I know that a lot of people like a baked version of banana pudding with the meringue topping. However, I am not a fan of warm banana pudding at all (even though I love meringue). I found this recipe many years ago & love it! The best thing about this version is NO OVEN. This is especially wonderful living in the south.
2 - 3.4 oz boxes instant vanilla pudding
1 c sour cream
8 oz whipped topping, thawed
3 c milk
1 box vanilla wafers
3 bananas, sliced
Mix pudding, sour cream, whipped topping & milk in a large bowl for 2 minutes until well blended. Allow the pudding mixture to sit for a couple minutes to thicken up. Meanwhile, in a 9x13 dish, cover the bottom with vanilla wafers. Then place half of the sliced bananas on top of the wafers. Pour half of the pudding on top of the wafers & bananas. Spread evenly. Then add one more layer of vanilla wafers, bananas & remaining pudding. For the topping, I like to crush the remaining vanilla wafers & sprinkle all over the top. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
This is a picture of how to layer the wafers & bananas
(this is the second layer right before you add the last of the pudding).