This creamy, custard-based homemade banana pudding made with real bananas and homemade pudding too. I am going to teach you how to make the best banana pudding you have ever tried! Put that box of banana pudding mix away, you won’t need it for this recipe.
In our home banana pudding is made for a lot of occasions. Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, my favorites are at Easter and thanksgiving.
My entire family has a love for banana pudding recipes from scratch and nothing beats my easy homemade banana pudding recipe.
How do You Make A Simple Banana Pudding Recipe
My Easy Banana Pudding recipe is simple to follow and comes out amazing. The best part is you need just a few simple ingrediants to make this delicious treat!
- eggs, with the egg yolks separated from the egg whites
- condensed milk
- vanilla extract
- Nilla wafers
With this banana pudding recipe, you will learn all about how to layer the wafers and banana slices. How to heat and stir the sweetened condensed milk just right so that you don't burn the pudding.
You can also replace the meringue on top with cool whip, whipped cream, or another whipped topping.
Some like to add a cup of sugar to their pudding to sweeten it up a bit. But, not us, this southern banana pudding recipe is perfect once the flavors of the bananas and pudding mix.
Tips While Making Homemade Vanilla Pudding
Don't burn your pudding mixture | Make sure to watch your pudding, and stir constantly. Because if you are not careful you can and will burn, and then you will have to start over. This isn't a recipe you can set and forget.
Make Sure They Are Nilla Wafers | It's just not the same as other vanilla wafer cookies. This is the recipe my grandmother used, and it is the best banana pudding recipe you will find.
Ripe Bananas | Don't go for under-ripe or over-ripe bananas. If they are over-ripe they will have so much flavor it could be overpowering. I aim for nice yellow colored bananas that have just a few tiny brown specks on it.