20 Healthy Banana Recipes

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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.

Final Word

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

4 thoughts on “20 Healthy Banana Recipes

  • July 31, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    Hi Linda
    Thanks for the great banana recipes. I make a banana bread in a cast iron skillet but I so wanted more recipes, especially healthy ones. Marcia

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    • July 31, 2019 at 9:59 am
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      Hi Marcia, whoa!! You have a recipe to make banana bread in a cast-iron skillet? If you can share it, please do! I would love that recipe! Linda

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  • August 2, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    I’ll do one better and send you to the YouTube channel. If I could figure out how to send you a picture of the first one I made I would. Mandy, from Moore2Life and Leisa Sutton from SuttonsDaze collaborated by making a banana bread in a cast iron skillet. I used Mandy’s recipe without the cherries and added mini chocolate chips. Leisa added sour cream to hers, which I use if I have any. It’s so tasty. Enjoy. Marcia

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