Bananas are such a staple and I can see why. They are so good and can make so many great desserts, smoothies and more. I always have bananas in my house and I’m sure you do too. Get creative with them! They are such a wonderful summer treat. Let’s not forget you also save 20% this week when you stock up on them!
See below for 20 more awesomely delicious recipes all using bananas.
Culinary.net – Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with a Chocolate Drizzle
This is a healthy snack that will keep everyone cool this summer. Sometimes it’s the simplest desserts that are the most satisfying. This one is no exception and freezing the fruit makes it the coolest snack you can have after those mouth watering burgers and hot dogs.
Empowered Sustenance – Banana Ginger Bars
Here is another very healthy snack or dessert for you. They are also grain free and extremely easy to make. Just throw everything in the food processor and bake. Also, a fabulous on the go snack or quick breakfast for those busy mornings.
This is another super healthy and super easy recipe that is perfect for breakfast or a great snack on the go. I agree with Monica that eating a healthy and good breakfast really is something to look forward to and it helps start the day off right. Of course, this is a baseline recipe so feel free to add what you and your family like best.
Moni Meals – Moni Dessert Nachos
Super easy and a ton of fun to eat and make! You can keep it light by paying attention to how much and what toppings you use plus use whole wheat tortillas. Great dessert for a crowd and a wonderful to make with the kids. Have fun choosing toppings and let the kids create their own nacho masterpieces after you bake off the chips.
Moni Meals – Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas
Here we have peanut butter and bananas all warm, ooey and gooey between cinnamon and sugar crispy tortillas. So delicious and I love how the cooking process melts the peanut butter and softens the banana to create a creamy mix. Once you make these for the kids they’ll be asking for them again and again. I would put a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top to finish it off. I might even try adding apples or drizzling the top with caramel.
Moni Meals – Creamy Banana Coconut Oats
Another fabulous breakfast that is packed with tons of nutrients to get everyone’s day started. My daughter loves her oatmeal in the morning and I can’t wait to try this recipe out for her. Gotta mix it up every once in a while! Still trying to keep her eating a good variety which gets harder and harder the older she gets!
From Brazil to You – Upside Down Banana Bread
Now this looks like the most amazing banana bread I’ve seen yet. I love pineapple upside down cake and this sounds even better. It takes a classic banana bread recipe and really ups the flavor. I love the caramelized bananas and brown sugar on top. Haven’t tried this yet but it is on my list of recipes to try this summer.
From Brazil to You – Paçoca Ice Cream with Fried Bananas and Chocolate Sauce
Oh how I love ice cream and who doesn’t? So creamy and cold which is perfect for the hot summer days and nights. This ice cream has a wonderful Latin flare. The texture of the fried bananas and Paçoca (just ground up peanuts and sugar candy) really make this recipe special. If you don’t have an ice cream maker you might want to get one this summer.
The Healthy Voyager – 3 Ingredient Blueberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Try making your own ice cream with fresh fruit and vanilla beans. This ice cream only uses 3 ingredients, has no sugar added and still tastes amazing. You get a natural sweetness from the blueberries and vanilla beans add so much flavor to anything. If you can’t find vanilla beans vanilla extract will work but since you are skimping on the fat and calories it is really worth getting the beans. No ice cream maker needed either!
oh, sweet basil – Whole Wheat Biscoff Banana Muffins
I had to look up what a Biscoff was and it is a European cookie that I’ve totally had before but had no idea the name until I saw the cookie packages. They are pretty good all by themselves but also a great way ingredient to sweeten these decadent muffins. Muffins can be healthy and these are healthy and delicious. A must make over and over again muffin.
oh, sweet basil – Banana Dulce De Leche Pie
This pie is absolutely gorgeous. I can see myself putting this out for a crowd or getting “ooh’s and ahh’s” as I place it on the dessert table at our next party. It is very rich yet so decadent you won’t mind at all. Serve it up with a nice cold glass of milk or warm cup of coffee.
oh, sweet basil – Tucanos Fried Bananas
Carrian got the idea for this recipe from one of her favorite Brazilian restaurants close to home. Though they are fried they are still not as bad as other fried or creamy desserts. Frying the bananas with a cinnamon and sugar bread crumb mix gives the exterior a wonderful crunch and then you get the creamy banana on the inside. Yummy!
oh, sweet basil – Snickerdoodle Banana Bread
Another twist on an old classic. The flavor profile in Snickerdoodle cookies are the perfect pairing for banana bread. I can’t wait to try out the cinnamon chips. Not something I’ve used in baking yet. Oh, so yummy and delicious. Great recipe I can’t wait to try.
Culinary.net – Bananas Foster Waffles with a Ginger Whipped Cream
These waffles have to be the best waffle recipe I’ve found online to date. Not only is bananas foster a wonderful dessert it goes perfectly with waffle batter. I would have never thought to create a ginger whipped cream or put it on waffles either so am dying to try this and see how good it tastes. What a fabulously gourmet breakfast!
keyingredient.com – Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Pie
A gorgeous summer dessert with all the flavors that will knock your socks off. Who doesn’t love pairing creamy bananas with rich chocolate and ice cream? Follow the recipe exact or add your own touches such as a layer of caramel, some strawberries or more chocolate. I’m not a fan of coconut so would use toasted almonds on top instead. Oh, and did I mention how simple it is on top of it being an awesome make ahead dessert? Read the recipe and see how easy and delicious it really is!
Six Sisters’ Stuff – Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are just one of those comforting desserts that will always be a staple. These lovely cookies add some tasty chocolate chips along with bananas to give the oats an extra punch of sweetness and decadence. Give them chocolate with their oatmeal. It’s not so bad!
Six Sisters’ Stuff – Strawberry Jell-O with Ripe Bananas
We can all use a break from the traditional banana breads and cookies when looking for something else to do with those ripe bananas. Try this refreshing and sweet treat. It is very easy to make and a great make ahead dessert or even one you can throw together in less than 30 minutes. Everyone will really love the bursting tropical sweet flavors contrasted with creamy and tart sour cream.
She Wears Many Hats – Uncle Bobby’s Banana Pudding
I realized that this is the third post I’ve done for bananas and didn’t include a classic banana pudding recipe yet. Here is a great classic. It can be made in individual cups as shown or make it in a large baking pan layered with the cookies. So delicious and I haven’t had those vanilla cookies in years. This recipe reminds me sometimes it’s all about getting back to basics!
Bakers Royale – Banana Split Eclairs
These beautiful little eclairs are not going to be an easy or quick dessert to make but they are gorgeous and sound so tasty. Perfect little treats to make for a Birthday or special occasion. You get the essence of a good old banana split in a baked eclair treat! Oh how yummy that sounds.
The Novice Chef – Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
My daughter is entering that lovely age where she no longer wants to eat anything I put in front of her. She has figured out at less than 2 years old chocolate rules too. I found this recipe and thought what a great breakfast for her especially with a long weekend coming up. You can get them on the table from start to finish in less than 15 minutes. Drizzle as much extra chocolate sauce and whipped cream as you want on them. These are for those days you feel like kicking back and not worrying about how many calories and fat grams you have consumed.
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