This is the best banana pudding recipe! This homemade banana pudding recipe is simple and delicious.
The Fruitarian has been begging, begging I tell you, for another taste of this pudding. Of the hundreds of recipes on this humble blog, this pudding, and the parfait I made with it, are his most memorable.
And, if you can believe it, I almost didn’t share it with him.
Here’s the story. I gave the kids a lunch for school. A ham sandwich, saltine crackers with plum jam, a yogurt, granola bar, and some homemade chocolate pudding. I reminded them to bring their lunch boxes home and rinse out the containers that held the pudding and jam. And how many children actually brought their lunch boxes home?
Zero. Zero out of three. Making me one supremely irritated Mama.
I ask you, how can a self respecting mother send more pudding with children who were irresponsible with their last helping?
But, in the end, I was a softie. I couldn’t say no to the boy who had been begging for months for more banana pudding.
When he spotted me making the pudding, The Fruitarian asked me whether I had been hiding bananas from him.
“Yep,” I replied. “I’ve been hiding them right here on the counter. Out in the open. In plain view.”
He probably saw the zucchini that sat next to them and thought, “Nothing to see here.”
I do love this pudding, though. You can make it nice and creamy by mashing the bananas really well, or you can give it a little texture by leaving some chunks of banana in there.
We chose the chunky stuff.
With whipped cream.
And we’re hoping to revisit this one again soon.
Want more? Try these pudding desserts!
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- 2-3 very ripe bananas
- 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- dash salt
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place bananas, milk, and cream in a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until hot, but not boiling. Mash bananas and mix into milk.
- In a separate small dish, mix together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. When milk mixture is almost boiling, add sugar mixture and mix well.
- In a small dish, lightly beat egg yolks. Place a small amount (about ½ cup) of the milk mixture into the eggs. Mix together, and return mixture to the saucepan.
- Bring pudding to a boil, and boil for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Place in individual ramekins or one large bowl, cover with plastic, and chill for an hour. Pudding can also be eaten warm. Top with whipped cream, if desired.