Nanner pudding is quite possibly my earliest memory of food obsession. I can vividly remember my three year-old self sneaking into the fridge, removing plastic wrap, and dipping my little sneaky fingers into the dessert bowl. I loved the sweetness of homemade vanilla pudding, the mushiness of the Nilla wafers, and how both flavors were tied together with nanner goodness.
So when I asked my friend Dickie what he wanted for his birthday dessert and he responded banana pudding… It was on!
I whipped out a classic vanilla pudding recipe and got to work. I forgot how much stirring was involved in the pudding process, but thankfully Instagram was there to keep me company. It was techie baker multi-tasking at its finest.
And other than the 10 or so minutes that it took to pull the pudding together, the only other work required was slicing ripe bananas and opening a brand new box of Nilla wafers. Oh and layering, a little bit of layering.
As I poured half of the warm vanilla pudding over the first nanner Nilla layer, I couldn’t help but think why nanner pudding doesn’t happen more often. It’s light, cool, and simple – perfect for any and every summertime affair.