Classic Banana Pudding Recipe: The traditional dessert recipe that everyone loves! Homemade pudding, bananas and nilla wafers. Yum!
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Banana Pudding Recipe

Classic Banana Pudding Recipe
Author: Puddie aka GOODe Ole Boy


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 envelope flavorless gelatin
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 sliced bananas
  • 1 box vanilla wafers crushed


  • Place sugar, salt, corn starch, flour and gelatin in a large pot over high heat and gradually stir in milk.
  • Bring mixture to a boil and continue to boil for one minute, constantly stirring then remove from heat
  • In a small bowl slowly ladle mixture into your beaten eggs while whisking until eggs are tempered. (Do this very slowly as you do NOT want to cook your egg yolks before they reach the pot)
  • Stir your tempered egg mix into the pot and bring back to a boil for one more minute.
  • Remove from heat and blend in butter and vanilla
  • Let pudding cool
  • Stir bananas into pudding
  • In a bowl or small trifle alternate a layer of pudding and a layer of crushed vanilla wafers until full
  • Let pudding set in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before enjoying, best served after refrigerated overnight and topped with fresh banana slices.