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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    Air-Fryer Breakfast Cookies

    I used to buy name-brand breakfast cookies from the supermarket, but since I found this recipe I've enjoyed making my cookies more than buying them. —Linda Burciaga

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    Pumpkin Banana Muffins

    These pumpkin banana muffins are the perfect bite-sized snack for fall. —Desiree Rasch, Blue Springs, Missouri


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    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...


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    Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

    I used to buy name-brand breakfast cookies from the supermarket, but since I found this recipe I've enjoyed making my...


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    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....

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    Go Bananas Crumb Bread

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


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    Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

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

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    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...


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    Banana Cream Sandwich Cookies

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


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    Fabulous Fruit Salad

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


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    Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad

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

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    Strawberry-Banana Graham Pudding

    "I add in additional fruit to get a little closer to all those servings you need every day. You can...


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    Banana Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

    Using extra-ripe bananas in this recipe ensures the cupcakes will be sweet and moist. The ganache frosting is made even...


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    Cream-Filled Banana Cupcakes

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


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    Peanut Banana Bread

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


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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...

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    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,...


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    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....


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    Banana & Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

    My husband, the shameless chocoholic of the household, thought these muffins needed mini chocolate chips. Guests agreed—and they also love...


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    Banana-Hazelnut Cake

    Special occasions call for outstanding desserts that take a little more time to prepare. I often cake and freeze the...


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    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...


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    Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins

    You don't have to be gluten-intolerant to appreciate the sweet flavor of grains and bananas in these delectable muffins. —gingerlemongirl,...


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    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...


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    Christmas Banana Bread

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

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    Banana Nut Cupcakes

    These moist cupcakes from Vicki Abrahamson taste like little loaves of banana bread. "I keep ripe bananas in the freezer,...


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    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...


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    Mango Muffins

    Fresh mangoes freeze well, so when they're in season, I dice and freeze them in 2-cup containers. That way, I...


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    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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    Banana-Nut Bundt Cake

    June Yeates shares this eye-appealing cake that has a temptingly tropical twist in every slice. "If you like, sprinkle confectioners'...


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    Banana Fudge Pie

    This dessert, which is like a banana sundae, is both light and good. I make it often. —Myra Innes, Auburn,...