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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    Dirty Banana Trifle

    What could be better than bananas, cookies and Kahlua? You can adjust this to suit your taste, depending on whether you like a stronger or weaker Kahlua flavor. —Laurie Handlin, Ocean View, Delaware

    Double Cranberry Banana Bread

    We love quick breads, and I've found that they freeze nicely if properly wrapped. This is a scrumptious recipe to...


    Peanut Banana Bread

    "My family literally comes running when they smell this bread baking." Between the thick chocolate layer and the crumbly topping,...


    Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    I’ve got a super moist muffin that’s a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use...


    Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu Duet

    The ultimate breakfast at our house is French toast with warm bananas and Nutella. Pass it around with confectioners' sugar,...

    Banana Chip Pancakes

    Birthday-morning special, these fluffy banana chocolate chip pancakes can be flavor adjusted to your heart's content! One of my kids...


    I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas Bread

    My children love to bake (and eat) all kinds of banana bread. They make this all by themselves, with just...

    Coconut Banana Cookies

    This is a springtime variation on my grandma's banana drop cookies and, with tons of coconut flavor, it's perfect for...


    Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles

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


    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...


    Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

    I needed a speedy salad for a luncheon recently, used what I had available and everyone loved it! Light, fluffy...

    Strawberry Banana Pie

    With its sugar-cone crust and layers of bananas and strawberry ice cream, this pretty pie never seems to last long...especially...


    Bran Banana Muffins

    Several years ago I experimented with a banana muffin recipe by adding bran cereal. I loved the results and have...


    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...


    Thick Banana Shakes

    I love bananas and these shakes are the best. Though we're stationed overseas, I've fed my two young kids these...


    White Chocolate Banana Cake

    When I mentioned the recipe contest to my husband, he immediately suggested I enter this extra special cake. Packed with...

    So-Healthy Smoothies

    This tastes like a milk shake, but it doesn't have the guilt or fat. My husband and I look forward...


    Nutty Banana Cake

    Sweet, buttery frosting and a sprinkling of chopped nuts top this yummy cake that's loaded with banana and pecan flavor....


    Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Frozen berries and fruit keep these frosty smoothies extra thick. Best of all, the recipe is a great way to...


    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...


    Creamy Banana Crepes

    My husband and I enjoy taking turns fixing weekend breakfasts. These crepes are frequently on our menus. The sweet-and-sour banana...


    Honey Banana Punch

    Here's a great punch recipe I got from a beekeeper's association. The mix of banana, pineapple and citrus gives it...


    Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

    If there's anything I like better than bananas, it's bananas paired with peanut butter. That's how I came up with...


    Banana Nut Bars

    My sister gave me this recipe, which is always in demand with family, friends and co-workers. It's amazing how fast...

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    Banana Sundae Sauce

    Try this luscious banana sundae topping at your next ice-cream social. I guarantee you'll be asked to bring it again....


    Triple-Layer Banana Cake

    A year-round family favorite, the recipe for this moist layer cake was passed on to me by my mother. My...


    Chocolate Chip Banana Cream Pie

    This rich treat is a hit every time I serve it. The chilled filling, brimming with bananas, is refreshing, and...


    Contest-Winning Banana Cream Pie

    I fix this creamy dessert whenever I need a no-fuss treat. Friends are surprised to hear that it's made in...


    Fudgy Banana Muffins

    We love the flavor combination of chocolate and banana. Once when I had no chocolate chips on hand, I made...


    Frozen Banana Pineapple Cups

    You can stir together this sweet tangy fruit mixture with just five ingredients, then pop it in the freezer overnight....