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Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Original homemade nilla banana pudding recipe that is easy to pull together and delicious beyond words!Original homemade nilla banana pudding recipe that is easy to pull together and delicious beyond words!

Course Dessert
Keyword banana, banana pudding, pudding
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 247 kcal


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided into ½ and ¼
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • dash of salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 45 Nilla Wafers
  • 5 ripe bananas, divided (about 3 ½ cups)
  • additional wafers and banana slices for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a double boiler, mix sugar, flour and salt in the top of double boiler.

  3. Stir in 3 egg yolks and milk.

  4. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water. Stir constantly, until pudding is thickened, about 10-12 minutes.

  5. Reserve about 10 wafers for garnish.

  6. Layer a small amount of pudding at bottom of 1 ½ quart baking dish, the layer nilla wafers, then banana slices, repeating for 3 layers, ending with custard.

  7. Bake Banana Pudding in top half of oven for 15-20 minutes, until the top of meringue is slightly browned.

  8. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Garnish with reserved wafers and banana slices. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note:  Since you need to end the layering with pudding, you will need 4 layers of pudding and 3 layers of wafers and banana slices.  So, plan accordingly, when you cover the bottom of the baking dish with the first round of pudding.


Slightly adapted from Nilla Wafer Box.

Nutrition Facts
Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 63mg6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.