Not Your Nana's Banana Pudding

Kathy Kirkland


I have forgotten were I first found this recipe. I always bring it to our deer hunt club parties and its gone before the main meal is served. Everyone who has tried it loves it!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min


vanilla wafers
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/2 c
pecans, chopped
1/3 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
2 pkg
3.4 ounce instant vanilla pudding
2 c
8 oz
cool whip, thawed
4 lb
bananas, sliced
1 pkg
8 ounce cream cheese, softened
1/4 c

How to Make Not Your Nana's Banana Pudding


  • 1HEAT oven to 350ºF.
  • 2CRUSH 30 wafers; mix with next 4 ingredients. Spread onto bottom of 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 5 min.; stir. Bake 3 to 5 min. or until golden brown; cool.
  • 3BEAT pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.) Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP.
  • 4LAYER 1/3 of the crumb mixture and half each of the bananas and pudding in 2-qt. serving bowl; repeat. Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the remaining COOL WHIP; spread over top of dessert, sealing to edge of bowl. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  • 5TOP each serving with remaining COOL WHIP and whole wafers just before serving.
  • 6**Substitute vanilla pudding with JELL-O Cheesecake Flavor Instant Pudding if desired.

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About Not Your Nana's Banana Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Hashtag: #banana