Buying too many bananas and not knowing whether you can keep these bananas fresh in the fridge, these things won’t happen to you if you know these desserts beforehand. Some even help you to get rid of the overripe ones and other leftover ingredients in your fridge.
And if you are wondering whether they are hard to make, don’t worry, all these recipes are the simplest of the simplest. You even find ones that don’t require any cooking at all. So, are you ready to know what is waiting for you?
27 Desserts That Do Bananas Complete Justice
Did you know that the Chinese word for bananas is Xiangjiao, making bananas also suitable for the list of fruits and vegetables beginning with “X”. Not only are Xiangjiao full of flavor, but you can also make them for any event, from birthday parties to friend gatherings.
- Banana Upside Down Cake
- Banana Muffins
- Banana Pancakes
- Banana Magic Cake
- Banana Cheesecake
- Banana Souffle
- Elvis’ Pudding Cake
- Hummingbird Cake
- Banana Bread
- Banana Bread Pudding
- Baked Banana Donuts
- Maruya (Banana Fritters)
- Banana Roll
- Banana Tarte Tatin
- Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies
- Banana Cream Pie
- Banoffee Pie
Confections And Cookies
- Banana Blondies
- Banana Truffles
- Banana Cookies
- Banana Crumble
Frozen Desserts And Beverages
- Banana Ice Cream
- Banana Pops
- Banana Pudding
- Banana Split
- Banana Smoothie
- Pan-Fried Bananas
Why hesitate? All the most delicious recipes are waiting for you!
Nothing’s Better Than Cakes Made With Bananas
Whether ripe bananas are mixed into the batter or used as a garnish, these cakes can still capture anyone’s stomach right at first bite!
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Upside down cake has always been a fascinating dessert for me. There’s just something exciting when seeing all fruits caramelized with sugar and butter, making a gooey coating for the cake.
And while this dessert commonly uses oranges, apples, cherries, peaches, or pineapples, I also love making this cake with bananas because I can mash the ripe ones into the batter. And the result is an upside down cake choke-full with banana flavor.
I really admire whoever puts the idea of adding various types of bananas to any bread and cake batter into practice because it’s like one of the most incredible ideas ever.
Ok, I may exaggerate a bit. But for a baker like me, nothing improves the batter better than bananas, especially with these muffins.
Mixing mashed bananas with muffin batter in your regular popover pans can make your batch even moist, fluffier, richer, and sweeter. All in all, it’s 100 times tastier than those regular. You can add sour cream or cinnamon for extra flavors.
Everyone loves pancakes. But eating the same old ones again and again is tiring. So I often mix mashed banana with the batter to spice things up a bit.
These banana pancakes are so good that you can even eat them plain. But making some side dishes to eat with these pancakes doesn’t hurt anything. For example, drizzle maple syrup or serve some fresh fruits, butter, or powdered sugar.
You can even make more variants based on this recipe, like adding chocolate chips or blueberries to the batter.
Your banana pancakes can even be fluffier than normal if you follow her words. Let’s see this video:
This cake is like magic in real life. Just bake once, and you get a beautiful cake with three layers: custard at the bottom, cream in the middle, and a sponge cake as a topping.
And you don’t even need to make three mixtures for each layer. Just fold your egg white in the mixture of yolks, melted butter, and mashed bananas. When baking, this mixture will somehow separate and form three layers, just like magic.
Also, make sure you keep your batter thin with just a bit of flour so your cake will have a custard-like texture.
It’s a cake, but it doesn’t require baking. Hence it’s a suitable dessert to make in summer when it’s too hot to stay near the oven. With this banana cheesecake, I often use vanilla wafers or graham crackers for the crust.
As for the filling, you can make either banana cream or banana pudding. The difference is, the former uses both fresh bananas and banana extract, while the latter only uses dry banana pudding mix and mashed bananas.
Souffle is indeed a classic and refined sweet dish originating in France. It appears in every high-class restaurant in both sweet and savory styles.
This banana souffle I’m about to show you now is obviously a dessert. But you can also serve it as breakfast for its hearty content and nutrients.
And you know what? This souffle doesn’t even use any flour or unhealthy additives. So even if you are on a diet, you can still enjoy this sweet treat.
Named after the King of rock and roll, this pudding cake has everything he likes: Peanut butter and bananas! And it does both of them justice. Creamy peanut butter and sweet ripe banana slices, there’s no better combination.
And do you know Elvis also loves bacon? So, how about sprinkling some bacon bits on top? Their savory taste makes excellent balance with this sweet treat. And serve yourself a scoop of ice cream on top for an actual King-like dessert.
This strange-name dessert will bring the spring’s warmth to your kitchen even on the coldest days with its filling full of tropical fruits: Banana, pineapple, and sometimes coconut. Its name is based on the doctor bird, the national bird of Jamaica, where this cake originates.
There are various versions of this cake, including dried fruits or shredded carrots. But the one with bananas, pineapple, cinnamon, and pecans is the most well-known. This often goes with a cream cheese frosting.
Your hummingbird cake always turns out slightly wrong? Maybe you need this recipe:
Pastries With Bananas? They Aren’t Your Regular Bread!
When you read this title, what desserts come to your mind? If you’re thinking of eating ordinary bread with banana slice, sorry to disappoint you, but these desserts I have here are much more delicious than that.
There have been some fights over whether banana bread is a Great Depression production as people didn’t want to throw these overripe bananas away. Whether this theory is true or not, soft, brown bananas are indeed the most suitable for this recipe.
Why is that? It’s because, at that stage, the sugar inside them will start to break down, releasing a sweet aroma for the bread. Also, thanks to this, your banana bread will turn out perfectly moist and buttery.
What can be easier than this banana bread recipe? Let’s see this video:
This dessert is a beautiful marriage between banana bread and bread pudding as it inherits all the strong points from both: The sweet flavor from the former and the warm gooeyness from the latter.
And do you know what’s better? This recipe is an excellent way to get rid of overripe bananas and stale bread. Kill two birds with one stone, I may say. But of course, you can still make it with regular bread and bananas.
Hungry for some donuts? Want to grab some at a street store? Wait a minute, as I have a recipe a thousand times better than what you usually buy: Baked banana donuts.
Compared to regular fried donuts, these baked ones are rich in moisture, fluffier, less greasy, and healthier. Not to mention, the main ingredient I use to make them is bananas, a great source of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, and carbohydrates.
Garnish them with sugar coating, chocolate glaze, or simply eat them as they are.
You won’t want to buy any fried donuts anymore with this baked banana version. Check out this video:
Maruya is a Filippino version of traditional banana fritters as people use saba bananas, a cooking banana type, in this recipe. They’ll first slice these bananas thinly, coat them in batter, and deep-fry them.
This snack is not oversweet, so you can sprinkle sugar on it. Some Filippino stores even serve it with ice cream.
And there’s a version using standard dessert bananas. But you’ll need to mash them before mixing with the batter.
This banana roll is like an upgraded version of banana bread or banana cake. Instead of eating these two options as they are or worrying about their toppings, now you can make a roll cake with either of them and a cream cheese filling.
You can garnish this roll with chocolate or strawberry sundae sauce. Or, if you want a real extravagant dessert, enjoy this sweet tread with some whipped cream or ice cream.
You Won’t Believe Your Mouth With These Banana Pies
After cakes and pastries, pies are indeed the next popular choice in the dessert group. You may be wondering how bananas combine with pies. But let’s just keep reading, the answer is right in front of your eyes.
Tarte Tatin is a dessert made of puff pastry that is named after the Tatin sisters who created it. Legend says this sweet treat was born by mistake.
One of the two sisters intended to make a traditional apple pie but left the apples in butter sugar for too long. She redeemed by placing a pastry base on top of the apples and putting the whole pan in the oven.
While the original one uses apples, this version with bananas is no less famous.
This banana tarte tatin is a dessert worth dying for. You can see this video:
Muddy buddies, monkey munch, muddy munch, reindeer chow, etc. And no matter what name you call this dessert, it’s still irresistible! And this banana cream pie version is no exception, if not even more.
Banana pudding mix, Chex cereal, white chocolate, and condensed milk are all mixed and create a super sweet snack. Every bite is crunchy and full of banana taste. You can drizzle some melted dark chocolate for more flavors.
If you are on any diet, stay away from this recipe! Not only is it rich with all cream and bananas, but it’s also so delicious that you can’t even stop for a second.
The standard cream pie contains three parts: A crust at the bottom, a rich custard or pudding made of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs at the center, and whipped cream as a topping.
But with this version, before pouring custard in, let’s place all banana slices on top of the crust. That way, you will have bananas at every bite.
You won’t stop eating this banana cream pie. Let’s see this video:
Many people think of banoffee pie as a classic American sweet recipe, but it isn’t. In fact, banoffee pie was created in England and spread to America afterward.
There is one slight difference between these two versions: That is, the English ones use other cookies to make the crust as they don’t have graham crackers in the UK.
Other than this, they are like two peas in a pod. All consist of crunchy crust, toffee, bananas, and cream topping. Layers and layers of sweet and sweeter.
These three categories above are undoubtedly delicious. But sometimes, they take a bit too much work and time. And if you just want to make some quick desserts, these confections and cookies below are just what you need.
You can take blondies as a cousin of the infamous chocolate brownies as they use vanilla and brown sugar to replace the cocoa.
Some might mistake them with white chocolate brownies, but you can’t find a single cocoa powder in this dessert, except for some additional chocolate chips.
Blondies usually contain coconut, nuts, toffee, or some chunky candies for extra textures. But in this recipe, I’ll use mashed bananas instead. So they’ll feel like banana bread condensed into blondie bars.
Enjoy your midday tea with these banana blondies. Let’s see this video:
Truffle is one fantastic dessert for date nights with all the rich chocolate and garnishes on the surface. But how about elevating it to another level by adding some bananas? Yes, I’m not kidding.
While bananas are pretty low-priced compared to the high-class impression of truffles, their flavor speaks loud for themselves. However, be careful of the banana amount you add so that they don’t overshine the chocolate.
Here is another recipe to use those ripe bananas. Unlike commercial cookies, these banana ones are much softer and chewier. They are an excellent choice for a friend gathering, where you need something to snack with tea while talking with each other.
Not to mention, these cookies are not too sweet since I only use ripe bananas for the sweetness. You can add sugar to the recipe, but remember that the banana flavor will become stronger the next day. Thus, your cookies will also get sweeter.
With oatmeal, these banana cookies become even more nutritious. You can see this video:
When it comes to desserts like crumbles or crisps, people will talk about berries, pears, apples, and all other fruits, except bananas. Why is that? Do they think bananas will turn mushy after baking?
Well, that can happen, but only when you use overripe bananas, those that have black and brown spots on their surface. So make sure every banana going into this dessert is just mature enough.
How About Using Your Bananas To Make These Frozen Desserts And Beverages?
When summer comes, you may need a cold dessert to cool your body. And these desserts and beverages here are more than happy to serve you.
In its simplest form, this ice cream doesn’t need anything but bananas. Make sure yours are ripe and frozen. Then, toss them in the blender, and blend them until they thicken enough. Then, leave the banana “puree” in the freezer.
However, I often add a bit of cream, sugar, and milk for a smoother texture and more sweetness. You can also sprinkle some nuts, crumbled crackers, or chocolate chips on when serving this ice cream.
Can you believe it? You can even make this banana ice cream without an ice cream maker.
This dessert doesn’t even require any cooking. Just cut your bananas into chunks or bite-sized blocks, insert sticks, and freeze them.
While waiting for them to be totally frozen, prepare some melted peanut butter or melted chocolate and some sprinkle candies, other fruit slices, dried fruits, and any things you can think of.
When all are done, take your frozen bananas out, dip them in chocolate or peanut butter sauce, and garnish them to your likings.
It’s simple, it’s quick, and it’s incredibly tasty. Is there any reason not to love this banana pudding? Not to mention, bananas and vanilla are a match in heaven as they still shine on their own without overpowering each other.
However, there is still one problem with this dish. When exposed to the air, bananas can turn brown quickly, ruining the pudding’s appearance. So, here is how to fix it: Once you peel and slice your bananas, don’t forget to dab a bit of citrus fruit juice on them like lemon, orange, or pineapple juice.
If you have some ice cream sundaes in your freezer, how about going back to your childhood by doing a banana split with them?
For a truly classic one, you’ll need a banana boat bowl, which is pretty hard to find nowadays. So you can use an everyday bowl instead. It doesn’t harm banana split’s flavor or appearance.
Now, you just need to fill your bowl with a banana split in half, ice creams, whipped cream, cherries, all kinds of nuts, and drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
Make this banana split, and you’ll become the best mother in your kids’ eyes. Check out this video:
This banana smoothie is everything you look for in a breakfast: quick, delicious, and nutritious. You can freeze your bananas the previous night to use them instead of adding ice. Then, blend them with milk until they are thick enough.
Greek yogurt and oatmeal are my two favorite additionals for extra thickness, creaminess, and nutrients. Also, you can thin down your smoothie by adding more milk to the mixture.
Mature bananas are sweet enough, but a little honey doesn’t hurt your health.
One Special Banana Dessert That You’ll Love It!
This dessert doesn’t belong to any of those groups but it tastes no less delicious than them. In fact, some even love it more than other desserts for its versatile use.
There must be times when you are too tired for multi-step desserts. At those times, let’s put these pan-fried bananas into action.
And true to my words, you don’t need many ingredients, tools, and steps to make this. Sliced bananas, butter, and a skillet. That’s all you need. Of course, you can add more ingredients if you want, like cinnamon, sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc.
This dish will be completed in less than 10 minutes! Serve it with vanilla ice cream or coconut cream for a midday snack.
Have You Felt Mellow With These Yellow Desserts?
As I’ve said above, adding bananas to desserts will enhance their flavor and texture. So don’t hesitate to make new versions of familiar sweet treats with your mature bananas. No matter whether it’s summer or winter, they’re all worth eating.
And don’t forget to share your recipes with other readers and me in the comment section below. Then you can get your mates to read this article so you guys can make an entire banana dessert party together.
30 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories125
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
- Cholesterol 15mg 5%
- Sodium 62mg 3%
- Potassium 74mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
- Sugars 9.7g
- Protein 1.6g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Table of Contents
- 27 Desserts That Do Bananas Complete Justice
- Nothing’s Better Than Cakes Made With Bananas
- Pastries With Bananas? They Aren’t Your Regular Bread!
- You Won’t Believe Your Mouth With These Banana Pies
- 4 Beautiful Banana Confections And Cookies Suitable For Your Midday Snacks
- How About Using Your Bananas To Make These Frozen Desserts And Beverages?
- One Special Banana Dessert That You’ll Love It!
- Have You Felt Mellow With These Yellow Desserts?
- 25+ Lovely Banana Desserts (+Banana Pudding Truffles)
- Nutrition Facts