Banana Pudding

A Quarter Baked
by A Quarter Baked
1 9in Bowl
20 min

Banana pudding is one of those desserts that will never die. My daddy absolutely loves banana pudding. My granny lived with us growing up, and she would make large pans of it all the time for him to take to work. I like banana pudding but not as much as he does. This recipe is super simple and doesn’t take a lot of time. It calls for 3 bananas. However if you like less then you can leave some out. Everyone likes a different ratio of bananas and that’s ok. You have to do what feels right. I like a little extra cookie in mine and some people don’t. Banana pudding is a very relaxed dessert and can be easily tailored to your preferences. My biggest tip is to take your time with the pudding and mix it well.

Recipe details
  • 1  9in Bowl
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • ½ c  Milk
  • 2 (8oz) Cool Whip Containers
  • 1 (3.4oz) Banana Pudding Mix
  • 1 (4.6oz) Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 Box Nilla Wafers
  • 3 Bananas
  • 1 White Chocolate bar (Optional)

In your mixing bowl combine one container of cool whip, vanilla pudding mix, banana pudding mix, and the milk.
Mix the pudding until it has become light and fluffy. Your pudding should not be grainy when you taste it. If it is add another ¼ cup of milk to the mixture, and mix it again.
Now take your Nilla Wafers and line the bottom of your serving dish.
Next, cut up your bananas, and lay 1/2 of them on top of the cookies.
Spread 1/2 of the pudding on top of your bananas.
Then add a layer of cool whip on top.
Repeat steps 3-6 one more time.
 As a final topping, you can sprinkle crushed Nilla Wafers on top along with some white chocolate shavings. This is optional.
To create the chocolate shavings, simply run the chocolate bar along a cheese grater.
Store your banana pudding in the refrigerator and serve cold.
  • Beth Davis Beth Davis on May 09, 2023

    This is great. My friend's eldery grandmother just gave me her recipe for banana pudding, which looks almost the same as this one, and I thought I would share her secret side note written on the side of the page. She said that she swaps the vanilla pudding for white chocolate pudding and adds vanilla extract to hers. That's her secret. Shhhhhh....

  • Arline Kay Arline Kay on Feb 02, 2024

    I think you need to specify in the ingredients that this is INSTANT pudding, not the cooked type. Otherwise, some people are going to be very, very disappointed with the results!!!