Original NILLA Banana Pudding

1259  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 50 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup each.

Grab a spoon and take a taste trip down memory lane with this banana-tastic dessert. A childhood favorite that's as rich and creamy as you remember.

Original NILLA Banana Pudding Recipe


  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup flour
  •  dash salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 45 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 5 bananas, sliced


  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Mix  1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water 10 to 12 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Reserve  12 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard onto bottom of 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers, bananas and remaining custard. Repeat layers 2 times.
  • Beat  egg whites on high speed of mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over custard, sealing well to edge of dish.
  • Bake  15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Top with reserved wafers just before serving.

Recipe Tips

How to Prepare Without a Double BoilerA double boiler helps to keep custards, such as the pudding filling for this recipe, smooth. If you don't have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water on top of the stove. Be sure to use a bowl that fits snugly over the pan. Most importantly, do not allow the simmering water to touch the bottom of the bowl. Use pot holders when removing the bowl of cooked custard from the saucepan as it will be very hot.

Make AheadPrepare as directed; cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with reserved wafers just before serving.

Make it EasyUse an egg slicer to quickly and uniformly slice the bananas.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 210 
    • Total fat 5 g
    • Saturated fat 1.5 g
    • Cholesterol 50 mg
    • Sodium 95 mg
    • Carbohydrate 38 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 26 g
    •     Includes added sugars 17 g
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 4 %DV
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 6 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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