A fruit available all year round, no matter the season — the almighty banana! Every house has a bunch of these berries all year round (Yes! Bananas are actually berries!). However, when it comes to making interesting recipes for ripe bananas, people run out of luck.
But that ends now! You can create a vast array of different recipes using bananas, all enriched with potassium and antioxidants that help with overall heart health.
Be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner; sweet or savory; solids or liquids — you can put this trusty fruit everywhere!
Ripe bananas are too good, all gooey and full of flavor. With such a huge variety of recipes available all year round, it’s pretty easy to find something you will surely add to your diet.
Let’s take a look at these tried and tested recipes that makes simple ripe bananas into delicacies!
1. Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips
Easiest recipe to make from those ripe bananas? A warm, and fluffy banana bread. Add those delicious bites of chocolate chips cause let’s be honest who doesn’t like chocolate?
Voila! You have a perfectly moist slice of cake to pair up with afternoon teas.
2. Classic Banana Bread
Not a huge fan of chocolate? No issues you can go the classic route and enjoy a warm piece of banana bread with a cup of coffee for breakfast or dessert!
It’s tender with a crumbly crust. Just the perfect bite!
3. Cranberry Banana Bread Recipe
Close to the holidays and you want to make your favorite dessert more festive? Just add a delicious and tart cranberry sauce on top of all that sweet goodness.
A slice of warm cranberry banana bread on those cold winter days is a perfect way to start or end it.
4. Vegan Banana Bread
Don’t fret! There is scrumptious news for all my Vegans and lactose-intolerant friends out there.
Try this recipe for the best Vegan banana bread you will eat. Tasting just like the traditional slice of banana bread, it’s simple to make, customizable, and DAMN GOOD.
5. Banoffee Cheesecake
Banoffee pie meets cheesecake. A delectable combination of a cookie crumble, filled with banana cheesecake covered in yummy caramel sauce. Try the heavenly bite of soft-set, creamy caramel dessert which is easy to make and easier to devour.
With just an over and a homemade sauce, this can be the dish you take over to your in-laws this thanksgiving.
6. No-Bake Banoffee Cheesecake
Don’t have an oven or you are definitely the Pauper of the kitchen? No worries, try this easy No bake Banoffee cheesecake. Tastes just like the real deal with definitely a lot less time.
Just make it the night before and pop it in the fridge. Next day? You can enjoy a delicious bite of this toffee and banana dessert for breakfast or take it to go to an office potluck.
7. Vegan Banoffee Pie
Cannot eat eggs, cream cheese, or milk? We have got you covered, try this highly customizable vegan banoffee pie. It tastes like a sweet, pillowy, and crunchy bite of the party in your mouth.
A dessert anyone (vegan or not) will love this holiday season.
8. Banana Fritters
Don’t have a huge sweet tooth? I have the perfect appetizer for you. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, banana fitters are the perfect bites for your afternoon snacks.
Sprinkle some Paprika on top and you have a flavor bomb in your mouth.
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Want to satisfy those midnight cravings with minimal to no cooking? Try these one bites.
Peanut butter chocolate and banana! It’s like the trio of all the best things together to make a scrumptious midnight snack to satisfy all your sweet cravings.
10. Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Have a movie date planned at your home? Make it more romantic with all the right snacks. Chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate-covered bananas.
Plan ahead and make them at least 2 hours prior so they can freeze up and taste like a gourmet banana Sunday. Definitely delicious and 100% choco-licious.
11. Banana Pancakes
Are you someone who likes to have a sweet breakfast? Start your morning bright and shiny with a dish that will definitely put a smile on your face.
Pancakes and bananas! Classic! Bananas give a fluffier texture to the pancakes and make them taste so, well, delectable!
12. Vegan Banana-Oat Pancakes
Banana is the perfect ingredient to make your recipes healthier and fuller. Bananas and oats make the healthiest pancakes with a lot fewer calories but the same (if not better) amazing taste.
Top them with your choice of fruits, honey, or sugar-free maple syrup, and still eat your favorite sweet breakfast without compromising on your diet.
13. Banana Pancake Dippers
Want something on the go? These banana pancake dippers are a perfect choice. Like churros, you can eat them with different sauces like chocolate or caramel, while strolling in the park or during the office rush hour in your car.
Enjoy it as a snack or breakfast on the go!
14. Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Banana and oatmeal, it doesn’t get healthier than that. Are you gluten-free or cutting out on flour?
Try this scrumptious banana oatmeal cookie as a quick snack to satisfy your cravings and still be steadfast on your health journey!
15. Homemade Banana Waffles
Are you a team waffle? You can add bananas to literally almost every sweet item, be it dessert or breakfast.
Try these crunchy and healthy banana waffles with a generous amount of honey or zero sugar syrup and start your morning with a yummy yet nutritional breakfast.
16. Banana Milkshake Recipe
Not only are fruit shakes delicious, but they are also easy to make in under 10 minutes. Use this as a quick breakfast or pre-workout meal.
Plus point! You can customize this recipe to fit your taste.
17. Tropical Drinks with Banana
Want to get relief from this summer heat? Try adding bananas to your mocktails and yogurt drinks.
The creamy, sweet, and tangy taste will leave a cool and delicious sensation on your tongue.
18. Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles
Here is a cool summer dessert for my lactose-intolerant and the vegan gang. Who doesn’t like to have those lickable popsicles on the beach, park, or even in your pool yards?
Something adults and kids like just the same. Enjoy your upcoming Summer with this delectable dessert.
19. Korean Banana Milk Boba
Boba is the whole new hype. Koreans set off a trend when they made these boba pearls go viral worldwide.
These chewy balls of sweetness just give enough bite to take your drinks to a whole other level. They come in different flavors ranging from lemonades and sodas to coffee to milk teas. Banana milk boba is a gem for all fruit lovers!
20. Banana Jam
Do you love bananas enough to eat them daily? Try this unique texture of banana jam for your breakfasts and quick snacks for the next week.
This gooey, jammy goodness will take your sandwich experiences to a delicious level.
21. Banana Boats
The perfect campfire food or to pop in the oven for a quick treat. It’s quick, fun to make and absolutely scrumptious.
Top it with marshmallows and chocolates and enjoy this warm, delicious treat.
22. Banana Ice Cream
Coconut milk ice cream has a rich creamy milk packing in so much flavor and texture. Add your favorite fruit to this already flavor bomb to get one of the best banana-flavored sweets out there.
Eating a bowl of this delectable ice cream is sure to transport you to a tropical island on a warm, sunny day!
23. Banana Walnut Granola
Who said healthy had to be boring? It gets pretty tedious eating the same thing again and again when you are on a diet or just a healthy snob.
Amp up your favorite healthy breakfast i.e Granola by adding a banana to it. Makes a delicious, energy-packed breakfast to get you going for the whole day.
24. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars
Can’t find a flavor you like from all the collections of protein bars at target? this delicious recipe of banana oatmeal bars got you covered.
A perfect pre-workout meal or a quick on-the-go snack. This meal will definitely hit home for my banana lovers!
25. Bananas Foster
A classic New Orleans dessert made of bananas, cream, and a sauce made of brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, dark rum, and banana liqueur.
A perfect blend of gooey, spicy, sweet, and warm bite served with vanilla ice cream.
26. Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie
Be it a holiday party, potluck, backyard Bar B Que or fancy cocktail party, you can never go wrong with the classic banana cream pie.
Leaving a delicious sensation in your mouth and belly, this dessert will surely be a crowd’s favorite.
27. Egg-free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
Are you vegan or allergic to eggs? Does it make eating baked goods like cakes, muffins, and cupcakes a nightmare cause the batter is loaded with eggs?
Try this no-egg take on classic double chocolate banana muffins. A dream partner to a warm cup of coffee in the morning, or, well at any time of the day!
28. Chocolate Banana Bundles
By now we already know what a dream combination of chocolate and banana is! Let’s take this relationship one step further.
A quick dessert sprinkled with brown sugar and butter. Eat it on a cold winter night as it sings with warm flavors.
29. Banana Thai Curry
Tired of only hearing about sweet banana dishes? Let’s take you on a tour of Thai cuisine.
This creamy, savory, and delicious curry is packed full of Asian flavors and spices and served with a side of rice. A perfect meal at any time of the year that leaves you fulfilled.
30. Banana Blossom Curry
Elevate a simple banana curry by adding your favorite vegetables like eggplants and chickpeas.
Eat it with Naan or rice to experience a flavor bomb in your mouth.
Sweet, tangy, creamy, and YUMMM! All things we like!
Try These Recipes and Let Us Know How It Goes!
Bananas, an easily overlooked fruit, with humble origins yet can be transformed into such yummy recipes. It has a wide range of health benefits and works as an instant power booster due to its carb content.
Try one of the 30 recipes at the next dinner you host, and your guests will be left asking for more! All these recipes are loved by thousands of people from around the globe, so you can try them without any hesitation!
Whether you eat a banana as it is, drink it in a shake or incorporate it in different recipes, its unique and distinct flavor is available to enjoy all year round, anywhere, at any time!
So, try your favorite recipe and tell us about it in the comments! We’d also love to hear if you have any favorite recipes that we missed in our list!