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Southern Banana Pudding

When it comes to desserts this Southern Banana Pudding is a classic and easy recipe that is completely homemade, feeds a crowd and is super addicting!
Prep Time3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 369kcal


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large bananas sliced
  • 1 container whipped topping or homemade
  • 1 large box vanilla wafers reserve 1/2 cup crushed wafers for topping


  • In sauce pan mix together your milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg and egg yolk.
  • Heat on medium whisking almost continuously until bubbly and thick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in your butter and vanilla until butter is melted.
  • Cover with Saran Wrap pressing the wrap onto top of pudding to prevent film from forming and place in refrigerator and let cool to room temp.
  • Once cooled in a 9"x13" baking dish layer 1/2 box of vanilla wafers and then layer with 1 1/2 of your bananas.
  • Spoon 1/2 of your pudding mixture over the top then continue layers one more time. Finish your layers with sliced bananas then top with whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafers.
  • Place in fridge at least 2-3 hours before serving.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 0.5mg