Growing up, I remember Mother layering wafers, bananas, and pudding, repeatedly. But just pouring the pudding over the top worked great. The only change I did was to slice the bananas into orange juice for a minute or so, then drain them. It keeps the bananas from turning brown, and adds just a touch of citrus flavor. This recipe is a keeper!
Nana350 Posted: 10/20/10
Bowers Posted: 11/03/10
Served this banana pudding when we had some friends over and everyone said it was the best that they had ever had. It is nice that you don't have to use a double boiler to cook the pudding. Make sure you use the pudding when it is finished cooking as it will get a little stiff if not used right away. Be sure to stir it constantly as it stuck a little when I was trying to cut up the banana and layer the cookies in the dish.
aileenj71 Posted: 02/05/11
I love this recipe for banana pudding just about as much as my Mom's. It is so nice that it does not need to be cooked in a double boiler. For years I have layered wafers, bananas, and pudding but now I just pour the pudding over layers of wafers and bananas as suggested and it works beautifully! Will use this one again and again.
poopak Posted: 06/25/11
it was great, all of guests loved it and asked about recipe. thanks.
mewyrick Posted: 03/10/13
I'm giving this a 4 only because I tweaked it a tad bit. I used organic banana flavoring and organic vanilla. I don't use imitation stuff. This was very easy to make. Husband and daughter loved it. Now i have to convert it to a gluten free dish for my mom.
Schatzie Posted: 05/02/12
Banana pudding is my go-to comfort food. When I am feeling awful, I force myself to make this and then eat nothing else for a couple of days. Soothes the soul.
npursley Posted: 03/06/13
Made this on 3-6-13 for a co-workers retirement reception. Increased the recipe to make enough for 150 people. It was amazing. I got more compliments on this pudding than anything else I've ever cooked. Everyone loved the cookie to pudding ratio and all stated it wasn't overly sweet as banana pudding can sometimes be. I have also made the recipe as is as a test and for close friends and it worked great. Again many, many compliments.
peggybrow Posted: 05/12/12
Made today 5/12/12 and it's just OK, nothing special. My Cooking Light recipe from 1997 is far superior and a family favorite. I don't know why I thought I could find a better one. My son told me "why mess with perfection" and try something new. Cooking Lights recipe has a can of sweetened condensed milk in the recipe, and 2 tsp vanilla instead of one. Also the order is bananas, pudding wafers, repeat, instead of pouring all pudding over top. I'll never try to find a better recipe than my tried and true Banana Pudding from Cooking Light May 1997 issue. This one doesn't even come close to it.
wittier Posted: 06/08/14
As others said, "Just OK, not great" As anyone who's reading this probably knows, there are hundreds of banana pudding recipes online. I went with this one because my partner said to get a southern one....and it was on Southern Living. The recipes online vary.... use whole eggs or use yolks, use double boiler or use sauce pan, temper the eggs and make it like custard or mix it all first and then just cook, use corn starch or use flour. My results with this recipe were ok, but not great. I got some feedback that the flour was not a good element in the finished product. I may have overcooked it on the stove just a little as it came out rather thick, (and I had read reviews on many recipes not to undercook or it will be runny) but it wasn't extremely overcooked. The flour gave it a clouded thick texture. I think cornstarch would have been better. Recipe didn't make enough pudding for the amount of cookies/bananas.
Jayswife Posted: 10/09/13
That was a outstanding and easy recipe I received lots of compliments.