Banana Couscous Pudding and Fruit Parfait (Ww Core)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Couscous adds great texture to this pretty parfait. Serve it year-round by using whichever fruits are in season.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in a microwave-safe bowl in microwave.
  2. Carefully remove from microwave and stir in couscous.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 5 minutes until couscous is tender.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare pudding according to package directions using fat-free milk.
  5. Stir in couscous (it is okay if couscous is still warm).
  6. Let stand 5 minutes until pudding is set.
  7. To make parfaits, layer about 2 tablespoons of pudding, then 2 tablespoons of bananas, 2 tablespoons of pudding, then 2 tablespoons of strawberries in each of 4 tall parfait or other tall thin glasses. Repeat layers once.
  8. Garnish with mint sprigs if desired.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. Yields 1 parfait per serving.
Most Helpful

This was fine - just okay, IMO. I won't make it again. Maybe my expectations were too high, but the couscous gave the pudding a funky texture - I was expecting creamier, tapioca-like consistency, but my MIL asked, "what's the gritty stuff?" Pudding and fruit would have been fine - no need to add the couscous, unless, since it's whole wheat, you're absolutely desperate to add more fiber to your diet!

Amy020 July 28, 2010

It saved me! Last night, my husband cooked up a frozen apple pie with 495 calories, 29 grams of fat per slice! I knew I was in trouble so I came searching for a dessert I could make for myself that would satisfy my sweet tooth with ingredients I had on hand (I used vanilla pudding instead of banana cream). YUMMY! My husband even had a bite and loved it. He was surprised when I told him it was Core. Even the other kids were wanting some. A definite keeper!

KimRaber April 14, 2008

Fun and tasty dessert - even the family members NOT dieting thought it was ok. I liked the couscous in the pudding - reminded me of tapioca. I don't like bananas, so I used vanilla pudding and strawberries and blueberries for the fruit. Thanks for posting.

pattikay in L.A. July 14, 2007