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You'll Go Crazy for These 19 Banana Recipes

You’ll Go Crazy for These 19 Banana Recipes

How can anyone resist a good banana dish? Whether in a dessert, a breakfast favorite, or a smoothie, the mild yet beloved tropical flavor has captivated taste buds for generations. And bananas are just so versatile, too! Cheesecakes, puddings, breads... the list goes on! Banana-lovers are sure to find a new favorite on this list of recipes. Yes indeed, You’ll Go Crazy for These 19 Banana Recipes!

1. Bounce-Pass Banana Bars

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Game on! These Bounce-Pass Banana Bars are the game changer that you are going to fall for! Get in the game with this moist, banana goodness that's guarded closely by an amazingly rich and creamy cream cheese frosting. All eyes will be on these Bounce-Pass Banana Bars, so grab them and run to ramp up your potluck dessert satisfaction percentages. You know they will score big points for your team!

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2. Something Special Banana Bread

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It is always fun to add a new twist to an old favorite! Something Special Banana Bread holds a secret that almost everyone will love. To mix things up just a little, this moist, delicious banana-rama-flavored loaf reveals a bit of hidden chocolate, and boy, what a perfect combo! Something Special Banana Bread adds a little pizzazz to your bananas and brings a little something new to the table. Don't eat that boring, old banana bread; jazz it up while you also conquer your chocolate craving. You will go bananas over it!

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3. Peanut Butter Banoffee Pie

Peanut Butter Banoffee Pie

An American twist on an English favorite! Peanut Butter Banoffee Pie is a luxurious dessert that really highlights the fun of indulging your sweet tooth. A crumbly, buttery crust made from Chocolate Hobnobs® (a beloved English oat cookie) supports sweetened, caramelized bananas (which could be a dessert just by themselves) and some rich, creamy, and deeply flavorful dulce de leche. This combination of flavors would be fantastic all on its own... but then it gets even better with a gloriously fluffy peanut butter whipped cream topping. Doesn't the sound of that just make you feel happier? Peanut Butter Banoffee Pie brings a beloved dessert across the pond to a new and eager audience!

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4. Homemade Bananas Foster

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Don't let the restaurants fool you into paying too much. Homemade Bananas Foster is a fun, economical dessert that is really very easy, yet very elegant, to make. Surrounded in a seasoned buttered rum sauce, the tropical bananas are sautéed with some crunchy walnuts, then used as a topping in a bowl of creamy vanilla ice cream to make the perfect fancy at-home dessert. Homemade Bananas Foster will make every day special. Homemade is always better anyway!

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5. Banana Pudding Bread Pudding

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You can't get more down-home and delicious than this! Banana Pudding Bread Pudding... the name says it all! With cubes of French bread and slices of sweet bananas soaking in a delectably creamy vanilla sauce that's all topped with toasted pecans and served warm with delicious maple syrup, is there really anything else left to say?! Lusciously yummy Banana Pudding Bread Pudding is a delightful dessert, or could even be a wonderful addition to a quaint breakfast or brunch gathering. It just feels like home!

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6. Killer Banana Pudding

Killer Banana Pudding

Killer Banana Pudding rules the dessert table by virtue of its simplicity... and of course, how amazing it tastes. An elegant yet easy vanilla pudding, with all the wonderful fluffiness and creaminess you'd dream of, layered between softened vanilla wafers and ripe, tropical, melt-in-your-mouth banana slices. Is there any dessert more delightful than Killer Banana Pudding? We can't imagine so!

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7. Chocolate Dream Whip

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If you dream of chocolate as we do, then a bowl of this Chocolate Dream Whip will be the sweetest reality for you! Each fluffy bite is filled with sweet chocolaty goodness and a hint of tropical mangos and creamy bananas. Because it's loaded with fruit and dairy-free oat milk, you don't have to feel too guilty about this indulgence. It feels like something so amazingly sweet and delicious shouldn't be real, but we're here to tell you that Chocolate Dream Whip is very real and we know you're gonna love it!

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8. Heavenly Banana Dessert

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It even looks like a cloud! This Heavenly Banana Dessert gathers an angelic choir of creamy, delicious flavors, with a cookie and banana base and a fluffy, rich, sweet, and luscious pudding center. On top is whipped cream for that truly ethereal, divine texture and flavor! You'll be on cloud nine as soon as you enjoy your first bite of our Heavenly Banana Dessert!

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9. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

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Want to know our favorite hack for hosting?! It's this Banana Pudding Poke Cake! What tastes like made-from-scratch, is actually our favorite moist and sweet boxed yellow cake. We poke a few holes in the top and cover it with creamy banana pudding, fluffy whipped topping, crunchy crushed vanilla wafers... all from a box or a tub, but you'd never know it unless you're the one making it! Make Banana Pudding Poke Cake for your guests and you'll surely be known as the host or hostess with the most-est! It's that good!

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10. Banana French Toast Bake

Banana French Toast Bake

Bananas are the essential breakfast fruit. Slice them up and they can go anywhere to add their creamy, mild sweetness. Take this Banana French Toast Bake as just an example; the custard the bread soaks in is infused with mashed bananas, so each bite has the tropical flavor baked right in! It's as golden, as rich, as deliciously luxurious as other baked French toasts, but with a twist! With that crunchy, brown sugar streusel on top, Banana French Toast Bake makes you feel like anything is possible! Not bad for a humble little yellow fruit!

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11. Banana Smoothie

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Grabbing a banana as you rush out the door is a perfectly fine breakfast... but let's face it, it's not the most interesting. We can jazz up that humble fruit without costing you valuable time. This Banana Smoothie blends the creamy, tropical treat with milk and yogurt to make it deliciously sippable and refreshing. Add your favorite mix-ins and you can make the perfect smoothie every time! All in just five minutes! Banana Smoothie is great on-the-go when you need something to keep you going!

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12. Two-Spoon Banana Split

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It's time to have some sweet fun with your special someone thanks to Two-Spoon Banana Split! This deliciously sweet and decadent dessert is the perfect way to cap off any romantic dinner. The creamy ice cream, sweet bananas, gooey chocolate sauce, and fruity strawberry syrup will have you both swooning. And the best part? You can share it rom-com style with two spoons! Two-Spoon Banana Split will allow you to indulge in a little sweetness and make all your hopeless romantic dreams come true!

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13. Banana Pancakes

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Follow singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s lead and make Banana Pancakes “and pretend like it’s the weekend.” When the bananas hit the griddle they caramelize and sweeten even more, adding a great depth of flavor to the already delicious pancakes. Banana Pancakes are a decadent way to enjoy breakfast on the weekend — or on a weekday, for that matter. We won’t tell.

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14. Rise & Grind Smoothie

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We all know that coffee energizes you. But what if coffee could truly sustain you, giving you a full boost to get through your morning even when you're in a rush? The Rise & Grind Smoothie gets you ready to... well, to rise and grind: it's essentially a coffee smoothie with creamy peanut butter, sweet banana, and empowering protein powder to keep you going no matter what the day throws at you! It only takes 5 minutes to make and all you need is a blender, so you can make a Rise & Grind Smoothie while running out the door, content with the knowledge you're getting your caffeine boost and breakfast in every sip!

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15. Easy Banana Bread

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Some people look at browning bananas with dejection. With this recipe in hand, you’ll be looking at them in elation! Easy Banana Bread incorporates the creamy smoothness of bananas with sugar and floral vanilla for a breakfast that tastes like dessert. Moist and magnificent, Easy Banana Bread really does come together easily; even the most inexperienced bakers will find this recipe accessible and fun! The only thing more fun than making it is eating it.

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16. Best Banana Bread Pancakes

Best Banana Bread Pancakes

The rich, tropical, creamy flavor of banana is infused into each bite of the Best Banana Bread Pancakes; in fact, that's part of why they are the best! The fact that these fluffy treats are so light and sweet and packed with crunchy walnuts before being pan-fried in butter is the other (very good) reason! The Best Banana Bread Pancakes taste like the best of both worlds, and breakfast will never be the same!

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17. No-Bake Chocolate Banana Energy Bites

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No-Bake Chocolate Banana Energy Bites are a tasty snack that will give you a much-needed boost of energy throughout the day! Each bite is infused with sweet banana, crunchy coconut flakes, rich chocolate chips, and more delicious flavors. These snacks are so simple to make, you don’t even have to turn on your oven! Pop these No-Bake Chocolate Banana Energy Bites in your mouth for a sweet treat and a new pep in your step!

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18. Banana Pudding Cheesecake

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Some desserts are so incredible that they drive you positively crazy, nuts, and... bananas. Perhaps it's no surprise that Banana Pudding Cheesecake is exactly that kind of treat! Creamy, smooth cheesecake with sweet vanilla notes mingle with layers of fresh bananas; a more perfect pair can't be found! A crunchy, crumbly vanilla wafer crust and topping just add to the desserts' culinary charm. You'd be bananas yourself not to love Banana Pudding Cheesecake!

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19. Chunky Monkey Cookies

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Based on the perpetually popular Ben and Jerry's® ice cream flavor, Chunky Monkey Cookies are a barrel of fun flavors! Filled with banana chips, chocolate chunks, and crunchy toasted walnuts, these cookies perfectly balance sweet, salty, rich, and fruity flavors in a moist and crispy cookie. Chunky Monkey Cookies only take 45 minutes to make, so you can whip them up whenever you're craving a truly unbelievable twist on classic chocolate chip cookies. Why not serve these with their namesake ice cream for double the taste?

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