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Homemade Banana Pudding Recipes

Updated on May 23, 2013

Make your own homemade banana pudding

Banana pudding is a tasty dessert and is a Southern cuisine classic. Its sweet, creamy and crunchy and is a traditional dessert in many families.

Here I will share some classic homemade banana pudding recipes that you can make that will impress your family and friends. This popular dessert can be made by two different methods, baked and refrigerated. Traditionally it is actually made from a custard, but it can be made from banana pudding too.

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Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe
Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe

My Favorite Banana Pudding Recipe

Here is a tasty homemade banana pudding recipe that you can quickly make and will be a sure hit. Here is how you make it:

Ingredients

Half cup of sugar

Two tablespoons of flour (I use King Arthurs)

A pinch of salt

Two cups of whole milk

Four separated eggs (save both the whites and yolks in separate bowls)

One tablespoon of vanilla extract

One box of Vanilla Wafers (I recommend Nabisco)

Five average sized ripe bananas

Directions

1. In a sacue pan, mix together the milk, flour, salt and sugar.

2. Stir for about 15 minutes over low heat until thickened.

3. Whisk the egg yolks in bowl and stir into mixture and continue stirring slowly. Cook about 5 more minutes.

4. Remove the saucepan from heat and then mix in the vanilla.

5. Line bottom of a medium sized casserole dish with the vanilla wafers, sliced bananas and custard mixture. Continue to repeat the layers but be sure to end with the custard as the top layer.

6. Beat egg whites until they thicken. Then add 1/4 cup of sugar and whisk until if fluffs.

7. Add the thickened egg whites to make a top layer over the custard. Bake in oven at 450 until top layer is browned.

7. Remove the banana pudding from oven and serve warm or at room temperature.

Vanilla Wafers

These are a must have ingredient in every homemade banana pudding recipe. The Nabisco Nilla Wafers are my favorite.

Nabisco Nilla Wafers, 850 gm
Nabisco Nilla Wafers, 850 gm

My personal favorite. You can't go wrong with these. The Nabisco Nilla Wafers are by far the most popular and easy to find option too.

 
Benton's Every Day Vanilla Wafers, 12-Ounce
Benton's Every Day Vanilla Wafers, 12-Ounce

Benton's is another popular brand for vanilla wafers.

 
Keebler Sugar Wafer Vanilla, 2.75-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)
Keebler Sugar Wafer Vanilla, 2.75-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

These are literally wafers, not the traditional cookie shaped version. Try these to put a twist on your recipe.

 
Schar Vanilla Wafers, Gluten Free, 4.4-ounces (Pack of 6)
Schar Vanilla Wafers, Gluten Free, 4.4-ounces (Pack of 6)

For making a gluten free version of homemade banana pudding

 
Fifty-50 Sugar Free Vanilla Wafers, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 8)
Fifty-50 Sugar Free Vanilla Wafers, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 8)

If you want to watch your sugar, use these sugar-free vanilla wafers.

 

The Banana Pudding Festival

Believe it or not, there is a Banana Pudding Festival that is held at the Centerville River Park & Jerry Dixon Walking Trail in Centerville, TN. The festival pays homage to all things banana pudding and features live music and vendors.

They also have a banana pudding cook off where you can enter the competition with your recipe for a chance to win a cash prize and of course the fame of having the best banana pudding recipe.

Learn more at http://bananapuddingfest.org.

More Great Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipes

Looking for more options in making your own homemade vanilla pudding? Here are some great recipes.

Banana Pudding Recipe Videos

I learn well by watching videos. if you are like me, here are some great videos that teach you how to make banana pudding at home with some easy to follow recipes.

Instant Banana Pudding

Sometimes you just don't want to messing with making things from scratch. That's where Jell-O comes in =).

Here are some great time saving options to make some tasty banana pudding.

Jell-O Sugar-Free Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Banana Cream, 0.9-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 24)
Jell-O Sugar-Free Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Banana Cream, 0.9-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 24)

Watching your sugar intake? Try this sugar-free option of instant banana pudding.

 
Jell-O Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Banana Cream, 3.4-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
Jell-O Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Banana Cream, 3.4-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)

This one is my favorite of the instant banana puddings as I prefer the taste of real sugar

 
Snack Pack Banana Cream Pie Pudding 4 pk
Snack Pack Banana Cream Pie Pudding 4 pk

Take some banana cream pie pudding with you while you're on the go.

 

Do you like vanilla pudding?

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