Banana Pudding Brownies Recipe

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Chocolate and bananas get their ultimate pairing in these banana pudding brownies. Fudgy brownies are studded with walnuts and layered with fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and luscious pudding for a guaranteed showstopper.
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Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.


For the Brownies
1 cup(s)
unsalted butter
2 1/4 cup(s)
1 1/4 cup(s)
Dutch-process cocoa
1 tsp
instant coffee
2 tsp
vanilla extract
large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1 cup(s)
walnuts, toasted and chopped
For the Pudding
14 oz
sweetened condensed milk
1 cup(s)
water, ice-cold
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3.4-ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cup(s)
heavy cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
For the Banana Pudding Brownies
batch of brownies, see above
batch of pudding, see above
12 oz
vanilla wafers
barely ripe medium bananas, sliced thin
whipped cream, as garnish
thinly sliced banana, as garnish
crumbled vanilla wafers, as garnish

Directions 12 steps | 565 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is completely melted, turn off the heat and add the sugar to the saucepan, whisking continuously until smooth.

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Step 3

Transfer the mixture into a medium mixing bowl and whisk in the cocoa, coffee and vanilla extract until smooth.

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Step 4

Whisk in eggs one at a time, until the batter is smooth and shiny.

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Step 5

Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt just until combined. Fold in the walnuts.

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Step 6

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and bake the brownies in the middle of the oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

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Step 7

While the brownies are cooling, make the pudding. Blend the condensed milk, water and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer.

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Step 8

Add the pudding mix and beat until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate pudding for at least 30 minutes or until firm.

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Step 9

In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream in another bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture and set aside.

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Step 10

Assemble the brownie. Top the brownies by alternating banana slices and vanilla wafers, leaving a little bit of space in between so that the pudding can adhere to the brownie. Once the brownie is covered with one layer of bananas and vanilla wafers, top it with half of the pudding.

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Step 11

Repeat a layer of banana slices and vanilla wafers and top with the rest of the pudding. Reserve the leftover vanilla wafers for garnish. Tightly wrap the baking pan with plastic wrap and let chill for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

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Step 12

When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap and slice the banana pudding brownie into twelve squares. If desired, garnish it with whipped cream, banana slices and crumbled vanilla wafers just before serving. Enjoy it cold. 

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Make ahead option: Brownies can be baked a day before, tightly wrapped and stored at room temperature.

Nutrition Per Serving
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41.7 g
10.4 g
104 g


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Sarah D.


25 Jul 2022

Love this twist on traditional brownies!

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Jolee S.


20 Jul 2022

These came out AMAZING, the layer of banana slices was a perfect addition.

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Glen B.


17 Jul 2022

I am excited to try this recipe!

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