No-bake banana pudding adapted from Maya Angelou’s recipe … egg free


Our virtual world nearly exploded last week with the news that a very wise woman died. During her lifetime she made a phenominal impact not only on the lives of people but she was also an inspiration to many of the world’s top businesses.


I was given one of her cookery books by an American colleague a few years ago and my #ultimatebaker friend and I decided to make her banana pudding with a few adjustments to complement my current healthier eating initiative in my daily column.

And as love and appreciation flowed down news feeds via facebook, twitter and blogs, we celebrated her life in the Press and you can also see the wonderful Emmetts at their family gathering last weekend.


And for the pudding you will need:
First layer
1 large packet of Loacker wafers
3 spoons Limoncello (optional, you can leave it out )
Second Layer
5 bananas, neatly sliced
Juice of half a lemon (squeezed on the banana slices)
Third layer
1 can evaporated milk, heat up with the grated lemom and vanilla
Grated rind of one lemon
1 vanilla pod
500ml water mixed with 135 g sugar, add to the milk and stir while cooking
100g cornstarch mixed with 150ml water, mix together and when the milk and liquid starts to boil stir in the cornstarch mixture and stir. Remove from heat.
Top Layer
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 spoons sugar or honey
250ml fresh double cream
250ml plain yoghurt

Layer the wafers in the bottom of the bowl.
Drizzle some limoncello or leave out


Then a layer of bananas


And the egg free custard, repeat the three layers again.. Wafers, limoncello, bananas, custard


Then beat the cream until it is stiff. Add the yoghurt, cinnamon and sugar. Mix well.


I piped mine with a bag and no nozzle. I like the plain finish these days ! decorate the top with some banana slices and i sprinkled some more cinammon.


17 responses to “No-bake banana pudding adapted from Maya Angelou’s recipe … egg free”

  1. How rewarding to have her cookbook. Recipe looks very interesting and I like the healthy changes.

    1. Yes she was an incredible cook too. good at so many things ! Have a lovely weekend Jovina !

  2. Saved the recipe! I’m not too into bananas, but this sounds and looks very lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you so much, lovely to hear from you and you have a great weekend !

  3. I sometimes try to read the article to see if I can understand some parts. I understand Dezerta.

    1. Haha, yes im sure you do but the recipe is in English too. My writing overlaps but is never a tranlation, i like it to evolve. Hope all well with you ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Looks wonderfully delicious! Have to try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, have a great day !

  5. What a lovely way for you to honour a wonderful lady xx

  6. A most scrumptious tribute to a woman of poise, passion and talent.

    1. Thank you Shanna and so glad you like it ! Have a great day !

  7. A very delicious tribute! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Fae! Lovely to see you regularly again ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you have settled down … It takes time when you ve been away for a while ๐Ÿ™‚ have a great day !

  8. Banana pudding is the best!! I feel like the hint of lemon in this would be so tasty!

  9. Banana Pudding is literally one of my favorite desserts of all time! I am so going to try this when I get a chance!

    1. Yes the combination of lemon in this one is great, thanks for visiting !

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