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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Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

This refreshing medley has become a family favorite for breakfast and brunch. You could even serve the fruit with a slice of cake and dollop of whipped cream for a scrumptious dessert.

Plantain Fritters

These golden brown plantain fritters are a favorite in West Africa, where my aunt served as a missionary for 45...


Glazed Fruit Medley

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


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...


Banana Orange Salad

I came up with this salad when an unexpected guest showed up for lunch and I had to make do...

Easy Fruit Salad with Coconut

I love fresh fruit salads. With this simple recipe, I can enjoy one even in January! This colorful salad complements...


Banana Raisin Wraps

"For a quick pick-me-up, try these roll-ups," suggests Peggy Burdick from Burlington, Michigan. "The peanut butter and banana combination is...

Orange Banana Salad

I CAME up with this salad when an unexpected guest showed up for lunch and I had to "make do"...


Frozen Banana Pineapple Cups

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


Apple-Banana Oatmeal

"This special oatmeal gets me going in the morning and makes me feel great all day," reports Linda Hocking of...


Banana-Pear Caterpillar

With Sherry's guidance, Kendra Paige-Wrischnik, now 11, transformed banana and pear slices into this creepy crawler. "The girls' brother, Joey,...

Summer Spinach Salad

Guests always request the recipe for this fabulous spinach salad. Tossed with ripe banana chunks, fresh strawberries and toasted almonds,...


Frozen Fruit Cups

Individual servings of this rosy-orange fruit blend are a refreshing and attractive part of brunch. Freeze the salad in disposable...


Banana Nut Muesli

Although I love the flavor of homemade cereals, I rarely have time to make them from scratch. But this cereal...


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


Brunch Fruit Salad

This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...

Banana Bread

This recipe's special because it uses no eggs or milk. I know that there are many people who are on...


Chocolate-Hazelnut Fruit Pizza

You can prepare this snackable pizza in just 10 minutes! It's a fun way to sneak in those daily servings...


Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the...


Beernana Bread

Really, it's simple arithmetic…or something like that: Beer is good. Banana bread is good. Beernana bread is great! Even guys...


Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad

A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert....


Strawberry-Glazed Fruit Salad

I first tasted this delightful salad at a friend's house when she served it with dinner. It tastes so good...


Festive Pineapple Boat

"My fondest childhood memories are centered in the kitchen with my mother," recounts Susan Phelan of Tallahassee, Florida. Reminiscent of...


Overnight Salad

A co-worker shared this recipe with me several years ago. It's never failed to be a hit when I serve...

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Frozen Fruit Salad

I use this recipe to add a healthy twist to brown-bag lunches. I'm always in a hurry in the morning,...


Moist Banana Nut Bread

I made up this recipe when I was vegetarian and didn’t eat eggs. It’s packed with fiber, omega-3s and soy...


Pineapple-Glazed Fruit Medley

This recipe goes well with any meal as a dessert or side dish. The glaze makes it shine.