Easy Recipes for Bananas
Do you have an extra banana—or two or three—on your counter or in the fridge? Put that fruit to good use in banana bars, muffins, banana bread and more.
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.
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Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas
This five-ingredient recipe makes an easy, healthy snack in minutes.
Cookie Butter and Banana French Toast
Take Elvis' iconic PB and banana sandwich, but swap in cookie butter (a spread made of ground Belgian spice cookies). Nestle the sandwiches vertically in a pan to maximize crispy golden ridges, and soak overnight in custard. Result: A hunka-hunka mornin' love.
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PB&J Banana Bread
Banana bread gets a school-lunch spin in this moist and sweet quick bread.
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
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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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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You can taste the banana in these rich and chocolatey pops, but the fruit is really there to give the treat a fabulously fudgy texture.
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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.
Chocolanutty Banana Cake
Dessert or coffee cake? It's up to you. A hint of orange rounds out the flavors.
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.
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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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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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Island Banana Foster Cupcakes
Top coconut cupcakes with bananas, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for a tropical-flavor treat.
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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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