This Banana Pudding Recipe Will Take You Back to Your Childhood

Banana pudding
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Remember the good old days when the biggest decision was choosing between playing outside until dusk or sneaking one more spoonful of grandma’s banana pudding? Well, we’ve got a recipe that will whisk you right back to those carefree childhood moments. Let’s recreate the magic with a classic banana pudding that’s as easy to make as it is delicious.


  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 box of vanilla wafers
  • 5-6 ripe bananas, sliced
  • Optional: Whipped cream for topping


  1. In a saucepan, mix sugar, flour, and salt. Gradually add milk over medium heat, stirring continuously until the mixture boils and thickens. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. 
  2. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Temper the eggs by slowly adding a small amount of the hot mixture, stirring constantly. 
  3. Return all the mixture to the saucepan and cook on low heat until it thickens enough to coat a spoon, then stir in vanilla extract. 
  4. Layer vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and pudding in a trifle dish, ending with pudding. 
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  6. Top with whipped cream before serving.