Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers.

Remember my son, the Fruitaholic?  He pretty much geeks out over bananas.  I mean, the kid was eating a whole banana a day by his first birthday.  So when I saw that For Such a Time as This, my assigned blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, had a recipe for banana pudding AND I had all of the necessary ingredients already in the house, I knew it would be a perfect treat for my banana loving beast.  And it was!

Make sure to check out For Such a Time as This.  Jennifer, a mama raising two teenagers who married to her high school sweetheart and loves to bake, not only shares delicious recipes, but also book reviews, homeschool lessons and stories about her family life.

Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers – slightly adapted from For Such a Time as This

  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3-4 Bananas, sliced
  • 24 Nilla wafers, coarsely crushed
  • Whipped Cream, for serving

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt in a medium saucepan, then whisk in half and half and egg yolks.  Place over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until pudding thickens and begins to boil, 5-8 minutes.  Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.  Whisk until butter has melted.  Transfer pudding to a bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.

In your preferred serving dish (I used individual parfait glasses.  You could also use ramekins or even a casserole dish if serving a bigger crowd), create two sets of layers using the bananas, 1/3 of the pudding and Nilla wafers.  Top with the remaining 1/3 of the pudding.

Before serving, top with whipped cream and additional banana slices and Nilla wafers, if desired.

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35 responses to “Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers.

  1. I happen to really love bananas too, bookmarked this!

  2. That pudding is such a great way to serve bananas. Even those in my family who don’t care much for them will eat bananas in pudding.

  3. Jey this is such a cute dessert! I love the Nilla wafers, haven’t had those in years. So glad I found your blog through SRC, I had fun making your soft pretzels this month! My dad was over yesterday and he LOVED them – said they reminded him of having soft pretzels in NYC…the ultimate compliment I think, don’t you?!

  4. I love banana pudding – may need to try this soon.

  5. Love banana pudding and this look georgeous!! gloria

  6. This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  7. Stopping by from group B. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Great Post! Banana Pudding is a huge hit in our house!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

  8. Hah, I totally geek out over banana pudding! This looks so yummy, nicely done.

  9. In all the banana puddings I’ve ever had, I don’t think I’ve ever had it with made from scratch pudding, bet this was over the top delish.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  10. I love finding new blogs thru the SRC!

    Your puddings look awesome. I love nilla wafers :)

  11. Yum! I like your son love bananas and this pudding looks fabulous!

  12. I have such fond memories of banana pudding like this… my mom always made it this way and it was a summer favorite. I may have to make it soon now that I have been reminded of it again!

  13. I’m so happy to see the pudding recipe is a scratch one. Must be amazing!! Great choice.

    I’m new to the SRC this month. I hope you’ll stop by and pay me a visit.


  14. I’ve got to try that one with my little guy. Looks great!

  15. This Banana dessert is really awesome.

  16. A fruitacholic! I wish I had one of those. My family loves banana pudding but, the recipe I was given was so involved and I never make it. This looks fantastic!

  17. I totally remember this pudding from my childhood. I haven’t made it in years! Stopping by from SRC!

  18. Oh wow. Great photo! I love banana pudding…. I could seriously eat this dessert for breakfast right now! And I love your little stem-less dessert cup/wine glass or whatever it is… super cute :)

    Check out my SRC post if you like!

  19. I don’t think I’ve had banana pudding since I was a kid, and that’s sad because I have 5 of my own now who have not tasted Banana pudding. That needs to change. What a great recipe pick for this month’s SRC – and motivation for me! :)

  20. Yum! Looks great — I’m loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

  21. I’ve never made homemade pudding, it looks SO GOOD and I don’t even like bananas (but my kids love them). So I have pinned the recipe, thanks!

    Thanks for participating in the SRC with me (Group B). Here is my post from this month: Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Pot Pie.

  22. Banana Pudding is a favorite in our house

  23. Well, Jey, that looks delicious. Just stopping by with SRC and so glad I did. Check out my pumpkin scones.

  24. Wish I had this pudding as a bedtime snack! Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C

  25. Banana pudding is like manna from heaven in our house! We even eat the leftovers for breakfast. Yours looks wonderful!

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  27. looks so yummo

  28. I just made the pudding part of this recipes. It took me about 10 minutes. I was so surprised how easy it is.

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  30. I made this last night. Was very easy to make. Tastes too much like eggnog though. If I make it again, I’ll leave the nutmeg out.

  31. Saw this on Pinterest. I agree about the nutmeg. I’d go with the original recipe and leave it out.

  32. What I forgot to say is that I’ve made it twice now. I do like the creaminess and the texture.

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