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.