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    Pecan Banana Bundt Cake

    1 review

    My daughter, Liz, often made this banana bundt cake for us. It was delicious and different. She discovered five-spice powder during a culinary class field trip. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

    Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

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


    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    2 reviews

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


    Salted Caramel and Banana Hot Chocolate

    Sip on this salted caramel and banana drinking chocolate when the temperatures start to drop. It's the perfect cool-weather drink....


    PB & Banana French Toast Bake

    This is a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Peanut butter is tasty and full of protein. Spread jam or...

    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    9 reviews

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


    Peanutty Strawberry Banana Smoothies

    1 review

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

    Banana Split Cake Bars

    2 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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    Raspberry-Banana Breakfast Tacos

    1 review

    My sweet take on breakfast tacos swaps in pancakes for the tortillas! They're so easy and absolutely delicious. Pick your...


    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    5 reviews

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...


    Banana Sundae Sauce

    1 review

    Try this luscious banana sundae topping at your next ice-cream social. I guarantee you'll be asked to bring it again....

    Orange-Glazed Bananas

    Since retiring, I have more time to cook, but I still depend on this delicious rapid recipe.—Rose Randall, Derry, Pennsylvania


    Banana Buttermilk Muffins

    19 reviews

    Like my father, I love to spend time in the kitchen inventing new recipes. There are a few pleasures greater...


    Banana Nut Muffins

    31 reviews

    A scattering of chopped nuts adds crunch to these moist, taste-tempting treats. They're the best banana nut muffins I've found....


    Banana Meringue Pie

    3 reviews

    This pie is the perfect way to end a meal on a cozy, comforting note.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana


    Favorite Banana Split Smoothies

    1 review

    I try to get as many fruits and veggies into our menus as possible. A smoothie is a great way...

    Chocolate Banana Bundles

    10 reviews

    Banana and chocolate is such an irresistible combo that I make this quick dessert often. You can also top these...


    Hummingbird Cupcakes

    52 reviews

    Turn the traditional hummingbird cake—flavored with pineapple, bananas and walnuts—into a bite-sized treat with these moist cupcakes. —Jessie Oleson, Santa...


    Black-Bottom Banana Bars

    48 reviews

    These bars stay very moist, and their rich banana and chocolate flavor is even better the second day. My mother-in-law...


    Banana Delight

    Turn the dessert into a mini banana split by drizzling on warm butterscotch sauce, plus chopped walnuts and a cherry.—Tabitha...


    Simple Bananas Foster

    1 review

    For an elegant ending to a meal, I prepare this dessert. It is fast and easy to prepare. —Janice Mitchell,...


    Peachy Banana Splits

    THIS is a simple yet perfect ending to a meal for two on a summer's evening.
    Whenever I make...


    Banana Ice Cream

    "I remember this sunny citrus ice cream from my birthdays and other summer holidays at my grandparents' lake cottage," relates...


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    Bananas Foster on the Grill

    Bananas Foster is my husband's favorite dessert, and this is one of the easiest recipes I've ever found. Not only...

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    Banana Fudge Cake

    7 reviews

    You'll love the banana flavor throughout this moist, fudgy cake and fluffy frosting from Jan Gregory of Bethel, Ohio. "This...


    Butterscotch Banana Dessert

    Butter and brown sugar combine to create this yummy sauce that's terrific served warm over cake or ice cream. "This...


    Brunch Fruit Salad

    14 reviews

    This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...


    Grilled Bananas Foster

    I worked at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and Bananas Foster was a dessert that they often...


    Creamy Chocolate-Banana Pie

    2 reviews

    You can make almost any dessert more awesome with chocolate. In this cream pie, fresh banana and chocolate make a...


    Bananas Foster Oatmeal

    5 reviews

    This oatmeal tastes like bananas Foster, my favorite dessert. If you can’t find rum extract, double the vanilla. —Carol Touchton,...