Easy Southern Style Banana Pudding
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 8-10
 
This is a simple and tasty banana pudding recipe. You can trim calories by using non-fat milk and sugar free pudding mix. You can also use either fat free or sugar free frozen whipped topping. No one in my family has noticed when I make these changes for visitors with diabetes or other health concerns. It's still not a health food, but it's better.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 (4 serving size) packages of Instant Vanilla Pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 4-6 bananas sliced
  • 12 oz box vanilla wafers
Instructions
  1. Mix together milk and instant pudding until pudding begins to thicken.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Fold in frozen whipped topping.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Place vanilla wafers in a single layer on the bottom of a 9x12 inch pan
  6. Slice bananas and layer them in a single layer on top of the vanilla wafers.
  7. Top bananas and vanilla wafers with half of the pudding mixture.
  8. Spread pudding evenly over vanilla wafers and all the way to the edge of the pan.
  9. Layer with another layer of vanilla wafers then another layer of bananas.
  10. Top with the pudding and spread it to the edge of the pan.
  11. Place a row of cookies around the edge of the pan and sprinkle crushed cookies into the middle.
  12. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/dessert/easy-southern-style-banana-pudding/