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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    Nutella Banana Cream Pie

    Here’s a banana cream pie with a little Italian flair. The chocolate and hazelnut
    go well with the banana, and the rolled chocolate pie crust makes it extra-special.
    If you don’t have time to melt and pipe the chocolate stars, just sprinkle the top
    of the pie with grated chocolate or cocoa powder instead.
    —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota

    Roasted Banana Bread Pudding

    Old-fashioned banana bread pudding gets a decadent upgrade with the addition of eggnog. The velvety smooth sauce and golden brown...


    Banana Cream & Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

    My pie is special because it is ultra creamy and has three foods I desire most—peanut butter, banana and milk...


    Bananas Foster Pie

    I love peanut butter with banana, so it only made sense to me to create a pie with that combination....


    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...

    Go Bananas Crumb Bread

    We get a lot of rain in Oregon, and I often find myself cooking and baking to help keep the...


    Go Bananas Whoopie Pies

    I love anything with peanut butter, so when I saw this recipe for soft banana cookies with a yummy peanut...

    Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

    This recipe was inspired by the classic dessert, which I had for the first time at a restaurant with my...



    Banana Cream Sandwich Cookies

    People go bananas for these! These rich little sandwiches are a nice change of pace on a Christmas platter, and...


    Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

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

    Fruit & Nut Salad

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


    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 Waffles

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

    Christmas Banana Bread

    This bread is a pretty addition to the table during the holidays. Cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips give fast festive...


    Banana Cranberry Dessert

    This cool, creamy dessert prompts recipe requests whenever I take it to covered-dish. The mellow flavor of bananas complements the...


    Christmas Trifle

    A flavorful blend of cake, pudding, eggnog and fruit will make folks think you really spent a lot of time...


    Banana Ice Cream Puffs

    These tender golden puffs are filled with rich banana ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge-making them pretty enough to...


    Banana-Berry Brownie Pizza

    "I like to make this dessert in June and early July so I can use fresh local strawberries," writes Tina...


    Glazed Bananas in Phyllo Nut Cups

    I enjoy making this fast yet fancy dessert for my wife. The phyllo cups can be baked, cooled and stored...


    Cherry Banana Mini Loaves

    This recipe has been passed down from my mom's mother. The addition of chocolate chips and dried cherries makes it...


    Makeover Old-Fashioned Banana Cake

    When Jacqueline Kudron of Dracut, Massachusetts asked the Light & Tasty team to revamp her banana cake, we couldn't wait...

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    Old-Fashioned Banana Cake

    Banana cake is a typical standby for many home bakers, but Jacqueline Kudron jazzes up her version with crushed pineapple...


    Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles

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


    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...


    Banana Brickle Muffins

    Toffee bits add great flavor to these delicious banana muffins. Serve them at breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a special...


    Frothy Orange-Pineapple Cooler

    My kids think they've gone to Heaven when I say "yes" to seconds of this smoothie. I never hesitate because...


    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...