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Homemade Banana Pudding

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So you bought too many bananas and a few of them have gotten kind of mushy before you had a chance to eat them?  Use them for banana pudding!

What You’ll Need (makes 2 puddings in 4.5 inch ramekins)

  • 30 vanilla wafers
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar

Let’s Get Started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line the bottom of your ramekins with 5 crushed wafers per ramekin
  3. Cut one banana into 1/4 inch slices.  Layer the banana slices on top of the wafer crumbs in the ramekins.
  4. Line the sides of the ramekins with 8 wafers per ramekin
  5. Drizzle agave or honey over bananas in the ramekins
  6. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and 1/4 cup milk
  7. Whisk egg yolk into sugar mixture
  8. Add remaining milk and butter
  9. Slice second banana and add to saucepan
  10. Cook sugar-banana mixture over medium heat, stirring regularly about 15 minutes or until mixture thickens
  11. While still hot, pour 1/4 of pudding into each ramekin, leaving half of the pudding in the saucepan
  12. Sprinkle 1 crushed vanilla wafer per ramekin on top of the pudding
  13. Pour remaining 1/4’s of the pudding into the ramekins
  14. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar over each ramekin
  15. Sprinkle 1 crushed vanilla wafer per ramekin on top of the pudding
  16. Bake for 15 minutes and chill before serving
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