Cooking at Home - Southern Banana Pudding

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Published Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Makes:10 servings

Sweet and delicious, this dessert will soon become a family favorite. 


  • 3 3/4 cups milk (fat-free)
  • 2 instant vanilla pudding and pie-filling mix (small packages 4 serving size, fat-free, sugar free)
  • 32 vanilla wafers
  • 2 bananas (medium, sliced)
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping (light)


  1. Mix 31/2 cups of the milk with the pudding mixes. Beat the pudding mixture with a wire whisk for 2 minutes until it is well blended. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Fold 1 cup of the whipped topping into the pudding mix.
  3. Arrange a layer of wafers on the bottom and sides of a 2-quart serving bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the remaining milk over the wafers. Add a layer of banana slices and top with one-third of the pudding.
  4. Repeat layers, drizzling wafer layer with remaining milk and ending with pudding. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup (146g) 



Total Calories


Total Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


9 mg


376 mg


41 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

34 g

Added Sugars included

24 g


4 g

Vitamin D

1 mcg


132 mg


0 mg


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