20 Easy Banana Recipes
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Why We’re Bananas for Banana Recipes
Versatile, nutritious, and so very tasty – bananas are just the best!
This simple tropical fruit has a rather mild yet distinct flavor that makes it great to include in all kinds of recipes… Bananas offer natural sweetness to enhance the flavors of other ingredients, without that cloyingly over-sweet taste you get with a lot of refined sugars. Plus, when overripe bananas are mashed they become ultra moist for making all kinds of baked goods. (This mushy consistency also makes a great binder.) Whatever you need in a recipe, the humble banana can probably make it happen!
But before you make *just* another loaf of plain old (although probably still delicious) banana bread, you might want to try something new. So here we have a roundup of 20 fabulous recipes you’re sure to go bananas for!
1. Coconut Banana Bread
This ultra moist Banana Coconut Bread recipe is a must-try… It’s the best banana bread recipe in my humble opinion. The addition of shredded coconut and almonds provide that extra something that takes this bread to the next level. You can also use this batter for banana muffins and even banana pancakes!
2. Kahlua Banana Bread
This moist, boozy Kahlua Banana Bread recipe with Kahlua glaze dripping down each decadent slice is absolute Heaven!
3. Chunky Chocolate Banana Bread
This Chunky Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is easy to make with a classic Hawaiian blend of chocolate, bananas, coconut, almonds, and a hint of coffee.
4. Oatmeal Banana Bread
You are going to go nuts over the flavor and texture of this brilliant Oatmeal Banana Bread. The recipe is easily adjusted to make Vegan Banana Bread, or even use whole wheat flour. Plus, it’s an Award-Winning Banana Bread Recipe!
5. Banana Pudding Shake
These Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Milkshakes are made with chunks of cookies and fresh bananas throughout! So every sip is like your favorite ice cream dessert, blended up and deliciously cold.
6. Layered Banana Pudding Cake
This ultra moist Layered Banana Pudding Cake recipe is topped with layers of creamy pudding, fresh bananas, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers. It’s easy to make, and packed with Southern charm straight out of the pan!
7. Chocolate Banana Cake with Coconut
Celebrate any birthday or anniversary with a decadent and rich Chocolate Banana Coconut Cake layered with a silky whipped chocolate frosting and then topped with dark chocolate ganache.
8. Mini Banana Cream Pie
This easy Mini Banana Cream Pie recipe makes cute little banana pudding tarts that can be enjoyed at room temperature or frozen! Only 6 ingredients required.
9. Fluffy Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie might be the easiest of all the cream pie varieties and it’s so amazing. A crumbly graham cracker crust is loaded with fresh banana chunks, creamy filling, a mountain of whipped cream, and more bananas. And toasted coconut on top, just because.
10. Hummingbird Blondies
Moist tender Hummingbird Blondies are easy to make with the classic southern “Hummingbird Cake” flavor combination of pineapple, coconut, banana, and pecans! (We also have amazing hummingbird cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.)
11. Fluffiest Fluffernutter Pie
The Fluffiest Fluffernutter Pie is a simple decadent pie recipe with peanut butter, banana, and marshmallow filling. This classic American pie is a true crowd-pleaser!
12. Fluffy No-Bake Banoffee Pie
Our Fluffy No-Bake Chocolate Banoffee Pie recipe is a kicked-up variation of the traditional English dessert with creamy toffee, fresh bananas, and chocolate coffee crust!
13. “Burning Love” Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Elvis “Burning Love” Cookies are moist and tender cookies with chunks of fresh banana, peanut butter chips, and bacon. Lord Almighty, I feel my temperature rising!
14. Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These gluten-free Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies taste just like banana bread, and are loaded with brown sugar and chocolate chips for a perfectly sweet and healthy(ish) treat!
15. Healthy Baked Banana Chips
These simple 2-ingredient Healthy Baked Banana Chips make marvelous snacks packed with fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron! You can even sprinkle them with additional spices like cinnamon or cayenne pepper.
16. Grilled French Toast with Bananas Foster
This amazingly easy recipe for Grilled French Toast with Bananas Foster is made with English muffins, and is especially great for outdoor cooking and camping trips!
17. Mango Smoothie with Green Tea
A perky Mango Smoothie made with Green Tea and banana is the perfect way to start your day off on the right foot!
18. Smoothie King Caribbean Way
This refreshingly sweet fruit smoothie recipe is made with banana, strawberries, and papaya to create perfect copycat Smoothie King Caribbean Way smoothies.
19. Date with Fate Tropical Smoothie
Packed with mango, papaya, coconut, banana, dates, and macadamia nuts, this “Date with Fate” Tropical Smoothies recipe was destined to be on your breakfast table.
20. Green Protein Smoothie
Our Green Protein Smoothie recipe is loaded with protein, greens, and frozen bananas. But this lean green crave-worthy breakfast shake isn’t your average hard-to-swallow green smoothie recipe! (Feel free to throw is a dollop of almond butter as well.)