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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    Pumpkin Banana Muffins

    These pumpkin banana muffins are the perfect bite-sized snack for fall. —Desiree Rasch, Blue Springs, Missouri

    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...



    Fabulous Fruit Salad

    This refreshing fruit salad bursts with a delightful citrus flavor. The recipe makes a big batch so it’s perfect for...


    Strawberry-Banana Graham Pudding

    "I add in additional fruit to get a little closer to all those servings you need every day. You can...

    Glazed Coconut-Banana Bread

    Give your celebration a tropical flair with this exotic variation of banana bread. It’s quick to prepare, giving you plenty...


    Banana Date-Nut Mini Muffins

    “These little muffins have so much flavor they don't need butter or jam or anything else to make them complete....

    Fruit & Nut Salad

    The festive colors in this salad make it a delightful addition to the holiday spread. Quick and easy, this recipe...


    Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins

    “I’ve been cooking gluten-free since 2003, when my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. Over the years, I’ve managed to...


    Gluten-Free Autumn Bread

    This moist, tender loaf has a golden-brown crust and added sweetness from bananas, raisins and carrots. —Christine Levine, Waldorf, Maryland


    Creamy Yogurt Ice Pops

    These fun, refreshing peach pops get smooth, creamy goodness from yogurt. Any fruit can be substituted in the recipe. We’ve...

    Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

    When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana...


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    Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

    My kids love homemade banana bread, so why not make it in pancake form? These freeze well for a special...


    Banana Blueberry Smoothies

    “My sons love this smoothie, whether it’s served frozen or with a straw. Either way, I feel good giving them...


    Poppy Seed Banana Muffins

    This recipe is a regular in our home so I keep batches of the dry ingredients already mixed together as...


    Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins

    You don't have to be gluten-intolerant to appreciate the sweet flavor of grains and bananas in these delectable muffins. —gingerlemongirl,...

    Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

    These bite-sized muffins make a delightful treat. Banana and peanut butter are ideal partners and taste terrific with chocolate. —Patty...


    Warm Banana Pudding

    I've enjoyed my mother's pudding for as long as I can remember. She and I revised it, using a sugar...


    Strawberry Banana Delight

    In North Platte, Nebraska, Mary Blackledge relies on a classic pairing of flavors for her whipped gelatin. "It's an attractive...


    Creamy Banana-Berry Pie

    Cool, creamy and topped with bananas and fresh blueberries, this pretty pie from our Test Kitchen is lighter than air...


    Banana Chocolate Parfaits

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


    Frozen Banana Pops

    This is a nice dessert after a casual meal. The kids love rolling the bananas in various toppings, and I...


    Banana Berry Smoothies

    "My family is fond of smoothies, and we are always trying something new. This is one fruity blend they always...


    Layered Banana Dessert

    Trish Schoofs' no-cook banana dessert is old-fashioned comfort food that tastes like you fussed. "This recipe is a real winner...

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    Cantaloupe Banana Smoothies

    This is one of my favorite flavor combinations for a smoothie. Cool and fruity, a glass full satisfies my evening...


    Banana Berry Drink

    This cold refreshing beverage is a great substitute for breakfast when you're in a hurry. —Eric Knoben, Edgewood, Washington


    Poppy Seed-Banana Mini Loaves

    These lovely loaves from Katherine Stallwood of Kennewick, Washington are absolutely perfect for gift giving. A surprising hint of orange...


    Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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


    Banana Oat Muffins

    Chopped pecans add pleasant crunch to these hearty banana oatmeal muffins with rich flavor. These muffins are low in cholesterol,...


    Fruit Salad with Vanilla

    Peach pie filling is the secret ingredient in this crowd-pleasing salad. Make it throughout the year using whatever fruits are...