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Banana Royale

banana pudding pie

Just in time for National Banana Lovers Day! Warning: This is not a healthy recipe… but of course that’s why you should keep reading!

This recipe came with my husband when we got married.  It’s sort of Banner Pudding Pie, but slightly different and without the whipped cream.  We actually didn’t have an official name for it for quite some time.  The kids and I would would just ask him to make that ‘banana thing’ and he knew what we were talking about.

It wasn’t until he made it for his fire station that the guys there started calling it ‘Banana Royale’, and the name stuck.  This is a great dish to make when your bananas start to go brown. And apparently it’s Firefighter approved!

There aren’t too many ingredients… wafer cookies, pudding (and the milk to cook it with), and bananas!

banana pudding pie

Slice the bananas into 1/4″ pieces and start layering. (We sliced up four, but they were pretty large and we only used three. I froze the fourth one for smoothies.)

banana pudding pie

You are going to do five layers of cookies and banana slices, starting and ending with the cookies.

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banana pudding pie

banana pudding pie

Mix pudding mixture with milk and cook (so much better then instant).  If you use organic, like I do, it helps relieve the guilt of eating this by 10%. Oh wait, my bananas are organic, too, so that must push this number up to 20% easily!

banana pudding pie

banana pudding pie

After gently pouring the pudding into the dish, sprinkle hand crushed wafers on top.  I like the way it looks when you hand crush them so it’s not all uniform. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

banana pudding pie

banana pudding pie

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banana pudding pie

banana pudding pie

Banana Royale

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Banana Royale

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas
  • Large (6 oz) box of vanilla pudding (cooked, not instant)
  • 1 box vanilla wafer cookies

Instructions

  1. Slice bananas into 1/4" pieces.
  2. Layer wafer cookies in bottom of 8"x8" pan.
  3. Place layer of bananas on top, repeating until you have five total layers (beginning and ending with the cookies.) Set aside.
  4. In saucepan, prepare pudding according to box instructions. I prefer the cooked version as the hot pudding soaks into the wafers quicker.
  5. Gently pour over banana/wafer layers.
  6. Sprinkle a layer of crumbled wafers over top - about 4-6, plus the leftovers on the bottom of the bag.
  7. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
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    dina
    August 28, 2014 at 9:21 am

    it looks delicious!

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