Homemade Banana Pudding. Find Banana Pudding From Scratch Now! But I'm through with instant pudding mix. A rich from-scratch recipe for vanilla pudding layered with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas.
This banana pudding recipe is about as much of a comfort food in the South as it is a dessert. One that everyone always looks forward to digging into to get the perfect ratio of vanilla wafers, pudding, and bananas. The hubs and I are HUGE fans of banana pudding. You can cook Homemade Banana Pudding using 11 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Homemade Banana Pudding
- It’s 2 cup of milk.
- It’s 2 tbsp of flour.
- Prepare 2 tbsp of cornstarch.
- You need 1 pinch of salt.
- Prepare 6 large of ripe bananas.
- It’s 1 box of vanilla wafers.
- It’s 3 of eggs (separated).
- It’s 1 of vanilla wafer crust (optional).
- It’s 1 cup of sugar.
- You need 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
- Prepare 1 stick of butter.
If you can put bananas in it – we love it. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, flour and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Banana pudding doesn't ask for much.
Homemade Banana Pudding instructions
- combine flour, salt, sugar, cornstarch and milk together in a nonstick pot or double boiler.
- stir constantly to avoid scorching.
- once the pudding thickens add egg yolks from separated eggs.
- stir until the pudding gets a little thicker then remove from heat.
- stir in vanilla extract and butter and let cool.
- cut a few bananas and layer it in the vanilla wafer crust.
- pour half of the pudding on top of bananas.
- layer vanilla wafers and bananas on top of pudding.
- pour the remaining pudding on that layer.
- top with more vanilla wafers (crushed or whole).
- refridge the banana pudding for about 4 hours then serve.
Vanilla pudding, sliced bananas, and fluffy meringue or whipped cream—these are the pillars upon which banana pudding is built. You might think of it as an hours-long process to get the perfect dessert for the church potluck or a quick treat to whip up with pre-made ingredients like Cool Whip and Jell-O pudding. My husband thinks of this recipe as the former and his childhood favorite dessert made by his grandmother. I always insist on Nilla brand wafers. I am not a big brand person (alright, I do have a thing about White Lily flour), but if you're going to make banana pudding, might as well do it right.