Bananas, the ultimate on-the-go snack from nature, aren’t just tasty; they’re also remarkably adaptable in the kitchen. Whether you’re craving velvety banana bread, fruity pancakes, refreshing tropical smoothies, or indulgent desserts, our assortment of banana recipes explores the boundless culinary potential of this humble fruit. Brace yourself to explore a variety of both sweet and savory treats that will turn your overly-ripe bananas into culinary gems.
Banana Bliss Balls
Try these Banana Bliss Balls for a wholesome snack that will satisfy your sweet cravings. They are packed with banana, oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
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Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
This Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is like a PB&J in a glass. It’s full of strawberries, bananas, and natural peanut butter. Add chia seeds for a nutritional boost. Simple, healthy, and nutrient-dense with only five ingredients.
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Blackberry Banana Bread
Try this Gluten Free Blackberry Banana Bread for a moist and delicious snack or breakfast. It’s sweet, indulgent and so easy to make.
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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Blueberry Banana Muffins
These blueberry banana muffins are so good. They are moist, rich in flavour and packed with juicy fruit. These tasty muffins can be enjoyed for breakfast, or as a snack or dessert. They are ideal for adding to a box lunch, and they will definitely appeal to kids as well as the grownups. These tasty double chocolate muffins will become your favourite gluten free muffin recipe.
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Mango Banana Matcha Smoothie
This green mango smoothie can be prepared in just a few minutes, making it ideal for busy weekday mornings. Tropical fruits, nut milk and matcha blend with your choice of sweetener to make this tasty, satisfying vegan smoothie recipe.
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Gluten Free Vegan Kaiserschmarrn with Bananas
Looking for a new sweet recipe? This gluten free vegan Kaiserschmarrn recipe is amazing! It’s like sweet scrambled pancakes. These are Austrian and German dessert pancakes which make a nice breakfast, snack or dessert.
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Spiked Bananas Foster Ice Cream Rum Nog Cocktail
This spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog is just perfect. Whatever festivities you are arranging, adding in a mouth-watering banana cocktail made with black spiced rum is going to make them even more fun! This eggnog made with ice cream is a fun take on the traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas nog cocktail.
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Best Ever Gluten Free Banana Bread
This Gluten Free Banana Bread is moist, sweet, tender, and filled with chocolate. Your guests will never know it’s gluten-free.
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Air Fryer Banana Nutella Hand Pies
Air Fryer Banana Nutella Hand Pies are a delicious dessert that the whole family enjoys. Made with freshly sliced banana, Nutella hazelnut spread, and a few simple ingredients.
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Air Fryer Banana Muffins
Looking for a simple and delicious way to use those ripe bananas? These easy Air Fryer Banana Muffins make for the perfect breakfast recipe. Use these healthy banana muffins as the perfect way to start the day.
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Are you a fan of creamy and tasty “treats” that taste just like a dessert? If so, this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is calling your name. Not only does that peanut butter add such a fun and delicious flavor but the added banana kicks up the health benefits as well!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Everyone should know the secret to a good banana bread recipe. Do you know what it is? If you guessed ripe bananas, then you are correct! I always thought it was crazy to use those brown bananas in my recipes, but it’s really the signature ingredient that makes this banana bread recipe so amazing.
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Blueberry Banana Muffins
Blueberry Banana Muffins are the perfect mix of fruity sweetness and moist texture. Bursting with juicy blueberries and the natural sweetness of ripe bananas, these muffins are a delightful morning or afternoon snack.
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Pumpkin Banana Muffins
These Pumpkin Banana Muffins are the ultimate fall treat. All done in under 30 minutes with just a few simple steps. Loaded with pumpkin, pumpkin spice and banana flavors, and a lot of chocolate chips, they’re a treat the whole family will love.
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Banana Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting
This banana cupcake with chocolate frosting recipe will help you make moist and delicious cupcakes with delicate banana flavor topped off with chocolate frosting. Banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting I think you like baked goods that use bananas, therefore you are checking this recipe.
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Instant Pot Banana Bread Bites
These Instant Pot banana bread bites are so easy to make, thanks to egg bites molds! Get moist and delicious on-the-go banana bread even without an oven.
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Easy Moist Banana Bread with Condensed Milk
An easy-to-make, family favorite, moist, banana bread recipe made with condensed milk and oven-roasted yellow bananas which give it extra banana flavor!
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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
There are so many reasons to love this healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie. The texture is thick and creamy (thanks to a secret ingredient); the flavor rich and chocolate-y; the prep easy; and the ingredients nutritious. One sip and you’ll find yourself making this chocolate banana smoothie morning after morning.
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Healthy Banana Sushi Rolls with Peanut Butter
Looking for a fun breakfast that your kids will love? Banana sushi rolls are it! This “breakfast sushi” as we like to call it is a nutritious breakfast or healthy snack that the kids can make themselves. This banana sushi with peanut butter is made with fresh fruit, nut butter, and plenty of fun toppings. Read on for plenty of breakfast sushi ideas.
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Healthy Baby Banana Pancakes
You need just 5 basic ingredients to make these EASY baby banana pancakes! These banana oatmeal pancakes are NUTRITIOUS + delicious and a great first meal of the day! These easy banana pancakes for baby are made with just banana, oats, eggs, a touch of vanilla, and a little butter (or oil of your choice) for cooking.
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Peanut Butter and Jam Banana Cake
PB&J cake, anyone? Yes, your favorite childhood sandwich for lunch, snack, and, who are we kidding, dinner now comes in a beautiful cake form! This peanut butter and jam banana cake has all my favorite flavors wrapped into one delicious cake. This is a traditional layer cake, so it’s perfect for celebrating birthdays and really any occasion. This cake is moist and full of flavor.
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Banana Blueberry Smoothie
This banana blueberry smoothie is as striking in color as it is in flavor. Made with blueberries, frozen banana, protein powder, yogurt, milk, and collagen, this refreshing smoothie is the perfect way to start your morning.
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Easy Vegan Banana Waffles
Are you looking for a delicious vegan banana waffle recipe without egg, dairy, sugar, gluten, and oil? You think it is a lot to ask, but far from it. This is entirely possible with these 7 ingredients. Pre-heat your waffle iron as you will have some yummy waffles in 10-15 minutes!
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Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
These are easy and delicious 3-ingredient peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies. No refined sugar. No flour. No baking soda. I even included many variations like dark chocolate chips, raisins, and cocoa powder. Perfect for a quick snack or for an on-the-go breakfast.
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Vegan Almond Flour Cookies
These Vegan Almond Flour Cookies are flavorful and delicious. Made with just 5 ingredients, these Gluten-Free cookies with ripe banana and maple syrup are sure to become your new favorite healthy snack.
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Banana Bread without Baking Soda
Did you know that you can achieve a fluffy texture and tender crumb in your banana bread without baking soda? While many quick bread recipes rely on this ingredient for the proper lift, your delicious banana bread doesn’t need it! This easy banana bread is the perfect go-to recipe whether you’ve run out of baking soda or not.
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Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake
Make this easy Caramelized Banana Upside down cake recipe; flavorful, moist yogurt cake topped with caramelized banana topping, perfect for the Fall! Serve it with whipped cream on top or a scoop of ice cream on the side or enjoy it as is!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.