The Best Banana Bread
It's the best because this is the banana bread recipe that is Martha's go to. She included the recipe in her first book Entertaining and has been making it ever since. The batter for her easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. Be sure to use really ripe but not bruised bananas and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always goes with pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
Banana Cream Pudding
This fabulous version of the favorite Southern dessert boosts the banana flavor by infusing it into the homemade vanilla pudding, in addition to the traditional slices layered throughout.
No-Bake Banana Split Cake
Caramel, whipped cream, bananas, and nuts, yes, but there's no ice cream in this no-bake dessert. Instead, our banana split cake features vanilla semifreddo, an Italian frozen custard made from cream, sugar, egg yolks, and gelatin. It's easy to slice and slow to melt and is layered on top of a foundation of store-bought chocolate wafers for a cool take on a large format dessert.
Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.
Serve these simple, delicious fritters with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a delicious breakfast.
Bananas Foster Milkshake
The signature flavors from the dessert of the same name inspired this sweet-and-salty milkshake.
Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake
This classic southern cake can be over-the-top sweet. Enter coconut sugar, a sweetener from the sap of the coconut tree's flower buds. While it has no coconut flavor, it does bring a caramelized, almost savory complexity to baked goods. It's perfect in a cake that's plenty sweet (as well as moist), thanks to the fresh banana and pineapple. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
What's even better than banana bread? Banana bread with chocolate! Kids of all ages will clamor for these tasty breakfast bites.
Banana Nut Muffins
Here's how to bake banana nut bread in quick and easy individual portions. Stash some in the freezer so you always have breakfasts and snacks ready to go.