Banana Pudding

This layered banana dessert pairs crunchy vanilla cookies with creamy pudding. For the ultimate in banana flavor, use very ripe bananas, They're softer, sweeter and packed with flavor.

Banana Pudding
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 3 ¼ cups reduced-fat milk

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 27 vanilla wafers, such as Mi-Del (6 ounces), divided

  • 2 large ripe bananas, sliced, divided


  1. Whisk milk, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks and salt together in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbling, 8 to 10 minutes. Continue cooking, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 2 more minutes. The pudding should still be pourable and will thicken as it cools. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.

  2. Place 12 cookies in one layer in the bottom of an 8-inch-square baking dish. Top with half the banana slices, then pour in half the pudding, smoothing it evenly over the bananas. Repeat with 12 more cookies, the remaining banana and the remaining pudding. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. Coarsely chop the remaining 3 cookies and sprinkle over the top of the pudding before serving.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Vitamin A 350IU 7%
Sodium 169mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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