Grandma's Banana Pudding (From Scratch)

Grandma's Banana Pudding (From Scratch)

A homemade stove top vanilla pudding poured over vanilla wafers, fresh cut bananas and topped with additional crushed wafers.  

Any family gathering, get-together or cookout wouldn't be complete without a big bowl of homemade banana pudding! This holds true at my house and my mother in laws house. Southern Banana Pudding  is my families favorite old fashioned dessert, but my oldest son prefers banana pudding without the meringue topping.  

If you were raised in the south then you pretty much had the meringue version of banana pudding. This recipe is also listed on every box of Nilla Wafers, so it's been around for quite some time. I prefer to use Nilla Wafers versus other brands, but if I can't find them Mothers brand vanilla wafers is my second choice.  

Since my son isn't too keen on having the meringue topping occasionally I will make this recipe for Grandma's Banana Pudding. It's pretty much the same thing, but minus the meringue topping. Instead additional crushed vanilla wafers are used for the topping. I think this version is just as tasty and just as pretty as the original.  

I prefer my banana pudding a warm, but some folks like it cold. It's really a personal preference and great both ways. If you're looking for a good down home dessert, I hope you'll give this recipe a try. 

Grandma's Banana Pudding


  • 3/4 - cup of sugar
  • 2 - eggs
  • 3 - cups milk
  • 1 1/2 - tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 3 bananas, sliced semi- thick
  • 1 1/2 - cups additional crushed vanilla wafers for topping
Read the whole recipe on Mommy's Kitchen