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!


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30 Min


  • 46
    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


  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.
  2. CRUSH 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.
  3. BEAT pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.) Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP.
  4. LAYER 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.
  5. TOP 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

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