Banana Recipes

Got overripe bananas? Use them up in our cozy recipes with bananas, which include banana bread (of course), but also banana dessert recipes and smoothies.

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    Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake

    I created this gluten-free coffee cake for people on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or wheat, or avoiding gluten can all enjoy this delicious treat. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri

    Banana Split Cake Bars

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...


    Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

    This recipe was inspired by the classic dessert, which I had for the first time at a restaurant with my...


    Banana Cream Sandwich Cookies

    People go bananas for these! These rich little sandwiches are a nice change of pace on a Christmas platter, and...


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    Bananas Foster on the Grill

    Bananas Foster is my husband's favorite dessert, and this is one of the easiest recipes I've ever found. Not only...

    Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas

    The whole family will love this special treat that uses the microwave so it’s ready in a flash. Plus, it’s...


    Banana Chocolate Parfaits

    Chocolate and banana pair in this creamy combination from our Test Kitchen. With chocolate pudding and a crunchy chocolate topping,...

    Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles

    This truffle recipe was created from ripe bananas and my imagination, and the outcome blew my family and friends away!...


    Baked Banana Boats

    Kids can make their own baked banana boats with custom toppings. We use different berries and honey or peanut butter...


    Banana Fudge Pie

    This dessert, which is like a banana sundae, is both light and good. I make it often. —Myra Innes, Auburn,...


    Chocolate Banana Cream Cake

    My inspiration for this cake came from my desire to create a dessert combining my father’s love for cake, my...

    Six-Fruit Trifle

    "For a large group, try doubling this recipe and layering it in a punch bowl," writes Verna Peterson from Omaha,...


    Banana Split Cheesecake

    This fruity dessert makes a light and festive treat that’s sure to dazzle friends and family at the end of...


    Best Banana Ice Cream

    My son-in-law says this is the best banana ice cream he’s ever had. It’s always requested at family gatherings. —Donna...


    All-American Banana Split

    In 1904, the first banana split recipe was made here in Latrobe, Pennsylvania by David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at...


    Frozen Banana Treats

    “I love making these treats with my 9-year-old son, Sam. He’s in charge of cutting the bananas with a butter...

    Walnut Banana Cupcakes

    What makes these tender banana cupcakes extra special is the nutmeg, but make sure it's fresh. They're amazingly good; I...


    Ice Cream Banana Dessert

    Carol Schlagenhauser shares a delightful dessert that couldn’t be easier. “I’ve been making this simple treat since I was a...


    Granola Banana Sticks

    My daughter and I won an award at our local fair for these peanut-butter-and-granola bananas. I like to assemble the...


    Banana Berry Tarts

    If you need a no-fuss dessert that will please kids but is elegant enough for a grown-up gathering, try this...


    Banana Pops

    These wholesome treats are as fun to make as they are to eat. My little granddaughter, Taylor, likes to do...


    Broiled Bananas A La Mode

    This is what I make when I crave a delectable dessert. Dressed in a sweet apricot sauce with a sprinkling...


    Banana Split Dessert for Two

    This refreshing dessert creates such a pretty picture, it's sure to be met with compliments. It has all the flavors...


    Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

    Rochelle Brownlee of Big Timber, Montana shares the recipe for these moist cupcakes with milk banana flavor. The cocoa powder...

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    Gelatin Banana Split

    "Here is a dessert that my younger guests have as much fun assembling as eating," writes Dixie Terry of Goreville,...


    Banana Split Shortcake

    I use purchased pound or sponge cake instead of from-scratch biscuits. By varying the fruits, it's a treat for any...


    Banana Split Pudding

    Our kids love banana splits, so I came up with this simple dessert which is so easy to prepare.—Sherry Lee,...


    Southern Banana Pudding

    This is an old Southern recipe, featuring a comforting custard layered with bananas and vanilla wafers, then topped with a...


    Quick Banana Splits

    Quick Banana Splits are a simple but special way to serve ice cream. The recipe comes from Doreen Stein of...


    Banana Boats

    This banana boat recipe, given to me years ago by a good friend, is a favorite with my family when...