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18 Healthy Banana Recipes

With their natural sweetness and softness, bananas add bright flavor and irresistible texture. You'll love these banana-inspired recipes a whole bunch!

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Banana Oatmeal PancakesTaste of Home

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats and walnuts. In our house we just sprinkle these with a little confectioners' sugar, because the fruit is so sweet you don't need syrup. — Patricia Swart, Galloway , New Jersey

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Peanut Butter Banana OatmealTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

The classic flavors of peanut butter and bananas come together in this kid- and adult-friendly oatmeal. Debbie Perdue of Westland, Michigan writes, “I tweaked one of my diet recipes to fit my husband's taste buds. We have eaten it many mornings.”

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Chunky Banana Cream FreezeTaste of Home

Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn't make a great after-school snack. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter "ice cream" is a crowd-pleaser. People who ask me for the recipe can't believe how easy it is to make. —Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan

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Banana French Toast BakeTaste of Home

Banana French Toast Bake

Hamburger buns and bananas come together in this whimsical, make-ahead dish the whole family will love. It's the ultimate breakfast for dinner. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

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Banana SouffleTaste of Home

Banana Souffle

This pretty, golden-topped puff is so easy to whip up, but looks like you really fussed. Lightly laced with rum, the moist, tender, banana-rich souffle makes that perfect “little something” to wrap up any holiday dinner. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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Banana Chip CakeTaste of Home

Banana Chip Cake

This is my version of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream (my favorite!) in a cake. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool. —Barbara Pryor, Milford, Massachusetts

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Moist Banana Nut BreadTaste of Home

Moist Banana Nut Bread

“I made up this recipe when I was vegetarian and didn’t eat eggs. It’s packed with fiber, omega-3s and soy protein, but tastes delicious! Silken tofu is a wonderful egg substitute.” —Brittany Carrington, Tehachapi, California

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Bananas Foster BreadTaste of Home

Bananas Foster Bread

This moist, tender bread has all the flavors of New Orleans’ famous dessert. And the rum-flavored glaze on top’s amazing! —Christen Chalmers, Houston, Texas

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Cinnamon-Spiced BananasTaste of Home

Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas

The whole family will love this special treat that uses the microwave so it’s ready in a flash. Plus, it’s a delicious way to jazz up bananas and add more fruit to your diet. Janet Hommes — Surprise, Arizona

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Ultimate Fruity GranolaTaste of Home

Ultimate Fruity Granola

Honey, maple syrup and vanilla coat this wonderfully crunchy treat that is fantastic no matter how you serve it—on its own, with cold milk, or in a yogurt parfait. —Sarah C. Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

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Tropical CrispTaste of Home

Tropical Crisp

One bite of this sweet, juicy, crunchy crisp, and you just might hear the crash of the ocean and feel warm sand under your toes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Banana BlastTaste of Home

Strawberry Banana Blast

This thick and creamy smoothie was created for the strawberry lover, but the banana flavor comes through nicely. It's refreshing without being too sweet and makes a fruity mid-morning snack. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island

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Christmas Banana BreadTaste of Home

Christmas Banana Bread

This bread is a pretty addition to the table during the holidays. Cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips give fast festive flair to the loaf of moist banana bread. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

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Gluten-Free Banana PancakesTaste of Home

Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

When one of my sons and I had to change to a gluten-free diet, I searched for recipes that tasted great. These pancakes are low-cal, as well. I cook extras and freeze them. Then, when I’m short on time, I toss a couple in the toaster. You’ll love the fluffy texture and the chocolate. —Sharen Gustafson, South Lyon, Michigan

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Raspberry-Banana Soft ServeTaste of Home

Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana flavor. Less ripe ones have a fluffier texture. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Brunch Banana SplitsTaste of Home

Brunch Banana Splits

My whole family loves bananas, fruit and granola for breakfast. I topped all that with yogurt, nuts and honey and called it a split. This is perfect to serve on a busy morning or a special one! —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Banana Blueberry PancakesTaste of Home

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

This blueberry pancakes recipe is a favorite in our home. My kids don’t even realize how healthy it is! —Kelly Reinicke, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Banana Strawberry PopsTaste of Home

Banana Strawberry Pops

Strawberry and banana shine in these summery, refreshing pops with a pretty pink color. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

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