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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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 topping are a match made
in heaven. You could even add a little rum
to take it up another notch. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

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...


Banana Colada Sundaes

"This is my number one standby when I don't have much time to prepare a dessert, but still want to...


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Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad

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


Tiny Banana Cream Pies

These petite pies take very little time to prepare and it’s an impressive, delicious dessert. Since my husband’s work hours...

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...


Elvis’s Banana Sandwiches

A fruity peanut butter filling sandwiched between slices of banana bread makes for an appealing lunch that will have young...

Banana-Hazelnut Cake

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


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 Hot Cakes

My daughter came across this recipe and had me add it to my recipe collection. Topped with a homemade honey...


Honey Banana Sundaes

This simple, comforting, healthy dessert is a hit every time I serve it. It tops the list when my grandchildren...

Pineapple Berry Freeze

"I'm a chocoholic, but this fruity sherbet is so refreshing and tasty that even I prefer it on a hot...


Banana Cheesecake Pie

“I came up with this recipe when I needed to make something sweet for a family gathering. It's a quick...


Banana Breakfast Smoothies

In a hurry? Enjoy a fast and nutritious breakfast drink with this recipe from Stacy Myers of Bristol, Tennessee. “I...


Brunch Banana Splits

My whole family loves bananas, fruit and granola for breakfast. I topped all that with yogurt, nuts and honey and...


Banana-Nut Waffle Cake

I wanted to use waffles in a creative way and came up with an idea of making a cake out...

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...


Mango Banana Smoothies

Toasted wheat germ is a healthy bonus in this tropical treasure from Verna Puntigan from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The chilly...


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,...


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Toasted PB & Banana Sandwiches

A sandwich worthy of Elvis himself, this grilled, finger-licking treat may surprise you, too, with its flavor. “I saw the...


Tropical Crisp

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


Makeover Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

This recipe is made using fat-free sweetened condensed milk and light whipped topping without hurting the taste.—Taste of Home Test...


Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

This ice cream is chock-full of strawberries and chopped pecans and has the most delightful flavor. This is a family...


Honey-Baked Bananas

I created this recipe one day out of desperation. We had invited guests for dinner, and about a half hour...

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Coconut Banana Chocolate Cream Pie

What's not to like about this pleasing pie from Mary Jones of St. Louis, Missouri? It's easy to prepare and...


Summer Spinach Salad

Guests always request the recipe for this fabulous spinach salad. Tossed with ripe banana chunks, fresh strawberries and toasted almonds,...


Stewed Holiday Fruit

Dried apricots, prunes and fresh bananas are drizzled with a sweet cider and marmalade sauce in this fruity concoction from...


Banana Pecan Torte

The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree, so this recipe definitely represents my area. A friend shared the...


Tropical Banana Compote

Don't limit your use of bananas to the cereal bowl. Instead, send your taste buds on a "trip" to the...


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,...