Chocolate, vanilla, caramel… those are just a handful of flavors that most people think of when they think about flavors of desserts.
Whether you’re enjoying a slice of decadent chocolate cake, or a bite of creamy vanilla cheesecake, it’s going to taste pretty great.
One of the most popular dessert flavors, yet one of the most underrated, is banana.
From pies to brownies, to pancakes and ice cream, every dessert tastes better when it’s banana-flavored! Nothing quite beats the taste and texture of a mouthful of sliced bananas (see also ‘How To Freeze Bananas?‘) on top of a cake or a pie.
In this article, we have listed a bunch (no pun intended) of banana-flavored desserts. We have, specifically, 30+ desserts for you to check out. Each of them are fairly easy to make at home, and use basic ingredients.
So, let’s get started. Here are 30+ banana-flavored desserts for you to make in the comfort of your own kitchen.
1. Banana Cake
This list starts with the banana cake. This is such a delicious dessert for any occasion, and baking it at home is so easy.
Although banana bread and banana cake are frequently confused, banana cake is much fluffier and softer. Both have excellent flavors, and this list also includes a banana bread recipe (more on that later).
There are only six ingredients in this simple banana cake recipe. It’s stuffed full of bananas and is incredibly juicy and sweet. Due to its low calorie content, it is also quite nutritious when compared to other desserts.
Your next handmade dessert should surely include this recipe for a wonderful, velvety mousse prepared with bananas. Since it is vegetarian and eggless, most individuals can consume this sweet delight.
You don’t even need to bake this mousse, making it quick and simple to make. All that is required is to combine the materials and then set aside for a few hours.
Trifle always goes down a treat at a party or gathering, but how about this super sweet, fruity, boozy trifle?
Made with bananas, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and Kahlua coffee liqueur, just to name a few ingredients, this dirty trifle holds a taste that will leave you coming back for more. One bowl is not enough!
4. Banana Bread
Traditional banana bread is delicious, dense, and just the right amount of sweet. It’s great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Use this recipe for excellent banana bread to use up any overripe bananas in your fruit bowl (see also ‘33 Fruit Desserts (+ Easy Recipes)‘).
You could even mix in some chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, or even both! There is no doubt that this bread will taste fantastic no matter what you decide.
5. Banoffee Pie
Everyone like banoffee pie since it is a timeless dessert (check out our favorite Asian desserts). No guest will ever be dissatisfied when you serve it out, whether they adore bananas, toffee, whipped cream, or all of the above.
This Banoffee Pie recipe makes plenty for eight people and comes together quickly, making it a wonderful choice if you’re in a rush.
There are so many options available when it comes to skillfully incorporating flavors into a snack with a banana flavor. The delicious taste of these double chocolate banana bars is due to this.
The bananas and spinach provide some potassium and iron, and the overall total calorie and protein content per square is roughly 168, making this a tasty and nearly nutritious snack.
Popular American dish known as ‘Bananas Foster’ was created in New Orleans, made with cooked bananas, and a buttery sauce made from rum and brown sugar.
You can be confident that you will get great results since this recipe is so simple to follow. It just requires 5 ingredients, and the entire preparation and cooking process takes less than 15 minutes!
You will appreciate the delightful banana dessert of these banana brownies. It has a delicious banana flavor, the gooey, fudgy, rich consistency of a brownie, and a light, yellow-cream appearance.
Even though these banana brownies were delicious on their own, you may add a little melted chocolate or peanut butter on top if you want to be even more decadent.
This recipe for banana split ice cream includes everything else you could ask for in a homemade banana split, all mixed together as a creamy ice cream.
In this recipe, rich, creamy, all-natural ice cream is blended with all the delectable tastes of a classic banana split. With all of its vivid colors, it looks fantastic, and tastes even better!
10. Banana Pancakes
Although these banana pancakes are healthful and wholesome, they definitely don’t taste that way. These pancakes never fail, especially when they are topped with some luscious blueberries.
These airy, sugary pancakes are ideal for a light weekend brunch. Remember that your pancakes will be sweeter the riper the bananas you use.
For a quick and tasty treat, these straightforward pan-fried bananas are caramelized in honey and cinnamon. They just require five ingredients, can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, and are very simple to create.
These crispy bananas go well with ice cream, yogurt, or cream, but you can also eat them on their own.
12. Banana Ice Cream
If the Banana Split Ice Cream was a little too busy for your taste buds, why not try making some plain banana-flavored ice cream instead?
Since eggs are used in this recipe, this is technically more of a frozen custard, but either way, it tastes amazing. Pair this ice cream with the dessert of your choice, and we guarantee the banana flavors will upgrade whatever it is!
A satisfying dessert that is also good for your figure is this Skinny Banana Split Trifle. This consists of pieces of cake that have been piled with fresh bananas, other chunks of fruit, chocolate fudge, and whipped cream.
With only 15 minutes required to put it together, this no-bake dessert could not be simpler to make.
This delightful dessert mashup of blueberry muffins and banana bread is sure to win you over if you enjoy both sweet treats. One of the best inventions ever is, in our opinion, this blueberry banana bread.
This treat is moist yet crumbly, and works well as a dessert, a quick nibble alongside coffee, or even an option for breakfast.
This banana and toffee cheesecake might be among the best when it comes to traditional cheesecakes.
Starting with a crisp biscuit base, layers of sliced bananas and a caramel sauce cream cheese filling are then added. Finally, whipped cream and chocolate shavings are placed on top for the ultimate creamy treat.
These homemade cinnamon rolls resemble a hybrid of banana bread and a cinnamon roll. They make a fantastic breakfast or dessert, and are very airy and sweet.
The best part? They are made from vegan ingredients (see also ‘33 Easy To Make Vegan Desserts‘), so you can enjoy these yummy treats, even if you want to avoid dairy products. If you love cinnamon rolls, you’ll definitely want to try this banana-flavored variation.
With this recipe, you can create your own truly irresistible Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars. If you love cheesecake, pudding and bananas, you’re definitely in for a treat!
A creamy banana pudding cheesecake is placed on top of a banana blondie crust to make a delectable combo that will leave you craving more.
Although banana-flavored brownies have already appeared on this list, here is a version with a deliciously rich peanut butter fudge icing that we know you are going to adore.
A thick, creamy frosting and some sliced bananas are added to the top of these chocolate and banana-flavored brownies. It has such a wonderful flavor and appearance, and is so easy to make at home!
Banana cake tastes great on its own, but what could make it better? Chocolate chips, of course! These chocolate chip banana muffins are truly to die for.
With only a handful of ingredients, and a 20-minute baking time, you can enjoy these gooey, chocolatey banana muffins in little to no time at all!
Everybody has heard of pineapple upside down cake, but have you ever tried a banana upside down cake? It takes the traditional recipe to the next level!
The butter and brown sugar on top caramelize exquisitely to form a delicious, sticky covering. As it bakes, the delicious caramel bubbles up the sides and pours out. Imagine tasting something that looks so delicious…
21. Banana Cream Pie
A handmade cream pie is loved by everyone. This custard-filled pie’s mouthwatering flavor combination of bananas and cream will have you returning to the kitchen for another slice.
This beautiful delicacy cuts so effortlessly and has a delicious banana flavor. You may eat this dessert pretty quickly, as it just needs to set for about 30 minutes.
Once that time is up, you can cut a slice (or grab a spoon and dig straight in!)
Cheesecakes and Bananas Foster have already been featured on this list, but it is time to combine the two treats into some tasty bite-sized pieces.
These melt-in-your-mouth little cheesecakes are flavored with caramel and bananas, and taste good that you may need to eat more than one at a time.
These mini bananas foster cheesecakes have a rich texture and a tonne of caramelized banana flavor. Additionally, since they are so small, they are just so cute to look at!
These banana split bites are vibrant, easily portable, and so, so delicious! All you need are some bananas, pineapple, strawberries, chocolate, nuts, and a stick to create this adorable little treat.
These Banana Split Bites are a tasty after-school snack, or a nutritious dessert, that’s packed of fruity flavors. Assembling the ingredients and melting the chocolate all take less than 10 minutes to complete!
24. Banana Pudding
How have we made it this far into our list of banana-flavored desserts without mentioning banana pudding?! Well, it is better late than never.
A traditional Southern dish, banana pudding is adored for its soothing properties and creamy consistency. With the help of this recipe, you can simply make this classic treat in the convenience of your own home in little to no time at all!
25. Banana Sushi
Did you ever think that you would see the words ‘banana’ and ‘sushi’ in the same sentence? Neither did we. However, we are so glad that we found this recipe, as it is equally fun to make, fun to look at, and fun to eat!
While this recipe is aimed towards kids, there is no reason that us grown-ups can’t enjoy it either. For you and your children, banana sushi is a quick, simple, enjoyable, and healthful snack.
Before devouring, we advise using chopsticks to pick them up!
Next up, this homemade banana pudding trifle recipe that follows is a traditional Southern treat that must be served on any holiday or special occasion.
Stacks of bananas, shortbread, pudding, and fresh whipped cream combine to make a stunning dessert that is simply divine!
You may start scooping portions as you choose, after combining the ingredients in a lovely trifle bowl and letting them sit for an hour.
We remember eating bowls of sliced bananas and creamy, warm custard as kids, and it is a fond memory that we will hold with us forever… but, why should we rely on memories of the past? Why not make your own?!
Making bananas and custard is quite simple, and the greatest custard is homemade. There’s always the option to purchase pre-made custard, heat it up, and then drizzle it over some bananas, but where’s the joy in that?
This recipe only requires 5 ingredients, including the bananas themselves. It is so easy, and so worth the (little) effort.
Following on from the previous entry of Bananas and Custard, we have a delicious recipe for a banana custard pie that you are definitely going to love!
This recipe will help you create a crisp, buttery crust filled with a creamy, custard filling, topped with bananas slices and generous dollops of whipped cream.
Although banana cream pie is a wonderful dessert for the summer, you can have it any time of year. Just be sure to serve it cold before keeping it refrigerated!
Toffee and bananas go together like peanut butter and jelly, and they seem to enhance any kind of sweet dish. It might take some time to prepare this recipe for puffy, creamy profiteroles, but it is absolutely worth the effort. Trust us!
These banoffee profiteroles will wow your family and friends with their incredible combination of luscious banana and gooey toffee.
Note: We recommend hiding them somewhere so that they don’t all mysteriously disappear within seconds of being made…
With strawberries, bananas, walnuts or pecans, and the finest cream cheese frosting, this strawberry banana cake is really simple to make and unbelievably scrumptious.
Strawberries and bananas are a flavor pairing that seem to mix along nicely with all sweets, and this cake is no exception. With a generous side of some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, the dessert’s delicious, summery flavors make for the ideal treat.
Last but not least, here is a delicious recipe for Banana Cream Cheesecake that uses a fresh banana cheesecake with banana Bavarian cream on top. It has the most unbelievable banana flavor, and is so delightfully thick and creamy.
The cheesecake filling has the most delicious banana flavor, thanks to the use of both fresh banana flavor and banana extract. The taste and appearance are completed by the banana slices on top and, of course, the crumbly cheesecake base.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Desserts Have Bananas In Them?
With a handful of bananas and whatever else you happen to have in your kitchen, you can make a tonne of simple banana desserts.
The simple banana can be used for a lot more than banana bread and banana splits, such banana flavored cheesecake or banana pancakes. Many people also like to drink banana milkshakes.
What Is A Banana Split Made Of?
The American delicacy known as a ‘banana split’ consists of a peeled banana that has been cut open horizontally, garnished with ice cream (see also ‘33 Best Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes‘) and sauce sandwiched between the two halves.
The traditional banana split consists of three scoops of ice cream, a drizzle of sauce, some whipped cream, and toppings like sprinkles or crushed nuts.
Are Bananas Good For Baking?
The banana is a delicious, versatile fruit that works so well when it comes to baking and confections. It can be used subtly in smoothies for breakfast, or as a balancing flavor in cookies, alongside chocolate and/or caramel.
If you have some overripe bananas in your kitchen, don’t throw them away! Instead, use them to bake some treats, such as banana bread or cake.
So, there we have it: those were our top 30+ picks for banana-flavored dessert recipes. We have no doubt that you have found, at least, one or two recipes in this list that you can’t wait to make at home.
We hope you enjoyed this article, and found it interesting and informational.