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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    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious! —Ashley Hudd, Holton, Michigan

    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...


    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...


    Mango Ginger Smoothies

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


    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...

    Cream-Filled Banana Cupcakes

    The creamy filling is a surprise in these yummy banana cupcakes. A sprinkling of confectioners' sugar is all you need...


    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...

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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 Chip Pancakes

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


    Banana Hazelnut Waffles

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


    Coconut Banana Cookies

    This is a springtime variation on my grandma's banana drop cookies and, with tons of coconut flavor, it's perfect for...

    Brunch Banana Splits

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


    Banana-Nut Waffle Cake

    I wanted to use waffles in a creative way and came up with an idea of making a cake out...


    Banana Berry Muffins

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


    Best Banana Ice Cream

    My son-in-law says this is the best banana ice cream he’s ever had. It’s always requested at family gatherings. —Donna...


    Warm Banana Crepes

    Ready-to-use crepes can be found near the berries in the produce section of your local grocery store.

    Leftover crepes can...

    Southern Banana Pudding

    This is an old Southern recipe, featuring a comforting custard layered with bananas and vanilla wafers, then topped with a...


    Glazed Fruit Medley

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


    Strawberry Banana Split Cake

    This scrumptious is so easy to make but so impressive to serve. I've used the recipe for potlucks, showers and...


    Breakfast Fruit Salad

    You need just two ingredients to stir up the citrusy dressing that's drizzled over this fruit medley. Teri Albrecht of...


    Good Ol’ Banana Muffins

    These golden old-fashioned muffins are a great treat anytime.—Clyde Blount, Pearl, Mississippi


    Strawberry Banana Crepes

    My family often has company over for breakfast or brunch, and these light fruit-topped crepes are our favorite. The sweet...


    Grilled Cake and Fruit

    Bring the convenience of outdoor cooking to dessert with toasted angel food cake "sandwiches" that hold melted chocolate and are...


    Strawberry-Banana French Toast

    My husband and I are avid cooks. In fact, we feel like most of our 30 years together have been...

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    Fluffy Banana Pancakes

    I love to make pancakes for my family on Saturday mornings. Since we often have ripe bananas, I decided to...


    Summer Fruit Soup

    I've served this delightful fruit soup medley for 37 years, and it has never failed to elicit raves from those...


    Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

    Mmm…bananas Foster for breakfast! This yummy baked French toast serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine...


    Banana Beignet Bites

    When I was a little girl, my grandmother took me aside one day and taught me how to make her...


    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


    Banana Split Supreme

    This lovely and delightful dessert has the classic flavor of a banana split. It's a cool, creamy treat with no...