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Banana Coconut Pudding

Comforting and extra delicious! This super easy and creamy Banana Coconut Pudding for the slow cooker will be your new favorite dessert! 

A bowl of banana coconut pudding with vanilla wafer cookies, a spoon, and a dollop of whipped cream.
 

Slow cooker banana coconut pudding is comfort food for the soul, and it’s a dessert you’ll want to add to your list of recipes to make, ASAP!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding is available at the end of this post. 

Closeup of banana pudding on a spoon with a bowl underneath, more pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafer cookies.

The ingredient list:

I don’t make a lot of slow cooker desserts because I usually reserve my slow cooker for savory dishes.

However, the few I have made are really good. I hope you’ll check them out if you’re looking to step out of the slow cooker rut as I did.

Additional slow-cooker dessert recipes

Sweet endings that are made in the slow cooker.

What makes this slow cooker pudding recipe work?

This slow cooker banana coconut pudding is basically a dump and stir recipe, as most slow cooker recipes are (in my opinion). That’s what makes them so apPEELing (sorry, banana humor), and non-threatening.

Honestly, the only thing you really need to do to make this pudding a standout is to toast the coconut in a dry skillet to bring out its coconutty flavor before adding it into the cooker with all the other ingredients.

Adding the pinch of salt is also important. It may seem like a tiny amount (and it is), but even a tiny amount of salt can help bring out the flavor and sweetness in any kind of dessert. Salt is always a key ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Please do not omit it.

Sweetened condensed milk. Because, well, sweetened condensed milk. LOL

Small white bowl of banana pudding with a dollop of whipped cream on top and vanilla wafer cookies surrounding the bowl and in the pudding.

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. Not that I’d know anything about that! 😉

Please also note, this pudding will thicken in the refrigerator as it cools… IF it even gets that far! LOL

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How to make banana coconut pudding in a slow cooker:

  • Place the overripe bananas in a small (4 quart) slow cooker and mash them well.
  • Pour in two cans of the sweetened condensed milk.
How to make Comforting Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding
  • Add the toasted coconut, pure vanilla extract, and the salt.
How to make slow cooker banana coconut pudding
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Add the lid to the cooker and set to low. Cook for 4 hours.
How to make banana coconut slow cooker pudding
  • 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 yolk and pudding to temper the egg.
How to make banana coconut slow cooker pudding
  • 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.
How to make banana coconut slow cooker pudding
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How to toast coconut in a skillet:

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.

Can I use a slow cooker that is larger than 4-Quarts to make this recipe?

Yes!

If you don’t have a small slow cooker (4 quarts), you can definitely use a larger slow cooker but you’ll need to cut down your cooking time by half, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing OR double the recipe and make more pudding! 

Small white bowl with banana pudding, whipped cream, and three vanilla wafer cookies. A slow cooker in the background along with bananas.

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Banana Coconut Pudding for the Slow Cooker

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding comfort food.

Easy Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Pudding

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Comforting and extra delicious! This super easy and creamy slow cooker banana coconut pudding will be your new favorite dessert!
4.2 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert, Pudding
Cuisine American, American Comfort Food
Servings 6 servings
Calories 151 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 overripe bananas peeled
  • 2 cans (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut toasted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • whipped cream optional
  • vanilla cookies optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the overripe bananas to a small (4 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.
  • 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.

Notes

Tools and equipment:
4-quart slow cooker, potato masher or forks, wooden spoon or spatula, dry skillet (for toasting coconut), small bowl,can opener

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 317mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 7.2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword banana coconut pudding, slow cooker pudding
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Recipe Rating




Liz

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

I have to admit, I did sample quite a bit out of my slow cooker!! SO tasty!! My family loved it, too.

Renée

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

I completely understand, Liz. I ate far too much on my own before I offered it up to the family! LOL

Linda

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

You had me at banana pudding! What a great idea to make it in the slow cooker! This recipe looks so easy and so yummy that I'll have to make sure I have company when I make it or I just might eat the whole pot. Btw, I love the addition of the coconut into the mix too for that little tropical flair.

Renée

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

I'm a cocoNUT by nature. I add it whenever I can. Glad you like the recipe. Thanks, Linda.

Jenn

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

My slow cooker just jumped for joy! Such a fantastic recipe! Thank you!

Renée

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

HaHaHa! That's great. I know your slow cooker will love it!

palatablepastime

Friday 13th of October 2017

Quite a handy recipe as when I don't get to my bananas, I always peel them place in a ziplock and toss in the freezer. They are also wonderful buzzed up frozen in the food processor as ice cream, but one can only do that so many times before getting bored. Now pudding sounds like a great diversion!

Debra C.

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Looks delicious!