Old Fashioned Banana pudding is a favorite in our house. No matter what holiday or party we are having, banana pudding is always requested. Maybe it’s a southern thing? I do know that I spent years trying to perfect my recipe since my family loves it so much! We have never been huge fans of meringue, so I had to find another topping for our old fashioned, banana pudding.
I have made this old fashioned banana pudding every thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as I can remember. It has by far become my family’s favorite dessert! Which is great for me because it is so easy and it only cost a few dollars to make. (even less if you buy off brand wafers and cool whip)
So after trying over and over again, I finally came up with a pudding/banana ratio that everyone loves. Even my picky eater likes this recipe so, needless to say, I am thankful this is such a simple recipe!
Now keep in mind that this recipe could just as easily be made with meringue on top, but, I am all about convenience, so I choose to use cool whip instead. If you want to make your own this is a great recipe.
Remember to save some of your vanilla wafers to crush up and top your pudding.
Also, the pudding mixes much better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before you mix the cool whip in with it.
So with 4 ingredients and a few minutes you can make old fashioned banana pudding! No baking/cooking skills required!Print
2 Bananas peeled and sliced (more if you are making a bigger batch of pudding)
1 Large Package Vanilla instant pudding
2-6 oz containers of cool whip (thawed)
1 Box Vanilla Wafers
5-10 Vanilla wafers crushed
- In large bowl prepare vanilla pudding according to package.
- Refridgerate 15-30 minutes
- Add one container of cool whip to prepared pudding
- Layer baking dish or bowl with bananas and wafers
- Top layers with pudding mixture
- Top pudding mixture with second container of cool whip
- Sprinkle crushed wafers over cool whip
- Let chill for a few hours
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