34 Delicious Banana Recipes

February 5, 2024
Amanda [Writer]
These amazing banana recipes will help you use those perfect, ripe bananas in your fruit bowl. From my flawless banana pudding recipe to my favorite banana bread, you will find lots of incredible banana ideas here! 

34 Delicious Banana Recipes

I love using bananas in my baking and cooking. They add so much natural sweetness and flavor to a recipe plus the flavor is so powerful! Bananas are also just so versatile and they are inexpensive. You can buy a big bunch of bananas for a dollar or two! So not only are bananas delicious, but they are also one of the cheapest baking ingredients you will find!

You will be amazed by what you can do with a few bananas. They can turn into creamy ice cream, tender banana cake or baked into warm banana bread muffins. The possibilities really are endless! 

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Best Recipes With Bananas  

Take a look at these simple banana recipes that will ensure you never waste a ripe banana ever again. In fact, you may start wishing you had more browning bananas on hand. The brown ones really are the best! 

Banana Pudding in a white baking dish with a wooden spoon on a yellow table.

Classic Southern Banana Pudding

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the ultimate dessert experience - Classic Southern Banana Pudding. This delicious recipe features layers of silky whipped sweetened condensed milk, sliced fresh bananas, and crispy vanilla wafers, all topped off with a generous serving of homemade whipped cream.

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bites on a wooden board.

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bites

These Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bites are the best remix to famous Southern banana pudding. A spiced Nilla wafer cookie and Graham Cracker crust holds up tangy banana cream cheese filling and a light-as-air whipped cream topping. 

Closeup of an overflowing glass of Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

This Banana Coconut Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your mornings and is beautifully creamy and sweet, plus totally vegan and gluten-free. Made with banana, full-fat coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, rolled oats and maple syrup.

Closeup of The Best Biscoff Banana Pudding with Caramel

The Best Biscoff Banana Pudding with Caramel

This Best Biscoff Banana Pudding with Caramel is one of those desserts that is a sure crowd-pleaser. It's made with whipped sweetened condensed milk, a deliciously smooth cookie butter vanilla pudding, and layered with organic vanilla wafers, Biscoff cookies,  fresh bananas, and whipped cream. Meet your new favorite dessert!

Closeup of a bowl of Banana Chai Oatmeal Porridge

Banana Chai Oatmeal Porridge

Porridge is a childhood nostalgic, easy breakfast that has layers of flavor and awesome texture. My Banana Chai Oatmeal Porridge is a sweet and warm, comforting version that is all dairy-free + vegan, textured, with a gluten-free option! The whole family will love this oatmeal and the array of toppings that can be added for an even bigger kick of flavor.

Overhead image of baked banana pudding with a spoon.

Grandma's Baked Southern Banana Pudding

There's nothing like this delicious dessert experience - My Grandma's Baked Southern Banana Pudding. This classic Southern recipe features layers of silky homemade vanilla pudding, sliced fresh bananas, and crispy vanilla wafers, all topped off with a generous serving of homemade whipped cream or meringue--if that's your thing. The combination of flavors and textures creates a truly irresistible dessert that's perfect for any occasion.

Stack of Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes with slices cut out

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Easy Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes. These dairy-free pancakes are not only incredibly fluffy but also bursting with delicious banana flavor. Best of all, they're super quick and easy to make. Get ready to indulge in a stack of heavenly banana bread inspired pancakes

Slices of Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread on plates

Crunchy Vegan Banana Bread

Treat yourself to Crunchy Vegan Banana Bread, a delightful twist on the classic banana bread recipe that will tantalize your taste buds. Bursting with banana goodness, nourishing plant-based ingredients, completely eggless, + a hint of cinnamon spice this bread strikes the perfect balance between crunchy goodness and fluffy perfection. 

Closeup of Banana Carrot Cake Scones

Banana Carrot Cake Scones

These soft, moist Banana Carrot Cake Scones are absolutely the most scrumptious, easy to make scones that you’ll ever eat! These scones boast of a super flaky, buttery crust and a deliciously fresh, sweet filling with banana and carrots----topped with an amazing sweet maple glaze. The perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for the entire family. 

Closeup of a loaf of Vegan Chocolate Bourbon Banana Bread.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

This Vegan Chocolate Bourbon Banana Bread is decadent, fudgy, moist, and totally dairy-free and egg-free. This is the best way to upgrade your quick bread game with serious flavor. Banana bread is the epitome of comfort food for me. The fact that a slice is acceptable at any time of day is probably my favorite part of it. It's the ideal snack food. 

Straw in a tall glass of Cashew Date Morning Shake.

Healthy Cashew Date Morning Smoothie

This Cashew Date Morning Smoothie is a delightfully healthy way to start your day. Not only is this date and banana smoothie completely vegan and packed with health-promoting ingredients, but it comes together in a flash. Perfect for chaotic workdays and calm weekend mornings alike. 

Loaf of Banana Bread with an end sliced off

Easy Healthy Banana Bread

This Easy Healthy Banana Bread Recipe takes as quickly as 15 minutes to whip together in just one bowl and makes a healthy, but sweet, breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Completely rich and moist with bold banana and spice flavors. Gluten-free option. Completely eggless!

Overhead shot of Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread

Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread

This Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread is super moist, tasty, packed with healthy nutrients including superfoods like Chia Seeds, and 100% delicious! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip together and makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast or even for dessert after dinner. All dairy-free + vegan ingredients, entirely kid-friendly, and a gluten-free option available.

Stack of Maple Brown Butter Banana Waffles.

Maple Brown Butter Banana Waffles

Get ready to meet your new breakfast obsession: This Maple Brown Butter Banana Waffles recipe! Crispy on the outside + fluffy on the inside with deep pockets for soaking up all that maple syrup! Bursting with the bold flavors of banana, maple, and brown butter, plus a hint of comforting spices. This waffle recipe is naturally sweetened and boasts a soft, fluffy, and thick texture that'll leave you craving more. Perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or a quick weekday breakfast!

Up close shot of banana pudding in a trifle bowl.

Caramelized Crunch Banana Pudding

This Caramelized "Crunch" Banana Pudding is fun twist on a true classic! Velvety, comforting, packed full of caramelized bananas and a nice crunch------you won't be able to stop at one single bite! The ultimate dessert for any occasion---the Southern way!

Overflowing glass of Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is a heavenly healthy way to kick start your day. This quick and simple breakfast recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the combination of flax, cinnamon, rolled oats, and warming spices. These oats are protein-packed, super creamy, and nutty, plus totally VeganDairy-Free and Gluten-free. The best part? This easy recipe takes under 5 minutes to prepare!

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding on a white table.

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

This Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding is a twist on a Southern-style dessert with a light, creamy texture, banana chunks, crispy vanilla wafers and creamy peanut butter. One of the best ways to use ripe bananas!

Baked bread with slices on a white plate with a knife and milk.

Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Get ready to savor the goodness of this moist and tender Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread—a delightful blend of rich flavors with gooey pieces of chocolate melting throughout. This easy vegan banana bread recipe highlights the natural sweetness of ripe bananas, complemented by the comforting touch of maple syrup + delicious semi-sweet chocolate chips, perfect for any occasion.

Overhead shot of Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

These Homemade Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with maple cream cheese frosting have a fluffy, moist texture and make for a decadent family-friendly breakfast! These big, fluffy rolls are made with an airy homemade banana flavored dough stuffed with gooey-sweet cinnamon filling and topped with a light, yet creamy homemade maple cream cheese frosting. 

Vegan Banana Cake with Maple Buttercream with a slice pulled out

Vegan Banana Cake with Maple Buttercream

This Vegan Banana Cake with Maple Buttercream is moist and fluffy, rich in nutty, sweet banana flavor and is topped with an airy vegan maple buttercream.

Slice of cake on white plates with a fork.

1-Layer Banana Biscoff Cake

Prepare to be transported to dessert heaven with our 1-Layer Banana Biscoff Cake. It's like a one-way ticket to banana and Biscoff paradise. Plus, it's the go-to dessert for any occasion – sweet, simple, and oh-so-yummy!

Up close shot of pancakes in a plate with fork + knife and topped with banana slices + chocolate chips.

Fluffy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

These Fluffy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes are the perfect rendition of a favorite flavor----banana bread! Completely fluffy, soft, jam-packed with warm spices, and naturally sweetened, these pancakes are truly irresistible for both kids + adults-alike! Made in just a few short steps and under 25 minutes TOTAL

Banana Cupcakes topped with Maple Buttercream and banana slices.

Banana Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Ripe bananas are the perfect thing to bake with. Use your sweet, brown bananas in The Best Banana Cupcakes + Maple Buttercream for your next celebration, which are more flavorful than standard banana bread. These moist banana-flavored cupcakes are topped with sweet maple buttercream, the perfect accompaniment to these teeny cakes!

Stack of Fluffy Banana Oat Pancakes

Fluffy Banana Oat Pancakes

These Fluffy Banana Oat Pancakes [Vegan] are a healthy but sweet way to kickstart your day. They’re thick, fluffy and completely vegan and egg-free. Made in just a few short steps and comes jam-packed with bold banana flavor, thickly-cut oats, natural sweeteners, and a pinch of warm spices. Gluten-free option is available.

Up close shot of bread sliced on a brown wood table with two glasses of milk and fresh blueberries.

Crunchy Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread

Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of Crunchy Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread, a delightful twist on the classic recipe that will tantalize your taste buds. Bursting with juicy blueberries, this bread strikes the perfect balance between crunchy goodness and fluffy perfection. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, as a quick snack, or as a satisfying dessert, this treat is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

Stack of Vegan Cinnamon Banana Crumble Muffins.

Vegan Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Vegan Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel are sweet, moist, and tender on the inside with a crisp topping. They take less than 10 minutes to whip together for an easy and healthy breakfast or snack.

Bowl of Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal

Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal

This Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal is the ultimate bowl of goodness to kickstart your early mornings! Jam-packed with bold flavor, nutrients, and creaminess, these oats are not only made with all simple ingredients, but they can be whipped together in just a few short minutes or made overnight for easy meal prep throughout week.

Stack of Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with nuts, coconut whipped cream, and chocolate chips

Fluffy Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These Fluffy Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are the epitome of deliciousness in the mornings in the form of a good stack stack + made from scratch! The whole family is sure to love these easy, airy, fluffy classic pancakes.

Vegan Banana Blueberry Pecan Crumble Muffins on a white table

Vegan Banana Blueberry Pecan Crumble Muffins

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it for breakfast? Vegan Banana Blueberry Pecan Crumble Muffins are the perfect way to incorporate healthy muffins into your morning, made with fresh bananas, blueberries, and other vegan ingredients. You won't believe the crunchy pecan crumble that tops these treats!

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie next to some bananas.

Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie

This Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie recipe is a delicious breakfast with health benefits from flaxseed, plant-based ingredients. Fully gluten-free and vegan. 

One glass of smoothie with fresh strawberries, ginger, and herbs.

Immune Boosting Strawberry Banana Poppyseed Smoothie

This Immune-Boosting Strawberry Banana Poppyseed Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. Boasting of tropical flavors with a hint of spice from the cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric-black pepper combo, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family and comes naturally sweetened.

Flourless Vegan Banana Oats Waffles on a white plate.

Flourless Banana Oat Belgian Waffles

Treat yourself to a guilt-free morning delight with Flourless Banana Oats Belgian Waffles. This waffle recipe combines the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with the heartiness of oats, delivering a delightful blend of flavors and textures in every bite.

Spoons scooping Jamaican-inspired Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal out of a pan

Jamaican-Inspired Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

This Jamaican-inspired Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is the ultimate healthy + hearty breakfast recipe, regardless of the season. It comes drenched in island-y flavors from the lime, coconut, banana, and optional rum extract; topped with warm banana slices, coconut flakes, and toasted pecans. A fully vegan and gluten-free recipe for the entire family.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Cake on a raised wooden platter.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

This Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Cake is the ULTIMATE cake for any occasion or season. Not only is it completely moist + fluffy, but it’s based with an airy banana chocolate chip cake that comes topped with a silky chocolate glaze, which creates a rich and decadent flavor profile!

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Best Recipes for Ripe Bananas

I hope you love these delicious, easy banana recipes! There are so many things you can make with bananas and I always make sure to buy an extra bunch (or two!) just to use for baking and cooking. You can never go wrong with a banana dessert or a homemade banana breakfast! I hope you try them all. Enjoy!


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