Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  259
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  46 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  3 mg
  • Sodium  276 mg
  • Potassium  52 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 milk substitute
  • 1 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute sugar-free pudding mix to reduce carbohydrate content to 32 grams and 2 carbohydrate choices.
  • If you are not on a potassium restricted diet, top vanilla wafers with a layer of sliced bananas.
  • Check whipped topping ingredients and choose a brand that does not contain phosphate additives.

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Banana Pudding Dessert
wolfman1 says:


Feb. 09, 2018, 3:55 AM
Banana Pudding Dessert
mgrinnals says:

This recipe did not work. It was so runny and never set up to be the proper consistency. I make a LOT of the Davita recipes and this one is not worth making. The taste was good, but it was too runny of a consistency to enjoy.

Oct. 10, 2017, 8:26 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert
formomh says:

One ounce of Nilla wafers has 30mg of Potassium according to the Mondelez website. So the contribution of K+ in this recipe is already at 30mg, Add in another 20mg from the whipped topping (from the USDA National Nutrient database)...since potassium doesn't have to be declared on food labels, it often is assumed that processed foods are free. I think the 22mg in the recipe is understated. Also, sometimes puddings are designed to have a thickening reaction with the casein in milk, which is not present in nut and soy milks. Dietitian comment: Looking back at the initial analysis the vanilla wafers used in the analysis were 14 mg potassium per ounce and a nondairy whipped topping was used, 0 mg potassium. I will post an updated analysis with a dairy topping and will compare several vanilla wafer brands. Thank you for your feedback!

May. 11, 2016, 1:46 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert

This sounds wonderful. My husband will love this. We start PD next week. I wonder if I could use instant jello instead of the cooked version? Thank you! Dietitian comment: The problem with instant pudding mix is the sodium is twice as high as the Cook and Serve or already made products. The other concern is the presence of phosphate additives (2 different ones in some brands!). Stick with the cooked version.

Apr. 22, 2016, 8:55 AM
Banana Pudding Dessert

It seems the percentage of rice milk (using rice dream unenriched) to banana pudding mixture is a bit short using 2 packages of pudding and half the liquid makes it a bit strong and can only partially make a loaf pan, and not a 9x13 pan, will try a bit more rice drink in my next try, it was good but did not make a 9x13 pan. Dietitian comment: Thanks for the review. We will retest this one and update if needed.

Dec. 22, 2015, 7:47 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert
diannasue says:

I wonder if I could use Almond milk instead of rice milk, ?? just dyeing to give this a try, it sounds so very good.....And I do appreciate the dietitians that work so very hard for all of us that with out them,, all of us suffering with kidney failure would not be able to enjoy so many things we love and it is hard enough dealing with this, so please just let me say thank you, truly we do appreciate all of you..... :)....Thank's. Dietitian comment: Thank you! I have not tried the almond milk but think it will work. Some milk substitutes prevent the pudding from setting so it will be an experiment if you make the change.

Dec. 19, 2014, 1:55 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert
sueninke says:

We recently found out my husband has stage 4 ckd. When I found this website I was thrilled. All the recipes I have tried have been great. This desert is fantastic, especially if you are wanting bananas and can't eat them. I was afraid to try it because of some of the comments. I had no problem at all it is delicious. The pudding thickened just like it was supposed to. I will continue to make this. Love it!

Jul. 16, 2014, 8:16 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert
deb6489 says:

I very recently found this website because my husband just started dialysis. He loves this recipe! I've made it several times and the whole family loves it. The first time it was a little runny but all the other times it turned out great. Every time it tasted great though. We have tried several recipes on your site and I'm very happy with the results! This is our favorite though. Thank you!

Mar. 27, 2012, 10:12 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert

I made this recipe and it turned out pretty well. I was a little skeptical because of the previous comments. But it turned out good. My boyfriend loved it and he doesn't really like pudding much.

Nov. 21, 2011, 10:32 AM
Banana Pudding Dessert
irene96 says:

I called the company that makes rice dream rice milk to ask if pudding of any kind, jello or home made can be made with rice milk and was told that rice milk lacks the enzyms found in dairy milk and it is those enzyms that cause the pudding to thicken in others words it wont work well if at all

Sep. 06, 2011, 8:37 PM
Banana Pudding Dessert
PhylBenvin says:

Was this recipe tested before it was posted? Because this one is a mess! I used every ingredient exactly as stated and couldn't get the pudding to thicken with the rice milk. The vanilla wafers were floating in the pudding. Maybe it would have worked better with non-dairy creamer. Don't waste the ingredients on this one. Moderator comment: Our dietitians who submit the recipes do kitchen test them. I went to my own kitchen with this one and made 4 versions--2 instant pudding with rice milk or nondairy creamer and 2 stovetop cooked pudding mix with rice milk or nondairy creamer. It took longer than 1 hour for the instant pudding (it wasn't set at all after 1 hour)to set but by the next day all 4 versions had a pudding-like consistency. Taste-wise though the cooked pudding mix was superior to the instant. I have revised this recipe to reflect the best version from my kitchen testing.

Aug. 03, 2010, 4:58 PM

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