This simple dessert takes less than five minutes to make and is delicious, healthy, and beautiful!
I'm a huge fan of dessert. That's pretty obvious though, huh? The kids and I have dessert after dinner just about every night. Even if it's just a piece of chocolate, it's something.
I bake quite a bit (another obvious statement), so we usually have something in the house at all times. Could be cookies, lots of time it's brownies, or maybe even a cake. But there are plenty of times when it's nice to have a quick dessert. Something easy to put together that doesn't require baking. Something that can be thrown together when someone unexpectedly shows up on your doorstep for a visit. These parfaits are the answer.
I feel like the recipe title is a bit misleading. It sounds rich and decadent, but really it's not. It's actually a healthy dessert. No way, you say. Banana cream is healthy? Well, I'll share my secret with you. That's not banana pudding in those bowls. It's banilla (vanilla + banana) yogurt. I know, I know, you think I'm crazy! But this stuff is like liquid gold. It tastes so much like banana pudding, it's crazy. It's my newest addiction and I've been eating it like it's going out of style.
This dessert is easy, healthy and delicious. What more could you ask for? Four simple ingredients. Just four. That's all you need to make these cute little parfaits. I keep everything needed on hand, and one takes less than five minutes to make. So when the kids ask for dessert and I haven't baked all week, I can pull this out and everyone is happy.
Mini Banana Cream Parfaits
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 4 parfaits
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1 1/2 cups Stonyfield Banilla Yogurt
32 mini vanilla wafers
1 banana, cut into medium slices
Lite whipped topping
Add two heaping tablespoons of yogurt to the bottom of a mini dessert glass or small bowl. Layer six mini wafers on top of the yogurt, followed by another two tablespoons of yogurt. Place five to six banana slices on top of that layer. Add a dollop of whipped topping, then place two more wafers on top. Repeat the process to make four desserts total.