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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    Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

    Breakfast is generally the only meal I'm able to share with my boyfriend, so I like to make a delicious healthy morning meal for us to enjoy. He's a pancake fanatic, so these banana pancakes make a regular appearance at the table.—Jennifer Walker, Denver, Colorado

    Maple Nut Banana Bread

    Banana bread rises to a whole new level when you add maple syrup, sour cream and pecans—and a cinnamon-spiced streusel....


    Baked Banana French Toast

    This easy overnight recipe makes a delightful breakfast or brunch entrée. The flavor is reminiscent of banana pudding, so I’ve...



    Fabulous Fruit Salad

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

    Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad

    This salad features my favorite fruits, complemented by the creamy pudding mix. It even works as a dessert. —Priscilla Gilbert,...


    Peanut Banana Bread

    "My family literally comes running when they smell this bread baking." Between the thick chocolate layer and the crumbly topping,...

    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...


    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 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....


    Banana Pancake for One

    Get a delicious start to the day with this tender and hearty pancake recipe for one. I like to experiment...

    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...


    Elvis’s Banana Sandwiches

    A fruity peanut butter filling sandwiched between slices of banana bread makes for an appealing lunch that will have young...


    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


    Jumbo Banana-Pecan Muffins

    These tender muffins are topped with a delightful streusel. They make a great treat for Christmas morning when served with...


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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...

    Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    I’ve got a super moist muffin that’s a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use...


    Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu Duet

    The ultimate breakfast at our house is French toast with warm bananas and Nutella. Pass it around with confectioners' sugar,...


    Banana Chip Pancakes

    Birthday-morning special, these fluffy banana chocolate chip pancakes can be flavor adjusted to your heart's content! One of my kids...


    Poppy Seed Banana Muffins

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


    Banana Hazelnut Waffles

    This recipe was created from my love of hazelnuts. My family loves these light, crisp waffles.—Karen Bomberger, Auburn, Alabama


    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...


    Brunch Banana Splits

    My whole family loves bananas, fruit and granola for breakfast. I topped all that with yogurt, nuts and honey and...


    Spiced Banana Nut Muffins

    If you just have time for a muffin in the morning, make it a good one. These banana and spice-flavored...

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    Banana Berry Muffins

    In Pembina, North Dakota, Alyce Wyman bakes up these moist muffins with a sweet nut topping. “The original recipe called...


    Plantain Fritters

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


    Mini Banana Nut Bread

    “This recipe won several blue ribbons at our county and Nebraska State Fairs,” writes Anna Marie Moore from Aurora, Nebraska....


    Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Lauren Heyn bakes up these yummy treats. Lots of banana flavor and plenty of chocolate chips...


    Banana Hot Cakes

    My daughter came across this recipe and had me add it to my recipe collection. Topped with a homemade honey...


    Whole Wheat Banana Bread

    "A hint of orange livens up this moist and nutty banana bread," says Kathy Merrick from Hammond, Indiana. "I've taken...