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My mom made the best banana pudding. It was creamy— not goopy and gloppy like some I’ve had. I could eat bowls and bowls of it. However, I’m not a fan of bananas. Actually, they’re my least favorite food. So, I’d pick them out. Or, mom being mom, she’d make me a container without the bananas.

I’ve never tried to make her pudding, but I finally gave it a shot, and it turned out great. I left out the bananas (hence the title of the post), but add them if you’d like.

Here’s the recipe. It’s super easy and fast.

What you’ll need:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk (2% or whole)

1 box vanilla wafers (I used 1 box and 1/2 of another, because I love vanilla wafers)

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1 tablespoon butter

4 large egg yolks


Line the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch pan or casserole dish with a layer of vanilla wafers.

Combine sugar, flour and salt in a bowl, and mix well. Set aside.

Beat the egg yolks and add to a heavy saucepan. Over medium heat, add the flour mixture to the egg yolks, alternately with the milk and vanilla, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, and when the mixture begins to thicken, add the butter, continuing to stir. Keep stirring until mixture reaches a nice pudding consistency. Make sure you don’t scorch the pudding. Remove from heat.

Pour a layer pudding over the layer of wafers. Put down another layer of vanilla wafers and add more pudding. Repeat layers until ending with a layer of pudding. If you want to add bananas, put them on top of each layer of wafers.


I crumbled some vanilla wafers and added them on top for decoration.


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