Easy Banana Pudding Recipe
This Easy Banana Pudding literally only has 6 ingredients that you’ll have to worry about. But I can promise you one thing, this banana dessert tastes like a million bucks.
I have a deep love for this banana pudding recipe because it just reminds me of home. This is one of those classic desserts that we probably all ate growing up and it’s still just as delicious today. The simple combination of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, and a layer of banana slices, is like a trio that keeps giving back time and time again.
I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve eaten this “dessert” for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I find that no matter when I eat it, it’s just as delicious with every single bite.
Ingredients Needed For Banana Pudding
- Bananas, Milk
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla instant pudding
- Whipped cream or cool whip
- Vanilla wafers
(Actual measurements are in the recipe card below.)
How To Make Banana Pudding
- Whisk together milk and pudding mix until smooth.
- Add sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream, whisking until evenly blended. Set aside.
- Line the bottom of a casserole dish with vanilla wafers, then cover with a layer of sliced bananas.
- Pour pudding mixture over bananas, and spread to flatten. Crush up a few extra wafers and sprinkle over the top of the pudding.
- Refrigerate overnight before serving.
How do you keep the vanilla wafers from getting soft?
There’s really no way to keep the bottom layer of vanilla waters from getting soft, but you can wait until you’re serving to add on the top layers. Since the recipe calls for you to add the vanilla wafers on to the bottom of the pan and then top with the pudding mixture and store in your fridge overnight, those wafers are going to be soft when it’s time to eat them.
They’ll still have an amazing taste to them, they just won’t have that crisp.
Can I use a different flavor of pudding for this recipe?
I’ve often thought about doing this, but I just can’t pull myself away from this classic recipe! I really do think that a chocolate pudding would taste wonderful though, so if you’re wanting to branch out and try it, do so! There are even some fun flavors of pudding like pistachio and white chocolate that you could try as well.
How do you store this easy banana pudding?
This dessert needs to be stored in the fridge until it’s eaten and gone. Make certain to have it in a container with a lid so it keeps it as fresh as possible.
When it’s time to eat some, you just have to dish out the amount you want in a serving bowl. To add additional flavor, you can top with some whipped topping or cool whip and more crushed vanilla wafers. Or if you’re like me, you can just grab a spoonful of this banana pudding every time that you walk by the fridge!
How do you keep bananas from turning brown in banana pudding?
Contrary to popular belief, brown bananas are fine to eat, but they just really don’t look all that great. Don’t let brown bananas be the downfall of this simple pudding recipe.
Instead, try this simple method! When you’re slicing up your bananas, just toss them in a little bit of lemon juice during the process. This will keep them from turning brown and they’ll stay a beautiful white color.
How long before banana pudding goes bad?
If you leave it out too long, you’re going to want to toss it. But if you’re really good about keeping it in the fridge and keeping it cool, this banana pudding can easily stay fine to eat for up to 3 days. (Although I really, really doubt that you’re going to have any leftover for that long. It’s so stinkin’ good!)
If you’re looking for a super simple recipe that takes literally no time at all to make, this easy banana pudding recipe is a quick and delicious win. You’ll love how simple this dessert is and how it has such a creamy and tasty texture.
Plus, this recipe is super fun to make together as a family, too. You can all enjoy creating it and then sitting around the table, sharing a great dessert and stories about your day!
Try This Delicious Pudding Today
Here are a few more delicious banana recipes that can be found on the blog:
- Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Dark Chocolate Banana Poke Cake
- Chocolate Chunk Banana Nut Bread
- Banana Poke Cake
- 2 cups milk
- 1 box vanilla instant pudding, large size
- 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups whipped cream or cool whip
- 1 box vanilla wafers
- 4 bananas
Whisk together milk and pudding mix until smooth.
Add in sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream, whisking until evenly blended. Set aside.
Line the bottom of a casserole dish with vanilla wafers, then cover with a layer of sliced bananas.
Pour pudding mixture over bananas, and spread to flatten. Crush up a few extra wafers and sprinkle over the top of your pudding.
Refrigerate overnight before serving.
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