What’s for Dessert: Homemade Banana Bread Pudding

Over the weekend, I made banana bread pudding. I had come across a recipe a few days prior that was apparently Magnolia Bakery’s recipe for their banana bread pudding… and I couldn’t wait to recreate it. I was so pleasantly surprised that the flavor was just like Magnolia’s and I know I’ll be making this again soon. It’s so easy to make, requires just a handful of ingredients and yet so flavorful.

What I used:

How I made it:

  1. In a large bowl, use your hand mixer to beat together the sweetened condensed milk and water until well combined.
  2. Add the instant pudding mix and beat well. Note: make sure you are using instant pudding mix and that you are just adding the pudding powder mix — don’t make the pudding as per the box instructions.
  3. Cover your bowl and refrigerate the pudding mixture for 3 hours (or up to overnight).
  4. Once the pudding mixture has been refrigerated for at least several hours, in a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Once the stiff peaks form, gently fold your whipped cream into the pudding mixture until the mixture is combined completely.
  5. To assemble the banana bread pudding, layer 1/3 of the Nilla wafers so that they cover the base of your bowl, overlapping if necessary. Next, layer 1/3 of the bananas, and 1/3 of the pudding mixture. Repeat the layers .
  6. Decorate the top as you would like.
  7. Cover tightly and let it sit in the fridge for several hours.

This dessert can either be made in individual portions or in a large bowl.

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  1. What a special dessert, we will love your Banana Bread Pudding!Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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