha, for stopping by! Good luck with the giveaway! 🙂

  6. Leslie says:

    Yum! I’m looking to lose about 20lbs in 65 days. I’ll definitely be adding this to the menu!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s awesome, Leslie!! Congrats on your weight loss journey. Hope these help!

  7. Carlee says:

    These look so yummy and plenty easy! My glasses could use a good shine. They sometimes get a film from the dishwasher. yuck!

    1. Blair says:

      You’ll love these tabs then, Carlee! 🙂 Definitely no film after cleaning!

  8. David @ Spiced says:

    Growing up in the South, banana pudding is a way of life! Now that it’s finally getting warmer, I’m all about some picnic food…starting with banana pudding. This looks delicious!! #client

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, David! I agree — the warm weather calls for a sweet no-bake treat!!

  9. Akaleistar says:

    The banana pudding looks so yummy!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you!

  10. angelam says:

    5 stars
    My glasses always look so uck. Would love to try this. This recipe looks and sounds delsih! Gonna try it. Thanks! =)

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks! You will love these tabs, too!

  11. Carolsue says:

    My baking dishes that I cook lasagna, etc. in always need a good cleaning!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Carolsue!

  12. Julia @ Swirls and Spice says:

    I always enjoyed classic banana pudding desserts with vanilla wafers! I’ve been craving it again recently, so your recipe is perfectly timed!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Julia! I hope that you can try it!

  13. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says:

    I love this idea. I have all the ingredients and I think this is going to be my breakfast tomorrow. I may even share some with the kids! Stopping by from Merry Monday.

    Oh and I only use Finish tabs in my dishwasher. thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Tanya! I bet the kids would like it too. Especially the cookie part!!

  14. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion says:

    Looks so delicious and it’s easy to make.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Ilona! So glad that you stopped by! 🙂