If you love bananas and always have them in your house, then you know that they can seem to ripen overnight. If you’re faced with overly ripe bananas, this collection of banana recipes will help you make healthy treats for you and your family. From bread to cookies, from ice cream to doughnuts, and from smoothies to pudding, you’ll find delicious ways to enjoy the health benefits of this naturally sweet fruit.
Whether you bake them, freeze them, mash them, or blend them, bananas have proven themselves to be a versatile ingredient in healthy snacks and breakfast foods, as well as desserts. Browse these 20 healthy banana recipes for some delicious inspiration.
20 Banana Recipes
1. Healthy Banana Bread
Healthy Banana Bread by Cookie And Kate
If you’re looking for a healthier banana bread recipe, this is it! You’ll want to make one for yourself and bake another one for a friend.
2. Banana Date Granola Bars
Banana Date Granola Bars by A Saucy Kitchen
These nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free granola bars with banana are kid-approved; they are perfect for snacks or the lunch box. PS: adults love them, too!
3. Oatmeal Banana Cookies
Oatmeal Banana Cookies by Well Plated
Chocolate and bananas just go together and they really shine in this oatmeal-based cookie. Bake a batch and enjoy!
4. Almond Flour Banana Cake
Almond Flour Banana Cake by One Lovely Life
Here’s a delicious gluten-free banana cake recipe with a gorgeous chocolate ganache glaze. Grab your overripe bananas and make this today!
5. Almond Butter & Banana Smoothies
Almond Butter And Banana Protein Smoothie by Zesty Olive
This delicious smoothie uses a frozen banana to help keep it creamy and tasty with a dollop of almond butter for some protein. This is a great base smoothie recipe that’s delicious on its own, but will work when you want to add other fruits to it, as well.
6. Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes by Amy’s Healthy Baking
Bananas and peanut butter live in harmony in these healthy cupcakes with a creamy peanut butter frosting. Heavenly!
7. Vegan Banana Donuts
Vegan Banana Donuts by Vegan Richa
Whether you make these easy banana donuts for breakfast or dessert, you’ll have fun deciding which glaze to use when decorating them. Chocolate, cashew cream, cinnamon sugar? Try them all!
8. Vegan Banana Pudding
Vegan Banana Pudding by Making Thyme For Health
Here’s a wonderful healthier recipe for banana pudding with a luscious meringue topping that’s not made with eggs. What? Check it out!
9. Baked Banana Chips
Baked Banana Chips by Diethood
Here’s a portable and healthy snack recipe that will help you use up that bunch of bananas on your countertop. No special equipment needed for this recipe – just a baking sheet and your oven.
10. Peanut Butter Banana “Nice” Cream
Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream by Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Plugin your food processor and make some crazy good “nice” cream. Frozen bananas will give you the base you need for the ice cream. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips for a perfectly nice treat!
11. Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes by Sally’s Baking Addiction
This 3-ingredient pancake batter will become your new favorite. It’s a great way to use ripe bananas, and if you have any leftover, garnish the top of your pancakes with them. Delish!
12. Vegan Banana Oatmeal
Vegan Banana Oatmeal by Rhian’s Recipes
For a comforting breakfast, try this satisfying oatmeal recipe that makes the best use of ripe bananas as a natural sweetener while also adding creaminess to the oatmeal texture.
13. Healthy Banana Cake
Healthy Banana Cake by What Molly Made
The banana flavor really shines through in this simple cake recipe. Top it with whipped coconut cream and enjoy!
14. Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie
Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie by Minimalist Baker
This no-bake banana cream pie uses walnuts, dates, and cashews to form a delectable pie that’s as delicious as it is healthy.
15. No-Bake Banana Nut Vegan Protein Bars
No-Bake Banana Nut Vegan Protein Bars by Healthy Helper Blog
You’re just a few ingredients away from these no-bake protein bars full of bananas, nuts, oats, and spices. Let your food processor do all the work while you just enjoy the taste.
16. Vegan Banana Creme Brulee
Vegan Banana Creme Brulee by Feasting On Fruit
If you love the flavor of bananas, you must make this recipe. Baking intensifies the banana flavor of the custard. Don’t wait for a special occasion to enjoy these!
17. Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins by Bren Did
There’s never been a healthier banana muffin recipe than the one right here. It’s true. Check it out!
18. Healthy Flourless Banana Bread
Healthy Flourless Banana Bread by The Big Man’s World
This healthy flourless banana bread is fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside, and loaded with banana flavor.
19. Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream by Eating Bird Food
Did you know that frozen bananas, cacao powder, almond milk, and almond butter will create an amazing and healthy ice cream? It will and you should totally try it.
20. Banana Breakfast Bars
Banana Breakfast Bars by Crazy For Crust
Perfect for snacks, breakfast, or dessert, these banana bars are half granola bar and half banana bread. They are also freezer-friendly so you can always have some on hand.
I hope you try a few of these banana recipes. Oh my goodness, I can hardly wait to fix all of them. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. Please keep prepping, we must. May God bless this world, Linda