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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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, mix a package of lemon and lime gelatin together.—Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Tropical Crisp

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


Banana Delight Dessert

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


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'...


Strawberry Banana Ice Pops

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

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...


Christmas Trifle

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

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...


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...


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...


Banana Split Cream Puffs

"These fruity cream puff 'sandwiches' are a treat that our family has always found scrumptious," notes field editor Sandra McKenzie...

Grilled Fruit Skewers with Chocolate Syrup

With toasted angel food cake and chocolate syrup, this recipe makes fruit seem especially decadent. It's the perfect treat for...


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 Pineapple Sundaes

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


Caribbean Bread Pudding

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


Banana Split Supreme

This lovely and delightful dessert has the classic flavor of a banana split. It's a cool, creamy treat with no...

Citrusy Fruit Kabobs

Fresh, fruity—and lower in sodium and fat—this kabob recipe is a great pick! —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York


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 Cheesecake Dessert

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


Hummingbird Cupcakes

Turn the traditional hummingbird cake—flavored with pineapple, bananas and walnuts—into a bite-sized treat with these moist cupcakes. —Jessie Oleson, Santa...


Hummingbird Cake

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


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...