Easy Banana Pudding, Made From Scratch
If you have a thing for creamy, simple pudding, then this easy banana pudding recipe will not disappoint.
Perfected by my ex-dormmate Shirley, her quick and easy, and not overly sweet banana pudding was always a favorite at gatherings.
What was interesting about this dessert is that you can choose to serve it in a bowl, wine glass or casserole dish, depending on your fancy.
Made from simple ingredients including flour, eggs, sugar, milk, bananas and cookies, this pudding recipe does not involve any baking process. So, if you’re scrambling to whip up a quick dessert for any occasion, this easy banana pudding would be great.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
When stirring the custard, make sure you reach the bottom, sides and corners of the saucepan to prevent custard from sticking and scorching.
2 cups milk
3 eggs yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour or 3 tablespoons cornflour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 box (12 ounce) of vanilla wafer cookies
5 bananas, sliced thinly
Whipped cream, optional, for serving
1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk, a little at a time to make sure the flour is dissolved. Add in eggs.
2. Cook over medium to low heat, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes, or until mixture thickens and becomes custard like. Remove from heat.
3. Stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside to cool.
4. Using a casserole dish/glass bowl, arrange a layer of cookies followed by a layer of bananas.
5. Pour half the custard over the cookie and banana layer, making sure the custard covers the bananas to prevent discoloration.
6. Arrange another layer of cookies and bananas, and cover with the remaining custard.
7. Allow to cool for approximately 15-30 minutes before refrigerating for at least 1 hour. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
P.S. Let me know how this easy banana pudding recipe turned out for you.
It's so great!! Had some bananas that went soft and used raspberry shortcake as that is what I had in the house!! Added some mixed spice to the custard and this is so easy and yummy!!! - Dragana Petrusic, Australia
(Picture on right compliments of Dragana Petrusic. Thank you).
Was craving for some pudding and tried your recipe. It was incredibly easy and good. I also added lots of bananas to the pudding. Wow - heaven! - Jean Rice, U. States
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Lovely site I must say! when i found this recipe I thought "this is too good to be true", when I saw the comments I was like "yeah right, these are so not real". But I tried this recipe and trust me, I have NO regrets! awesome!!!! If you don't have baking soda, like I did, use two teaspoons of baking powder
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Jess, June 2011
Thank you for posting this recipe. The best banana bread recipe ever. My kids loved it and my work colleague loved it too. I can just eat the whole lot myself. So easy to make as well.
Thuy Do, February 2011
Love it! Cant believe how easy it was and what a beautiful cake it makes! Easy enough for my kids to do and so professional looking and tasting! Even our fussiest banana bread lover loved it!! VERY impressed!! A++++
Daggy Shaggs, February 2011
Excellent! This would have to be the most delicious and moist banana cake ever! I used wholemeal flour instead and it was still unbelievably moist. Also, I baked it for 50 mins instead, then left to cool and that helped make it more moist yet not undercooked. This has now become a firm family favourite, thankyou!.
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