It seems that a lot of people share my love for Nutella.
So I combined them all in one dessert to share with you guys: Nutella Banana Pudding.
This is another easy, no-bake dessert that requires few ingredients. You just need some patience because you’ll need to chill it in the fridge for at least four hours (or even better, overnight). And I know – oh, I know – that when one is working on a dessert with Nutella, that patience (or the willpower not to eat spoonfulls straight from the jar) is a hard thing to master.
But trust me, when this dessert is ready, you will be deliriously happy.
- a banana dessert as sweet as can be
This dessert is sweet and soft and creamy. Spongey, crunchy, velvety. Nutella, bananas, and pudding. They’re in perfect harmony.
I used Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding Recipe from Amateur Gourmet as a base and made some changes. Below is my recipe:
Nutella Banana Pudding
1 box vanilla wafer cookies (I used the vanilla wafer cookies from Whole Foods)
2/3 cup Nutella
1 pack instant vanilla pudding (I used Dr. Oetker vanilla pudding mix)
2 cups milk (I used skim milk)
about two cups whipped cream
4 bananas, sliced
- Prepare the pudding according the package instructions, using milk (if required or as a substitute for water). Let cool for 5 minutes. Fold the Nutella into the pudding. Then fold in about one third of your whipped cream.
- Now you can start the layers of cookies, bananas, and pudding. Spread a few spoonfulls of your Nutella pudding cream at the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan or a 10 inch round casserole dish. Lay down a layer of the vanilla wafer cookies using about a third of the whole pack. Top with a third of the sliced bananas, then a third of the Nutella cream. Repeat two more times until you have three layers , but make sure to save a few of the cookies for garnish.
- After the third and last later of Nutella cream, spread the remaining whipped cream on top. Crush the remaining cookies (I used my Oreo-crushing method of whacking them with a rolling pin) and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate and wait a few hours or overnight. Be patient! Enjoy chilled.
the flavors will all meld together in a perfect symphony
This post is dedicated to the person who inspire me to make bananas as sweet as can be: my dad.
that’s my dad with a very fashionable me
My dad makes the best minatamis na saging (sweetened bananas) – a Filipino dessert of soft, ripe plantains caramelized with sugary syrup. Everytime I encounter a dessert with bananas, I think of my wonderful father.
If you ask me where I got my sweet tooth, I will say, my dad.
If you ask me who I think is the smartest, most patient, and most hard-working man in the world, I will say, my dad.
If you ask me who taught me to love numbers and books and Dean Martin, I will say, my dad.
If you ask me who my hero is, well who else but my dad.
Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! I love you!