Cooking With Honey – Honey Banana Pudding

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Is there any dessert more satisfying than banana pudding?  Yes!  Banana pudding made with honey!!

Ingredients

1 (14 oz.) can  Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 1/2 cups cold water

2 tablespoons honey, plus more for drizzling

1 (4-serving size) package instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream, whipped until stiff peaks form

36 vanilla wafers

3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice

Directions

Whisk sweetened condensed milk and water in large bowl. Add pudding mix and honey. Whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in whipped cream.

Spoon 1 cup pudding mixture into 2 1/2-quart glass serving bowl. Top with one-third each of the vanilla wafers, bananas and remaining pudding. Repeat layering twice, ending with pudding mixture.

Chill thoroughly. Drizzle honey on top to garnish.

For individual pudding desserts, prepare mixture and layer in dessert dishes.

Honey Banana Cupcakes With Honey Cinnamon Frosting

In the Fall, my fancy lightly turns to thoughts of cupcakes!!  🙂

Honey Banana Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
3/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together honey, butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Spread tops with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting. Just before serving, peel and slice banana into rounds, and place one on each cupcake, if desired.

Honey Cinnamon Frosting

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat confectioners’ sugar, unsalted butter, honey, and ground cinnamon until smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.