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‘Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding with Cup4Cup GF Flour

‘Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding with Cup4Cup GF Flour

Gluten Free Nilla Wafer Banana PuddingWe’re in the home stretch of the Gluten-Free Flour Test. Luckily ‘Nilla Wafers are not something I see myself growing tired of, like I did with chocolate devil’s food cake.

You never know, though.

Gluten Free Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

The thing is, my recipe for Gluten-Free ‘Nilla Wafers is super versatile. Make it into Banana Pudding (click link for that recipe) like I did here. Use it as a crust for Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie. Or mini sandwich cookies like we did the other day.

Cup4Cup is our gluten-free flour for today. If you recall, it makes very fluffy yeast bread (I wasn’t a big fan) and smooth-as-silk gluten-free puff pastry (I fell in love).

So it came as no real surprise that this starch-heavy flour blend made, well, puffy cookies.

The batter was really thick, even though I kinda cheated and added another tablespoon of milk in an attempt to thin it out. It just sucked up that moisture like a camel in the desert.

That made it a bit more of a challenge to pipe it out, but I managed.

I smoothed the cookies with wet hands, like I did last time, and even pressed them down a bit.

Gluten Free Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

At the end, they were puffy and kind of thick, and never really got crispy like you expect ‘nilla wafers to be. If I had baked them even longer, they would have burned on the bottom. I know this because I did, indeed, bake one batch longer. And they burned on the bottom. I tried! Gluten Free Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Cookie Challenge

Score (1-10)

Cup for cup replacement claim10
Cup for cup replacement result8
Ease of use8
Raw texture8
Cooked texture8.5
Finished appearance8.5
Finished taste9
Mouth feel9

But they still made some gorgeous parfaits in these little Weck Jars. And you didn’t hear anybody in my house complaining when I set one of these in front of them. ;)

Gluten Free Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding


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  • Deanne
    May 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Okay, Hunn-y Bunny…now you are REALLY starting to scare me!! I was JUST writing a comment yesterday on your last blog about my desire for Banana Nilla Wafer Pudding, and HERE IT IS!! Either I am telepathic, or YOU are a freak of nature!! You are reading my taste-buds like a book this past month…and let’s face it…I LOVE IT!! haha Can’t wait to make this luscious treat!!!

    • May 3, 2012 at 8:50 AM

      I know, right, Deanne? And when you said that, I knew I was going to be posting about Banana Pudding. We’re so in synch. I think our marriage will stand the test of time. :)
      xoxo Nicole

  • tammy
    May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Oh no me too! Made these today with an ap gf flour and had fluffy pies instead of crispy crisp. I smeared peanut butter inside and fed them as mini-Pb and J’s for lunch to the gf boy. He didn’t complain. Happy celiac awareness month!

    • May 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      Hi, Tammy,
      If you go to the nilla wafers made with Better Batter, you can see that they’re nice and crisp. These, with Cup4Cup, are like little whoopie pies because of all the starch in the blend. Sounds like maybe your blend might have the same issue. Sounds like it didn’t slow you down, though!
      xoxo Nicole

  • Anneke
    May 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    This is much like the trouble I had with Nilla wafers when I tried to make them the first time, which tells me you may run into the same problem when trying them with Jules . . . I’ll use Better Batter next time!

    • May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      I don’t want to presuppose what will happen when I use Jules in the ‘Nillas Cookie Challenge, but from past experience … I’m a little nervous. I really try to make them all look beautiful. Wish me luck… Jules clumps. I wouldn’t recommend using it in anything you want to be smooth, really.
      xoxo Nicole

  • May 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    how did you know I was craving banana pudding today, like big time craving? darn you! and since I’m recovering from a horrible weekend glutening episode, I don’t have the energy for home baking. sad! maybe I’ll just make the custard and eat it with the perfect bananas I have sitting on my counter.

    this looks amazing, as usual.

    • May 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

      I know things, Jeannie. :) I did not know that you got glutened, though. So sorry to hear that. I hope you’re up and at ’em soon – the custard is nice, but it’s even better with ‘Nillas!
      xoxo Nicole

    • May 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

      the custard was delicious, and fulfilled my craving: but I’m definitely going to try those nilla wafers when I can!

      thanks again!

    • May 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the custard, Jeannie! The ‘Nillas will do you proud. :)
      xoxo Nicole

  • May 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Must be all the starch cause they look like little Nilla cakes. They probably did just fine in a parfait but I really like my naked Nilla Wafers crispy. Interesting. All purpose with some purpose…but not this.

    • May 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      Well, then. You went and said it, Lisa. They’re more like whoopie pies than like cookies. “All purpose with some purpose…but not this.” made me lol. Indeed.
      xoxo Nicole

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