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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      Fruit & Nut Salad

      1 review

      The festive colors in this salad make it a delightful addition to the holiday spread. Quick and easy, this recipe...


      Wheat Germ Streusel Banana Muffins

      9 reviews

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


      Eggnog Banana Cream Pies

      12 reviews

      This pie is a delicious dessert on any occasion and one of our family's favorites. It is one of my...


      Blueberry Banana Smoothies

      4 reviews

      “We often make smoothies to use up bananas that are past the point of eating them fresh. This combination is...


      Banana Pancake for One

      9 reviews

      Get a delicious start to the day with this tender and hearty pancake recipe for one. I like to experiment...


      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

      6 reviews

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


      Elvis’s Banana Sandwiches

      2 reviews

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

      Banana & Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

      5 reviews

      My husband, the shameless chocoholic of the household, thought these muffins needed mini chocolate chips. Guests agreed—and they also love...


      Gluten-Free Autumn Bread

      8 reviews

      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

      18 reviews

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


      Creamy Yogurt Ice Pops

      These fun, refreshing peach pops get smooth, creamy goodness from yogurt. Any fruit can be substituted in the recipe. We’ve...


      Mother’s Banana Sherbet

      2 reviews

      Here’s a cool, creamy treat that’s such a favorite with my family, I usually triple the recipe. —Kathy Barton, Homer,...


      Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

      2 reviews

      When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana...


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      Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

      1 review

      My kids love homemade banana bread, so why not make it in pancake form? These freeze well for a special...

      Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

      2 reviews

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


      Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu Duet

      The ultimate breakfast at our house is French toast with warm bananas and Nutella. Pass it around with confectioners' sugar,...


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      Bananas Foster on the Grill

      Bananas Foster is my husband's favorite dessert, and this is one of the easiest recipes I've ever found. Not only...


      Banana Chip Pancakes

      17 reviews

      Birthday-morning special, these fluffy banana chocolate chip pancakes can be flavor adjusted to your heart's content! One of my kids...


      Banana Blueberry Smoothies

      2 reviews

      “My sons love this smoothie, whether it’s served frozen or with a straw. Either way, I feel good giving them...

      Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

      6 reviews

      What kids wouldn’t love waking up to this creamy peanut butter banana smoothie? For a fun variation, substitute chocolate syrup...


      Chocolate-Almond Banana Splits

      When your kids just can’t wait to dig into something sweet, put together these speedy banana splits. Experiment with various...


      Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

      16 reviews

      This frosty strawberry banana smoothie with yogurt is a great way to use up that last banana. Frozen berries and...


      Banana Applesauce

      The recipe has evolved for the many years we have made it. This version has been a favorite at our...


      Poppy Seed Banana Muffins

      3 reviews

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


      Banana Hazelnut Waffles

      2 reviews

      This recipe was created from my love of hazelnuts. My family loves these light, crisp waffles.—Karen Bomberger, Auburn, Alabama