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Easy Banana Recipes

Find recipes for banana bars, banana muffins, banana bread and more.
  • Buttermilk Banana Bars

    Buttermilk Banana Bars

    These moist snack bars with creamy frosting taste a lot like banana bread, but in bite-size portions. The recipe is from a Wyoming, Michigan, reader.

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  • Banana Bread

    Banana Bread

    Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger flavor this moist banana bread. Make banana bread when your bananas get brown polka dots on them.

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  • Caramel-Banana Muffins

    Sugar-topped banana slices caramelize as they bake on top of these tender, cakey breakfast muffins. Serve warm drizzled with extra caramel topping, if you like.

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  • Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes—Blackberry Banana Trifle

    Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifle

    There's a reason this is called a trifle—it's a breeze to put together! Instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix and packaged shortbread cookies speed dessert prep.

    Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifle

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  • Pumpkin-Banana Bread

    Lisa Johnson of Gardner, Kansas, added banana to pumpkin bread for a new twist on quick bread treats. "This pumpkin bread is a favorite with our family," she says. "It's easy to make, and my two girls enjoy helping me. They especially enjoy it when it's done baking. It makes the house smell wonderful."

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  • Easy Banana Nut Bread

    Easy Banana Nut Bread

    Make a couple of these easy nut-filled banana bread loaves; like most quick breads, they'll keep up to a month in your freezer. Overwrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezerproof bag. Thaw at room temp.

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  • Banana, Peach and Flax Swirly Smoothies

    This easy smoothie recipe calls for mangoes, peaches and bananas along with a dash of honey. Stir with a spoon to get the swirled look.

    Banana, Peach and Flax Swirly Smoothies

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  • Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

    Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

    These fruit- and grain-filled cookies pack enough nutrition to be either a morning or afternoon snack.

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  • Bananas a la Mexican

    Bananas a la Mexican

    Purchased pound cake and canned whipped cream help this dessert go together fast. Bake the dessert topping in the oven instead of on the rangetop so you don't have to tend it as it cooks.

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  • Islands Banana Foster Cupcakes

    Top coconut cupcakes with bananas, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for a tropical-flavor treat.

    Islands Banana Foster Cupcakes

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  • Banana Split Ice Cream Torte

    Banana Split Ice Cream Torte

    A crust of crushed sugar cones holds two frosty layers: chocolate ice cream studded with chopped banana and strawberry ice cream bejeweled with pineapple.

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  • Cran-Banana Bread

    Cran-Banana Bread

    Blend mashed bananas with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this easy-to-make double fruit treat.

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  • Mistress Suzanne's Bananas Foster

    Mistress Suzanne's Bananas Foster

    This cinnamon-spiced New Orleans classic is a popular dessert at Rider's Inn in Painesville, Ohio. Mistress Suzanne's Dining Room at the inn is named for the third wife of the original owner, Joseph Rider.

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  • Chocolanutty Banana Cake

    Chocolanutty Banana Cake

    Dessert or coffee cake? It’s up to you. A hint of orange rounds out the flavors.

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  • Banana and Peanut Butter Pie

    Banana and Peanut Butter Pie

    Sliced bananas hide under a rich filling of peanut butter, cream cheese and honey. Chopped peanuts and a graham cracker crust lend the perfect crunch.

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  • Banana-Fig Skillet Crisp

    Banana-Fig Skillet Crisp

    Toast oats, coconut and macadamia nuts, set them aside, then warm bananas and dried figs in brown sugar and rum. Put the two together and you’ve got crisp, no oven required!

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  • Maple-Walnut Banana Bars

    Maple-Walnut Banana Bars

    The math on these homey bars couldn’t be simpler: one pan, one ripe banana and less than one hour from start to finish.

    Maple-Walnut Banana Bars

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  • PB&J Banana Bread

    PB&J Banana Bread

    Banana bread gets a school-lunch spin in this moist and sweet quick bread.

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  • Cherry-Blueberry Banana Smoothies

    Cherry-Blueberry Banana Smoothies

    Sweet banana balances the tartness of cherries and blueberries in this smoothie recipe. Greek nonfat yogurt and vanilla-flavored almond milk make it calcium-rich.

    Cherry-Blueberry Banana Smoothies

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