…or Glorified Banana Pudding Cups.
Oh, hey, neglected blog. HEY. (sorry…!)
We’ve got another family birthday, which means another perfect excuse for me to bake! (or rather, a reason to bake when I haven’t had much time to do so for fun.) This time, it’s my mom’s birthday, but I didn’t ask her what she wanted since she’s usually pretty vocal about what she likes. One of her favorite desserts is key lime pie, so I almost made mini key lime tarts (specifically these…omg). However, it seems like I’ve made a lot of key lime things for her in the past, so I decided that mini banana cream pies would be a good idea since she loves banana desserts, too.
I LOVE BANANA PUDDING, so for me this was a win/win situation. (Growing up, I would always get either those star pops or banana pudding blizzards whenever we went to Dairy Queen.) That said, I had never tried making banana pudding from scratch. When I started searching for recipes, I kept finding some for vanilla pudding layered with bananas and Nilla Wafers. While I do appreciate vanilla pudding, I wanted banana pudding. That’s when I thought to check Homesick Texan, and bingo! With roasting a banana as the first step, I had found my recipe. Continue reading