Banana Pudding Recipe
My grandma was an amazing cook. I have many wonderful childhood memories of standing on a kitchen chair beside her cooking. It is where my love of baking began. I asked her for her banana pudding recipe when my kids were small and it is the one I still use today. I don’t know if I will ever use another one.
There was a time in my life when I would only make banana pudding for special occasions or holidays but, the older I get the more I realize life is short. Now, I make the banana pudding on a Monday just because I want to. No special occasion required because after all, isn’t every day a reason to celebrate? I think it is.
I always double the recipe for the pudding because, well, I like it. I want a lot of it covering my bananas and wafers but, you can make a single batch or a double batch. It is up to you but, double is always better in my opinion.
I love making banana pudding because the kids can help cut the bananas, layer the pudding, and lick the bowl of course. Baking with the kids is a wonderful way to make lasting memories. I will always remember my grandma making me feel special by letting me cut the bananas with a butter knife. She made me feel like a grown-up and look how she planted a love of baking in this little girl.
For more banana recipes, check out these links:
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Food Network: Chocolate Dipped Bananas
Banana Pudding Recipe
- 1 ½ cups of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups of cold milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 3 large bananas
- 1 package of vanilla wafers
- 3 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Mix sugar, flour, eggs, milk and vanilla flavoring in a double boiler over medium heat until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
- Slice bananas into even pieces. Layer bananas, wafers and pudding until you use all the ingredients ending with pudding.
- For the Meringue
- Beat the egg whites until fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until mixed.
- Top with meringue topping and place in an oven set on broil. Broil until the meringue turns golden brown. It will brown very fast so watch it closely. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour before you serve it. Store in refrigerated.
Would you believe I’ve never had banana pudding? Or any pudding for that matter and I think it’s about time to make a change, don’t you? Your recipe is not only beautiful, it sound delicious – yea for Grandma’s! 🙂
NO WAY!!! NEVER? Are you kidding me? If I would have known that, I would have made some for you at cookie camp!!!!
Well, get busy Girl!!! But I’ll warn you…. it is VERY addictive! You’re gonna LOVE it!
This looks delicious, Lisa!
Thanks Amber! We like it;)
Wow, yours look perfect! So gorgeous! I love banana pudding, but my hubby doesn’t, so I don’t make it very often at all. Perhaps I’ll have to soon!
You should never be without banana pudding! Have you tried to cut a recipe in half? I will work on that for you if you want;)
Yes, yes! 🙂 I’d love it!
OOh, I love homemade pudding, and this looks amazing!
Thanks Glory! I love homemade pudding too. I am ready for fall so I can make pies, pudding and all things that scream comfort food.
I don’t recall ever having had banana pudding either, Kim! Man! From the looks of it, I have been missing out! Thanks for sharing!
You brought back one of my favorite childhood memories Lisa. My Momma use to put two phone books in a chair, stand me up on them and I’d stir and stir away. LOVED it! Awww, memories… can’t wait ’til I’m off this darn diet. Gonna make me some Banana Puddin’!
Lisa, I’m going to pretend that you posted this just for me, because I’ve been loving banana desserts this pregnancy! 😉 Not so much bananas on their own, but in pudding, all smooth and creamy? YES PLEASE!!
What wonderful memories! I remember licking the spoon with my grandma too, only chocolate pudding. Thank you for the recipe, my husband’s family is from Kentucky/Tennessee and uses boxed pudding (not that it is wrong). I would love to make your recipe for them.
P.S. I love the egg beater in your photo!
Banana pudding is my all time favorite dessert! This pudding looks perfect. Going to make this soon!