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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Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas

Banana, butter and caramel flavors go so well together already, and then you add a sweet almond liqueur, such as Amaretto, and a little lemon juice to take this grilled dessert to a new level. —Carol Traupman-Carr, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

Banana Colada Sundaes

"This is my number one standby when I don't have much time to prepare a dessert, but still want to...


Chocolate-Almond Banana Splits

When your kids just can’t wait to dig into something sweet, put together these speedy banana splits. Experiment with various...


Banana Applesauce

The recipe has evolved for the many years we have made it. This version has been a favorite at our...


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...

Glazed Bananas in Phyllo Nut Cups

I enjoy making this fast yet fancy dessert for my wife. The phyllo cups can be baked, cooled and stored...


Banana Bundles with Caramel Sauce

These attractive bundles from our Test Kitchen have the fantastic flavor of Bananas Foster. It’s best to use firm bananas...

Banana Caramel Topping

This dessert was made famous in New Orleans, and the recipe came from a hotel chef there. Guests rave about...


Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

I have wonderful memories of eating bananas Foster in New Orleans and, as a dietitian, I wanted to find a...


Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Few desserts are as quick and delicious as an ice cream sundae. Sliced bananas, a maraschino cherry and this fast...


Bananas Foster Sauce

Dessert lovers of every kind will find this sweet bananas Foster sauce very "a-peeling"! It's an impressive ending to everyday...

Quick Bananas Foster

Guests are always impressed when I ignite the rum in this delicious bananas Foster dessert. Use perfectly ripe bananas for...


Rum Banana Sauce

Remember to save room for dessert! This sauce is delicious served over ice cream. It's so good, you'll be tempted...


Fried Banana Sundaes

From her kitchen in Snellville, Georgia, Joyce Key shares this quick and creative dessert recipe. Lightly fried bananas are drizzled...


Berries with Banana Cream

This yummy dessert from Kari Caven of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is just the thing for spring! The airy banana-orange cream...


Banana Pancakes

I prefer this recipe for pancakes to plain ones any day! The blueberry sauce is the perfect topper.—Helen Dresen, Cross...

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....


Caramel Banana Sundaes

"When I don't have time to bake, I often rely on this quick dessert," says Jeanne Mays of North Richland...


Simple Bananas Foster

For an elegant ending to a meal, I prepare this dessert. It is fast and easy to prepare. —Janice Mitchell,...


Butterscotch Banana Dessert

Butter and brown sugar combine to create this yummy sauce that's terrific served warm over cake or ice cream. "This...


Banana Delight

Turn the dessert into a mini banana split by drizzling on warm butterscotch sauce, plus chopped walnuts and a cherry.—Tabitha...


Banana Cream Cheese Pie

Whenever I make this banana cream cheese pie topped with a thick strawberry sauce, everyone looks forward to dessert. The...


Peachy Banana Splits

THIS is a simple yet perfect ending to a meal for two on a summer's evening.
Whenever I make...


Strawberry Banana Fluff

Desserts don't come any easier than this recipe, which is quite good, too.

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Banana Pineapple Sundaes

I have served these at a shower. No sooner did I pass out the spoons than the room was filled...


Bananas Foster Sundaes

I have wonderful memories of eating bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier...


Slow-Cooker Bananas Foster

The flavors of caramel, rum and walnut naturally complement fresh bananas in this classic dessert made easy! —Crystal Jo Bruns,...


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Banana Bread Pudding

When I visited my grandmother in summer, I always looked forward to the comforting banana bread pudding she'd make. With...


Grilled Bananas Foster

I worked at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and Bananas Foster was a dessert that they often...