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

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 Chocolate Chip Muffins

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


Mini Chocolate Cakes with Caramelized Bananas

This was one of my first times spreading my wings with a recipe and trying to go a bit fancy....


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Lauren Heyn bakes up these yummy treats. Lots of banana flavor and plenty of chocolate chips...

Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

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


White Chocolate Banana Cake

When I mentioned the recipe contest to my husband, he immediately suggested I enter this extra special cake. Packed with...

Banana Muffins with Miniature Chocolate Chips

These muffins are a good way to use up over-ripe bananas. You can make them the night before so they're...


Chocolate Banana Cheesecake

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


Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are my kids' favorite. I adapt it for adults by adding chopped nuts or dried apricots.


Elvis Banana Bread

As a toddler, my son loved bananas, so we always had them in the house. We didn't always eat them...

Banana Split Brownies

How’s this for a dish? All the joy of a banana split without the mess. Everything in this recipe fits...


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Favorite Banana Chip Muffins

These banana chocolate chip muffins are one of the first things my husband gets hungry for when he’s home from...


Banana Mocha-Chip Muffins

These moist muffins combine my two favorite things—chocolate and coffee. The banana is just an added flavor bonus. —Melissa Williams,...


Chocolate Banana Bundles

Banana and chocolate is such an irresistible combo that I make this quick dessert often. You can also top these...


Banana Split Cookies

This banana-shaped cookie is garnished with homemade frosting, a chocolate drizzle and nuts and cherries. It really looks like a...

Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

My mom often made these cute cupcakes when I was young. They go over just as well now when I...


Banana Nut Bread

This quick bread is a family favorite, so I always try to have ripe bananas on hand for this recipe....


Chocolate Ribbon Banana Loaf

This bread is a combination of three of my favorite foods: bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter. I try to make...


Banana Chip Cake

This is my version of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream (my favorite!) in a cake. The hardest part...


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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft banana cookies have a cakelike texture and lots of flavor that everyone seem to love. It's one of...


Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins

So easy to make, these treats are healthy but still satisfy my chocolate-loving family. Stir in raisin bran instead of...


Chocolate Banana Muffins

I bake something almost every day—either in the morning before everyone's awake or in the evening. I whip up these...


Banana Split Brownie Pizza

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

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Nothing tops old-fashioned banana bread, except maybe this chocolate version! Each slice is studded with nuts. —Connie Deke, DeWitt, Nebraska


Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

I developed this sweet chocolate and banana bread after looking for ways to use extra dried tart cherries. It’s so...


Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

I created this pie in tribute to Elvis, who was my favorite entertainer, and to Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town where...


Creamy Chocolate-Banana Pie

You can make almost any dessert more awesome with chocolate. In this cream pie, fresh banana and chocolate make a...


Banana-Chip Muffin Mix

Here's a chocolate-dotted version of classic banana bread. Jars of the layered mix always go over big during the holidays....


Peanut-Chip Banana Bread

Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate chips make an irresistible combination in this moist quick bread, assures Nancy Fettig of Billings,...