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Keebler Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe - Quick & Easy
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Keebler Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe - Quick & Easy

Our take on the Keebler vanilla wafer banana pudding recipe takes a lot less time and effort. And, is equally creamy and delicious! This recipe is also incredibly versatile! You can easily substitute the pudding mix with any other type and flavor. This way, you have a perfect one-fits-all base recipe to work off of.
Prep Time15 mins
Setting Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How do you keep banana pudding from getting watery?, How do you make banana pudding with cook and serve pudding?, How do you thicken banana pudding?, keebler vanilla wafer banana pudding recipe, What can I substitute for vanilla wafers in banana pudding?
Servings: 8 people
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • 8x8-inch baking dish or pan
  • Non-stick baking paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric or hand mixer
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap
  • Chopping board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Prepare your ingredients
    Line the baking dish you are using with non-stick baking paper. This isn't absolutely crucial for ceramic dishes, but definitely for metal ones (especially if they are old). The metal may discolor the pudding mix and even give off a metallic flavor. To avoid this issue completely, line your metal baking trays or dishes (if you use them).
    Then, also prepare your ingredients. Make sure the milk is at room temperature and the whipped topping is thawed.
    Don't pre-slice the bananas yet. They will turn brown very quickly.
  • Make the pudding mix
    To start, whisk together the milk, pudding mix, and vanilla extract. Make sure that it is completely lump-free and uniform in consistency.
    Then, place a layer of plastic or saran wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding. Place it inside the fridge so that it can be set. This will take about 3-4 hours but is a crucial step.
    2 1/2 cups milk, room temperature, 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assemble the Keebler vanilla wafer banana pudding recipe
    Once your pudding has been set, give the mixture a whisk. You should aim to get a thick creamy pudding.
    Then, line the bottom of your baking tray or dish with vanilla wafer cookies. Then, add some smooth pudding. Next, you can add half of the sliced bananas and cover them with whipped topping.
    Then, you can repeat the layers until all your ingredients are finished. Wafers, pudding, banana, then whipped topping.
    48 Keebler Vanilla Wafers, 2 bananas, sliced, 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • Finish off and garnish
    Try to finish the pudding with a layer of whipped topping. Wrap the entire baking dish with plastic or saran wrap and set it inside the fridge.
    If you have a crispy garnish, only add it before serving the banana pudding. Otherwise, it will go soggy.

Notes

If you need your pudding to set more quickly, use cold milk instead. You will need to whisk it longer to get rid of any lumps, but it helps. Then, you can also set the pudding mix inside the freezer for 15 minutes. This will help quickly lower the temperature of the pudding. In turn, this will help it set quicker.
When choosing a garnish for this Keebler vanilla wafer banana pudding recipe, stay away from using fresh bananas. Even if you add lemon juice over them, they will eventually still turn brown and become mushy. So instead, use dried banana chips or pieces. You can also use alternative toppings like chopped nuts, dried fruit, and candy. And of course, you can use any leftover Keebler wafers to crush over the top for texture.
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