Never wonder what to bring to a potluck or cookout again with this easy banana pudding. It takes just 10 minutes to make and will soon become your most requested dish!
It’s almost independence day here in the US and today I have the perfect recipe for your upcoming celebration: Easy 10 Minute Banana Pudding! The recipe was shared with me by a wonderful nurse I worked with in a previous job and I’ve been loving and sharing it ever since. (Hi Donna Lou if you’re reading!)
This banana pudding is extra creamy, with that delicious cookie and banana layer that takes you back to your childhood. I have always been a big fan of banana pudding, both with a traditional meringue topping and without, but this recipe makes getting that awesome flavor in your mouth super fast. So fast that I’m going to break it down for you here with a step-by-step!
Step 1: Slice 3-4 bananas and place in the bottom of a 9×13 dish.
Step 2: Add mini wafer cookies in the bottom of the dish with the bananas.
The brand name cookies for these are the Mini Nilla Wafers and I wish I could find a more healthful (less artificial) version of these but so far no luck there. Let me know if you find any! You can also use the regular size instead of mini, but I love how the mini cookies are close in size to the banana slices. It gives it a nice texture that way. Cover most, but not all of the dish (like pictured).
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl combine two packages of instant vanilla pudding and four cups of whole milk. Mix until thickened.
You could certainly experiment with other kinds of milk but whole milk is going to make your pudding rich and delicious. And for the pudding, you can definitely find healthier and even organic brands instead of the Jello brand if you’re into that like I am!
Step 4: In the same bowl add one container of extra creamy whipped topping.
Again, I’m wishing there were some healthier options for the this ingredient but the Extra Creamy Cool Whip makes a big difference in the creaminess factor here! As a side note, my favorite non-junky brand of whipped topping is definitely Tru Whip. The taste is perfect and it has no artificial ingredients.
Step 5: Mix until smooth.
Smooth like yacht rock. Is anyone else as obsessed with that Sirius XM channel as I am??
Step 6: Pour pudding mixture on top of the banana and cookie layer.
Step 7: Spread it all around to completely cover the bananas and cookies.
Step 8: Add another container of extra creamy whipped topping as your top layer and spread it out.
Step 9 (Optional): To make it fancier you can add a few cookies and crumbs to the top. Or depending on the season, you can add some festive sprinkles.
Check out my Instagram this week on July 4th to see my version of that!
So that’s it my friends! I promise you will love this recipe and be the hit of the party with it! Tag me in your social media creations using #allthekingsmorsels and @allthekingsmorsels. Happy and safe 4th to all!
Always a hit at a cookout or potluck, this easy banana pudding can be whipped up in just 10 minutes!
- 3-4 bananas, sliced
- 1 cup mini wafer cookies, or enough to fill up most of the bottom of your dish
- 2 packages instant vanilla pudding
- 4 cups milk, whole
- 2 containers whipped topping, extra creamy
Slice 3-4 bananas and place in the bottom of a 9x13 dish.
Add wafer cookies in the bottom dish with the bananas.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 packages instant vanilla pudding with 4 cups milk. Stir until thickened.
In the same bowl, add 1 container of extra creamy whipped topping. Mix until smooth.
Pour pudding mixture on top of the banana and cookie layer.
Spread around to cover the bottom layer.
Add another container of extra creamy whipped topping and spread it smooth as your top layer.
Optional: Add a few cookies and crumbs on top.