16 Top-Rated Banana Dessert Recipes

Banana Chocolate Walnut Frozen Yogurt
Photo: Kim's Cooking Now

Bananas are so common, it's easy to take them for granted. In fact, they're the second most consumed fruit in America (apples occupy the top spot, those show-offs). But don't underestimate this everyday fruit. Just take a look at how you can transform ordinary bananas into extraordinary desserts.

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Homemade Banana Pudding Pie

Homemade Banana Pudding Pie
Allrecipes Magazine

Let's start with this classic banana pie on a vanilla wafer crust. Sure, there are versions out there that call for instant pudding, but this top-rated beauty shows you how easy it is to make the whole thing from scratch, including the fluffy meringue topping. Just in case you need tips for making meringue, we've got you covered.

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Chocolate Banana Pie

Chocolate Banana Pie
Melisa Cremer

Bananas love chocolate, and they don't care who knows it. Just take a look at the deliciousness they create when you get them together in the same pie crust. It's almost NSFW.

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No-Bake Mile-High Banana Split Pie

No-Bake Mile-High Banana Split Pie
skilla167

Everything you love about banana splits, but in pie form. As a public service, I'll tell you right now the hot fudge sauce is laced with rum. But you can leave it out if you want to serve it to the kids.

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Banana Pudding and Yogurt Parfaits

yogurt parfaits with bananas and granola
RusticJoyfylFood

Here's a quick and easy snack to make with bananas, yogurt, banana pudding, and gingersnap cookies. You could layer it all in jars for grab-and-go breakfasts or picnic desserts.

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A-Number-1 Banana Cake

A-Number-1 Banana Cake
ZAKIAH

The batter for this popular cake can be used to make banana bread and muffins, too. Top it with cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts the way lots of reviewers do.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
TTV78

Here's that winning banana and chocolate combo again, this time as a super simple snack cake.

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Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread
Dianne

You can't tell me that banana bread is for breakfast only. I mean, look at that delectable frosting! Surely this qualifies as dessert!

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Healthy Banana Cookies

healthy banana cookies
Talena

There's not a speck of gluten or refined sugar here. Instead, these moist, chewy cookies are packed with oats and sweetened with chopped dates. A great option if you're trying to keep things on the healthier side.

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Banana and Walnut Brownies

Banana and Walnut Brownies
lutzflcat

This 5-star winner is a great example of how adding just one banana can make a good recipe even more delectably moist.

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Healthy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Healthy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
Mackenzie Schieck

Frozen bananas hit the blender with peanut butter, chocolate, and just a touch of milk to smooth things out. You can substitute coconut or almond milk to make it totally dairy-free.

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Banana Chocolate Walnut Frozen Yogurt

Banana Chocolate Walnut Frozen Yogurt
Kim's Cooking Now

Greek yogurt adds a tart edge to this easy freezy dessert that you churn in your ice cream maker.

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Monkey Tails

Monkey Tails
Alberta Rose

You'll love how easy it is to make these old-fashioned favorites. Roll the chocolate-dipped bananas in nuts, mini chips, coconut, or sprinkles for kid-pleasing summertime treats.

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Banana-Cinnamon Chocolate Sorbet

bowl of homemade Banana-Cinnamon Chocolate Sorbet
Kim

An easy, flavorful, and delicious banana sorbet! "Make sure to use very ripe bananas for the best results!" says Kim.

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Chef John's Bananas Foster

Chef John's Bananas Foster
Chef John's Bananas Foster. Chef John

Chef John shows you how to make this famous flaming banana dessert. Yeowza!

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Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Photo by TTV78
TTV78

Bananas, bread, and chocolate baked in a sweetened milk-and-egg custard and served warm from the oven. Hold on a moment while I grab a spoon.

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Banana Lumpia

Banana Lumpia
Baking Nana

And now for something completely different: bananas rolled in brown sugar and fried in lumpia wrappers (or use egg roll wrappers). Seriously OMG.

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