Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

This Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers is a simple recipe to make that your family will love! The perfect dessert to make the night before.

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

I remember when I was a kid and my mom would pack me a brown bag lunch. We’ve all been there. I remember either getting Peanut Butter & Jam, Cheese or Bologna sandwiches.

I would often get a little baggie with sliced carrots or celery sticks to keep it healthy. But what I always look forward to was my “dessert”. Sometimes I got cookies or jello but what I really wanted was a good pudding cup. Just like this Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers.

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

I would either get chocolate or butterscotch pudding but my favorite was banana pudding. To this day I love a good banana pudding so this Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers takes care of that craving.

If I’m lucky I will have some fresh strawberries handy that I can chop up and add to my pudding. Now while this banana pudding does not include any strawberries (but a good idea I am going to try one of these days), it does include crispy Vanilla Wafers.

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

In the absence of any other ingredient, I love what the vanilla wafers due to the consistency of this pudding. Can you imagine all the possibilities? Like substituting for chocolate wafers? Yummy!

In any case, here is the original recipe. If you decide to experiment, we would love to hear what you did! Oh, and don’t let the pictures fool you. This Banana pudding is delicious. Do you know how difficult it is to take pictures of this dessert? LOL

If you have some leftover banana pudding, make sure you try my Banana Pudding Muffins.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers recipe (see recipe card for quantities): White Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Milk, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Wafers and Ripe Bananas.

  1. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low, cook and stir two minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs, return all to pan whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, cook and stir for two minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In an ungreased 8-inch baking dish, layer 25 vanilla wafers, half of the banana slices and half of the pudding. Repeat layers.
  4. Seal dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, crush the remaining wafers and sprinkle over top.

Printable Recipe Card

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

This Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers is a simple recipe to make that your family will love! The perfect dessert to make the night before.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 244 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 8 oz Vanilla Wafers, about 60 cookies
  • 4 Large Ripe Bananas, Sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, mix sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low, cook and stir two minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs, return all to pan whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, cook and stir for two minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In an ungreased 8-inch baking dish, layer 25 vanilla wafers, half of the banana slices and half of the pudding. Repeat layers.
  • Seal dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, crush remaining wafers and sprinkle over top.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. June says:

    I just love this recipe. I have made other recipes for banana pudding, but none compare to
    This one. Very tasty.