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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Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas

Banana, butter and caramel flavors go so well together already, and then you add a sweet almond liqueur, such as Amaretto, and a little lemon juice to take this grilled dessert to a new level. —Carol Traupman-Carr, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

Banana Nut Cupcakes

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


Glazed Fruit Medley

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


Banana Cocoa Brownies

—Rebecca Luginbill, Pandora, Ohio


Cinnamon-Raisin Banana Bread Pudding

My family likes to change the toppings for this luscious dessert. We use berries, chopped nuts or fruit, ice cream,...

Black-Bottom Banana Bars

These bars stay very moist, and their rich banana and chocolate flavor is even better the second day. My mother-in-law...


Banana Spice Cookies

Peggy Burdick shares her recipe for Banana Spice Cookies. Reports this Burlington, Michigan cook, "My grandkids love these tasty soft...

Banana Split Brownie Pizza

I made this extra special dessert for my kids one night and they still say it is their favorite. The...


Banana-Pecan Sheet Cake

A dear friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I make it often, especially for potlucks. Sometimes I make...


Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Combining two favorite flavors—rich chocolate and ripe bananas—makes these muffins doubly good. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma


Grilled Bananas Foster

I worked at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and Bananas Foster was a dessert that they often...