Forget about store bought box mixes, this is The Best Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe and it’s so easy to make! Rich and creamy and filled with real bananas!
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Have you ever tried making pudding from scratch? Despite what you may think, it’s actually really easy to do, and there is just no comparison in the taste!
If you’re going to make a simple dessert like pudding, you want it to taste the best that it possibly can. Make sure you use really ripe bananas to get the most banana bang for your buck. And use a good quality vanilla. These two things will give your banana pudding amazing flavor!
Also, make sure you let the pudding boil for a full minute. This is what helps it get really thick and rich. We don’t want a runny pudding!
Now, this pudding tastes amazing as is, or top it with extra bananas and vanilla wafers as pictured; but I had bigger plans for this batch! You’ll just have to come back again tomorrow to see what I made 🙂 I promise…it’s well worth the wait!
Good recipe. Adding a pat of butter at the end of cooking makes pudding a little richer. Who doesn’t like butter!!!
I just made this and it’s awesome! I put it into two bowls and stirred a handful of chocolate chips into one bowl till melted. I’m hoping there will be some left for tomorrow…..but it doesn’t look like it. They’re both going fast. 🙂
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
Mmm-mmm. Banana pudding is the best! Yours looks like it could win a blue ribbon at the county fair.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
Homemade banana pudding is totally the best. It’s really one of my favorites, and YES homemade is so, so good!
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Banana pudding is my favorite! This looks so rich and creamy–absolutely perfect!
Isabelle @ Crumb says
Full disclosure… I’ve never actually made banana pudding from scratch, even though it’s my second-favourite pudding flavour in the world (right after salted caramel, which everyone knows is the best pudding in the whole wide world). And considering how easy it is to make, I’m clearly overdue!
Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen says
Aaahhh, banana pudding – comfort food at it’s best!
Sounds yummy. Thank you and have a fun weekend.
Kim Beaulieu says
I love banana pudding, from scratch, from a box, out of a trough, if you put banana pudding in front of me I’ll eat it all up. This looks utterly scrumptious.
I always have bananas around, and this would be a fun change from the usual banana bread. My kids would love it!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Banana pudding is my favorite! I wish I had a big scoop right now 🙂
Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie says
My favorite dessert!!!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
I just loooove banana pudding — what a classic delight! Love that this is actually easy to make. I may try this over the weekend to take to a friend’s! Enjoy the weekend!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
I have never made any kind of pudding from scratch! Cant’ believe I haven’t though – this looks so good, I know it would be a hit!
Katerina @ Diethood says
I love homemade puddin’ and yours looks absolutely spot ON!
Kirsten / Comfortably Domestic says
I adore banana pudding all on it’s own, but a few vanilla wafers and banana slices never hurt anything either. I can’t wait to see what else you do with it.
Mmmmm, yum! A delicious brunch or breakfast. Will do it tomorrow. Bet the kids will love it! 🙂
Genie Sawyer says
I love making Banana Pudding from scratch. It tastes so much better than using the boxed pudding mix. My husband loves pineapple so I make banana pudding and us crushed pineapple (drained real well) as a treat for him on special occasions..