Banana Pudding Parfaits Recipe
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Banana Pudding Parfaits Recipe

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With fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a snappy pudding mix, these creamy after-dinner sweets are shared by Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia. TIP: You can also substitute your favorite fresh berries or other flavors of sugar-free instant pudding mix.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3-1/3 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 32 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in three-fourths of the whipped topping.
  2. Set aside eight vanilla wafers. Place one wafer into each of eight parfait glasses; top with a third of the banana slices and pudding mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Garnish with reserved vanilla wafers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Banana Pudding Parfaits in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p53

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ilka896 57755
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Very delicious and filling"

TeresaWitt 65610
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"Delicious and easy! I would break up the cookies into small pieces next time it make it easier to eat."

Bluegreen9 66455
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"I used blueberries instead of Banana and then it was good."

karlas_kitchen 63964
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"I didn't use the diet stuff because I don't use aspertame unless I don't notice it and the diet jello has asertame in it. I used banana pudding an it ca out good. I'm not a banana pudding person, but everyone else loved it. I even ate some and it tasted really good. My twin grandson's had seconds or thirds. Hubby had more than that. :-)"

Char9 130077
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"I've been making this dessert for years. For a patriotic holiday I add blueberries and strawberries for a red, white and blue dessert. Also, I don't use Cool Whip - Yuk! I use real whipped cream."

jacci4 146491
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I made this using gingerbread cookies instead of vanilla wafers. I also mashed the bananas and mixed them into the pudding and topped them with coconut. It was delicious."

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