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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    We Tested 4 Banana Bread Recipes—Here’s What You Need to Know

    We put four of our top-rated banana bread recipes to the test. Find out which you should be making at home.

    Pumpkin Banana Muffins

    These pumpkin banana muffins are the perfect bite-sized snack for fall. —Desiree Rasch, Blue Springs, Missouri


    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!...


    We Tried Joanna Gaines’ Banana Bread Recipe

    Her version may very well rival your fave.


    Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake

    I created this gluten-free coffee cake for people on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or...

    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...


    Double Cranberry Banana Bread

    We love quick breads, and I've found that they freeze nicely if properly wrapped. This is a scrumptious recipe to...

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    Our Best Banana Bread Recipes

    Whether you like yours studded with nuts, glazed on top or just chock-full of pure banana flavor, we've got the...


    Nutella Banana Cream Pie

    Here’s a banana cream pie with a little Italian flair. The chocolate and hazelnut
    go well with the banana,...


    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...


    Maple Nut Banana Bread

    Banana bread rises to a whole new level when you add maple syrup, sour cream and pecans—and a cinnamon-spiced streusel....

    Go Bananas Crumb Bread

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


    Go Bananas Whoopie Pies

    I love anything with peanut butter, so when I saw this recipe for soft banana cookies with a yummy peanut...


    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...


    Peanut Banana Bread

    "My family literally comes running when they smell this bread baking." Between the thick chocolate layer and the crumbly topping,...


    Glazed Coconut-Banana Bread

    Give your celebration a tropical flair with this exotic variation of banana bread. It’s quick to prepare, giving you plenty...


    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 Pecan Cake with Coconut Frosting

    One of my brothers always requested this banana cake for his birthday. When my mom entered the cake recipe to...


    Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins

    “I’ve been cooking gluten-free since 2003, when my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. Over the years, I’ve managed to...


    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...

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    Gluten-Free Autumn Bread

    This moist, tender loaf has a golden-brown crust and added sweetness from bananas, raisins and carrots. —Christine Levine, Waldorf, Maryland


    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...


    Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    I’ve got a super moist muffin that’s a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use...


    Poppy Seed Banana Muffins

    This recipe is a regular in our home so I keep batches of the dry ingredients already mixed together as...


    Cherry Banana Cupcakes

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