With just three simple ingredients and a quick stir-together method, this 3-ingredient Banana Pudding hits the spot. There are even a few variations so you can customize the sweetness level as you prefer.
3 Ingredient Banana Pudding
Whenever the mood for pudding strikes, we turn to either my Chocolate Avocado Pudding or this super easy banana pudding. It has a base of thick Greek yogurt and ripe bananas, so it’s super satisfying and tastes like real banana. It’s a delicious dessert to share or an easy snack.
You can add graham crackers or Nilla Wafers to this pudding if you’d like, and whipped cream is never a bad idea on top. Garnish with fresh slices of bananas for an extra touch, too!
(You can use this as a layer in my Ice Box Cake, too and try my Chocolate Chia Pudding for another flavor option.)
Contents hide 1 3 Ingredient Banana Pudding 2 Your toddler won’t eat? Help is here! 3 Ingredients You Need 4 Step-by-Step Instructions 5 How to Store 6 Best Tips for Success 7 Related Recipes 8 3 Ingredient Banana Pudding
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Ingredients You Need
Here’s a look at what you need to make this easy pudding recipe.
- Banana: Fresh very ripe bananas make up the flavor base of this pudding, so be sure to use ones that have some brown spots on them. That color indicates sweetness and natural sugars and gives the best banana flavor.
- Greek yogurt: I prefer to use yogurt as the base here since it’s super creamy and thick. Greek yogurt works best from a texture standpoint. (You can also use Cool Whip if you prefer.)
- Vanilla instant pudding mix: A small amount of vanilla pudding mix gives this classic pudding flavor. (You can also use ground-up freeze-dried banana in place of this if you prefer, which offer an intense banana sweetness.)
- Vanilla wafers, graham cracker crumbs, banana slices, whipped cream (optional for serving)
Here’s a preview of the banana recipe so you know what to expect from the process. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full recipe, including the amounts and the timing.
- Add the bananas to a blender. Blend very smooth.
- Add to a bowl or container with the yogurt and the pudding mix.
- Stir well to combine.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill, and serve with optional toppings.
How to Store
Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can store in one larger container or smaller individual storage containers.
Best Tips for Success
- You can use ¼ cup ground-up freeze-dried banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup in place of the pudding mix if desired.
- Freeze into popsicle molds to make banana pudding pops.
- Top with mini chocolate chips or a drizzle of peanut butter to vary the flavors as desired. Or try this with strawberries, blueberries, other wafer cookies, and even pineapple.
- Dairy-free: Use a Greek-style nondairy yogurt.
- Layer the banana pudding recipe into my Ice Box Cake as another option.
- Do the pudding in small containers or one larger baking dish.