Sunday, January 23, 2011

Real Banana Pudding

Photo By tammyzrecipez

  •    3 cups sugar (Splenda works great!)
  •    ½ cup all-purpose flour
  •    ¼ cup cornstarch
  •    6 eggs, separated, plus 2 additional egg yolks (8 egg yolks altogether)
  •    7 cups of milk (soy milk not recommended)
  •    ½ cup margarine
  •    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •    1 16-ounce box of vanilla wafers
  •    10-12 medium bananas (ripe not green, black, or brown) peeled and sliced.

Thoroughly mix 2½ cups of the sugar, the flour, and cornstarch in a large heavy saucepan.  Lightly beat the 8 egg yolks; combine milk and egg yolks and whisk into sugar mixture.  Add margarine and cook over medium heat (avoid scolding), stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat; stir in 1-teaspoon of the vanilla.  Cool. Preheat oven to 4250F.  Line bottom of a 13X9X2-inch baking dish with one-third of vanilla wafers; layer one-third of bananas and one-third of custard on top.  Repeat layers twice.  Beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add remaining ½ cup sugar, 1-tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.  Beat in remaining 1-tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.  Beat in remaining 1-teaspoon vanilla.  Spread over custard, sealing to edges.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Chill overnight before serving.


  1. Now that is the REAL banana pudding recipe! I will be coming back to copy that recipe. Thanks for posting it!

  2. I LOVE BANANAS! As soon as I saw the title of your blog I had to rush over here! Just reading the recipe for your homemade banana pudding made my glucometer go off the charts! LOL! How can I make that recipe safe for a diabetic? I mean other than the obvious Splenda. Thank you for following my blog. I am now following you and will definitely Keep an eye on your blog.

    God Bless,


  3. Hi PJ, unfortunately, besides the sugar substitute, there really isnt much more that I could offer. Even bananas are dense with sugar. Maybe this is one of those recipes that you make and watch someone else eat. - Banana


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