Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe is a classic dessert popular in American cuisine. It typically consists of layers of vanilla pudding, sliced bananas, and vanilla wafers, topped with whipped cream or meringue.

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe detail

Serving: 6-8

calories: 3500

Cooking time:

  • Preparation: Approximately 15-20 minutes
  • Chilling: At least 2 hours (or overnight)


  • 12 oz vanilla wafers (approximately 1 box), plus more for trimming the bowl
  • 4-6 bananas
  • 1 box of Jello instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla flavoring
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 large 16 oz tub or 2 x 8 oz tubs of Cool Whip (whipped topping)

Easy Banana Pudding Recipe


  1. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, pudding, milk, and vanilla flavoring. Let the mixture thicken.
  2. Add half of the tub of Cool Whip to the pudding mixture and stir until fluffy.
  3. Layer the bottom of a trifle bowl or 9 x 13 pan with vanilla wafers.
  4. Create the next layer by placing 2 or 3 cut bananas over the wafers.
  5. Spread half of the pudding mixture over the bananas.
  6. Add another layer of vanilla wafers.
  7. Place the remaining 2 or 3 cut bananas over the wafers.
  8. Pour the rest of the pudding mixture over the bananas.
  9. Top the dessert with a final layer of Cool Whip.
  10. Chill the Banana Pudding in the refrigerator.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Please note that the chilling time is crucial to allow the flavors to develop and the pudding to set properly.


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