Banana Pudding From Scratch

I love making things from scratch; I just think they taste better and are – maybe – better for you! Banana pudding is comforting for me and I feel that the homemade version is without a doubt more delicious than instant versions. Anytime I make this, it is gone within 24 hours!


1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
4 separated eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 box of Vanilla Wafers
4 medium sized, ripe bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Over low heat, mix flour, salt, and sugar; add milk slowly.

Stir constantly until thickened (for about 15 minutes).

Beat egg yolks in bowl and stir into mixture slowly stirring constantly.

Cook about 5 more minutes stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Line bottom of baking dish with vanilla wafers, bananas (sliced) and custard mixture.

Repeat layers, ending with custard on top.

Beat egg whites until stiff.

Add 1/4 cup sugar; whip until it peaks.

Spread on top of custard and bake for about 5 minutes or until meringue is browned.

Remove from oven and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335
Total Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Sodium 254 mg
Potassium 391 mg
Total Carbohydrate 59 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin A 7 %
Vitamin C 9 %
Calcium 11 %
Iron 14 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.