Original NILLA Banana Pudding

This traditional dessert, which is just as rich and creamy as you remember from childhood, will take you for a tasty trip down memory lane.

Serves: 12Prep: 30 minutesCook: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 3⁄4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1⁄3 cup flour
  • Dash salt
  • 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 45 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 5 bananas, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In top of double boiler, mix ½ cup sugar, flour and salt. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Reserve 12 wafers for garnish. Onto bottom of 1½-quart baking dish, spread small amount of custard. Cover with layers, each ⅓ of remaining wafers, bananas and custard. Repeat layers 2 times.
  • Beat egg whites on high speed 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 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Top with reserved wafers just before serving.