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Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

If you love bananas, you will find this southern classic truly irresistible!
Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

If you are a fan of bananas, you will love this creation that layers vanilla wafers and fresh banana slices with a rich and creamy mixture of cream cheese, vanilla pudding, condensed milk, and a hint of citrus from orange and lemon juice. Topped with light and fluffy frozen whipped topping and chocolate shaving, you will find this southern classic irresistible!

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

What Goes Into The Best Banana Pudding?

  • Vanilla wafer cookies
  • Ripe bananas
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Milk
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Cream cheese
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Frozen whipped topping
  • Chocolate bar

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

Is It Hard To Make Banana Pudding?

It is very easy to make this layered dessert by following these simple steps:

  1. Make the pudding: using a hand held or stand mixer, beat together the milk and vanilla pudding in a large bowl until thick.
  2. Combine the softened cream cheese, condensed milk in a separate bowl until creamy. Fold in the frozen whipped topping. Mix this mixture into the vanilla pudding just until well combined, but do not overmix it.
  3. Place the vanilla wafer cookies in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish
  4. Toss 5 sliced bananas with the orange and lemon juices and spoon them over the vanilla wafers
  5. Spread the pudding mixture evenly over the banana slices
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with slices of the remaining banana, crushed vanilla wafers and shaved chocolate.

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

Do I Have To Use Overripe Bananas To Make Banana Pudding?

You don’t need your bananas to be overripe. You can use ripe bananas because you want the slices to be firm and sweet, not too soft.

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Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

If you love bananas, you will find this southern classic truly irresistible!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 576kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes vanilla wafers
  • 6 bananas sliced and divided
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1-5 oz box vanilla pudding
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-12 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  • Make the pudding: using a hand held or stand mixer, beat together the milk and vanilla pudding in a large bowl until thick.
  • Combine the softened cream cheese, condensed milk in a separate bowl until creamy. Fold in the frozen whipped topping. Mix this mixture into the vanilla pudding just until well combined, but do not overmix it.
  • Place the vanilla wafer cookies in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish
  • Toss 5 sliced bananas with the orange and lemon juices and spoon them over the vanilla wafers
  • Spread the pudding mixture evenly over the banana slices
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with slices of the remaining banana, crushed vanilla wafers and shaved chocolate.

Notes

  1. Do not overmix the pudding, cream cheese, condensed milk, and frozen whipped topping mix or it will lose air and not be light and fluffy.
  2. Refrigerate the dessert for at least 4 hours to let it set properly.
  3. Tossing the banana slices in orange and lemon juice prevents them from browning.

Nutrition

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Fat: 23g

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

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