11 Tasty Recipes You're Sure to Go Bananas Over

Don't toss those over-ripe bananas; use 'em for these tasty recipes instead! Whether you're looking for something sweet or savory, satisfying your banana cravings has never been easier.

1. One-Bowl Banana Cookies

If you're looking for a quick, easy and banana-centric recipe, look no further than these drop cookies. They only have five ingredients and are packed full of flavor (and crunch).

If you're looking for a quick, easy recipe that tastes oh-so-good, you'll go bananas for this one. These simple treats only have five ingredients, but they don't skimp on flavor or crunch. Plus, it's the perfect use for any overripe bananas you have lying around — a great alternative when you're not in the mood for yet another loaf of banana bread.

2. Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Out of all-purpose flour ? You don't need it for this tasty recipe — it comes out just as delicious as the traditional version, but uses whole wheat flour instead.

Since banana bread is packed full of potassium-rich fruit, many people assume that it's a healthy breakfast option. While banana bread certainly does taste good, many recipes aren't necessarily good for you. Fortunately, you can make your next banana bread healthy and delicious with whole wheat flour!

3. Banana Nut Muffins

Say hello to your new go-to brunch recipe. These muffins are easy to make and only require one bowl, so post-bake cleanup is that much easier.

These really are the easiest banana nut muffins — probably ever. With just a handful of ingredients, you can mix these muffins up in just one bowl and in less than 30 minutes! Grab those ripe bananas and let's put them to good use.

4. Classic Bananas Foster

Impress the whole fam by bringing this classic dessert into your kitchen. Simply cook, flambé and serve with vanilla ice cream for a truly wow-worthy end to your meal.

Bananas foster is a classic New Orleans dessert, but you don't have to visit Louisiana to indulge in its sweet flavor. You can make it right in your kitchen without any fancy equipment — just grab your trusty skillet and those extra-ripe bananas, and you're on your way to a tasty, retro-fabulous dessert.

5. Flambé-Free Bananas Foster

If you don't have a lighter (or if flambéing makes you nervous), this simplified bananas foster is what you're looking for. The secret? Heating the alcohol with butter at the beginning of the recipe.

If you love the idea of a bananas foster but don't want to risk singeing your brows with a flambé, this recipe is just what you need. It has all the classic flavors, but instead of flambéing you heat the alcohol with butter at the beginning of the recipe. That way you still get a rich caramel flavor in your finished dessert — without any flames needed.

6. Banana Pancakes

Grab some eggs, peel your bananas and make the best pancakes you'll ever taste. While you only need two ingredients to cook them, you can further amp up the flavor by customizing your mix-ins.

These two-ingredient banana pancakes prove that sometimes the simplest ingredients can yield the most spectacular results. These tasty cakes require only bananas, eggs and about 10 minutes of your time to make a healthy, homemade breakfast a delicious reality! 

7. Turon

Spring-roll wrappers filled with sweet bananas and jackfruit, all rolled into crêpe-like tubes that get crisped up in the pan. Say hello to your next obsession.

Fried carbs: yum. Fried carbs involving spring-roll wrappers filled with sweet bananas and jackfruit, rolled into crêpe-like tubes, then crisped up in the pan? Triple yum. Enter the Filipino street food known as turon, aka banana lumpia.

8. Vegan Banana Bread

This vegan bread is full of flavor without any dairy or eggs. And because the bananas contain binding properties, it's a simple recipe for any first-time vegan baker.

No eggs, no dairy, no problem. This vegan banana bread has all of the flavor you crave, and it's perfect for a holiday brunch or any get-together needing to suit a wide variety of diets. Pair it with some homemade jam for an extra decadent treat.

9. Banana Cake

Think of this banana cake as a blank canvas — you can use it to make a wide variety of creative confections. All you gotta do is bake it, smother it in buttercream and decorate any way you like.

You've probably made enough banana bread for several lifetimes. Time to upgrade to banana cake. This delicious recipe from Joshua John Russell will be your next go-to.

10. Banana Bourbon Balls

Put a new spin on traditional bourbon balls by adding dried banana chips. The extra flavor surprise is sure to wow your taste buds.

The weather is officially colder, and the holidays are here. Now is the time time to wrap up in a warm sweater, collect wood for the fireplace and gather the spirits that have been pushed to the back of the liquor cabinet...

11. Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

These cupcakes have a secret: on top of being delicious, they're also 100 percent vegan. (That said, you definitely don't need to be vegan for them to make your mouth water).

Contrary to popular belief, being vegan does NOT mean that your diet has to be drab. This recipe from Vegan Junk Food will leave even non-vegans with their mouths watering. We promise!

April 29, 2020
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