Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe

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Banana Pudding

A classic dessert for a reason—banana pudding is sweet, creamy & sinfully delicious! This recipe takes this dish over the top with homemade vanilla pudding as its base—no boxed pudding mix here!

Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ¾ cup sugar (or corresponding measurement for sugar substitute)
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 cups of 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8-10 oz vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 4 large, ripe bananas, cut into ¼ inch thick slices
  1. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, flour and salt then slowly whisk in milk.
  2. Cook & stir over medium heat until thick & bubbly---reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 more minutes then remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl whisk eggs then add a ¼ cup of hot mixture and whisk together, add back to pan and heat over medium high heat until it begins to gently boil---cook for 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in vanilla & set aside to cool (stir occasionally to speed up the cooling process).
  5. Meanwhile line the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 in baking dish with vanilla wafers, top wafers with a layer of banana slices followed by half the pudding (once cooled); repeat.
  6. Seal with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is better).
  7. Before serving crush remaining vanilla wafers and sprinkle generously over the top.
  8. Serve & enjoy!

Homemade Banana Pudding

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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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