Easy banana pudding fluff recipe is a rich and creamy dessert salad. This easy dessert with crushed vanilla wafers, pudding, whipped topping and more will be a hit.

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What is Banana Fluff Pudding?

Fluff recipes typically include some type of pudding mix, whipped cream, fruit and more. You might also find nuts or marshmallows in fluff recipes. These recipes are common at potlucks and usually the first dish to go.

Banana Fluff Pudding is a delicious type of fluff pudding. This Southern staple is super easy to make and so creamy and wonderful.

It has everything you love about a traditional banana pudding recipe in an easy to make fluff recipe. This recipe is an amazing blend of bananas, pudding, whipped cream and crushed nilla wafers. See more Banana Desserts.

Mini marshmallows are also folded into the pudding for a tasty and easy recipe. It tastes similar to banana cream pie. We also love to make this Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe, Bananas Fosters and Banana pudding cookies.

Easy banana pudding fluff recipe

If you love banana pudding, this recipe for banana pudding fluff salad is a must try. Everyone will love it.

You only need a few ingredients for this fabulous mixture. Each bite is absolutely divine and so creamy. I can’t wait for you to try it. You might also like these Marshmallow Fluff Recipes.

Ingredients for Banana pudding fluff.

Ingredients: 

How to make banana pudding fluff

  • Step 1. Make the pudding. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the banana pudding mix and the cold milk until smooth. 
  • Step 2. Let the pudding thicken. Allow the pudding to thicken (sit for 2-3 minutes) and then gently fold in the cool whip.  Don’t add the whipped topping until the pudding has thickened.
  • Step 3. Fold in the toppings. Then stir in the mini marshmallows, vanilla wafers and sliced bananas.  Gently combine these ingredients.
Process photos of making pudding mixture.
  • Step 4. Enjoy. Serve immediately and then enjoy! 

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How to serve Banana fluff pudding:

This recipe needs to be served immediately as the banana will turn brown as the mixture sits.  Scoop into small dessert bowls and serve.

Another idea is to go ahead and make individual portions in mason jars, plastic cups or other small serving items. This is an easy idea for parties or when you need the ease of grab and go dessert portions.

Banana pudding fluff in serving dishes.

How to store

Cover with plastic wrap or put the lid on the dish if it has one. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Can you freeze Banana Pudding?

Can you make in advance?

We do not recommend making this recipe in advance. It is best served fresh and within an hour of making.

Otherwise, the bananas will turn brown and become mushy.

Banana pudding fluff in serving dishes.

Recipe tips

  • Serve fresh. This dessert is best served fresh and should not be made in advance. The bananas will turn brown and everything will get mushy.
  • Store bought whipped topping. This is not the recipe to use homemade whipped cream. Just pick up a tub at the grocery store as it will hold up best in the fluff recipe.
  • Any type of milk works great. You can use whole milk, 2% or anything you prefer.
  • Ripe bananas. The bananas should be ripe but not overly soft. They will get mushy in the pudding mixture once combined.
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Variations

  • Vanilla Wafers. If vanilla wafers are not available in your area, any butter cookies will work great in this recipe.  Some ideas include: shortbread cookies, lemon cookies and graham crackers.
  • Pudding flavors to try. Vanilla pudding or banana cream pudding can be substituted in this recipe.
  • Homemade pudding. We used instant pudding because it is quick and easy. However, you can use homemade pudding in this recipe if you prefer.
  • Cream cheese add in. Blend a block of cream cheese into the pudding mixture before folding in the other ingredients. This will give the recipe an even richer flavor.
  • Marshmallow Fluff. Add fluff in the pudding mixture. It adds a new level of creaminess and tastes like Banana Cream Pudding Pie.
  • Chocolate Drizzle. You can drizzle chocolate sauce on top of each serving. The combination of chocolate and the banana mixture is really yummy.
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Banana Pudding Fluff

4.64 from 11 votes
Easy banana pudding fluff recipe is a rich and creamy dessert salad. This easy dessert with crushed vanilla wafers, pudding, whipped topping and more will be a hit.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 328

Ingredients

  • 1 box Banana Instant Pudding 3.4 oz bax
  • 1 1/2 cup Cold Milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 2 cups Vanilla Wafers crushed
  • 2 Medium Bananas sliced
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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the banana pudding mix and the cold milk until smooth.
  • Allow the pudding to thicken (sit for 2-3 minutes) and then gently fold in the cool whip.
  • Then stir in the marshmallows, vanilla wafers and sliced bananas.
  • Serve immediately and then enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

This recipe needs to be served immediately as the banana will brown as the mixture sits.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  
If vanilla wafers are not available in your area, any butter cookies will work great in this recipe.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 328kcal, Carbohydrates 63g, Protein 4g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 240mg, Potassium 231mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 39g, Vitamin A 143IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 90mg, Iron 0.1mg

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