Although we have shared multiple recipes using bananas, this is our first time featuring this twist to a classic banana recipe. Our Peanut Butter Banana Pudding recipe can be described by the famous phrase: It doesn’t get any better than this, or does it?
Regardless of whose idea it was to add peanut butter to banana pudding, the results are genius. A traditionally sweet dessert with vitamins and minerals coming mostly from the bananas gets a healthy dose of heart friendly fats, plant-based protein, and a touch of fiber with the addition of peanut butter.
There are two approaches to making this recipe. You may use your favorite version of homemade vanilla pudding or choose a boxed variety. The advantage of making your own vanilla pudding recipe is the ability to control the ingredients and possibly make it vegan, if so desired. For the purposes of practicality and a hungry bunch waiting to taste this creation, we used boxed vanilla pudding. This cuts this recipe’s preparation time to fewer than 10 minutes. However, if you have a favorite vanilla pudding recipe that you wouldn’t mind sharing with us, go ahead and do so in the comments section below. We are always looking for inspiring recipes coming from you.
Feeling like vanilla just isn’t your flavor these days? A chocolate pudding would be a fantastic version to this recipe. It is everything wonderful when you combine chocolate, peanut butter and bananas!
Looking for other easy to make desserts? Try our Banana Peanut Butter Mousse recipe found here.
Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD
- 1 box of instant vanilla pudding
- 3 cups of cold milk
- 2 bananas
- 30 vanilla wafers
- Start by preparing vanilla pudding according to box directions. Once pudding has set to a desired consistency, add Once Again Creamy Peanut Butter, and mix well.
- To assemble, start placing all but 2 or 3 of the vanilla wafers at the bottom of 8x8 dish. Then add a layer of banana slices; next add in pudding. Garnish with the reminder of the vanilla wafers and banana slices.
- Place pudding in the refrigerator for two to four hours. Serve cold!