Homemade Banana Pudding – A Hug From The South!

by Tammy Taylor

Our daughter came from the east coast recently for a long-overdue visit.  Now although she currently lives on the east coast she’s got deep roots in Texas and inside she’s a Texas girl through and through.  She longed for some good ‘ole Southern eating during her visit so I made banana pudding.

Delicious Homemade Banana Pudding - Like A Hug From The South!  #TaylorMadeRanch

She loved the homemade goodness and I simply used my vanilla pudding recipe and added the bananas and cookies.  I’ll show my procedure to you here and I’ll share my recipe below.    First I pulled out and measured all the ingredients.  This makes it easier when the pudding is cooking to not have to stop & measure or heaven forbid leave something out!  Ask me how I know…  eh hem. Moving on!

Delicious Homemade Banana Pudding - Like A Hug From The South!  #TaylorMadeRanch

Even though there are packaged cookies in this recipe, this is a nice view of healthy wholesome ingredients –  1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup boiling water, 1/3 stick real butter, 1 cup skim milk, 2 heaping Tablespoons flour, 1 egg yolk, a dash of salt and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, plus of course the bananas and cookies to make it the goodness that is banana pudding.  I should note here that you can include up to 3 egg yolks to make a richer pudding – I usually just go with one though.  Pudding is one of the easiest desserts to whip up and preparing the pudding was a snap.  I combined the sugar, flour and salt and stirred together in my pan.  Then I added the boiling water and the butter.  After the butter melted I blended the egg yolk into the milk and poured it into the pudding and cooked until it began to thicken.  When it was starting to thicken I mashed a banana and stirred it right into the pudding – I think it infuses the banana flavor nicely. When the pudding was as thick as I wanted it I pulled it from the heat, added the vanilla and stirred it in.

Delicious Homemade Banana Pudding - Like A Hug From The South!  #TaylorMadeRanch

Then I prepared the pudding dish.  I lined the dish with cookies and placed a layer of sliced bananas on the bottom.

Delicious Homemade Banana Pudding - Like A Hug From The South!  #TaylorMadeRanch

I poured the hot pudding into the dish and topped it with cookies.  I usually like to crush the cookies and sprinkle them on top so it covers completely but on this day I simply placed a layer of cookies on top.  When it’s time to serve I line a cute vintage wide-mouth 1/2 pint jelly jar with a few wafers and spooned the warm pudding in.

Delicious Homemade Banana Pudding - Like A Hug From The South!  #TaylorMadeRanch

Our daughter loved the pudding and it gave her a home-spun hug that she had been craving.  And now as promised, here’s my vanilla pudding recipe – simply add the bananas and cookies if you prefer a delicious homemade banana pudding.  Enjoy!

~TMR~

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~TMR~ Vanilla Pudding

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Heaping T Flour
  • 1 Dash Salt
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1/3 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg Yolk (you can use up to 3 yolks for a richer pudding)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together in skillet on stove and turn heat on medium.  Add boiling water and stir to combine.  Add butter and stir until melted.  Mix milk, and egg yolk together in separate container and pour into the pudding and stir.  Continue to cook over medium heat until thickened. When pudding is thick remove from heat and add vanilla.  Allow to cool slightly and either serve warm or cover top of pudding with cling wrap to keep skin from forming and store in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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47 thoughts on “Homemade Banana Pudding – A Hug From The South!

  1. Lauren

    Nilla wafers and banana pudding. Oh my word! I have to eat some! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      How awesome you have it instead of birthday cake Jeni – what’s not to love about banana pudding?? LOL ~TMR~

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  2. Linda@With A Blast

    Pinned ! Love banana pudding :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  3. Cindy Chandler

    This sounds like the one a true southerner would make. Please send me updated posts my e-mail: Thanks so much!!!

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Cindy, we’re still working on email subscription options for our blog page. In the meantime the easiest way to follow us is through the RSS feed on the right-hand side under the “FOLLOW US” title. That way each new post will automatically show up in your own newsfeed each day. ~TMR~

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  4. Cynthia L

    The first time I ever had banana pudding was in Dallas, Texas. It is a big hug! Thanks for dropping it off at the In and out of the Kitchen link party! I ca’t wait to see what you come up with next week! Cynthia at FeedingBIg.com

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  5. Mary@Back to the Basics!

    WOW! This looks fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you again this Sunday! back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-creative-homeacre-hop-im-co-host.html

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  6. Leslie

    Oh YUM!! This looks great! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series – “Create It Thursday.” It’s live now!

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  7. WMcGill

    I always make a meringue out of the egg whites and spread it over the top of my pudding , lightly brown in the oven. Makes or a pretty and delicious pudding.

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I’ve never made meringue but that’s a great idea since you’ll already have egg whites leftover after making the pudding. ~TMR~

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  9. Jenny

    Yummy! Glad you had a good visit with your daughter. :) Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop! See you tomorrow: blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

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  10. sue@thet2women

    One of my guy’s faves! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe! & Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend! Sue @thet2women.com

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  11. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

    This looks so good, and pretty easy too! My kids love bananas and nilla wafers so I know this would be a hit in my house! Pinning! I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine’d Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there! http://www.dizzybusyandhungry.com/wined-down-wednesday-7/

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  12. Jeannie Marie & Company

    I love the recipe and have printed it out to try when we next have bananas. I make banana pie with vanilla pudding because I don’t like the artificial banana taste and I know I’m going to love this whole foods pudding with banana even better!

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  13. Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less

    There are very few things when it comes to food, that are better than Banana pudding. It’s not only one of my favorite things to eat, but I love making it and taking it to family parties during the holidays. Thanks for sharing your homemade version, I will have to try it. Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

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  14. Linda @ A La Carte

    I haven’t had banana pudding in a long time….this makes me want some now! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  15. Savannah Granny

    I enjoyed reading about you, giving you daughter a southern hug. Banana pudding will do it. I, too, make my banana pudding from scratch and I like your idea of adding a mashed banana to the pudding. I will do that with my next pudding. I am guessing your daughter was not on the south/east coast. Everyone down here serves banana pudding. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a blessed weekend, Ginger

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I love that banana pudding is such a southern hug, but I’m sure it was mama’s home cooking that warmed her as well. LOL ~TMR~

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  16. Tara@BAWB

    I LOVE your site and I LOVE this post! I am a TN, pure southern girl, living in Germany. Sometimes I need a HUGE dose of home and your site just did this for me! Especially the recipe. Reminds me of my mom’s banana pudding.

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I can’t imagine being so far from home Tara. I’m glad my site is giving you a dose of home-spun comfort! ~TMR~

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  17. Eli@coachdaddy

    This is a great concept, but when I get the Nilla wafers out, I end up eating most of them, with a bottle of root beer. Then I give the kids the bananas and suggest they make pudding for all of us. Don’t knock it – everyone seems happy.

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  18. Kathy

    What a sweet welcome home! This is our favorite banana pudding – should make some for Dearest and the children when they come over – great idea! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday, Kathy

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  20. ColleenB.~Texas

    Lots 2 do today so here early before I start my day. Hubby loves banana pudding and if He had his way; he would sit and eat the whole bowl full. (he just doesn’t get his way. :} ) It has been so long since I have made this, and because I love him, it’s time to make him a nice big batch of one of his favorite desserts. Thank you and enjoy your day.

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Awwww Colleen – that’s so sweet. RancherMan loves his banana pudding too! ~TMR~

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    1. Taylor-Made RanchTaylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Thanks Debi, it certainly got the seal of approval from our daughter! ~TMR~

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  21. Heather M

    I have been wanting banana pudding for a few months now and keep forgetting to make it when I have time. Thanks for the reminder and recipe. Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

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  22. Stephanie

    Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  23. Kathy

    This is one of our family’s favorites! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday, Kathy

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