Happy Tummy – Banana Pudding

Happy Tummies……

This is how I feel after having a large bowl of my favorite Banana Pudding….happy!

Teresa and I hit the hammock after Easter lunch….horizontal positioning was the best way to savor the festivities.

Thanks for the pic, MK!


Happy Tummy – Banana Pudding

From the 1987 Southern Living Cookbook…one

Linda made me buy at a yard sale.  I’m glad she did.

For many years, my friend, Linda, makes this wonderful pudding at Easter. This year was no exception. It was even better than ever because she used all organic ingredients this time.  Wow!  It’s a taste sensation for even the most discriminating palate!                                                                                            


                                                                                                Combine the following 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan.                                                                  

3 1/2 tablespoons – all purpose flour                                    

1 1/3 cups sugar                                                                          

dash of salt

In separate bowl, beat egg yolks and combine with milk – mix well

3 eggs – separatedset egg whites to the side in another bowl

3 cups milk

Then stir into dry ingredients – cook over medium heat – stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat.

Stir in:

1 teaspoon vanilla  extract


6 medium bananas – sliced

1  – 12 ounce package of vanilla wafers

In large oven proof bowl layer: one-third of wafers in 3 quart baking dish. Slice 2 bananas and layer over wafers. Pour one-third of custard over bananas, Repeat layers twice.

Beat the 3 remaining eggs whites at room temperature until stiff and foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar until peaks form.

Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until blended.

Spread meringue over custard, sealing to edge of dish.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield – 8 – 10 servings


















  1. Thanks, Leann! I’ll have to say…all-organic is the best. In case anyone wonders, I found the Country Choice Organic Vanilla Wafers at Kroger…no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils and real vanilla…tastes like vanilla wafers did when I was growing up! I also used organic whole milk, eggs, unbleached flour and raw sugar. I guess it’s good I only make it once a year! Glad you had a, “Happy Tummy!”

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