Banana-maple towers

A smart, low fat dessert to impress your guests

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 265
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 48g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.47g


  • ½ tsp butter
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml/½ pt semi-skimmed milk
  • 50g sultanas
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tsp reduced fat crème fraîche
  • grated nutmeg, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6 and grease four 150ml dariole moulds or heatproof teacups with the butter – this will help you turn out the puddings and add a touch more flavour.

  2. Mash the banana in a mixing bowl, using a fork. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, then stir in the breadcrumbs, sugar, milk and sultanas.

  3. Spoon the mixture evenly into the moulds or teacups. Arrange them in a small roasting dish, and then pour in enough hot water to reach about halfway up their sides.

  4. Bake uncovered, for 35 minutes, until set. Cool for a few moments, then turn out onto small serving plates. Drizzle a tablespoon of maple syrup over each pudding, then finish with a teaspoon of crème fraîche and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg, if you like.

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