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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    Strawberry Banana Smoothies

    Sometimes a simple, healthy smoothie is all you need to start your day out right. This strawberry banana smoothie also makes a fantastic afternoon pick-me-up when kids get home from school. Experiment with different types of milk and yogurt or add ice for a frosty texture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Plantains vs. Bananas: What’s the Difference?

    Curious about plantains, the banana look-alikes in grocery stores? Here's a guide to the differences between plantains vs. bananas, including...


    Frozen Pineapple Smoothies

    This pineapple smoothie with take you to the tropics! It uses frozen pineapple and banana for a refreshingly frosty drink....


    Keep Your Bananas Fresher for Longer with a Nana Hats Banana Preserver

    The Nana Hats banana preserver keeps fruit fresh for longer, and it makes your fruit bowl fun!


    Spinach Smoothie

    1 review

    Get a jump-start on all the nutrients you need by starting your day with this smoothie. Use nondairy milk and...


    Date Smoothie

    Smoothies are a quick and easy way to start off your day. They also make healthy after-school snacks that older...

    Is It Safe to Eat Green Bananas?

    Can you eat green bananas? Yes—and the flavor may surprise you!


    Can You Eat Banana Peels?

    Let's peel back the layers to answer this question.


    How Many Bananas Are in a Cup? Here’s How to Measure Bananas

    From the perfect loaf of banana bread to banana pudding, having the right amount of bananas matters. Here's how to...


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    36 Ripe Banana Recipes to Use Up Your Bunch

    Don't toss out your old bananas just yet—make bread, pudding, cake, cookies and bars with these ripe banana recipes.

    Air-Fryer Banana Bread

    Yes, you can make banana bread in the air fryer! This easy air-fryer banana bread recipe is a cinch to...


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    21 of Our Best Banana Bread Recipes

    When life gives you mushy bananas, make banana bread! Whether you love it studded with walnuts and chocolate chips or...


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    Banana Pudding Cake

    4 reviews

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...


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    How to Make Joanna Gaines’ Banana Bread Recipe

    Joanna serves this banana bread as a school day breakfast for her kids—and your family won't be able to resist...


    Pecan Banana Bundt Cake

    5 reviews

    My daughter, Liz, often made this banana bundt cake for us. It was delicious and different. She discovered five-spice powder...

    Banana Pudding Tart

    Here's a tart version of the classic banana pudding. Use the entire box of vanilla wafers, reserving 1/4 cup to...


    Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

    I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink—pina colada. Make...


    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    3 reviews

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...



    How to Make Banana Bread in a Mug

    There's no need for kneading with this banana bread in a mug recipe.


    Air-Fryer Breakfast Cookies

    3 reviews

    I used to buy brand-name breakfast cookies from the supermarket, but since I found this recipe, I've enjoyed making my...


    Pumpkin Banana Muffins

    6 reviews

    These pumpkin banana muffins are the perfect bite-sized snack for fall. —Desiree Rasch, Blue Springs, Missouri


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    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    15 reviews

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...


    If You Don’t Eat a Banana Every Day, This Might Convince You to Start

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Not so much. Try this fruit, instead.

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    Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

    Talk about wholesome and quick! You'll be satisfied right up until lunchtime with these peanut butter banana overnight oats. —Taste...


    Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake

    2 reviews

    I created this gluten-free coffee cake for people on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or...


    Peanutty Strawberry Banana Smoothies

    2 reviews

    I like that this strawberry banana smoothie recipe is fairly light, but the peanut butter gives it some protein to...


    Banana Blender Pancakes

    This mouthwatering recipe is a hit with banana lovers! Whipping up the batter in the blender makes it simple and...


    Banana Split Cake Bars

    3 reviews

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...


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    Dirty Banana Trifle

    6 reviews

    What could be better than bananas, cookies and Kahlua? You can adjust this to suit your taste, depending on whether...