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

    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...


    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...


    Go Bananas Crumb Bread

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


    Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

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

    Banana Cream Sandwich Cookies

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


    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 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....


    Wheat Germ Streusel Banana Muffins

    Using a mild oil like canola adds moisture and tenderness without changing flavor. “You’ll love the good, healthy feeling and...


    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...

    Banana-Hazelnut Cake

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


    Jumbo Banana-Pecan Muffins

    These tender muffins are topped with a delightful streusel. They make a great treat for Christmas morning when served with...


    Cherry Banana Cupcakes

    Perfect for your breakfast on the go or a sweet treat, these Cupcakes come courtesy of Diana Benecke from Milwaukee,...


    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,...


    Warm Banana Pudding

    I've enjoyed my mother's pudding for as long as I can remember. She and I revised it, using a sugar...

    Christmas Banana Bread

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


    Banana Nut Cupcakes

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


    Banana Muffins

    “These muffins turn out wonderful every single time,” says Linda Heywood of Mill Bay, British Columbia. “My uncle raves abut...


    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-Toffee Muffin Tops

    "Toffee bits and bananas give a delightful flavor to these moist breakfast treats," says Betty kleberger of Florissant, Missouri. "I...


    Bran Banana Muffins

    Several years ago I experimented with a banana muffin recipe by adding bran cereal. I loved the results and have...


    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...


    Banana-Berry Brownie Pizza

    "I like to make this dessert in June and early July so I can use fresh local strawberries," writes Tina...

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    Mini Banana Nut Bread

    “This recipe won several blue ribbons at our county and Nebraska State Fairs,” writes Anna Marie Moore from Aurora, Nebraska....


    Glazed Bananas in Phyllo Nut Cups

    I enjoy making this fast yet fancy dessert for my wife. The phyllo cups can be baked, cooled and stored...


    Cherry Banana Mini Loaves

    This recipe has been passed down from my mom's mother. The addition of chocolate chips and dried cherries makes it...


    Mango Muffins

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


    Peanut Banana Muffins

    "Loaded with peanut butter chips and banana flavor, these tender muffins are my husband's favorite," writes Susanne Penner of Steinbach,...


    Jumbo Banana-Carrot Muffins

    —Julye Byrd, Azle, Texas