Banana Recipes

You'll go bananas over these recipes. Make an iconic banana bread or muffin, put a new spin on cookies, try one of our delicious healthy smoothies, or add a twist to your breakfast pancakes.

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The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars
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The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 3.77 stars
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Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.68 stars
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Whip up this three-ingredient healthy smoothie recipe with just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries. Feel free to substitute the blueberries with any other frozen fruit you like.

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.

Gluten-Free Banana-Almond Butter Muffins

For additional crunch, top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of granola before baking.

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.

Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

Rating: 3.63 stars
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For a handheld treat that takes the cake, try these cute confections -- they combine the flavor of classic banana bread with a creamy spiced frosting.

Morning Glory Muffins with Banana

Rating: 3.64 stars
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These healthy morning glory muffins are surprisingly moist, even though they're low in fat, thanks to nutritious, flavorful add-ins like banana, carrots, oats, and raisins.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Healthy Morning Muffins

Rating: 3.07 stars
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Full of nutrients, these healthy morning muffins make for a delicious breakfast

Banana Fritters

Rating: 3.59 stars
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Serve these simple, delicious fritters with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a delicious breakfast.

Banana Energy Bites

Almond butter and hemp seeds transform the humble banana into a next-level healthy snack.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Banana Bread and Beyond: 17 Ways to Bake with Your Favorite Fruit
In the life of a banana, the time between "perfectly ripe" and "overripe" can be but a fleeting moment. That's why banana bread was invented! And that's just the beginning: Transform your past-prime fruit into first-rate muffins, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.

Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins

Rating: 3.57 stars
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Fresh zucchini and ripe banana add moisture to these muffins, ensuring they are soft and tender but low in fat.