Microwave Banana Pudding

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by ugagirl

This is a great recipe because you don't have to stand over the stove stirring! I clipped it from somewhere years ago.

Top Review by pedspeech

I've never made regular banana pudding so I have no point of comparison, but this was definitely easy to prepare. Mine took three rounds (at the 3 min part) and my 3 year old had a blast helping me arrange the cookies and bananas- almost as much fun as my husband had eating it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk (skim milk is OK)
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (12 ounce) box vanilla wafers
  • 4 -6 ripe bananas (sliced into circles)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping


  1. In large microwavable bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk and mix well. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove from microwave.
  2. Stir in egg yolks.
  3. Microwave at 3-minute intervals. Stirring well after each until pudding is thick and creamy. (It usually takes me 4 or 5 intervals. Will vay by microwave).
  4. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  5. In 9x13-inch glass pan, layer vanilla wafers on bottom, then half bananas, then half of pudding. Repeat layering process. Refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving (optional).

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