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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Bananas Foster Gelato

The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of caramel topping. It's an outstanding treat for adults! —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

This refreshing medley has become a family favorite for breakfast and brunch. You could even serve the fruit with a...


Banana Pancakes with Berries

Field editor Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina writes, "With strawberries, banana and a good buttermilk batter, this is my...


Glazed Fruit Medley

The orange dressing on this salad complements the fresh fruit flavors beautifully. It’s perfect for a spring or summer brunch....


Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles

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

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...


Orange Banana Tapioca

Tapioca lovers will enjoy the fruity twist that mandarin oranges and banana slices give this old-fashioned favorite. "For variety, use...

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...


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...


Banana Whip

For chocolate lovers, substitute chocolate cookie crumbs for the graham cracker crumbs and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips instead of...


Banana Cream Cheese Pie

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

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

My husband loves banana cream pie, and I like chocolate, so I combined the two. It's our favorite dessert, which...


Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Mmm…bananas Foster for breakfast! This yummy baked French toast serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine...


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Banana Split Icebox Cake

One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I...


Banana French Toast Bake

Hamburger buns and bananas come together in this whimsical, make-ahead dish the whole family will love. It's the ultimate breakfast...


Banana-Pineapple Cream Pies

My mother gave me this simple and delicious recipe years ago. The recipe makes two pies, so it's perfect for...

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Banana Pudding

I didn’t see my son, Lance Corporal Eric Harris, for more than two years after he enlisted in the Marines...


Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

A refreshing, summery treat, this dessert incorporates ginger ale to add a zesty bite.
—Penny Burpeau, Londonderry, New Hampshire


Banana Nog

During my family's annual cookie exchange, we ran out of our beloved eggnog...much to everyone's horror! So into the kitchen...


Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

"Peanuts add a pleasant crunch to this pudding," promises field editor Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana.


Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas


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Banana Cream Cheesecake

Here is a lovely no-bake dessert. Add a dash of cinnamon to the graham cracker crust if you'd like. —Margie...


Honey-Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

As busy as summer is, it’s easy to sandwich in enough time to make these simple frozen confections. The cool,...