These Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits feature homemade banana pudding, wafers cookies and whipped cream for the ultimate nostalgia dessert comfort food.
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For the longest time, I didn’t think I liked bananas.
I’m not sure what I was thinking because I eat a banana almost every single day now.
I often have a craving for banana pudding. There’s just something about the taste paired with some Nilla wafers that’s super delicious and comforting to me.
I mean who wouldn’t love a big ole spoonful of this Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits?!
These Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits are like a banana cream pie but in a small cute jar and much simplier too.
I stated in my Birds Nest Easter Dirt Cups that I’m a fan of instant pudding. It’s quick, delicious and a time saver but homemade pudding… it’s amazing.
And to be honest, it’s not all that hard, long or complicated.
A few staple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and you’re about 10 minutes away from homemade banana pudding.
I made the homemade banana pudding in this STUNNING Swiss Diamond Swiss Diamond 6.9L Enameled Cast Iron Round Casserole.
It has earned a permanent spot on my counter top.
It’s versatile and quite frankly a stunner.
It’s perfect for slow braises, big pots of soup and this banana pudding recipe.
I might be Swiss Diamond’s biggest fan.
Basically, I use these two pans for EVERYTHING!!
and I’ve already got my eye on this Cast Iron 8.9 Oval Casserole
Isn’t that red color stunning? Especially up against the pale yellow of the banana pudding.
WHAT IS A PARFAIT?
A parfait is a layered dessert made up of pudding, ice cream, cookies and/or cakes, prepared in a tall glass.
You can mix up different flavor combinations to come up with unique and delicious parfaits.
HOW DO YOU MAKE CLASSIC BANANA PUDDING PARFAITS?
Take 3 eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Place them into a bowl and add one whole egg.
Into a large pot, over medium heat, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg mixture, milk and heavy cream.
Cook, uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Allow to cool slightly before assembling parfaits.
Into a large ziploc bag, crush Nilla Wafers.
Place 2 tablespoons wafers into the bottom of a parfait glass or small jar.
Top with 2 tablespoons pudding, followed by 2 more tablespoons of wafers and ending with 2 more tablespoons banana pudding.
Top each glass with a Nilla wafer, slice of banana and a dollop of whipped cream.
CAN I USE INSTANT PUDDING TO MAKE BANANA PUDDING PARFAITS?
Absolutely. You can purchase instant or cook and serve banana pudding at any grocery store.
CAN I MAKE THESE BANANA PUDDING PARFAITS IN ADVANCE?
I do not recommend making these ahead of time.
What I would recommend is making the pudding ahead of time and assembling just before serving.
The problem with making them ahead is the cookies will become soggy.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER PARFAIT FLAVORS?
You can choose any type of pudding or ice cream flavor you’d like and pair it with your favorite cookie, cake of fruit.
Here are some parfait flavors we like to make;
- Yogurt, Fruit and Granola parfaits. Layer your favorite yogurt flavor with chopped fruit such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and sprinkle with granola.
- Chocolate and Vanilla Parfaits. Layer chocolate pudding with golden sandwich cookies.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Parfaits. Layer Chocolate pudding, followed by chopped strawberries and repeat the layers. Top with crushed peanuts.
- Banana Split. Layer this homemade banana pudding with chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped strawberries and repeat. Top with whipped cream, chopped peanuts and a cherry on top.
These Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits are an easy but elegant dessert.
Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits
Yield 6 servings
Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 30 vanilla wafers
- whipped cream, sliced bananas and additional vanilla wafers for garnish
- Take 3 eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Place them into a bowl and add one whole egg.
- Into a large pot, over medium heat, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg mixture, milk and heavy cream.
- Cook, uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Allow to cool slightly before assembling parfaits.
- Into a large ziploc bag, crush Nilla Wafers.
- Place 2 tablespoons wafers into the bottom of a parfait glass or small jar.
- Top with 2 tablespoons pudding, followed by 2 more tablespoons of wafers and ending with 2 more tablespoons banana pudding.
- Top each glass with a Nilla wafer, slice of banana and a dollop of whipped cream.
Slightly Adapted from Lemon Glazed Shortbread Bars
Serving Size 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 299 mg
Total Carbohydrates 18 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You’ve gotta give these Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits a try.
They’re super easy, delicious and the whole family will enjoy them!
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Tuesday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
Tuesday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Bird’s Nest Thumbprint Cookies by The Freshman Cook
- Blood Orange Danish Puff Pastry Pinwheels by The Gingered Whisk
- Brownie & Ice Cream Peeps Pops by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Caramel Walnut French Toast Bake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chick’s Nests (aka Haystacks) by Books n’ Cooks
- Chocolate Coconut Toasted Granola by Cooking With Carlee
- Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Cottage Cheese Jello Salad by House of Nash Eats
- Easy Coconut Sheet Cake by Palatable Pastime
- Fresh Key Lime Pie by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Lemon Daisy Tartlets by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Monster Cookie Cake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Orange Vanilla Creme Baked Donuts by Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Orange Creme Smoothie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Orange Ricotta Cake by The Tip Garden
- PEEPS Easter Bunny Vanilla cake by Cookaholic Wife
- Small Batch Double Lemon Cupcakes by Family Around the Table
- Spring Snack Mix by Sweet Beginnings
- Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Sweet Rolls with Oatmilk Yogurt Frosting by The Baking Fairy
- Whipped Yogurt Fruit Tart by The Crumby Kitchen
- White Chocolate Popcorn with Sprinkles by Creative Southern Home
- Yogurt Parfait with Barlean’s Orange Creme by Our Good Life
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