Looking for banana recipes? Try our ideas below or check out our banana bread recipes. If you’re looking for what to do with over ripe bananas, they are rarely too ripe for baking – take a look at our guide to use up over ripe bananas.
Bananas add a natural moistness and sweetness to bakes, including classic banana bread, breakfast muffins and cakes. You can also use bananas to make healthy versions of snacks as they are high in energy. Take a look below at our banana smoothie ideas, healthy, three-ingredient banana pancakes and vegan banana bread. You can even use this tropical fruit to create your own ice cream, or add to curries – yes, that’s right!
Easy banana recipes
This classic banana loaf requires just six ingredients and is perfect for an easy teatime treat or breakfast snack. It’s a great way to use up overripe bananas.
We’ve taken a popular banana cake and given it a banoffee pie make-over. Our cake is packed with bananas, covered in creamy caramel buttercream and topped with caramelised bananas for extra indulgence.
These healthy pancakes are dairy-free and gluten-free, as well as being low in calories. Using just three ingredients, they are super quick to whip up and the peanut butter makes them sturdy so they’re easy to flip.
These banana and nut muffins are easy to make and under 300 calories each. They include chopped peanuts and almonds as well as almond flakes for the topping. Make a batch for breakfast.
Check out our moist vegan banana bread. This recipe is super moreish and easy to make, it goes perfectly with your morning tea.
Try this popular French Caribbean sweet snack, enjoyed on Sundays around carnival time. We think they’re delicious any time of year.
Everyone knows banoffee pie tastes even better the day after making, when all the flavours have had a chance to meld. This easy, no-bake fridge cake with banana and Carnation Caramel takes advantage of that as it’s left overnight before being sliced.
This fun dessert makes a feature of cooked bananas, ideal when paired with salty biscuits and dark chocolate due to their fragrant juiciness.
This plant-based almond milk smoothie combines banana, cinnamon, porridge oats and nutmeg to make a hearty, high-protein and gently spiced shake.
Bananas and milk are two things that Brits throw away most of. No more! Even those bananas that are black and spotty are welcome here – they’re actually better as they are super ripe and sweet.
Indulge in this glorious mash-up of two favourite sweet treats – a banana bread base topped with creamy vanilla cheesecake, sliced bananas and salted caramel.
With its tropical notes and its subtle harissa heat, this banana cake serves up a big slice of holiday flavour, topped with a creamy icing. Don’t be scared of the harissa – the flavour mellows in the cooking. Next, check out our best harissa recipes.
Add a splash of booze to this banana and caramel dessert for extra indulgence! Ready in under an hour, this comforting pud magically creates its own sauce and is best served warm with a dollop of ice cream. More self-saucing recipes here.
You won’t believe how quick and easy this no-churn ice-cream recipe is. There’s no need to make a custard base – just blend bananas, cream and sugar and freeze.
Check out our quick and easy smoothie with fresh strawberries, bananas and tofu – ready in 5 minutes. Using silken tofu may sound strange for a sweet recipe but will give a creamy texture to the smoothie.
It’s hard to improve on a classic banana bread, but we think the indulgent peanut butter addition just edges it! A real nutty twist on everyone’s favourite. Serve with your freshly brewed morning coffee.
Check out this creamy chocolate tart recipe with juicy bananas, salted caramel and old school butterscotch Angel Delight. Impress your friends and family with this super indulgent dessert.
Blondies are the white chocolate version of brownies. This easy tray bake is also packed with banana and rich caramel. Serve at teatime or warm with a scoop of ice-cream for pudding.
Banana, the surprise ingredient in this vegan curry, adds sweetness and thickens the sauce. It’s a bit of a secret weapon, as it makes for a creamy, comforting dish.
Banana and toffee is a classic flavour combination. Try it in this impressive-looking, delicious, sticky tart and serve it with a decadent toffee cream for extra indulgence.
This spiced banana tarte tatin recipe comes from Cinnamon Club. It’s easy to make but looks impressive.
A classic daiquiri gets a banana twist in this tropical cocktail recipe, a perfect refresher to enjoy outdoors.