Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding is the classic, made-from-scratch recipe for banana pudding.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 364kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 large eggs separated
  • 4 cups milk skim is ok
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 Nilla wafers
  • 5 ripe (not overripe) bananas, sliced*


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, and salt together in the top of a double boiler.
  • Stir in 6 egg yolks and milk.
  • Cook over boiling water for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened, whisking constantly.
  • Once thickened, remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Spread a little of the pudding mixture in the bottom of a baking dish. I used a 10.5x7.5-inch dish.
  • Layer about 20 cookies, one third of the banana slices, and one third of the custard.
  • Repeat layers two more times.
  • Beat 6 egg whites to soft peak stage.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup sugar over egg whites; continue beating to stiff peak stage.
  • Spoon egg whites over custard, sealing edges.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
  • Chill any leftovers.


  1. The bananas should not be too ripe. If they're too ripe, they will be difficult to slice, and they'll get very mushy in the pudding. 
  2. Nutrition facts are estimates.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0.9mg