Banana Pudding Recipe

I believe Banana Pudding must be a thing of the south because when we traveled upstate I didn’t see this being offered on any menus. This recipe was my Mom’s and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything better.

Banana Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas, pudding


  • 7 bananas, sliced
  • 1 box vanilla wafers (Nilla)
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 tbsp (heeping) self-rising flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 can (12-oz) evaporated milk
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla flavoring


  • 6 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Alternate banana slices (round slices about 1/4 inch thick) and vanilla wafers into baking dish.
  • In pan on top of stove, melt butter; remove from stove. Stir in sugar.
  • Add flour and stir until blended.
  • Stir in egg yolks.
  • Pour in milk and vanilla; stir until blended.
  • Place on burner at medium heat. Cook until mixture forms thick pudding. (Be sure to stir continually so mixture does not stick to pan and scorch).
  • Pour cooked mixture over bananas and wafers. Top with meringue.


  • While beating egg whites with mixer, add sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat meringue until it clings to beater or forms peaks.
  • Spread over pudding mixture and bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.