Banana Creme Pudding

Having overripe bananas always makes me want to bake. I have no problem with throwing away overripe fruit of any other kind, but put some brown bananas on my counter and all of a sudden I'm leafing through cookbooks, searching on the internet and scouring my brain for uses for them before they go to waste. I rediscovered this recipe of my mom's last week when my husband's I-love-bananas-so-much-I-can-eat-four-in-one-sitting phase ended abruptly with several bunches of ripening bananas still on the counter. 

This pudding was a classic at our house growing up and one of my favorite reasons to enjoy when dinner guests came. My mom would make it up ahead of time and portion it into little dessert bowls and I secretly thought she portioned it out because if she didn't, we'd all be fighting over the last little bit in the bowl. As it was, we still fought over which dessert bowl looked the fullest. Now that I'm older and realize how easy it is to make it is even more of a treasured recipe. You can gussy it up by layering it with some vanilla wafers like a parfait or just serve it straight up in the bowl you mixed it in. Anyway you serve it, you'll want to lick the bowl when you are done.

Banana Creme Pudding

HeatOvenTo350 Published 09/20/2012
Banana Creme Pudding


  • 2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 2 ripe bananas


  • Combine pudding, milk, sour cream and spices in a bowl. Beat until ingredients are well blended. Fold in bananas. (If making ahead, fold in bananas right before serving.)
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook time: 2 min (mixing)
Recipe Source: Mom

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Comfort food at its best, for sure! I don't know that I've ever actually made banana pudding myself, but I did throw a bunch of overripe bananas in the freezer recently so I just might do it soon :)

This looks addictive, and so easy! I can't wait to try it. I may try it with crumpled peanut butter cookies and chocolate chips because I love that combo (too much really). Thanks!

Ha, my recipe this week was all about using up ripe bananas, too! I always feel so bad about letting bananas go to waste. I don't even know why. This simple pudding recipe sounds so comforting right now. I think I actually have all the ingredients so I may have to make some for dessert!

Ive never had this...but how simple and delicious looking! Love the specs in it! Now I want my bananas to ripen quick so I can make it today! lol

They sell banana pudding at a ton of places here in nyc, and Magnolia's bakery is famous for it. Except what they sell is bananas with about a tsp of pudding and the rest is whipped cream...it's so gross and it's not pudding!!! I always order it thinking I'm going to like it but I always hate it because i don't like whipped cream! ok, sorry for my rant. My point is that THIS is MY kinda pudding...i.e. REAL pudding! I totally can't wait to make it!!! :)

That's so funny. I went to Magnolia's bakery during a visit to New York and got some cupcakes that made me wonder what the fuss was about. Probably similar with their banana pudding, I guess. :)

That is one delicious looking treat. Great job.

My mom would make banana pudding for every holiday. We would always look forward to taking that first bite! This recipe sounds incredible! :)

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