Easy Healthy Microwave Vanilla Pudding or Pie Filling

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins

A healthy and delicious way to get milk into your children. Makes a quick and easy dessert.


  1. Combine milk, honey and cornstarch in a 2-quart (8-cup) dish.
  2. Cook in microwave oven at high power for 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, then after each minute.
  3. Beat in eggs and cook 30 seconds more.
  4. Remove from oven and add vanilla.
  5. Pour into serving dishes or baked pie crust and refrigerate. This recipe is easily doubled.
  6. Butterscotch variation: Add 1 Tablespoon molasses to honey. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter after removing from heat. Reduce vanilla to 1 teaspoon.
  7. Coconut: Add 1/2 to 1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut to finished pudding.
Most Helpful

In my case, the cornstarch just lumped together, no matter how much I mixed, so it didn't thicken. In the end, I mixed more cornstarch with a few tbsp of water in a cup and added this mixture to the pudding. It thickened well after that, but had a slightly strange texture, probably because I cooked it a few minutes after adding the eggs so that it would thicken. So next time, I'll mix the starch with a small amount of milk first; also I took LonghornMama's suggestion about adding the eggs. The taste was great and it was easy, so I'll try this again. **Update: I mixed the cornstarch with 1/2 cup of the milk and poured it in. This was MUCH better than before, and the texture was marvelous, like a pudding should be. Thanks!!!

dsavir September 08, 2009

I also had the cornstarch lumping problem, which I could have solved by reading the reviews before I made it. It did turn out ok and the texture ended up similar to tapioca pudding. The main reason I marked this down to 3 stars was that it wasn't sweet enough and it could use more vanilla. Next time I make this I'll use the other reviewers' corn starch "trick", add at least a 1/4c. of sugar, 2 tbsp of vanilla (if you have real vanilla extract this might be too much), and a bit of butter or pinch of salt for some flavor contrast.

FluffyDogLover October 18, 2011

Quick and easy! Loved that this is sweetened with honey instead of sugar. Made the Butterscotch version and thought it could have used more molasses, but then I love molasses. Look forward to trying vanilla and coconut versions. Would suggest stirring a bit of hot pudding into the eggs before adding to the pudding mixture. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama May 03, 2007