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Homemade Vanilla Pudding (w/Banana Pudding Add-Ins)

Good ole comfort food.  Homemade Banana Pudding - could anything be better?? Texas Homesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bananas, dessert, pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Dash Salt
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg Yolk, beaten (can use up to 3 for richer pudding)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Banana Pudding Add-Ins:

  • 1 Banana mashed (Add-ins for Banana Pudding)
  • 1 - 2 Bananas, or to taste chopped (Add-ins for Banana Pudding)
  • 20 Nilla Wafers, or to taste (Add-ins for Banana Pudding)


  1. Mix sugar, flour & salt together in skillet on stove.
  2. Add boiling water & butter and stir to combine and turn heat on medium. Heat until butter is melted

  3. Mix milk and beaten egg yolk together in separate container and pour into the pudding and stir.

  4. OPTIONAL: For Banana Pudding, add 1 mashed banana now

  5. Continue to cook over medium heat until thickened. When pudding is thick remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

    Allow pudding to cool slightly - either serve warm or cover top of pudding with cling wrap to keep skin from forming and store in the refrigerator.

  6. OPTIONAL - For Banana Pudding, add chopped bananas atop a bed of vanilla wafers, ladle on pudding & top with additional vanilla wafers as desired.

Recipe Notes

NOTE:  Can use up to 3 yolks for a richer pudding