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    The 40 BEST Banana Recipes

    Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world, as well as one of the most budget friendly foods.

    To help you make the most of them, we have compiled this list of easy Banana Recipes for you to try.

    You’ll find all sweet desserts and breakfasts you would expect, from breads to smoothies, pancakes to puddings, and so much more on this banana recipes list.

    Go through all of these great recipes, you’ll never wonder “what to make with bananas?” again!

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    The Best Banana Recipes:

    1. Nutella Stuffed Banana Pancakes

    We’re starting this list of Banana Recipes with these delicious Nutella Stuffed Banana Pancakes.

    Using only the freshest, most ripe bananas, these banana pancakes are soft, moist, fluffy, and use batter that you can easily make ahead. When stuffed with Nutella, they are your dream come true!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    2. Banana Nut Muffins

    These Banana Nut Muffins taste better than a bakery! They’re incredibly moist, tender and bursting with fresh bananas  along with chopped walnuts! Topped with honey glazed nuts, you will want to make this muffin recipe again and again!

    Get the Recipe @ nospoonnecessary

    3. Banana Split Cake

    This Banana Split Cake is a very easy no-bake dessert! If you love the flavor combination of banana splits, this cake is going to be your new favorite.

    It has a graham cracker crust , cheesecake, bananas, pineapple, whipped cream and fudge. What a decadent dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    4. Banana Bread

    This is IT… The moist Banana Bread recipe you’ve been searching for! The secret to the super moist and perfectly fluffy bread? Sour cream!! It’s full of banana, but not too overpowering. And it’s easy to make!

    I promise, you are going to return to this banana bread recipe again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    5. Banana Cookies

    Banana Cookies are sure to become a new favorite! Filled with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts, this recipe is a must for anyone who loves the flavors of banana bread or muffins.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    6. Banana Pudding Ice Cream

    Here’s a Southern classic for you! Rich and creamy Banana Pudding ice cream loaded with crispy chunks of Nilla wafers. This is a decadent treat!

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    7. Banana Bread Brownies

    Your banana bread gets just a tad bit more irresistible… it itself transformed into Banana Bread Brownies. How delicious! Loaded with chocolaty fudgy flavors, give these unique brownies a try next time you’re feeling like baking some real treat.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    8. Banana Fritters

    These deep fried banana fritters are so good you’ll want them for breakfast and dessert, and maybe as a snack or two in between!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    9. Banana Smoothie

    This Banana Smoothie couldn’t get much easier. With just four ingredients, it’s packed with nutrients to get your day started off right.

    Get the Recipe @ kristineskitchenblog

    10. Banana Pudding

    Banana pudding is a classic dessert generations have grown up on. This made from scratch recipe will have you feeling nostalgic when you crunch into those vanilla wafers.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    11. Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

    These Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls are an amazing fusion of two great breakfast sweets. The combination works perfectly, and we’re sure you’ll keep coming back to these.

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    12. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

    Banana and chocolate are always a winning combination, and this ice cream proves it. All you need is a food processor and 3 nutritious ingredients for this treat your family will love.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    13. Banana Nut Scones with Maple Glaze

    Banana Nut Scones with Maple Glaze are a delightful breakfast or tea time snack. Instead of making banana bread with ripe bananas, try making scones!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    14. Banana Foster French Toast

    Banana Foster French Toast is a New Orleans inspired dish featuring caramelized bananas and chopped pecans atop French toast. Perfect start to any morning.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    15. Banana Jam

    Banana Jam is super easy, requires few ingredients, and is a great addition to your fridge. It is a perfect spread for toast, or topping for ice cream.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalyasia

    16. Banana Coconut Cream Pie

    If you’ve been on the lookout for a great Banana Cream Pie recipe, here it is! This one is loaded with great banana flavor, with the addition of coconut that is a perfect compliment. Perfect!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    17. Banana Popsicles

    Popsicles are a must during summertime, and these banana popsicles are going to be one of your favorites. They’re easy to make, and have a fun chocolate coating.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    18. Banana Lumpia with Caramel Sauce

    Banana Lumpia is a popular dish in the Philippines. Sweet ripe banana is wrapped in special wrappers and deep fried. Serve this tasty Banana Lumpia with decadent homemade caramel sauce for extra deliciousness.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    21. Banana Milkshake

    This is the best Creamy and Thick Banana Milkshake ever! With just a few ingredients, you can have this treat ready to enjoy. It has amazing banana flavor and you will make it again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ bakingmischief

    20. Almond Oats Banana Crepes

    Almond Oats Banana Crepes will help you start your morning off right! With a light drizzle of chocolate, they taste like dessert, yet are a healthy breakfast idea any day of the week.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    21. Cream Cheese Banana Bread

    Cream Cheese Banana Bread is the best homemade banana bread recipe! As if regular banana bread wasn’t good enough, this recipe have a cheesecake swirl. So YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    22. Banana Upside Down Cake

    Banana Upside Down Cake will become your new favorite. It’s decadent, moist and flavorful, plus the caramelized banana topping is to die for.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    23. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shakes are an amazing combination of flavors.

    This shake requires only 6 ingredients, and is rich, thick and so satisfying. This is the perfect milkshake-as-a-meal.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    24. Banana Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread

    This easy Banana Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread is made with only 4 ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes.

    It’s a great morning topper for toast or a bagel.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    25. Chia Banana Bread Energy Bites

    Chia Banana Bread Energy Bites are a tasty no-bake snack that is filled with nutritious ingredients like walnuts, oats and protein powder. They can be frozen for three months and can be eaten straight from the freezer.

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    26. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    We’re starting this yum list of smoothies with one of the easiest morning drinks you can make. With 3 ingredients and a blender, you can make this at home in just 5 minutes. This is a classic favorite flavor combination. Kids and adults alike will love this delicious smoothie recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ buildyourbite

    27. Banana Split Cupcakes

    Want a banana split that won’t melt in the summer heat? These cupcakes have you covered! Their banana flavored cake topped with buttercream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top make for an amazing summer snack!

    Get the Recipe @ handletheheat

    28. Banana Bread Flavored Popcorn Snack

    Get your favorite banana bread flavors on a fun, crunchy snack form! This popcorn is enhanced with banana chips, walnuts, and seasonings that make it taste just like banana bread.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    29. Fried Bananas..

    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to use overripe bananas, how about frying them? These tasty bite-sized treats only take a few minutes to batter and fry up.

    The flavors when the banana caramelizes are outstanding.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    30. Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

    This patriotic red, white and blue fruit salad is perfect for 4th of July or other summer holidays.

    Strawberries, blueberries and bananas create the base, hen everything is finished off with a honey lime dressing.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingonadime

    31. Grilled Banana Ice Cream Sundae

    If you think banana splits are great, these Grilled Banana Ice Cream Sundaes will send you over the moon!

    Grilling gives bananas a great flavor boost, then they are combined with vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, chocolate syrup and sprinkles. YUMMM!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    32. Banana Cream Cheesecake

    This Banana cream flavor is a cheesecake to be loved by all ages. Made with fresh bananas, it’s loaded with banana flavors all over, in the batter and topping. The crust is made with vanilla wafers and the topping is banana Bavarian cream. All yum…

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    33. Banana Cream Pudding Cookies

    These are going to be your new favorite cookies! All the flavors you love in banana pudding in a soft and chewy cookie form. We love the touch of white chocolate chips in them.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    34. Salted Caramel Banana Nut French Toast Casserole

    A quick and easy overnight banana nut French toast layered with salted caramel and pecans. You can assemble this ahead of time and bake it fresh for breakfast or brunch! It’s topped with cinnamon streusel and it tastes just like homemade banana bread!

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    35. Banana Pudding Cupcakes

    Trying to recapture the nostalgia of the banana pudding you used to eat? Well, whether or not you’re a banana pudding fan, these cupcakes are delicious! The base is a sweet vanilla, filled with creamy banana pudding and topped with a light mascarpone whipped cream.

    Get the Recipe @ themarblekitchen

    36. Banana Bread Mug Cake

    Here’s a great hack when you crave banana bread and want it now. Mug cakes are as simple as can be. Mix up the ingredients in a mug, and then microwave. Easy!

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    37. Banoffee Pie

    Here is one of England’s most beloved desserts… Banoffee Pie. Gooey caramel, sliced banana and homemade whipped cream make for a delicious combination!

    Get the Recipe @ culinaryginger

    38. Baked Banana Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

    These baked banana donuts are amazing. They taste great. They’re baked rather than fried, so easy cleanup and less calories. Plus, they have a chocolate glaze. Win, win, win!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    39. Mini Banana Coconut Cream Pies

    Have your favorite banana coconut cream pie in a fun, handheld size! These little treats are absolutely delicious. Make a big platter at your next get together and watch them disappear.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    33. Hummingbird Cake

    Hummingbird cake is a Jamaican invention. It is an easy, sweet taste of the tropics with banana, pineapple, toasted pecans, and the best cream cheese frosting! Make this recipe for dessert today!!

    Get the Recipe @ browneyedbaker

    What a great variety of banana recipes! There’s so many different ways to use your favorite fruit.

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    The 40 BEST Banana Recipes

    This list of great Banana Recipes is just what you need when you have an abundance of you favorite yellow fruit.


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