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Dessert Without Heating Up Your Kitchen! Layered Banana Pudding

This time of year it's too hot too cook dinner let alone cook a dessert. That's when I pull out my NO COOK recipes.

I grew up eating Layered Banana Pudding Dessert. My parents also grew up on this dessert. My mother, being from Missouri, was taught to make it using crushed graham crackers. My father's mother, being from Tennessee, always prepared this with crushed Nilla Wafers. Either way, it's quick, easy and doesn't heat your kitchen up.

1 small box Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
Prepare pudding according to directions on box.

1 1/2 packages of graham cracker crumbs, crushed finely (divide into thirds)

3 small bananas, sliced

In a 1 1/2 to 2 quart dish layer ingredients starting with graham cracker crumbs. Then 1/2 of the pudding followed by 1/2 of the bananas. Repeat. The last layer should be the third layer of graham crackers to seal it good.

Refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour.

random thought: See that antique square dish? I took it from my aunt's estate when preparing for the sale. It's square! I absolutely love it. It's only 1 1/2 quart which I found is a size I love and use often. Did I mention I love this dish?

AND I took that picture with my new camera! I'm slowly getting the hang of it.... how does it look on your computer to you?


  1. What a neat square dish! And your picture looks fine to me.

    I've lived my entire life in Missouri, but I've never had this pudding made with anything but vanilla wafers. LOL! Our school cooks used to make it for us; I haven't had it for years and years.

  2. That looks so yummy! And the dish is so pretty, I love old-fashioned looking dishes.

  3. Annie Thanks for letting me know about the pic. Your school served it with nilla wafers? Mine used graham crackers. lol

    Chicagolandia I have to quit finding old dishes! I am running out of room, but I love them!

  4. I'm with Annie. My grandmama always made it in the summer with cut up bananas between the layers. Ugh! I miss that old lady lol.

    Lisa, you're gonna love the next two recipes I post in the next couple of days. No oven needed and every Sonny boy helped with one!

    First one will be posted tomorrow.

  5. I love the no cook dessert recipes you've added. My kind of cooking. Your square dessert dish is awesome.