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Bananas and Custard

Preparation: 5 mins

Cooking: 10 mins

Serves 4, costs under £1.00


  • 4 Bananas (400g) (Medium Sized)
  • 2 Tablespoons Custard Powder (36g)
  • 1 Tablespoons Sugar (20g)
  • 1 Pints Semi Skimmed Milk (568ml)

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan oven / 350°F / gas mark 4.
  2. Peel the bananas and slice each one in two along the length.
  3. Place bananas into an ovenproof dish, cover with a lid or foil and bake for 10-15 minutes until soft.
  4. While the bananas are cooking, add the custard powder and sugar to a bowl and mix to a paste with a little of the milk.
  5. Heat the rest of the milk in a pan to nearly boiling and pour onto the custard mix, stirring well.
  6. Return the custard to the pan and bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Do not let the mixture boil.
  7. Pour the custard over the cooked banana and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 215g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
215.00 (11.00%)
Energy Kj
909.00 (11.00%)
Total Fat
2.60g (4.00%)
Saturated Fat
1.60g (8.00%)
Total Sugars
31.40g (35.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.30g (4.00%)

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