Banana pudding has always been a staple at every family get together I’ve ever attended. As a child I was not a fan of the cooked version, topped with meringue, my aunts made. I bypassed pudding and went straight to cake. Then, one magical day, one of my aunts made this cool, creamy version of a Southern style banana pudding recipe and I’ve been a fan ever since. This recipe can easily be made gluten free by one small substitution. Best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in around ten minutes so it’s practical for everyday dinners too. Remember, if you’re family thinks you’ve fussed to make them a special dessert, let them. Maybe they’ll clean up the kitchen for you. Or at least this is always my hope. It doesn’t usually work at my house.
Southern Style Banana Pudding Recipe
If you need a gluten free version, simply omit the vanilla wafers or use gluten free vanilla wafers. Either way, it’s still delicious. This recipe can be made in one dish for easy cleanup too!
Ripe Bananas (don’t use over ripe bananas in this recipe, you want the bananas to be firm), depending on how much banana taste you like, use three to four
Sour Cream (you can use lowfat or fat free. I always use low fat and can’t tell a difference in taste)
Frozen Whipped Topping (I use fat free)
Instant banana pudding
Vanilla Wafers (If you want it to be real Southern Style, use Nilla Wafers brand as anyone who has grown up in the South will tell you. OMIT Wafers if you need GLUTEN FREE. We substitute HannahMax Baking Cookie Chips for the Nilla Wafers to give it crunch.)
Step 1: In a large bowl, stir Banana Pudding mix with milk until dissolved.
Step 2: Stir in sour cream until blended.
Step 3: Stir in whipped topping.
Step 4: Stir in bananas.
Step 5: Stir in vanilla wafers, if using, and place in fridge until ready to serve.
We’ve made a Facebook Live Video of us making Southern Style Banana Pudding if you prefer to watch cooking videos. What is your favorite easy dessert recipe?