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Banana Pudding


Hi There! How’s your weekend going?

We’ve got lots of snow falling here in DC… hopefully it won’t be too bad.

In case you missed my post yesterday. Here’s a little recap.

I told my husband to pick anything he wanted for dinner and dessert, and I would make it and put in on the blog.

I was so nervous after I asked him. You just never know what’s gonna come out of his mouth.

Within 3 seconds of asking him, the words “Chicken Pot Pie & Banana Pudding” came flowing out of his mouth. He was even smiling when he said it.

The thought of making a Chicken Pot Pie intimidated me… but the banana pudding was a breeze!

You want to slice up some bananas, and get box of classic vanilla wafers.
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For the pudding I used Jell-O instant banana cream mixed with 1% milk

All that’s left to do is layer with cool whip and you’re done!



  • 3-4 Bananas, sliced
  • One box Nilla Wafers
  • One box of Jell-O Banana Cream instant pudding
  • 1% Milk (2 cups)
  • One large tub Cool Whip


Make pudding according to box directions. Let the pudding sit for about 5 minutes.

Take a medium size bowl or trifle dish. I like to use little martini glasses for individual servings.

Start with a layer of Nilla Wafer on the bottom, then pudding, then bananas, then cool whip. Repeat for one or two more layers.

The final layer will be cool whip. You can top with remaining Nilla Wafers for garnish.


Question of the Day?

If someone offered to make you anything you wanted for dinner & dessert, what would it be?

My choice would be my mom’s enchiladas accompanied with a margarita, and a warm brownie with ice cream on top for dessert… YUM 🙂

16 Responses

  1. Stef said on January 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    hey! i thought FOR SURE you were on my google reader, but apparently not and now im sad i’ve been missing all your great posts!! i’ve remedied that situation now :). oooh banana pudding with nilla wafers, so old school i love it!

  2. Ameena said on January 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I have had pudding in just about forever! It looks amazing. If someone could cook me up an awesome piece of blackened salmon with some roasted veggies on the side I would be happy!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet said on January 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    This looks so yummy…I LOVE bananas and pudding. I just made a chocolate pudding creation with bananas …so yummy.

    Bad news – posts still aren’t showing up my in reader since I resubscribed. 🙁

  4. how to ollie said on January 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Good post… I’m always on the lookout for good blogs.

  5. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on January 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Banana Pudding sounds (and looks) SO good! I have no idea where this came from but I would like a gyro right now!! Haha!

  6. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said on January 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Banana pudding reminds me of being a kid! Love that stuff, but don’t remember the last time I had it. Hm… I’m not so sure what I’d ask for if I could have anything. Maybe its because I seem to have developed a cold over the last few days and can’t really taste much.

  7. Chef Aimee said on January 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Oh how I love banana pudding…its not really banana pudding unless you have Nilla wafers! I love your question today! It is freezing here in New York, so tonight I would want someone to make a nice pot of gruyere fondue, some red wine, and a chocolate molten cake for dessert. Warm and gooey is the way to go on a winter night!

  8. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said on January 31, 2010 at 8:06 am

    That looks wonderful! I haven’t had vanilla wafers since I was 10, I think! Time to bring them back!

  9. Angie said on January 31, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Beautiful recipe!! How simple and quick.

    I totally adore your photos. Your China is fabulous!

  10. The Candid RD said on January 31, 2010 at 9:39 am

    What a nice wife you are! I don’t think I would ever have the guts to ask Nick what he would want, as it would be something outrageous I KNOW! Your husband made a great choice, and I looked at yesterday’s post and saw the final product, WOW! It looks great. I’m not a huge fan of banana pudding, but your picture makes it look delicious, and I would probably still have eaten it 🙂

    I would chose a stuffed burrito (veggies, beans, chicken, cheese…etc.) and chewy brownies with vanilla ice cream for dessert!

  11. MelissaNibbles said on January 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    My Nana used to make this dessert every Sunday after dinner. Delish!

    My dinner would be mac & cheese with a tub of vanilla frosting for dessert. I keep it healthy 😉

  12. lynn @ the actors diet said on January 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    banana pudding! one of the first things i ever learned how to “cook.”

  13. katie said on January 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    GIRL I <3 NANER PUDDING!! its so easy too!! i need to make this asap!

  14. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge said on February 1, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Banana pudding sounds sooo good, but after a day full of sampling wedding cakes I don’t have a sweet tooth at all. BUT, if calories didn’t exist I would request a peanut butter pie. They are so rich and caramelly. It’s my favorite!

  15. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on February 1, 2010 at 7:00 am

    That banana pudding looks bananas (as Rachel Zoe would say!)

    If someone offered to make me dinner I’d ask for eggplant parm (because I hate making it myself) and I’d join you for dessert!

  16. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on February 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

    oh man, there are so many options! i would probably do something fatty like fettucine alfredo with garlic bread (carbs + fat!!!), with cheesecake for dessert. mmmmmmm 🙂