This week we made Banana Mousse Parfaits from Baked Elements. It’s an interesting twist on banana pudding, using whipped cram instead of pudding or mousse. On the plus side it makes for a very easy, no bake, summer time dessert. On the negative side, the the ‘mousse’ itself seemed a little bland. It mostly tasted like milk to me, with a bit of banana. I wish I had doubled the amount of banana, and possibly sugar, as well. For the parfait layers I crushed up some vanilla wafers, mixed them with a tablespoon of melted butter, a tablespoon of brown sugar, some pecans and dash of cinnamon and baked the whole thing for about 15 minutes at 325. It made a really tasty crumble, and was a really great addition to these parfaits. The pecans especially.
My husband loved this. I would make it again, since it was just so easy to make and, and I think it really lends itself to variation. Elements suggested brownies and chocolate sauce, which sounds amazing. I’m also thinking banana and strawberry, or crumbled oatmeal cookies and butterscotch…mmmm.