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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Mango Ginger Smoothies

I blend smoothies every morning and change the flavors. My favorite version features mango with a spicy bite of ginger.—David Lee, Irvine, California

Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

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


Strawberry Banana Spritzer

This easy-to-fix breakfast beverage is smooth and refreshing. The bananas and strawberries can be blended ahead of time and frozen,...


Fruit & Nut Salad

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


Banana-Pineapple Ice

My family loves dessert, but we’re trying to make healthier food choices. This low-calorie summer treat is always a hit....

Blueberry Mango Smoothies

Tofu lends a shake-like thickness to this fruit-filled smoothie from our Test Kitchen. It's a welcome treat for those on...


Pineapple Sunrise Smoothies

"This great-tasting beverage is an easy way to get kids to eat their fruit," notes Diana Mueller of Las Vegas,...

Banana Delight Dessert

My dessert can be styled to look like a glowing candle. Just stand the banana slice up in the middle...


Strawberry Banana Fluff

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


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 Citrus Sorbet

A friend who loved to entertain gave me the recipe for this lovely sorbet. Serving it as a refreshing special...

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...


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


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...

Orange Banana Tapioca

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


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...


Tropical Banana Splits

When we kids were growing up, this was a special treat because my mother didn't make it that often.
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Banana Pineapple Slush

"This sunny tropical slush refreshes on summer days and is perfect for brunches, showers, weddings and neighborhood parties," confirms Beth...


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....


Caramel Banana Dessert

This dessert leaves plenty of room for imagination. Replace chocolate sauce for the caramel, substitute your favorite nut topping or...


Banana Bread Snack Cakes

This banana bread snack cake doesn't need any frosting—just a dusting of powdered sugar. Guests are always amazed that I...

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Banana Split Dessert for Two

This refreshing dessert creates such a pretty picture, it's sure to be met with compliments. It has all the flavors...


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,...


Tropical Bananas

Lime provides the refreshing twist to this exotic-tasting dessert that's quick, healthy and delicious. I sometimes like to serve it...


Frozen Fruit Cups

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