Comforting and extra delicious! This super easy and creamy slow cooker banana coconut pudding will be your new favorite dessert! #SundaySupper
This week’s #SundaySupper theme is slow cooker comfort foods. At first, I considered all sorts of wonderful savory slow cooker dishes I could make and share. But then the more I thought about it, the more I thought a slow cooker dessert would be something a little bit unusual. Enter Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding.
This slow cooker pudding is a complete winner, and I’m really happy I went in the dessert direction! Slow cooker banana coconut pudding is a comfort food for the soul, and it’s a dessert you’ll want to add to your list of recipes to make, ASAP!
I don’t make a lot of slow cooker desserts because as I’ve mentioned above, I usually reserve my slow cooker for savory dishes. However, the few I have made, I’ve shared here on my blog Kudos Kitchen. I hope you’ll check them out if you’re looking to step out of the slow cooker rut as I did. By clicking on the titles below, you’ll be taken directly to that particular recipe.
Slow Cooker Blueberry Fancy – 2014
I know there are also slow cooker desserts in the round-up at the end of this post from the #SundaySupper group, so make sure you click on those titles and get those recipes as well.
Making comforting slow cooker banana coconut pudding requires a short list of ingredients; three overripe bananas, three fourth’s cup toasted coconut, two cans (14 ounces, each) sweetened condensed milk, two tablespoons butter, one egg yolk, one teaspoon pure vanilla extract, and a small pinch of salt. It’s basically a dump and stir recipe (as most slow cooker recipes are, IMO), and then the cooker does the majority of the work.
As you’ll notice in the photos and video that I’ve garnished my slow cooker banana coconut pudding with whipped cream and vanilla cookies before serving. Don’t forget to add those items to your grocery list if you’d also like to spruce up your pudding before serving.
WARNING: this slow cooker banana coconut pudding is SO GOOD, you may be tempted to eat it right out of the cooker, warm, with a spoon. Be aware; the pudding will thicken in the refrigerator as it cools… If it even gets that far! LOL
Check out how easy Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding is to make and then pull out your slow cooker. You’ll be eating this pudding for dessert before you know it!
Place the overripe bananas in a small (6 quart) slow cooker and mash. Pour in two cans of the sweetened condensed milk
Add the toasted coconut, pure vanilla extract, and the salt.
Stir well to combine. Add the lid to the cooker and set to low. Cook for 4 hours. *Note – if using a larger size slow cooker, cut the cooking time by half!
After four hours time, add two tablespoons butter and 1 egg yolk that has been mixed with 2 tablespoons of the hot pudding mixture. Stir the egg youl and pudding to temper the egg.
Stir the tempered egg in the with pudding mixture. Cover and continue to cook for an additional hour. Cool the pudding and refrigerate. The pudding will thicken as it cools. Spoon the pudding into bowls and garnish with whipped cream and vanilla cookies if desired.
- 3 - 4 overripe bananas peeled
- 2 cans 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup toasted coconut
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg yolk
- whipped cream optional
- vanilla cookies optional
Add the overripe bananas to a small (6 quart) slow cooker and mash well with a potato masher.
Stir in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt.
Cover and cook for 4 hours on low. *NOTE - IF USING A LARGER SIZE SLOW COOKER, CUT THE COOKING TIME BY HALF.
Remove the cover, add the butter and egg yolk that has been mixed with 2 tablespoons of the warm pudding (to temper the egg).
Stir well to combine, replace the lid and continue to look for an additional hour.
Cool the pudding and then refrigerate until ready to serve. *Note - the pudding will thicken once chilled.
Serve with whipped cream and vanilla cookies if desired.
Tools and equipment:
6-quart slow cooker
potato masher or forks
wooden spoon or spatula
dry skillet (for toasting coconut)
This recipe for slow cooker banana coconut pudding makes approximately 6 cups of creamy delicious pudding. If you don’t have a small slow cooker (6 quarts), you can definitely use a larger slow cooker but you’ll need to decrease your cooking time by half, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Also, you don’t need to toast the coconut, but it will bump up the flavor if you do. Toasting coconut is easy to do on the stovetop. Add the flaked coconut to a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, over medium/low heat. The coconut will brown quickly so don’t walk away from the stovetop while toasting coconut, or you’ll go from toasted to burnt in the blink of an eye.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my contribution this week for #SundaySupper Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you. Should you have any questions for me regarding this, or any other items you’ll find here on my blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly or leave me a comment in the comment section at the end of this post. I promise to get back with you ASAP with the answer to your questions.
Below you’ll find all the slow cooker comfort food recipe links from the rest of the #SundaySupper members who participated in this week’s theme. By clicking on the recipe titles, you’ll be taken directly to that bloggers site and the recipe you’re interested in.
Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes #SundaySupper
Desserts, Breakfasts, and Sides
- Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Easy Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Baked Apples by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Slower Cooker Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding by A Little Fish in the Kitchen
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by Our Good Life
- Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker by Life Tastes Good
- Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff by Flour On My Face
- Crockpot Cabbage Rolls by My World Simplified
- Slow Cooker Asian BBQ Pork by Simple and Savory
- Slow Cooker Asian Garlic-Ginger Meatballs by The Weekend Gourmet
- Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy by Sunday Supper Movement
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Slow Cooker Cube Steaks Paprika by Hardly A Goddess
- Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Chicken by Cricket’s Confections
- Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak by Soulfully Made
- Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Mushrooms by Cooking Chat
- Slow Cooker Swiss Steak by Palatable Pastime
- Slow Cooker Tinga de Pollo Poblano by Cooking On The Ranch
Soups, Stews, and Pastas
- Beef Massaman Curry (Slow Cooker) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Beefy Chili Mac by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Kid Friendly Mac and Cheese in a Crockpot by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pork & Lentil Stew by Gourmet Everyday
- Slow Cooker Baked Ziti by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup by Bites of Wellness
- Slow Cooker Low Carb Mexican Casserole by My Life Cookbook
- Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Stew by The Freshman Cook
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