If you are a fan of delicious banana desserts, then we’ve got the best recipes for you! These two banana-inspired recipes are easy ones to try at home and are sure to impress the taste buds.
Banana Pudding Brownies
If you want to kick your brownie game up a notch, try out these banana pudding brownies. They combine the features of banana pudding with the easy-to-eat form of brownies.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup Nilla wafers, finely ground
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temp.
- 1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. banana cream instant pudding and pie filling
- ½ cup milk
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and lining a 13×9 baking pan with foil, leaving a 2” overhang. Coat it with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup finely ground Nilla wafers, 2 tsp. baking powder, and ¼ tsp. salt. In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup melted butter, 1 cup light brown sugar, 3 eggs, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract; then stir in the flour mixture. Spread this batter in the pan and let it bake for 20 minutes. Poke a toothpick in the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, you can take it out of the oven. For the topping, beat 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, 1 (3.4 oz.) package of banana cream instant pudding and pie filling, ½ cup milk, and the remaining 2 eggs until smooth. Spread this mixture over the baked crust and bake until set, approximately 15 minutes. Top it off with 15 Nilla wafers, let it cool, then cut into squares.
Banana Pudding Ice Pops
If you’re looking for something colder but don’t want to reach for the ice cream, you can try these banana pudding ice pops for a treat that’s easy to grab.
- 6 vanilla wafer cookies
- 2 large bananas, cut into thirds
- 1 pint vanilla or coconut ice cream, softened
- 1 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips, melted
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Start by placing a vanilla wafer cookie at the bottom of each of six 4 oz. wax-paper cups. Slice banana pieces and insert a toothpick or popsicle stick into one end of the banana pieces. Using a mixer on medium speed, beat the ice cream for about 30 seconds, then fill each cup two-thirds of the way with the softened ice cream. Gently press the banana pieces into the ice cream. Freeze the cups for approximately 4 hours or until the mixture is firm. In a bowl, blend the melted chocolate and vegetable oil, allowing it to cool to room temperature. After peeling the wax-paper cups from the frozen pops, dip each pop into the melted chocolate, ensuring a delightful coating. For an extra touch, sprinkle chopped nuts on the chocolate coating if desired. Finally, place the chocolate-coated pops on a lined baking sheet and freeze until firm, or serve them immediately for a delectable frozen treat.
Antonio Brown decided to joke with the Buccaneers on Instagram after their heartbreaking loss to the Rams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Los Angeles Rams in a thrilling game. This not only destroyed any hopes the Buccaneers had for repeating their Super Bowl victory but also gave fuel to the rumors about Tom Brady and his possible retirement.
Tom Brady Previously Stated That He Would Play Until He’s at Least 45 or Older
Rumors that Tom Brady may retire this year had started even before the playoff clash of the Buccaneers with the Rams. Brady, who is currently 44 years old, has previously spoken on the subject, stating that he would play until he was 45 or older. After the loss against the Rams, he made a statement during an interview, saying that he hadn’t put a lot of thought into retirement. He further added that he and the team would take it day by day and see where they were.
During the Game, Tom Brady Was Thinking About Winning and Not About Retirement
Brady was also asked if he thought, while on the field, about the possibility that the game he was playing could be his last. To that, the quarterback responded that he was just thinking about winning, explaining how this was his mentality, to go out there and try to win and give his team the best chance to win.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has already confirmed that he would be back with the team for the 2022 season. He was also asked if Tom Brady will be joining him in this decision, to which he responded by saying that the decision is entirely up to the quarterback. Brady later gave another interview and shared that he still loved playing football but recognized the sacrifices his family had made and has to keep making for his career. He finally clarified that he was going to take some time in order to figure out what he would do and whether or not he would return.