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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    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 wheat, or avoiding gluten can all enjoy this delicious treat. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri

    Bananas Foster Gelato

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...


    Banana Split Cake Bars

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...


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    Dirty Banana Trifle

    What could be better than bananas, cookies and Kahlua? You can adjust this to suit your taste, depending on whether...


    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 Sandwich Cookies

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


    Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

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

    Strawberry-Banana Graham Pudding

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


    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...


    Cream-Filled Banana Cupcakes

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


    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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    Banana Cream Pie with Cake Mix Crust

    I added something special to the classic banana cream pie: A crunchy peanut-buttery streusel tops it off. —Matthew Hass, Franklin,...


    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...


    Makeover Frosted Banana Bars

    I've made these banana bars many times, always with favorable comments and requests for the recipe. With this makeover, you...


    Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles

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


    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...

    Banana Nut Cupcakes

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


    Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

    Rochelle Brownlee of Big Timber, Montana shares the recipe for these moist cupcakes with milk banana flavor. The cocoa powder...


    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'...


    Six-Fruit Trifle

    "For a large group, try doubling this recipe and layering it in a punch bowl," writes Verna Peterson from Omaha,...


    Banana Cream Cake Trifle

    Whether they're young or young at heart, all at your table will love this fun, retro dessert. Bonus: You can...


    Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    As a mother of three sons, sweets are a staple in my kitchen! I buy ripe fruit on sale and...


    Banana Caramel Topping

    This dessert was made famous in New Orleans, and the recipe came from a hotel chef there. Guests rave about...


    Banana Fudge Pie

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

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    Chocolate Banana Cheesecake

    “I came up with this special treat for my son, who loves cheesecake and anything with bananas,” says Eileen Sears...


    Chocolate Banana Cream Cake

    My inspiration for this cake came from my desire to create a dessert combining my father’s love for cake, my...


    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...


    Upside Down Banana Cake

    Because this starts with a cake mix, this is a fast and easy dessert to make. Plus, it uses up...


    Banana Nut Bars

    My sister gave me this recipe, which is always in demand with family, friends and co-workers. It's amazing how fast...