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Easy Homemade Banana Pudding Recipes

Asmii Vernekar Feb 15, 2019
Banana pudding is a versatile dessert in its own right. Here are some banana pudding recipes; and they will surely add some variety to the way you prepare pudding recipes at home.
Pudding is a rich savory dish, that is usually served hot. The word pudding originally came from the Latin word botellus (small sausage). And banana pudding is one of the popular pudding recipes. It is very tasty, delicious, and easy to prepare at home.
Banana pudding is usually a common dessert in the Southern United States. Generally, it consists of repeated layers of banana slices, sweet custard, and cookies set in a dish, baked and served with whipped cream. If you are a foodie and require easy recipes for the same, find out these easy homemade banana pudding recipes given here.

Home-Style Banana Pudding

  • 3 to 4 bananas, ripe but firm
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk, low-fat or whole
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
  • 1 box vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3-5 banana slices for garnish
  • mint sprigs (optional)
Take a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt; stir well and blend. Slowly stir in milk until smooth. Pour into the top of double boiler over simmering water. Cook, whisking frequently, until the mixture begins to thicken. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks; gradually whisk in about 1 cup of a bit thickened hot milk mixture.
Return egg mixture to the double boiler, stir in the vanilla and butter, and continue whisking and cooking until its thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Take tall dessert glasses or 2-quart serving dish, place a layer of sliced banana over vanilla wafers.
Spoon some of the pudding over the banana layer and alternate the layers with more vanilla wafers and banana slices. Serve with whipped cream topping. In case of short dessert dish, use only one layer each of the wafers, banana slices, and pudding and then top with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish each serving with a few slices of banana and mint sprig.

Layered Banana Pudding Dessert

A layered banana pudding dessert recipe with vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, bananas, strawberry gelatin, and whipped topping.
  • 2 ripe but firm bananas
  • 1 package (3 ounce) vanilla pudding mix (cook and serve)
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1 cup whipped topping or sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 package (3 ounce) strawberry-flavored gelatin powder
Take an 8 x 8 inch square pan, grease it with butter and spread half of crushed wafers. Prepare the pudding mix and pour hot pudding over the crumbs. Cut one banana into slices and arrange over pudding, and give a layer on top with remaining crumbs. Cool for 1 hour.
Prepare gelatin and cool for 30 minutes until partially set. Pour this mixture over crumbs. Slice the remaining banana and give a layer over gelatin. Spread whipped cream as topping and chill this dessert for 2 hours before serving.

Banana Pudding with Graham Crackers

  • 2-3 bananas sliced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15 graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
In a bowl, add egg yolks and beat well, then add 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch and mix well. Now, add milk and cook over low heat and keep stirring. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Grease baking dish with butter and place slices of bananas and graham crackers.
Add the vanilla custard. In a bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, add ¼ cup sugar and mix well. Now spread this meringue over the custard and bake at 350ºF for about 10 minutes, until brown.

Banana Cream Cheese Pudding

  • 6-7 bananas
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • Vanilla wafers
  • 2 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 lg. instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 can milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 small cool whip
In a bowl, mix cream cheese and milk. In another bowl mix vanilla, milk, and vanilla pudding. Mix with cream cheese mixture, stir well, and slowly mix in cool whip. Finally, set a layer of bananas and vanilla wafers.

Banana and Honey Puddings

  • 200g bananas, roughly mashed
  • 100g butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg or to taste
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 160g self-rising flour, sifted
  • Extra honey and walnuts
  • Foil and string
In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar to smooth mixture. Beat in the bananas, nutmeg, vanilla, then add the eggs, beating well. Fold in flour until you have a thick batter.
Now, lightly butter four small ovenproof ramekins or dariole molds of 150 ml and spoon a tablespoon of honey into the base of each. Finally, add batter until molds are three-quarters full, cover bath with buttered foil and tie with string. Steam for 30 minutes or until springy on top. Serve with little extra honey and walnuts.
Definitely, you can expand your family menu by nutritious banana pudding recipes. And can have fun time preparing these delicious recipes at home with ease. Enjoy!