5 from 2 votes
Quick and Easy Banana Pudding
Prep Time
15 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
15 mins

The ultimate prep ahead, no-bake summer dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: banana, dessert, no bake
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 179.2 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 box vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding (plus milk for preparing pudding)
  • 2 large ripe bananas, thinly slice (plus extra for garnish)
  • 4 ounces frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed
  1. Prepare pudding according to package instructions. Refrigerate and set aside.
  2. Place vanilla wafer cookies in a single layer on the bottom of a 11 x 7-inch baking dish. I used 24 cookies for each layer.

  3. Use a spatula to spread half of the prepared pudding (approximately 1 cup) over the cookies.

  4. Top pudding with a single layer of banana slices.
  5. Repeat layers, starting with cookies.
  6. Top final layer of banana slices with whipped topping. Refrigerate at least one hour, or until ready to serve. Just before serving, garnish with extra vanilla wafers and sliced banana, if desired.

Recipe Notes

For purposes of calculating nutrition information, I used sugar-free instant pudding mix and skim milk, as well as Lite Cool Whip. If you use other varieties of pudding and whipped topping, the nutrition facts will change.

Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Banana Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 /9 of the recipe)
Calories 179.2 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7g
Cholesterol 3.3mg 1%
Sodium 210.4mg 9%
Potassium 128.2mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27.7g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 12.4g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.