These muffin tin banana cream pies are a super easy no bake dessert the whole family will love.
Muffin Tin Banana Cream Pies
From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito
Muffin tin banana cream pies are right up my alley. They’re no bake, make ahead, take minimal effort and are absolutely delicious.
They are also super cute. I mean anything made in a muffin tin has gotta be, right?
It’s also physically impossible for me to pass up anything banana flavored.
It’s no secret that I’m not an awesome baker. That’s why I rarely share dessert recipes.
When I do, they have to be fool proof. That’s mainly because if there’s a way to mess them up I will find it.
I’ve made a banana cream pie before but this was my first time making little mini versions of them.
They were such a hit! Everyone just loved them and I hope you will, too.
If easy desserts are your thing. You just have to give my 3 ingredient blueberry cobbler a try.. You’ll absolutely love it!
Muffin tin banana cream pie recipe video:
Muffin Tin Liners
It’s important to talk about the muffin tin liners here for a second because any kind won’t do.
Make sure to use heavy duty liners for this recipe. You know what I mean?
Something like the thick foil ones are great!
The pudding will absorb into the thinner liners and make them soggy.
Just be mindful of what one’s you chose for this one so the dessert can be it’s best.
What are the options for muffin tin banana cream pie crusts?
The options for these muffin tin banana cream pie crusts are only limited to your imagination.
I sincerely mean that so get creative.
This dessert is no bake. Meaning there’s no oven involved at all in making these.
If you’re willing to bake them for a little then the options just expand even more.
I used a Golden Oreo because it fit so well and I’ve used them before for mini cheesecakes.
Here are some other great ideas to choose from:
- Chocolate Oreo Cookies or any Oreo Flavor
- Nilla Wafers
- Sugar Cookie Dough
- Graham Crackers
- Traditional Pie Crust
- Puff Pasty
- Crescent Rolls.
Cream pie variations:
I love banana flavored anything but that’s just my own personal taste.
If you’d like to switch it up, be my guest!
This recipe is really just pudding and an Oreo crust.
The crust variations we already went over above.
There’s no reason why you can’t switch out the pudding flavors, too.
Sure, it won’t be banana cream pie then but who cares.
Here are a few different pudding ideas:
It’s your dessert and if you want to experiment go for it.
Can these be made ahead?
Yes, these mini banana cream pies can be made ahead.
Just don’t add the whipped cream and little wafer until you’re ready to serve it.
The whipped cream will not hold and kinda melt.
So add those toppings right before you choose to serve them.
How can I make the pudding thicker?
If you like a thicker consistency for these that’s a quick fix.
Just pull back a little on the milk and don’t add as much.
If your pudding box says 2 cups of milk try removing 1/4 of a cup.
This is personal preference and totally up to you how thick you want it.
Other easy to make desserts:
If you like super easy desserts you’ll love this, too.
- 3 ingredient Blueberry Cobbler.
- Chocolate chip cookie cast iron skillet
- Muffin Tin Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies.
banana cream pie ingredients:
- Muffin tin
- Cupcake liners
- Banana cream pudding box
- Golden Oreos
- Whipped cream
- Mini Nilla wafers
First, line the muffin tin with the cupcake liners.
Add a golden Oreo to each of the liners.
Now slice a banana into about 1/4 inch thick pieces.
Add a banana slice on top of each Oreo.
Next, make the banana cream pudding as directed on the box.
Use a little less milk if you want it thicker. (See my above note)
Then add the pudding to each cupcake liner.
Then pop it into the fridge for at least two hours.
Finally, when you’re ready to serve them, add some whipped cream.
And a mini Nilla wafer.
Serve chilled and enjoy!
Muffin TIn Banana Cream Pies
- muffin tin
- cupcake liners, thick
- 1 box banana cream pie pudding
- 2 cups Milk you may want to use 1 3/4 cup of milk if you'd like it thicker. See the above note.
- 12 Golden Oreos
- 1 Banana
- Whipped Cream
- 12 Mini Nilla wafers
- Line the muffin tin with the cupcake liners
- Add a Golden Oreo into each one
- Slice the banana into 1/4 inch pieces and add one on top of each Oreo.
- Make the pudding as directed on the package
- Scoop the pudding into each cupcake liner on top of the Oreo and banana. fill it all the way to the top
- Put them in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up.
- Add the whipped cream and Nilla wafer to the top and serve chilled