11 Easy Recipes to Make With Bananas

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    Hummingbird Cake

    Classic hummingbird cake recipe

    The Spruce / Ulyana Verbytska

    A Hummingbird Cake makes the best type of springtime dessert. It's loaded with bananas, nuts, and pineapple. It has a light tropical flavor and is perfect for parties, showers, weddings, and more. It also makes lovely cupcakes.

  • 02 of 11

    Favorite Banana Pudding

    Banana Pudding
    Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Who thought that a recipe that begins with a powdered pudding mix would produce such a delicious banana pudding? This is incredibly easy, but don't let that fool you; it's also seriously addicting.

  • 03 of 11

    Blueberry Banana Cake

    Blueberry Banana Cake
    Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Although this is called a "cake", it's so much more than that! Don't relegate this easy dessert to an after-dinner treat. You could also serve this blueberry-banana cake for breakfast, brunch or even afternoon tea.

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    Bananas Foster

    Bananas Foster in a serving plate

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Bananas Foster is such a showy dessert but it's so easy to make. It was created in 1951 at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans. What makes it so special is that it is flambéed tableside for a spectacular effect.

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  • 05 of 11

    Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

    Bananas Foster bread pudding in individual ramekins

    This luscious bananas Foster bread pudding combines two classics—bananas Foster and bread pudding. It's made with whole milk and a buttery bread like challah or brioche for a rich, creamy ending to a NOLA-inspired meal.

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    Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    Banana Oatmeal Cookies

     Kristina Vanni 

    Although filled with healthy ingredients like bananas, oatmeal, and walnuts, these cookies have all the familiar flavors of an oatmeal cookie, making for a delicious dessert. Make a batch for the cookie jar and watch these treats disappear.

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    Classic Banana Split

    Perfect Banana Split
    The Spruce

    Is there anything better than a classic banana split? It's a simple dessert, but somehow the combination of fresh bananas, ice cream, and all the sundae fixin's just combines to make something magical! Use your favorite ice cream flavors and toppings to truly customize this classic dessert.

  • 08 of 11

    Banana Split Cake

    Banana Split Cake

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Take all the flavors of a banana split and bake them into a sweet, delicious cake. The banana split cake recipe looks complicated, but it's relatively easy. You'll make one banana-flavored batter, then split it up for the layers, flavoring one portion with chocolate and another with strawberry preserves. Bake it, then drizzle chocolate icing on top, add chopped walnuts and maraschino cherries, and dessert is ready.

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  • 09 of 11

    Banana Pudding Cake

    Banana Pudding Cake

     Kristina Vanni

    This recipe takes the classic banana pudding dessert and turns it into a delicious cake. After a cake batter made with ripe bananas is baked, holes are poked in the cake and the vanilla pudding is spooned over. Once chilled, banana slices are arranged on top and then covered with a homemade whipped cream. The cake is then sprinkled with crushed vanilla wafers for a crunchy topping.

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    Double Banana Upside Down Cake

    Double Upside Down Banana Cake
    Ross Catrow/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

    Oh, baby! There are bananas in the cake and bananas on the top (aka bottom) of the cake. Completing the tropical theme, there's also a hefty dose of rum in this double upside down cake!
    More Upside Down Cakes
    Pineapple Rum Upside Down Cake
    Upside Down Apple Cake
    Double Upside Pineapple Cake
    Upside Down Cherry Cobbler
    Terrific Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake

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    Banana Pancakes

    Banana Pancakes
    Berit Myrekrok/Photodisc/Getty Images

    These banana pancakes are tasty all by themselves, but it you wanted to add even more bananas no one would complain!

    Bonus: try them with banana syrup!