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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Fabulous Fruit Salad

This refreshing fruit salad bursts with a delightful citrus flavor. The recipe makes a big batch so it’s perfect for a holiday potluck.—Mary Louise Fash, Walterboro, South Carolina

Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad

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


Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

This refreshing medley has become a family favorite for breakfast and brunch. You could even serve the fruit with a...


Strawberry Banana Ice Pops

My brothers and sisters (as well as my Dad!) are thrilled when they see me making these ice pops. They...


Christmas Trifle

A flavorful blend of cake, pudding, eggnog and fruit will make folks think you really spent a lot of time...

Homemade Banana Split Ice Cream

Summer celebrations with my family aren't complete until I dish out tasty homemade ice cream. This recipe from my mom...


Mallow Pineapple Salad

You'll find pineapple chunks, banana slices and marshmallows in this light creamy fluff from Kathy Robinson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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'...


Fruit Salad with Vanilla

Peach pie filling is the secret ingredient in this crowd-pleasing salad. Make it throughout the year using whatever fruits are...


Tropical Pie

“I created this fruity, spur-of-the-moment recipe when we needed a light dessert to serve company on a very hot day—and...


Pineapple Fruit Boat

Served in a pineapple shell, this fancy salad goes together surprisingly quickly with a handful of ingredients. It's an impressive...

Lemony Tropic Layered Dessert

I’ve made this cool, fruity dessert so many times, my old recipe card is practically unreadable! For a tangy variation,...


Island Fruit Salad

I live to serve this side with any main dish. With pina colada yogurt and toasted coconut, the fruit medley...


Tropical Crisp

One bite of this sweet, juicy, crunchy crisp, and you just might hear the crash of the ocean and feel...


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 Cheesecake Dessert

Jessica Simerly uses convenience items to create this layered crowd-pleaser that features cheesecake, bananas, and chocolate and caramel sauces. "Once...

Banana Delight Dessert

My dessert can be styled to look like a glowing candle. Just stand the banana slice up in the middle...


Frozen Fruit Cups

Individual servings of this rosy-orange fruit blend are a refreshing and attractive part of brunch. Freeze the salad in disposable...


Strawberry Banana Split Cake

This scrumptious is so easy to make but so impressive to serve. I've used the recipe for potlucks, showers and...


Grilled Cake and Fruit

Bring the convenience of outdoor cooking to dessert with toasted angel food cake "sandwiches" that hold melted chocolate and are...


Banana Pineapple Sundaes

I have served these at a shower. No sooner did I pass out the spoons than the room was filled...


Pineapple Banana Bread

This pretty loaf adds a tropical feel to any festive occasion. It's also a great way to use up your...


Festive Pineapple Boat

"My fondest childhood memories are centered in the kitchen with my mother," recounts Susan Phelan of Tallahassee, Florida. Reminiscent of...


Favorite Banana Split Smoothies

I try to get as many fruits and veggies into our menus as possible. A smoothie is a great way...

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Caribbean Bread Pudding

A completely unexpected dessert from the slow cooker, my bread pudding is loaded with wonderful tropical flavors. I like to...


Banana-Pineapple Cream Pies

My mother gave me this simple and delicious recipe years ago. The recipe makes two pies, so it's perfect for...


Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad

A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert....


Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

A refreshing, summery treat, this dessert incorporates ginger ale to add a zesty bite.
—Penny Burpeau, Londonderry, New Hampshire


Banana Split Brownie Pizza

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


Hummingbird Cake

This impressive hummingbird cake is my dad’s favorite, so I always make it for his birthday. It makes a memorable...