2 hrs 30 mins
We present our delightful and decadent Banana Pudding Lasagna recipe. Prepare to indulge your taste buds with layers of creamy goodness and the sweetness of ripe bananas. This dessert is a heavenly combination of traditional banana pudding and luscious lasagna, creating a delightful treat that will leave your guests asking for more. Let’s dive into the details of this mouthwatering recipe and how you can make it at home.
This was influenced by my other recipe for banana pudding on this website. I was excited to try another innovative version of banana pudding after creating my banana pudding cups. This dessert lasagna was created at that time!
To create our Banana Pudding Lasagna, you will need the following ingredients:
To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a food processor, crush the vanilla wafers until they form fine crumbs. Mix the melted unsalted butter with the crushed wafers until the crumbs are fully coated. Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13-inch baking dish to form the crust. Bake the crust for 10 minutes until it turns golden brown. Set it aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, and instant vanilla pudding mix. Whisk the mixture until it thickens and becomes smooth. This will serve as the base of our banana pudding layer.
In another bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form. The whipped cream adds a luscious, creamy element to our Banana Pudding Lasagna.
Now comes the fun part! Layer the ingredients to create a delectable dessert. Start by spreading half of the banana pudding mixture over the vanilla wafer crust. Next, arrange a layer of sliced bananas on top of the pudding. Sprinkle half of the crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans over the bananas. Finally, spread half of the whipped cream over the top to seal in the flavors.
Repeat the layering process one more time, starting with the remaining banana pudding mixture. Top it off with the remaining whipped cream and a few banana slices for garnish. You can also sprinkle some crushed wafers or coconut over the top for an extra touch of visual appeal.
Cover the Banana Pudding Lasagna with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a truly divine dessert. When ready to serve, slice the lasagna into portions and enjoy the rich, creamy goodness.