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The Best No-Bake Banana Pudding Recipe

This No Bake Banana Pudding is quick, easy, and super fun to make! It’s definitely a crowd pleaser!

Finished no bake banana bread pudding

There aren’t many desserts that are this easy to make and taste as delicious as this one! This is one of my go-to desserts and I have grown up around this recipe for as long as I can remember. I don’t think I have ever met someone that doesn’t like banana pudding and somehow there are never any leftovers! The fresh bananas pair perfectly with the vanilla pudding and graham crackers for a rich taste. This dish is sure to bring people together and can become your new holiday dish too! With that being said, it’s also perfect for weeknights or potlucks. Everyone will LOVE this classic recipe!

Banana pudding is one of my all-time favorite desserts. It’s a classic Southern recipe with the luscious layers of vanilla pudding, whipped cream, ripe bananas, and graham crackers. Seriously, it’s hard to resist. The recipe I use incorporates graham crackers whereas many other recipes call for vanilla wafers. But it is totally up to you which you prefer. If you decide to use vanilla wafers just substitute them for the graham crackers in the recipe.

This is not only a quick, easy recipe that tastes great but it also makes for a beautiful presentation. This homemade banana pudding recipe is guaranteed to be devoured. After trying this dessert you will instantly be hooked! The best part is there’s no baking or cooking required! There’s no more waiting around for the oven to heat up or trying to hurry the cooking process up so you’re not late. It’s as simple as 1,2,3!!

Sliced bananas

As summer approaches, this recipe is guaranteed to make an appearance at picnics, BBQ’s, gatherings, and events. It’s great if you are hosting groups of people because it can feed around 20 people. I always love when my grandma bakes and at every holiday I always ask her to make Banana Pudding. There’s no doubt that we never miss out on grandmas baking, especially if its this delicious! My grandmother’s recipes are so loved by many that some can’t even wait until dessert to have banana pudding. It has become a new tradition to ask grandma where she has put the banana pudding because over the years people have begun to sneak spoonfuls out before we even have dessert.

I have a deep love for this banana pudding recipe because it brings back so many great memories. I have grown up with this recipe and it’s still just as delicious today. It’s a family favorite that has been around forever, and I’m not ashamed to say that I have eaten it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It’s creamy, fluffy, and delicious and is sure to be a favorite! So if you happen to love desserts as much as I do I highly recommend trying this recipe.

Banana bread pudding ingredients


Let’s chat ingredients, all you need is:

  • Graham Crackers – 2 sleeves of Graham Crackers will do and you can always add more if you want.
  • French Vanilla Pudding– 2 small boxes (3oz each) of French Vanilla Pudding.
  • Cold Milk– 3 cups of cold Milk.
  • Eagle Brand Condensed Milk– 1 can (14oz) of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk.
  • Cool Whip– 1 Large tub (16oz) of Cool Whip.
  • Bananas– 8-10 Bananas, the minimum I use would be 8 bananas but you can always add more if needed.
Pudding mixture in mixing bowl


  1. Prepare Mixture. Combine the 2 boxes of French Vanilla Pudding and Milk in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat. With a mixer beat the ingredients together on medium until thick. I normally beat it for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in can of Condensed Milk. Mix together with the beaten mixture. Stir with a silicone spatula.
  4. Fold in tub of Cool Whip. To do this take a silicone spatula and slowly mix together.
  5. Cut up Bananas and fold into mixture. You can use a spatula to fold.
  6. Take Graham Crackers and line the sides of the bowl of your choice. I like to use a trifle bowl because it easy to line the sides and gives for a great presentation.
  7. Add. After layering the bowl with Graham Crackers add in in mixture and continue to layer with Graham Crackers until you reach the top.
  8. Crumble.With any extra Graham Crackers you have you can crumble them on top.
  9. Refrigerate. For 4-6 hours and serve cold.
  10. Enjoy!
Spooning pudding into a serving bowl


As soon as you have made it keep it refrigerated to add for a cool and chill taste! Nothing tastes better than a cool dessert on a hot summer day. But keep in mind that although Banana Pudding can be made in advance, the bananas will break down over time and become soggy. That may spoil the treat for some so I recommend eating the pudding within 48 hours of preparing it. To help the bananas from turning brown in the pudding slice them immediately before adding to the dessert. You can also swipe the bananas with lemon juice after cutting if you are wanting them to stay as ripe as possible.

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No Bake Banana Pudding

Finished banana bread pudding

This No Bake Banana Pudding is quick, easy, and super-fun to make! The fresh bananas pair perfectly with the vanilla pudding and graham crackers for a rich taste and flavor. This recipe is perfect for any holiday or gathering. If you happen to love desserts as much as I do I highly recommend trying this recipe. It's definitely a keeper in my book!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 Sleeves of Graham Crackers
  • 2 Small boxes of French Vanilla Pudding
  • 3 Cups of Cold Milk
  • 1 Can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
  • 1 Large tub of Cool Whip
  • 8-10 Ripe Bananas


  1. Mix the two boxes of French Vanilla Pudding and Milk in a large mixing bowl
  2. Beat with mixer on medium for 3 minutes or until thick.
  3. Add in can of Condensed Milk and mix together.
  4. Fold in tub of Cool Whip.
  5. Cut up Bananas.
  6. Take Graham Crackers and line the sides and bottom of a bowl of your choice. I recommend using a trifle bowl.
  7. Add in mixture and layer with Graham Crackers on top. Repeat until you have reach the top.
  8. Crumble extra Graham Crackers on top.
  9. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

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