Banana Pudding with Graham Crackers


I made this banana pudding with graham crackers recipe when I was craving the dish, but out of the traditional Nilla wafers. When I realized graham crackers would make nice even layers a snap, the idea to make it in an 8x8-inch pan came fast. It tastes amazing — crackers soften quicker than wafers. The addition of the whip cream topping makes this very creamy; the even layering means you taste all three elements in every bite!

Banana Pudding with Graham Crackers
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 3 ½ cups cold 2% milk

  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant French vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 (1.3 ounce) envelope dry whipped topping mix (such as Dream Whip®)

  • ½ (14.4 ounce) package graham crackers, or more as needed

  • 2 large bananas, sliced, or more to taste


  1. Pour milk, pudding mix, and whipped topping mix into a large bowl; mix with an electric whisk or hand whisk until ingredients are combined and a thick pudding forms.

  2. Break graham cracker sheets in half to form squares.

  3. Cover the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with 9 graham cracker squares. Layer 1/2 of the banana slices on top in even rows and cover with 1/2 of the pudding mixture, using a spatula to spread it evenly. Repeat layers once more. Sprinkle top with graham cracker crumbs, if desired.

  4. Cover and refrigerate until fully chilled, 4 hours or longer. Cut into 9 squares to serve.


You could also top this with a layer of Cool Whip; I omitted it due to my fiance's preferences.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
4g Fat
53g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 490mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 284mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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