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Simple Southern Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe


Old Fashioned Southern Homemade Banana Pudding – Classic banana pudding starts with the crunchy layer of vanilla wafers, layered with perfectly ripe banana slices and covered in the best homemade vanilla pudding you have ever tasted.

Classic southern homemade banana pudding starts with the crunchy layer of vanilla wafers, layered with perfectly ripe banana slices and covered in the best homemade vanilla pudding you have ever tasted.



If you grew up in the south then this style of banana pudding is the kind you always remember your mom or grandmother making.


Now you can make it for your family.



Ingredients you will need include…

  • 8 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • vanilla wafers (approximately 1 box)

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


Directions for cooking southern homemade banana pudding

Begin by mixing your flour, sugar, salt, milk, egg yolks and vanilla in a saucepan.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


Cook on medium until thick, continuing to stir so that it doesn’t stick to your pan.


This will take approximately 15-20 minutes to thicken.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.

Layer the cookies and banana slices in the bottom of the dish.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the top.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


Repeat with the second layering of cookies, bananas, and the second 1/2 of the pudding.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


The last step is to crunch up a few additional vanilla wafers and sprinkle on the top.


Some southern banana pudding recipes top their pudding with a traditional meringue. If you would like to stick to that, you can find how to make a traditional meringue recipe here.


You could also top with whipped topping, which we think would be delicious as well.

I certainly don’t think you can go wrong with either topping as the true power player of this recipe is the rich vanilla egg custard.


Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


Yes, you can eat this delicious southern homemade banana pudding straight away if you like it warm, otherwise, refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


This recipe is so easy, truly the only difficult part is waiting for it to chill before eating.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.


A few questions you might have…


Can banana pudding be made the night before?


Yes, most people actually prefer that it has time to sit in the refrigerator to become chilled, rather than eating straight from cooking.

Since it can be prepared ahead of time, Banana Pudding is a wonderful dessert to serve for picnics, barbecues, and potlucks.


Will bananas turn brown in pudding?


Yes, they will start to brown after a day or so. This is the reason it is important to get bananas that are ripe but not overripe.

The peel should be yellow with no green showing, with very minimal to no signs of browning.

How Long Does banana pudding last in the fridge?


Banana pudding can be safely stored, covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding starts with layering Nilla wafers and perfectly ripe banana slices. Topped with delicious homemade vanilla pudding.



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Southern Homemade Banana Pudding

Southern Homemade Banana Pudding

Yield: 9 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-4 bananas
  • vanilla wafers

Instructions

  1. Mix your flour, sugar, salt, milk, egg yolks and vanilla in a saucepan on medium until thickened. Continue to stir constantly as it will stick. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes to thicken.
  2. Place a layer of bananas and cookies in bottom of dish.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the mixture of pudding over the bananas and cookies.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
  5. Crumble a few vanilla wafers and sprinkle on top.

Notes

You can eat this dish straight away if you like it warm otherwise refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Some people like to serve topped with meringue or whipped topping. You can do as you desire.


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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Megan Davies

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

This was a straightforward and simple recipe. It turned out perfect! I did add more vanilla paste at the end of cooking. My I also used whole milk in the pudding. My whole family loved it!

Faye

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Absolutely Delicious! I haven’t had banana pudding in so long. Thank you for sharing

Victoria

Monday 29th of June 2020

Is this actually for an 8x8 or 9x9 dish? Your picture shows a larger sized dish than that

Melissa

Monday 29th of June 2020

The glass dish in the pictures is actually an 8x8. You can use either size but I find the smaller works better.

Lisa

Thursday 26th of March 2020

What size baking dish?

Melissa

Thursday 26th of March 2020

8x8 or 9x9

KIm

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

Silly question...all purpose flour?

Melissa

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

yes :)