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March 14, 2006

Today at the bed and breakfast, I made the banana-pecan biscotti that my sister posted here. The cookies turned out perfectly! They were just golden, but still crunchy, with lots of banana flavor. I doubled the recipe, since we need two cookie jars full (one for each house). I like that there’s no butter in the recipe…which means you don’t have to chill the dough before baking or risk having the dough spread into a thin layer of goop on the cookie sheet (that’s happened to me before with buttery biscotti). Anyway, I highly recommend these.

A few weeks ago, I took my mama’s banana pudding to a small get-together, and everyone loved it. It’s so easy, but so, so good.

Banana Pudding

  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding, prepared with skim milk according to package directions
  • 1 container of Lite Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 box reduced-fat Nilla wafers
  • 3 bananas, sliced

Fold the Cool Whip into the pudding until evenly mixed. In a 2 to 3-quart baking dish, lay down a layer of Nilla wafers, creating a crust that covers the bottom and a bit of the sides of the dish. Spread the pudding over the cookies, then top with a layer of banana slices. Then more pudding, more cookies, more bananas, and ending with enough pudding to cover the last layer of either cookie or banana. Top with crumbled Nilla wafers, and chill until ready to serve.

Makes enough for you and at least five of your friends.

Source: My mama.

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11 Discussion to this post
  1. bearette24 says:

    i love bananas!!!

  2. bearette24 says:

    i think someday we should have a banana party in austin – maybe plantain soup and banana pudding for dessert. hmm…

  3. leya says:

    this is so funny. just yesterday while spending time with my most favorite four year old, I was handed a nilla wafer. afterward, I thought, “man, I haven’t had one of these in ages, I should make banana pudding”
    syncronicities abound.

  4. Sicilian says:

    I have made a similar pudding with the cooked vanilla pudding. I put it in a trifle bowl and layer like you do. It makes me look like an old timey Texas cook. It always gets rave reviews. MMMMMMMM think I’ll make it this weekend.

  5. Joey E. says:

    Source: My mama.

    So Cute! :)

  6. Lindsay says:

    mmm…whip:)

  7. crystal says:

    Bearette, I’m up for a banana party! I’m actually thinking of making a small batch of this just for myself…or maybe I’ll share with Justin.

  8. Lisa says:

    I seriously have to get a drool guard for my keyboard before I read your site anymore. I am so making that banana pudding tonight—and not sharing a bit of it with anyone! Well, unless someone wants to bring something alcoholic to trade for a serving or two.

  9. Kristi says:

    I love banana pudding, and this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Joey E. says:

    Hmm… lets see… simple instructions… fairly inexpensive… the chicas are out of town for the weekend… YUM … i finally get to make something that won’t get gobbled up before I even get a taste! :) (Sorry for that empty post… my hand slipped over the keypad enter button. :P)

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