There are so many banana desserts you can make at home, enough to even enjoy a different one each day of the month. Not only is this fruit delicious but it’s also healthy.
Bananas are incredibly versatile, no wonder there are so many banana desserts out there. But, we’ve picked the 27 best recipes for you so that you can skip searching for them and go straight to making them.
27 Easy and Tasty Banana Desserts
1. Double Chocolate Banana Bars
This delicious banana dessert is just enough sweet to enjoy it for breakfast. You need five ripe bananas along with ingredients such as whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and a lot of chocolate chips.
This tasty dessert is so easy to make that doesn’t even require a mixer. It’s best to use a spatula. The best part is that it freezes well, so you can make it in large batches and have amazing chocolate banana bars whenever guests arrive.
2. Vegan Banana Bread
Here’s a tropical version of the good old banana bread we all love. Besides 7 to 8 bananas, this vegan-style version requires almond meal, cinnamon, and desiccated coconut that give the bread a sweet and nutty flavor.
What’s more, it’s egg-free and gluten-free bread, so you can eat it without worrying about any food intolerance or allergy.
All you have to do is mix all ingredients in a bowl and transfer it into a baking pan topped with banana slices. After one hour of baking, you’ll have a lusciously sweet vegan banana bread that everyone will love.
3. Banana Cream Pavlova Tower
It’s time for the elegant Banana Cream Pavlova Tower that will impress your guests. It consists of layers of meringue spread with whipped cream, topped with banana slices infused in lime juice, and sprinkled with pistachio nuts.
The layers are repeated twice and the dessert is stored in the fridge to chill. This mesmerizing dessert is drizzled with some honey before serving.
4. Banoffee Pie
A homemade Banoffee pie is an ever-popular dessert that never fails to impress. You can use graham crackers or digestive biscuits, and condensed milk or dulce de leche.
This classic dessert is soft and strong at the same time, allowing you to cut a perfect slice. When adding bananas, feel free to add double the amount called for in the recipe. Top it with even more bananas for a true banana dessert.
These mouth-watering muffins are a heavenly combination of bananas, vanilla and an optional sprinkle of walnuts
These will certainly be better than most other muffins you’ve tasted and even easier to mae Finally, flour is added and the mixture is transferred into the muffin pans.
Bake for 30 minutes, and Voila! You have made yourself the best sweet muffins ever.
6. Banana Coffee Cake
This dessert may take some time to make, but we promise it’s worth it. You first need to make banana cake batter by using plenty of walnuts and chocolate chips.
There’s the sweet cream cheese filling and the cinnamon and walnut streusel topping. To be even better, you drizzle the whole cake with a sweet vanilla glaze.
Do not get confused when you see there’s no coffee in the recipe. That’s because this is a cake that’s typically served alongside coffee.
7. Banana and Chocolate Tarte Tatin
All you need for this exceptional banana dessert are five ingredients and a little more than 30 minutes. You make the all-time favorite caramel and top it with banana slices. Then it comes the pastry and you bake the dessert until golden and puffy.
Once it cools down, invert it on a plate and drizzle it with melted chocolate. Not only is this banana and chocolate tarte tatin delicious, but it looks great as well, so expect nothing but praises.
8. Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles
We promise you, once you make these sweet and creamy truffles, you will eat them all day long. For this recipe, you need ripe bananas, cream cheese, Golden Oreo cookies, milk chocolate candy coating, banana extract, and dried banana chips.
As you can see, these truffles burst with banana flavor. You can make plenty of these banana truffles and store them in the fridge for later, that is if you resist eating all of them. Good luck with that.
9. Potato Chip Banana Bread Cookies
This banana dessert is a combination of two cookie recipes and the result is amazing. It only takes 25 minutes to prepare these addictive cookies and 10 minutes to bake them.
Besides ripe bananas and potato chips, you need several more ingredients including eggs, butterscotch chips, flour, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Sounds delicious? It really is.
10. Banana Ice-Cream
This may be a simple dessert, but it’s an all-time favorite. Believe it or not, you only need two frozen bananas to make the tastiest homemade ice cream ever. And, you don’t even need an ice-cream machine. A food processor will do just fine.
Just blitz the frozen fruit in a food processor until creamy. Serve immediately with a touch of whipped cream, chopped nuts or fruits. Your kids will love it.
11. Banana Pancakes with Manuka Honey Butter
These are not your ordinary pancakes, but something so much better. They are made with bananas, ricotta, coconut sugar, buttermilk, egg yolks, flour, and a few more ingredients.
The Manuka honey butter that’s used as a topping together with banana slices and chopped walnuts is made by simply mixing the honey and butter and letting it chill. The way these pancakes taste is out of this world.
If you’re stuck for figuring out what to serve with pancakes, then we have you covered too.
12. Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars
These irresistible cheesecake bars will soon become one of your favorite desserts ever. Mashed bananas are used in the blondie crust that’s perfectly crisp and chewy. The bottom is topped with a silky and smooth filling made with banana pudding powder, milk, cream cheese, and heavy cream.
The dessert is frozen and then cut into bars with a sharp knife that’s run under hot water.
13. Banana, Walnut, and Maple Muffins
If you’re looking for delicious banana muffins completely sugar free, look no further. This recipe allows you to enjoy a sweet dessert without feeling guilty.
Instead, it uses hot maple syrup which is drizzled over the muffins right after baking.
14. Fudgy Banana Brownies
These banana brownies are thick, fudgy, and thanks to the bananas added in the batter, perfectly moist. You can also top them with banana slices and drizzle them with peanut butter.
Since the brownies are super moist and fudgy, it’s best to serve them cold.
15. Grilled Banana Brownie Sundaes
This is one of the quickest banana dessert recipes you can find as it uses already prepared brownies, and the result is amazing.
Around 15 minutes are enough to make these banana brownie sundaes. You need to grill bananas, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and brown sugar, and place the grilled banana slices over the brownies drizzled with the cream cheese mixture.
16. Banana Maple French Toast
This recipe makes the ultimate breakfast or dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Thick slices of bread or sweetened brioche bread are dipped in sweet egg mixture and fried in butter until golden brown on each side.
The toast is served with banana slices on top and drizzled with warm chocolate maple syrup.
17. Baked Banana Donuts
Baked donuts are far healthier than fried ones, and this baked banana donut dessert is easy to make and best enjoyed warm.
Once you make the batter and spoon it into prepared pans, you bake them for up to 15 minutes. The donuts are dusted with spiced sugar made of sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
18. Banana, Chocolate, and Peanut Crumble
This tasty crumble is very easy to make and ideal whenever a craving hits. It’s made with simple ingredients that you can easily find, including bananas, chocolate biscuits, and peanut brittle.
In no longer than 30 minutes, you’ll have an awesome dessert that will satisfy your sugar cravings.
19. Banana Cream Sandwich Cookies
You will go crazy for these little banana cream sandwiches. The dough is made with banana, sugar, flour, salted peanuts, and vanilla extract, while the frosting uses creamy peanut butter, milk, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and butter.
The delicious filling can be made even better with some chocolate ganache or caramel.
You can make the dough two days ahead and keep it in the refrigerator, as well as freeze any leftover cookies.
20. Hummingbird Cake
What’s not to love about Hummingbird cake when it has bananas, pineapple, cream cheese frosting, and toasted pecans?
This flavorful and delectably moist cake may take longer to prepare, but you won’t regret it. You can make it ahead and enjoy it cold which is actually even better after the flavors have settled and married well. Leftover Hummingbird cake is delicious stored in the fridge for up to five days.
21. Elvis’ Pudding Cake
Have you ever heard about Elvis’ pudding cake? This tasty warm dessert combines banana cake mix, banana pudding, and dried banana chips, so it’s the perfect dessert for banana lovers.
The ingredients are all about banana and peanut butter flavors, and this combination is always a win. The banana chips give a perfect crunchiness to this wonderful cake.
22. Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies
Once you try this easy dessert recipe, you will make it over and over again. It’s a delicious version of muddy buddies that includes banana pudding mix, Chex cereal, and white chocolate.
You will enjoy every bite of these sweet and crisp banana cream pie muddy buddies. They are best eaten the same day they are made because later they may feel stale, soggy, or chewy. It’s really great that you can make plenty of these muddy buddies in not more than 10 minutes.
It’s a banana dessert recipe worthy of sharing.
23. Monkey Bars
Monkey bars are excellent for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. The soft and moist bars are banana bread topped with a browned butter frosting made into easy-to-eat squares.
Browning butter is an important part of the recipe. It gives an authentic nutty flavor that makes the dessert extraordinary. The frosting is best spread on warm banana bread.
You can eat these bars warm or cold, they are great anyway.
24. Banana Bread Cake Pops
This is a wonderful bite-sized banana dessert that takes around 30 minutes to make. It’s a great twist on the classic dessert. You make super soft and sweet banana bread dough with lots of walnuts and coat it with a delicious chocolate shell.
You can leave out the walnuts or substitute them with cacao nibs, chocolate chips, or seeds.
These cake pops are a perfect treat for birthdays and any celebration, but they can also be eaten as truffles if you leave out the skewers.
These cookies are soft and at the same time crunchy thanks to the oats that add a crunchy texture. There are cranberries and pecans in the recipe that only make these cookies even better.
You can substitute the cranberries and pecans with chocolate chips and they will still taste amazing. Banana oat cookies require just 15 minutes of baking and around 5 minutes to chill before enjoying them.
26. Banana Nut Waffle Cake
This is a creative way of using waffles to make a yummy cake. What’s great about this recipe is that it takes much less time to make than a traditional cake, while tasting like an actual cake.
To speed up the preparation process, make the waffles ahead and store them in the fridge until you want to make this banana nut waffle cake.
Last but not least, banana pudding is one of the classic desserts that will keep you coming back for more. It’s easy to make, yet incredibly creamy and satisfying.
To make this pudding, use condensed milk, instant pudding mix, and cool whip. That’s all you need to make a delicious banana dessert that everyone in your family will love. You can serve it with sliced bananas and vanilla cookies or drizzle it with caramel and chocolate for ultimate enjoyment.
From cakes and pancakes to bread and donuts, these banana dessert recipes prove that bananas can do almost anything when it comes to delicious desserts.