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Cup of banana pudding topped with whipped cream and a vanilla wafer cookie.

One great way to use bananas is in making banana pudding. Once you have tried homemade banana pudding, you'll never want instant pudding again. This page contains recipes for banana pudding.



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Recipe: Fabulous Banana Pudding

A new twist to Banana Pudding. My family begs for it.


  • 2 three oz. size of Jello cook and serve vanilla pudding/pie filling
  • Four ripe bananas
  • Four cups milk
  • Six slices dole pineapple
  • One box Nilla vanilla wafers


Cook pudding, low heat to prevent scorching, as directed on package. Meanwhile, layer "Nilla" vanilla wafers in bottom of large bowl. Then slice two of the bananas and put on top of wafers. Next cut up 3 slices of pineapple and put on top of bananas. Make another layer of wafers, sliced bananas, and cut up pineapple. Place wafers in a circle around the top of the mixture. Pour the pudding over the mixture slowly so it will seep to the bottom. I sometimes shake the bowl gently so the pudding will go to the bottom. Leave out on counter for approx. 30 minutes so pudding will soak into the wafers. Then refrigerate. Best if made night before using. Great for church socials.

Servings: 10
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
15 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: This was my own creation because we love all the ingredients.

By Peggy M. from Jesup, Ga

Recipe: Holiday Banana Bread Pudding

It's a warm comfort food that is a nice change from traditional pie.


  • 2 whole eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 2 cups day old brioche, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • whipped cream


Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and allspice. Stir in bread. Stir in brown sugar and bananas. Combine almonds, rum, and stir in into bread mixture. Pour in an 8 3/4 inch cake pan. Put cake pan in a larger pan and pour hot water 1 inch deep into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 minutes serve warm with whipped cream.

Servings: 5-7
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

By Teenaweena from Beaverton, OR

Recipe: Banana Pudding


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14oz.)
  • 1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix (6oz.)
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1 pkg. vanilla wafers
  • 6 large bananas, sliced


Beat cream cheese in bowl. Add condensed milk, pudding mix, milk, vanilla and whipped topping; mix well. Layer vanilla wafers and bananas in 9x13 inch dish. Top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate overnight. 12 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Banana Pudding


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 Tbsp. four
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3-4 bananas
  • 2 cups milk
  • Vanilla Wafers


Pudding microwave directions: In a 4 cup glass measure, mix together sugar, and flour. Add milk, mixing into sugar-flour mixture with a wire whisk. Cook on high for 2 minutes, stir with whisk. Continue cooking and stirring until thick, checking every 2 minutes, about 8 minutes.

Separate the eggs; putting egg yolks in small bowl and whites in medium bowl for meringue. Add small amount of hot filling to egg yolks stirringwell, pour into filling mixing well, return to microwave and cook 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes on high, stirring twice while cooking. Add vanilla and butter, stir to mix and to melt butter.

Line bottom of a casserole dish with Vanilla Wafers. Pour small amount of custard onto Vanilla Wafers, layer sliced bananas on top of custard, then continue with layers until all custard is used. Top with meringue made from 3 egg whites and 6 Tbsp sugar. Brown in 350 degree F. oven for 15 minutes.

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

Recipe: Easy Banana Pudding Parfaits


  • 24 Nilla Wafers, divided
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. JELL-O Banana Cream Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 3/4 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
  • 1 medium banana, cut into 20 slices


Crush 20 of the wafers tor form coarse crumbs; set aside. Pour milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Gently stir in whipped topping.

Layer half of the wafers crumbs and 8 of the banana slices evenly in four individual parfait glasses or individual dessert dishes; cover with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers, reserving 4 of the banana slices for garnish. Cover and refrigerate parfaits at least 15 min. or up to 4 hours before serving. Wrap reserved banana slices tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.

Top each parfait with 1 of the reserved wafers and banana slices just before serving.

Great Substitution Prepare as directed, using JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling.

Source: An old Jell-O cookbook

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

Recipe: Weight Watchers Banana Pudding


  • 1 large (or two small) box of sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 8 oz. fat free or lite (they count the same) sour cream
  • 12 oz. fat free or lite Cool Whip
  • 6 bananas
  • 1 box low fat Nilla wafers


Mix pudding and milk. Mix in sour cream. Fold in cool whip. Layer wafers, bananas, pudding ending wafers on top.

Source: Weight Watchers, 1 cup is only 3 WW points

By Cindy from Ball Ground, GA

Recipe: Mom's Country Banana Pudding


  • Bananas, sliced
  • Vanilla pudding, cook style or instant
  • Vanilla wafer cookies


In saucepan (mixing bowl for instant,) prepare pudding according to package directions.

Line the bottom of a large bowl or dish with whole vanilla wafers. Crumble a few wafers and set aside. Lay a layer of banana slices over the layer of wafers. Pour enough pudding over this to create a layer of pudding over top of the wafer and banana layers. Repeat this process until the bowl or dish is filled. Sprinkle the crumbled wafers over top.

Chill at least two hours before serving.

Source: This is the recipe my mom used for my entire childhood. She died of cancer on 5/29/06. I honor her frugal memory by submitting it here.

By Lelia Jo from Springfield, OH

Recipe: Banana Pudding


  • 1 small Sugar-Free or Regular Instant Vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 8 oz. Sugar-Free or Regular Cool Whip
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 box Sugar Free or Regular Vanilla Wafers


Layer Vanilla Wafers in 8x10 inch dish. Layer sliced bananas. Mix pudding and milk for 2 minutes and pour over top of bananas. Top with Cool Whip. (I usually mix the pudding mixture and Cool Whip together) Cover and chill.

By Beth from New Johnsonville, TN

Recipe: Delicious Sour Cream Banana Pudding


  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 4-5 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 small boxes vanilla INSTANT pudding
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 8 oz. carton of cool whip (can use light)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Mix milk and instant pudding; add sour cream and two thirds of the cool whip (save the rest for topping). In a 13x9 inch size pan, put in layer of vanilla wafers, layer of bananas and cover with half of pudding mixture. Repeat and then put the rest of the cool whip over the top (will be a thin layer). Sprinkle with 1/2 c.chopped pecans over the top if desired. (This recipe is especially delicious if made the day before).

By Marnita from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Recipe: Southern Banana Pudding


  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 pkg instant vanilla pudding-4 oz box
  • 30 vanilla wafers
  • 3 bananas (ripe)
  • 1-8oz Cool Whip, thawed

Pour milk into a large bowl,and add dry pudding mix. Mix well and let stand about 5 minutes. Arrange half of the wafers on bottom and sides of a 2 quart serving bowl. Add layers of half banana slices and pudding. Repeat all layers. Spread the topping over the pudding. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 14 servings. Preparation time: 20 minutes.

By Sharon,Ky

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Here are questions related to Banana Pudding Recipes.

Question: Homemade Banana Pudding

How do you make banana pudding using Eagle Brand milk and whipping cream?

Jessie from Dallas, TX


Most Recent Answer

By Deborah (Guest Post)12/02/2008

My mom makes it this way:
1 box instant banana pudding mix (prepare according box directions)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 container whipped cream
vanilla wafers

It is really rich and is always a hit!


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Archive: Banana Pudding Or Ice Cream

This is a great way to use your over-ripe bananas other than banana bread, and a healthy way to boot. So simple!


  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • nuts (optional)


Put banana in food processor with the tablespoon of cocoa. You have a fast pudding. Use a frozen banana and it is like ice cream. Add nuts and it is Rocky Road.

Servings: 1
Time:1 Minutes Preparation Time
0 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Everyday Cheapskate

By laniegirl from IA