Easy Banana Split Lasagna No Bake Recipe

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Our easy banana split lasagna no bake recipe is a spin off the traditional ice cream banana split. It includes a wonderful creamy layer and all the classic banana split toppings such as bananas, strawberries, crushed pineapple, topped with whipped cream, a cherry, sprinkles, and nuts.  This one is a hit and one you’ll want to save to make again!

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Banana Split Lasagna. Photo by CookThink.

We’re Making Banana Split Lasagna

Banana split lasagna is perfect for your summertime get togethers or for any occasion, any time of year. The recipe can be altered to make it an All-American dessert if desired.Our easy recipe allows this dish to come together in about 15 minutes, tops. And then you can kick back and put your feet up while it chills.

Best Banana Split Lasagna Dessert Recipe

There are a lot of banana split recipes out there, but ours is one of the best. It includes a perfectly whipped, creamy filling, ingredients that make it tasty just like a banana split, as well as toppings that make it visually beautiful.

Banana Split Lasagna Dessert Recipe

When we first heard about banana split lasagna, we were so curious as to what it might entail. Because one doesn’t typically mix the two terms banana split and lasagna. And, hopefully the name of this dish is what might have sparked your curiosity as well.

Graham Cracker Banana Split Dessert

One of the great aspects about this recipe is that it uses a homemade graham cracker crust. If you have a food processor, it is easy to crumb your graham crackers with a few pulses. 

But if you don’t have a food processor, you can still make good graham cracker crumbs by placing your graham crackers in a zipped food storage bag and using a rolling pin to do the job.

banana split lasagna crust
Graham Cracker Crust
banana split lasagna cream layer
Cream layer

Banana Split Lasagna Recipe

We trust that you’ll find enjoyment in this banana split lasagna recipe. The combination of lasagna layers built on top of a graham cracker crust pair well together and are quite tasty with the added fruit.

Famous Banana Split Lasagna

Banana split lasagna has become a famous recipe down through generations. We remember our mom making a similar dessert when we were kids. It was such a treat. And in this recipe we’ve kicked it up a notch and will share it with you. And you in turn can continue to share it with generations.

#MenuMonday: Banana Split Lasagna

Perhaps today is menu Monday for you and you’re planning meals for the week. If that’s the case, this recipe is a must try.  It’s straightforward and easy to make in about 15 minutes. We think the people around your table will like it too. 

Preparation

Planning to make this recipe? There are a few things you can do to prepare. Set out your butter and cream cheese at room temperature so they can soften. You’ll be glad you did. They will whip to a fluffy consistency more easily.

And you can also prepare your graham crackers by crushing them. We like to use the old-fashioned method of placing them in a zipped food storage bag and rolling them with a rolling pin to crush them. If you have a food processor, you can also crush them by pulsing them a few times.

Fruity Layered Banana Split Lasagna

A traditional banana split includes fruit such as bananas, which are the star of the show, along with strawberries and crushed pineapple.  To imitate the traditional ice cream banana split, we’re carrying those flavors and fruits throughout this recipe too to create a similarly delicious experience.

World’s Best Lasagna

You might be a big pasta fan and love a good homemade noodle lasagna.  But for our purposes here, we’re talking about the best lasagna dessert.  And for this, you don’t need any al dente pasta. We’re simply showing you how to whip together a delicious, sweet dessert with layers upon layers. We think you’ll agree it’s the world’s best dessert lasagna.

No-Bake Banana Split Lasagna Lush

By now you know that our recipe is a no bake recipe, which is a bonus. It saves you time to be able to simply whip it up and then let it chill before serving it. Some people also refer to it as lasagna lush. We think that’s because of the feeling you get when you eat it. It is very luscious, light and fluffy in texture.

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Banana Split Lasagna. Photo by CookThink.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are questions that are frequently asked about this Banana Split Lasagna recipe.

What are the ingredients to a banana split?

To make our Banana Split Lasagna recipe, you’ll need graham crackers, butter, sugar, salt, cream cheese, cool whip, bananas, crushed pineapple, strawberries, pecans, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and maraschino cherries.

Can I use real whipped cream for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute heavy whipping cream in place of the cool whip for a richer banana split experience if you prefer. You’ll want to whip the whipping cream first before folding it into the cream mixture. 

How do you make a banana split pie?

Our recipe in essence is a banana split pie. If you want to make it look more like a pie, you can cut the recipe in half and make it in a pie plate or make the whole recipe and divide it into two pie plates to serve a larger group of people.  Once the dessert has been chilled, it should cut into slices.

How do you make a banana split cheesecake?

Another name for this dessert is banana split cheesecake.  It is a no-bake version of cheesecake that is delicious. If you want to make it look more like a cheesecake, you can use a round spring form pan for cheesecake to make this dessert.

How do you make banana split cake?

Banana split cake is another name for banana split lasagna. After the cake has cooled, you can cut it into cake slices and serve it.

Which is the best Banana Split lasagna to make?

In our unbiased opinion, we think our banana split lasagna is the best. But you can try it for yourself and see what you think.  If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a review for us in the comments. We read them all.

How do you make a banana split dessert?

To make a banana split dessert, whether you wish to refer to it as a lasagna, pie, cake, or cheesecake, you can use our recipe below and follow the instructions. The ingredients are typical household ingredients, and the directions are straightforward. The bonus is that you don’t have to bake it.

How to make All American banana split recipe?

If you’re making this dessert in the summertime and you want to give it an All-American flair, you can do so quite simply by using red, white and blue sprinkles instead of rainbow sprinkles. This will create an All-American theme for your special occasion or celebration of an American summertime holiday.

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Banana Split Lasagna. Photo by CookThink.

How to Make Banana Split Dessert

To make our Banana Split Lasagna recipe, first you’re going to make a graham cracker crumb crust. Then, you’ll create a cream filling and load that up with traditional banana split fruits. Finally, you’ll top it with the classic whipped cream and cherry.

Ingredients

For The Crust

2 cups crushed graham crackers
½ cup melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt

For The Lasagna

12 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sugar
16 oz cool whip
3 bananas
20 oz crushed pineapple
1 lb strawberries, finely chopped
½ cup pecans, chopped
chocolate syrup
sprinkles
maraschino cherries

Directions

Make Crust

1. Prepare a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together crushed graham crackers, melted butter, sugar and salt.
3. Press into the bottom of the baking dish. Chill until set, about 10 minutes.

Make Lasagna

1. Using a mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar together until they’re fluffy, about 5 minutes.

2. Slowly fold in 1 tub of cool whip. Spread mixture on to crust.

3. Top cream layer with finely sliced strawberries, banana and drained pineapple.

4. Top with remaining cool whip and sprinkle with pecans.

5. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours or overnight.

6. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with sprinkles and drained maraschino cherries before serving.

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