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Banana Pudding Tacos

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Banana pudding tacos are a family favorite dessert! The waffle taco shells are a great place to start, as they’re fun to make and exceptionally fun to fill. The classic banana pudding is an easy to make, delicious treat.

homemade banana pudding tacos on a plate.
Close up view of tasty banana pudding tacos

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Banana pudding is a simple Southern classic that has evolved into an all-​American favorite. As if banana pudding weren’t luscious enough on its own, these banana pudding tacos are a fun twist on this dessert and are so fun to assemble and eat. This classic and easy recipe that is homemade, feeds a crowd and is super addicting!

This easy no-bake dessert is perfect for summer months!

banana pudding tacos on a plate.
Delicious plate of banana pudding tacos

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s quick to make, delicious and might just be the best treat ever for a warm day.
  • Perfect for weeknights or potlucks, everyone will LOVE this recipe!
  • Waffles filled with banana pudding makes a fun twist on dessert tacos! This one is a kid favorite!
  • Only 5 ingredients and kids will love to build and eat their own creations.

Ingredients

  • Banana Pudding I use banana instant pudding mix for an intense banana flavor.
  • Banana Slices – you’ll need about 2 bananas for this recipe, depending on their size. They should be nice and ripe with brown spots just appearing on the skin.
  • Vanilla Wafers I use Nilla wafers in the banana pudding and to crumble on top of the pudding tacos. Butter cookies or graham crackers will work too!
  • Pancake Batter mix up your favorite pancake batter for the taco shells.
  • Whipped Cream – use your favorite whipped cream, or Cool Whip instead if you prefer.

How To Make This Recipe

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Banana pudding tacos process

Step 1:

Mix together the banana slices, whole vanilla wafers, and banana pudding.

Step 2:

Using a waffle iron, pour 1 cup of batter in waffle iron (depending on size of waffle iron) and cook.

Step 3:

Remove waffles from iron and mold into a taco.

Step 4:

Fill taco with banana pudding. Top with vanilla wafers crumble and whipped cream.

banana pudding tacos with vanilla wafers.
Easy and tasty banana pudding tacos

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Use ripe bananas that are still firm.
  • Try adding a drizzle of ganache for a delicious chocolate banana treat.
  • Sprinkling some mini chocolate chips on top is yummy!
  • A little ground cinnamon in the pancake mix is so good.
  • Make chocolate flavored waffles!
  • For best results, allow the banana pudding to chill for at least 4 hours.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: The bananas in banana pudding will begin to brown and get mushy after two days, so the pudding should be used in that time.

Freezing: I don’t recommend freezing the banana pudding because the wafers will become soft and the bananas will turn brown.

FAQ

Can I use packaged banana pudding that is already prepared?

Absolutely! Use a pre-made pudding, a pudding mix or make your own.

How do I make banana pudding without the bananas turning brown?

You can brush the banana slices with lemon or pineapple juice, however the bananas are going to turn a little brown when the pudding chills.

Does banana pudding need to be refrigerated?

Any pudding should definitely be kept in the refrigerator because of the dairy in the pudding. Store banana pudding covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.

How ripe do the bananas I use need to be?

The bananas should be very ripe but still firm. They should be nice and ripe with brown spots just appearing on the skin.

Can I make banana pudding in advance?

Yes! The pudding can be made up to a day ahead of time, however for best results should be eaten within two days. Cover the bananas completely with the pudding to minimize the exposure to the air. This will help keep them from browning.

Yield: 12 Servings

Banana Pudding Tacos

banana pudding tacos on a plate.

Banana pudding tacos are a family favorite dessert! The waffle taco shells are a great place to start, as they're fun to make and exceptionally fun to fill. The classic banana pudding is an easy to make, delicious treat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups banana pudding
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup mini vanilla wafers, crumbled PLUS
  • 2 cups mini vanilla wafers
  • 3 cups pancake batter
  • Whipped cream topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix together the banana pudding, banana slices and whole vanilla wafers.
  2. Using a waffle iron, pour 1 cup of batter in waffle iron (depending on size of waffle iron) and cook.
  3. Remove waffles from iron and mold into a taco.
  4. Fill waffle shell with banana pudding.
  5. Top with crumbled vanilla wafers and whipped cream.

Notes

Making the waffle shells is easy, but you have to be quick. Folding them while they're still hot is key, since they cool quickly. You can easily drape them over any straight, narrow edge, such as a baking dish, to form the taco shape, or use a taco stand to shape them.

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