Individual Banana Puddings

Individual Banana Puddings Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 306
Fat 14 g
Satfat 7 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 135 mg


1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 medium bananas
24 Nilla wafers, broken
Additional bananas and Nilla wafers, optional


1. Whisk sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in half-and-half, then yolks. Place over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until pudding thickens and begins to boil, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla and whisk until butter has melted. Transfer to a 2-cup measuring cup that has a pouring spout.

2. Slice bananas and place a few on bottom of 6 4-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Divide 1/3 of pudding among cups, spreading over banana slices. Top each cup with 2 coarsely broken Nilla wafers. Repeat layers twice, ending with pudding. Cover each dish, pressing plastic directly onto pudding. Chill for at least 2 hours.

3. Just before serving, top with additional banana slices and sprinkle with Nilla wafer crumbs, if desired.

May 2011
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