Homemade Banana Pudding
Making banana pudding from scratch is not difficult and most people probably have 90% of the ingredients already on hand:
The only thing missing on that list is vanilla wafers, which are a necessary ingredient for making classic banana pudding. This recipe for Homemade Banana Pudding comes from Bud’s Best, the makers of delicious little cookies. Bud’s Best Vanilla Wafers make a great base for this homemade banana pudding from scratch.
Homemade Banana Pudding
Delight your friends and family with this sweet dessert that you can make from scratch.
- Two-thirds cup sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs separated
- 1 tsp. vanilla flavor
- Bud's Best Vanilla Wafers
- 6 ripe bananas sliced (thin)
Combine sugar, flour and salt in the top of a double boiler, stir in milk. Cook over boiling water, stirring until thickened.
Beat egg yolks and gradually stir into hot mixture. Return to double boiler; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, add vanilla.
Line one quart casserole with Bud's Best Vanilla Wafers and top with sliced bananas. Pour portion of custard over bananas. Repeat, ending with custard on top.
Beat egg whites stiff but not dry. Gradually add ¼ cup sugar and beat until mixture forms stiff peaks. Pile on top of pudding.
Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 5 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.
This recipe comes courteous of Bud's Best Cookies.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can place the sugar, egg yolks, flour, milk and salt in a small pot and then turn the heat to medium. Stir continuously until it starts to thicken. (It took me about 20 minutes to get it to the right stage.)
Bud’s Best Cookies was very kind to allow me to share their recipe with you. If you are not familiar with Bud’s Best Cookies, here’s a little background information: headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the first Bud’s Best cookies were sold in 1993. Bud’s Best are known for their size – bite size. One thing I love about the different varieties is that a 6 oz. bag at my local grocery store is only $1.
National Banana Pudding Festival
Did you know that there is a National Banana Pudding Festival? The next fest will be October 6-7, 2018 in Centerville, Tennessee. The annual festival began in 2009 as a nonprofit organization to help raise funds. The two-day event includes fun activities for the whole family, along with arts and crafts booths.