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Black Southern Banana Pudding

Black Folks Southern Banana Pudding

How to make banana pudding the Black way
You'll never be able to look at other banana pudding the same way once you've tried this soul food delicious delight - Southern banana pudding prepared the Black way!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: banana pudding recipe, banana pudding the Black way, banana recipes, best banana pudding recipe, Black people food, easy banana pudding, homemade banana pudding, Instant Pot recipe, soul food, soul food banana pudding, southern banana pudding, Southern banana pudding recipe, vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole


  • 9x13 baking dish


  • 3 bananas ripe & sliced into 1″ discs
  • 8 oz. whipped cream 1 container
  • 8 oz. cream cheese 1 container, whipped
  • 4.6 oz. vanilla pudding 1 box of cook & serve
  • 11 oz. Nilla Wafer and ¼ cup of crumbled cookies


  • Make the instant pudding according to the pudding mixture instructions and set it aside in the refrigerator.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the whipped topping and cream cheese and set aside.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a 9×13 baking pan with Nilla Wafer cookies.
  • Add a layer of banana slices over the Nilla Wafers.
  • Using a small spatula, spread the vanilla pudding evenly over the bananas.
  • Add a layer of the whipped topping and cream cheese mixture over the layer of pudding.
  • Sprinkle the ¼ cup of crumbled cookies all over the top layer of whipped cream.
  • Allow the banana pudding to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe can be made per the instructions and transferred to individual baking cups, ramekins or mason jars.
Slice pieces carefully to preserve the banana pudding layers when transferring.
Black Southern Banana Pudding
  • Want to make just half of this recipe, or need to make more or less banana pudding?
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Black Southern Banana Pudding Recipe
Soul Food Banana Pudding Recipe The Black Way


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg