No Bake Banana Cream Pie Recipe - BubbaPie (2024)

This no bake banana cream pie is packed with old fashioned flavor. Made with instant vanilla pudding, it is quick, easy and delicious. No baking required, a couple minutes of prep time and just a few easy ingredients!

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Old Fashioned Pie? Yes Please!

There is something about an old fashioned pie that just screams “Comfort Food”. And you know that here at Bubba Pie, we are all about the comfort food. It’s funny, as popular as pies are as a dessert, I feel like I hardly hear of anyone making one of my favorites: Banana Cream Pie. It seems like more of something you’d find at a restaurant or a diner than at home. But, the truth is, Banana Cream Pies can be super quick and easy desserts to make.

By using Instant Pudding Mix and a premade Graham Cracker Crust, you can cut a whole bunch of time off of this Banana Cream Pie recipe. Now you can easily bring that down home flavor to your next dinner party or cookout. It is light, fluffy and delicious! Your guests won’t be able to just have one piece.

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No Bake Banana Cream Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Whipping Cream

  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 4 T. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Pie

  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • Additional banana slices, optional

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into a medium bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form. Set aside. This recipe is so much easier with an electric mixer! We love our Kitchenaid Stand Mixer! Or, if you are looking for a less expensive option, this 6 Qt Kucco Stand Mixer gets great reviews!
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk, vanilla and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in 3 cups of your whipping cream.
  3. Pour 1-1/3 cups of pudding mixture into pie crust. Layer with banana slices and remaining pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping and garnish with additional banana slices if desired. Refrigerate until serving.

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How Long Will A No Bake Banana Cream Pie Last?

Your No Bake Banana Cream Pie should last about 3 days when kept in the refrigerator. Always keep it covered with a plastic lid, aluminum foil or plastic wrap as much as possible. We all know that bananas can brown quickly. If your worried about them browning while you are making the pie or during its presentation, you can always treat them with some citric juice, lemon and lime juice work great.

Can You Use Banana Pudding In Banana Cream Pie?

Yep! We use Vanilla Pudding in our recipe. But you can substitute for another pudding flavor if you’d like. French Vanilla would work. Or even Banana Pudding for an even stronger banana flavor!

Do You Have To Use Homemade Whipping Cream?

Nope! You can just buy and thaw some Cool Whip and this recipe will be just fine. It’s a great shortcut if you are short on time!

Other Variations

If it’s important to you, you can always substitute in your favorite homemade pie crust recipe. I know that some people are pretty picky about using a homemade crust! You can also use an chocolate or Oreo Cookie Crust.

You can also put some fun toppings on your banana cream pie to liven things up even more. Some ideas would be:

  • COCONUT FLAKES
  • MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS
  • CHOCOLATE SHAVINGS
  • OREO COOKIES (CRUSHED)
  • VANILLA WAFERS

Enjoy this No Bake Banana Pudding Pie! Let me know how it turns out in the comment section!

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No Bake Banana Cream Pie

Course Dessert

Servings 8

This no bake banana cream pie is packed with old fashioned flavor. Made with instant vanilla pudding, it is quick, easy and delicious.

Prep Time 7 minutes mins

Ingredients

Whipping Cream

  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Pie

  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3.4 ounceinstant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 graham cracker crust 9 inches
  • 2 medium firm bananas sliced
  • Additional banana slices optional

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal

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  1. Miranda says

    Mine has been in the fridge for almost 24 hours and hasn’t set…I can’t figure out why…

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    • Gail Clark says

      I have made this pie for a decade or 2 and it has always set. Could the problem be. too much milk? I have even cur back on the milk to support the weight of the banana slices . At most I advise using a total of 2 cups milk. You can cut back on the milk to no less than 1 1/4 cups milk, make the pudding, and add a scoop of the whipped cream to the mix for flavour and volume. Mix in cut bananas pour into crust, smooth a bit, add whipped cream topping, let set and enjoy!

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      • Kim says

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        Hi,

        I am not a baker and almost made an oops with my pie filling. I realized I bought “cook & serve” pudding mix. So I had to cook pudding and cool (before putting in whipping cream) and this thickened it before doing remaining recipe. Not sure if this may have been the issue. However, mine is perfect and really good.
        Hope this helped!

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  2. Brittany says

    There is an error in your printed directions. For the whipped cream, it says ” 4 powdered sugar” and it needs to have tablespoons. Made the mistake of using 4 cups 😣.

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    • Kathy says

      Thank you for letting us know… I will get that fixed! I bet that was pretty sweet. So sorry.

      Reply

  3. Vanessa says

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    Love this simple and easy recipe!! Perfect for letting the kids help!

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    • Kathy says

      I love it when the kids want to help! Thank you for the feedback!

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    • Kathy says

      Its 3 cups of the whipped cream, after whipping the 2 cups of liquid heavy cream there should be at least 4 cups of whipping cream.

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  4. Tony says

    Can this be frozen

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    • Kathy says

      I have not done that but I would think that it would be okay to do it.

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  5. Samantha says

    Do you prepare the pudding first?

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    • Kathy says

      No, use the pudding mix as it suggests in the recipe.

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  6. Pam Jacques says

    I couldn’t get the peaks out of whipping cream and confectioner sugar. What did I do wrong.?

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  7. Heidi says

    I mashed 2 bananas and added that to vanilla pudding. I followed the rest of the recipe to a t and it did not set. Would the bananas be the reason it was a liquid instead of a pie?

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    • Kathy says

      That could be. If there is too much moisture the filling wouldn’t set.

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  8. J says

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    My pie is not setting. The pudding is pure liquid.

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    • Kathy says

      You prepared the pudding filling until thick and folded it with the whipped cream and it didn’t set? That is strange.

      Reply

  9. Natalie says

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    This was such a great dessert! I’d never had banana cream pie, but made it by request from my boyfriend and what a treat! I like the way the layers come together. On top, I put banana slices around the edges, with an inner circle of chocolate chips and a few more bananas in the middle. It was pretty and delicious. Addressing the readers’ comments above, I didn’t have any issue with it “setting.” I used a hand mixer and beat the whipping cream until it formed stiff peaks, and beat the pudding mixture till it was pudding-like, but only knew to do this from experience working with whipping cream. If you’re using a hand held whisk, like the instructions insinuate, I don’t think you could get anywhere near a whipped cream – you really need a hand mixer or standing mixer. Hope this helps the next reader!

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    • Kathy says

      Thank you! I love the idea of using chocolate chips too!

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  10. Angie D says

    I love this recipe and banana cream pie so will def give it a try. My question though is do you have a simple coconut cream pie recipe as well, if so plz share.

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    • Kathy says

      I don’t but I will get on that and get a recipe up soon! Thanks for the suggestion!

      Reply

  11. Jamie says

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    I made this while visiting my friend in Arizona last month. I was searching for a no-baking dessert and this recipe sounded perfect. Banana cream pie has always been a favorite in my family and it was a huge hit and turned out beautifully. This will be the only banana cream recipe I will be making. Thank you for this wonderful recipe

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    • Kathy says

      I am so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  12. Judy says

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    What an easy recipe and it’s delicious! I used instant banana cream pudding instead of vanilla and it was even better! I also put some sliced bananas on the crust before filling with the pudding layer !

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    • Kathy says

      Great suggestions! Thanks for the comment!

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  13. Beth says

    We love this pie recipe. Have you ever tried this with chocolate pudding to make a chocolate mousse type pie? Was thinking of trying it.

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    • Kathy says

      We have not as we have a delicious chocolate pie we love: https://bubbapie.com/easy-chocolate-cream-pie-recipe/ but I bet it would work and taste delicious!

      Reply

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