Are you looking for tasty ways to upgrade your bananas? We’ve rounded up 27 of our favorite Banana Desserts that you can make at home.
Fruit is such a versatile ingredient.
It is delicious all on its own as a side to a meal or prepared as dessert.
Additionally, It is fabulous when you use fruit in fruit pies or smoothies or yogurt or salads.
Today I am focusing on bananas used in desserts like the infamous Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding and bonkers-good Banana-Chocolate Muffins, and exploring that world tailored to bananas.
Sometimes you want bananas at their ripe, fresh peak for firm slicing.
Other times you want them just past ripe for fullest flavor.
There are also plenty of times you need overripe bananas to really want each bite to pack a punch.
There are cold banana desserts like #24, exotic banana desserts *ahem* #16, and everybody’s favorite—#7! You gotta check these out, nanna lovers!
Some you eat warm out of the oven or off the stove and others are best when chilled.
See, versatility reigns!
Many, many recipes with bananas also incorporate peanut butter, so best to know ahead of time who will be enjoying these 27 Tasty Banana Desserts as it is often easy enough to modify.
Now, onto the list!
Straight up, this has to be the very first one we list because it is one of the quintessential desserts to make with bananas.
If you are going to make it, you ought to have the best recipe around!
With only six ingredients, you can create this recipe!
Make sure to prep a can of sweetened condensed milk, a box of vanilla instant pudding mix, three cups of heavy cream, a box of Nilla Wafers, ice cold water, and of course, bananas.
If it says no-bake, I’m in!
In scanning through easy banana dessert recipes, this gem showed up.
What makes it easy? Well, you can make the crust with graham crackers!
Side note: It needs four hours to chill, which means you can make even more banana desserts while waiting.
One of the easiest desserts to make with bananas is a pan of these peanut butter banana bars!
Oats, peanut butter, vanilla and chocolate chips to measure, stir, bake, and enjoy!
Butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar will come together into easy banana dessert ideas for sure!
Like these Bananas Foster, which is combined on the stovetop.
Yes, this is the one with a little rum that is set aflame at serving, but included are alternate instructions, if you prefer.
If you haven’t seen these, they are among a select group of very cold banana desserts, actually frozen!
Slice up those bananas and dip them in a dark chocolate and coconut oil mix and pop them in the freezer!
You could add sprinkles too!
6. Banana Fudge
Bananas, peanut butter, and coconut oil come together again to give us one of the richest tasting banana dessert recipes!
This banana fudge will hit your sweet spot perfectly!
Why in the world have I never thought of these types of amazingly simple banana desserts?
Sheesh! I LOVE this pan fried cinnamon banana recipe and trust me, you most absolutely will too!
Ten minutes to YUM!
A banana split cake that I do not have to bake sounds like this should go on my favorite easy banana dessert ideas list!
It also has pineapple and strawberries, so the tropical feel really shines through!
You can get creative with the toppings!
When you are craving a little something fried but fruity, this is one of the banana dessert recipes you will want on hand.
Mix the coating, dip your bananas and pan fry.
Coat with sugar or coconut or honey or ice cream or, or, or!
Next another tasty selection from the cold banana desserts category!
After refrigerating overnight, these easy banana cream cheesecake bars are so fun to cut and serve in squares with fresh slices of banana on top!
Here is a dessert to make with bananas that also doubles as a breakfast!
It does include yeast, so fancy fluffy vegan banana bread meets cinnamon rolls coming at ya full force here.
Vegan frosting recipe included too!
Looking for banana dessert recipes that are on the lighter side?
This simple banana bundt cake is perfect.
Many substitutions (less sugar and no sour cream) were made to reduce calories but not taste!
Give it a try and see what you think!
You knew it was only a matter of time before air fryer simple banana desserts started showing up.
Yep. SO, if you have an air fryer, you are a candidate for this banana s’mores recipe.
But never fear, there are also oven instructions as well.
Slice open that banana, fill it with yummies, wrap in foil and air fry or bake!
Full flavor with no cleanup!
Everyone is familiar with the pineapple upside-down cake, so when I was flipping through pictures of easy banana dessert ideas, I instantly snatched up this twin, a banana upside-down cake.
Oh, those caramelized bananas!
Summertime is the perfect time for cold banana desserts! Or all the other seasons, too.
These banana popsicles are no exception and when all I have to do is measure, blend, pour, and freeze for this refreshing dessert.
You can bet it will be one I make often.
If sushi graces your table, you will want to try this sushi-style dessert from my collection of simple banana desserts.
Roll up a banana in a tortilla spread in nutella, then apply more nutella outside for a coating of coconut flakes.
Beautiful presentation option!
Of all the easy banana dessert recipes around, this one is simple, whimsical and tasty!
I love that there is a combination of cream cheese, strawberries, bananas, and Cool Whip that makes it so satisfying!
18. Banana Crumble
Move over peach cobbler, banana crumble is moving in!
One of my personal favorite desserts to make with bananas has to be this banana crumble.
It is so comforting with rich flavors and textures when served warm out of the oven.
Add a scoop of ice cream and it is heavenly!
The banana dessert recipes that sound familiar but have a bit of a twist are always fun to experiment with.
This one falls into that category, and with the addition of a butter and sugar topping, no one can resist.
For times when you want that little something special and you are considering desserts to make with bananas, this truffle recipe is perfect!
You actually pull apart your banana bread and mix in cream cheese.
Ball it up and dip into melted chocolate or vanilla coating and add toppings.
Certainly different and delicious!
21. Banana Donuts
In the mood to take your banana bread game to the next level?
Many simple banana desserts could work, but I would recommend banana donuts!
Maybe all those bananas sat out just a bit too long and need to be used up pronto!
Excellent step-by-step pictures, just be sure you have a donut mold pan handy before starting.
Reminiscent of an angel food cake you might serve with strawberries, this strawberry banana poke cake is indeed a crowd pleaser.
Three parts to the making process, but trust me, it is so totally worth it!
With a satisfying crunch and a soft crumb inside, these scones highlight bananas but also throw in maple and walnut for good measure.
If you are tired of the usual easy banana dessert ideas, give this scone a once over.
It is probably different from what you serve on the daily and that is exactly what makes it special.
Slice, blend and serve is all you need to do with this recipe for cold banana desserts.
The texture is like soft serve ice cream but you certainly could freeze it for a firmer texture.
Other fruits could work too, but don’t tell the bananas.
Banana and cinnamon take center stage when considering simple banana desserts and specifically, banana snickerdoodles.
Cookies are the bomb!
Tasty. Portable. Comforting.
Hope you have a secret hiding place or they will be gone tomorrow.
Simple banana desserts come in all shapes and sizes with these mousse cookies looking like cannolis.
They last three days and are stored in the refrigerator.
Bake the cookie and when soft, give it the desired shape.
The banana filling is added last.
A comforting banana muffin can start any day off right even though it technically falls under the category of easy banana dessert recipes.
The chocolate chips really take this from a breakfast to a treat.
Pick whichever kind of chips you like best and toss them in!
The bottom line
Bananas are fantastic.
Bananas are available pretty much year round.
Bananas have an easily identifiable taste which most people enjoy.
BUT bananas go dark all too quickly.
No worries, now you are ready with this epic list of ideas for desserts to make with bananas!
- Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding
- No-Bake Banana Cream Lush
- 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Bars
- Bananas Foster
- Copycat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas!
- Banana Fudge
- Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas
- No Bake Banana Split Cake
- Banana Fritters
- Easy Banana Cream Cheesecake Bars
- Vegan Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
- Simple Banana Bundt Cake
- Air Fryer Banana S'mores
- Banana Upside Down Cake
- 3-Ingredient Banana Popsicles
- Easy Banana Nutella Sushi Rolls
- Strawberry Banana Fluff Salad
- Banana Crumble
- Cinnamon Banana Bread Muffins
- Banana Bread Truffle Recipe
- Banana Donuts
- Strawberry Banana Poke Cake
- Maple Banana Walnut Scones
- Homemade Banana Frozen Yogurt
- Banana Snickerdoodles
- Banana Mousse Cookies
- Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Choose one or two Banana Desserts on the list.
- Gather the ingredients and start making them.
- Serve these desserts and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!