20 Easy to Prepare Banana Recipes

When it comes to banana recipes, you might be familiar or you might be thinking that they are banana bread, banana cake or banana muffin, right?

Definitely, they are great but for now, here are 20 no bake, easy to prepare recipes using the banana for your snack, appetizer or dessert.


Banana Smoothie


1 banana

1 cup cold milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon wheat germ

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg



1. In a blender, combine banana, milk, egg, wheat germ, honey, vanilla, and nutmeg.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Pour into a chilled glass and serve.


Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie


1 banana

1/8 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup soy milk

2 tablespoons honey



1. In a blender, combine banana, peanut butter, and soy milk.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Pour into glasses and drizzle with honey for garnish.

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Banana Strawberry Smoothie


1 banana, broken into chunks

1 teaspoon banana extract 3/4 cup milk

1 (8 oz) container strawberry yogurt

2 teaspoons white sugar



1. Place banana, banana extract, milk, yogurt, and sugar into a blender.

2. Blend until smooth and serve.


Banana Berry Smoothie


1 cup milk

1 banana

3 large strawberries

1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon honey



1. In a blender, combine milk, banana, strawberries, yogurt, and honey.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Pour into glass and serve.



Banana Anna


1 banana

1 1/2 cups milk

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg



1. In a blender combine banana, milk, honey and nutmeg.

2. Blend until smooth.



Banana Blast


1 banana

1 pinch of ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup milk

2 cups crushed ice



1. In a blender combine banana, nutmeg, vanilla, milk and crushed ice.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Pour into glasses and serve.

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Banana Slush Punch


4 ripe bananas

2 cups white sugar

3 cups water

1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice

2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate

1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate

3 cups water

3 liters ginger ale



1. In a blender, combine bananas, sugar, and 3 cups water.

2. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in pineapple juice.

3. Blend in orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, and 3 cups water.

4. Divide into 3 plastic containers and freeze until solid.

5. Remove from freezer 3 to 4 hours before serving. Using one portion at a time, place slush in a punch bowl and pour in 1 liter of ginger ale for each.

6. Using one portion at a time, place slush in a punch bowl and pour in 1 liter of ginger ale for each.


Banana Nut Oatmeal


1/4 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup skim milk

1 teaspoon flax seeds

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

3 tablespoons honey

1 banana, peeled



1. Combine the oats, milk, flax seeds, walnuts, honey, and banana in a microwave-safe bowl.

2. Cook in microwave on High for 2 minutes.

3. Mash the banana with a fork and stir into the mixture. Serve hot.


Banana Stuffed French Toast


1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch slices

2 bananas, peeled and sliced

3 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon water

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/4 cup butter

confectioners’ sugar for dusting



1. Create a pocket about 2/3 of the way into each slice of bread by cutting along an edge.

2. Fill pockets with 2 or 3 banana slices each.

3. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, water, milk, vanilla extract, orange liqueur and orange zest.

4. Dip the bread slices in the mixture, allowing slices to become saturated.

5. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.

6. Place a few slices at a time in the skillet, and cook.

7. Turn once in a while until both sides are golden brown.

8. Dust with confectioners’ sugar to serve.


Amazing Banana Sorbet


1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup mashed banana



1. In a small saucepan, stir together sugar and water.

2. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and allow to cool.

3. When the sugar syrup is cool, stir in bananas.

4. Pour into a freezer -safe baking dish. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, until set at the edges.

5. Remove from the freezer and transfer to a mixing bowl.

6. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth.

7. Return to the freezer until gently set, at least 2 hours.

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Blueberry Banana Salad


2 cups sliced firm bananas

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained

1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

2 tablespoons flaked coconut

1/2 cup sour cream



1. In a bowl, combine the bananas, blueberries,s oranges, marshmallows, and coconut.

2. Gently fold in the sour cream. Refrigerate the leftovers.



Banana Pudding Dessert


1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup cold milk

1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (8 oz) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed

52 vanilla wafers

4 medium firm bananas, sliced



1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.

2. Beat in condensed milk; set aside.

3. In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix. Add to cream cheese mixture.

4. Fold in whipped topping. Place a third of the vanilla wafers in a 2-1/2-qt. glass bowl.

5. Top with a third of the bananas and pudding mixture.

6. Repeat layers twice. Refrigerate until served.



Strawberry-Banana Gelatin Salad


1 (6 oz) package strawberry gelatin

1 cup boiling water

2 (10 oz) packages frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, partially thawed

1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained

1 cup mashed firm bananas 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups sour cream

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.

2. Stir in strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and nuts.

3. Pour half of the mixture into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. dish.

4. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Set the remaining gelatin mixture aside.

5. Combine the sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.

6. Spread over the chilled gelatin. Spoon remaining gelatin mixture over top. Chill overnight.



Tangy Banana Salad


1 cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 pinch of salt

3 bananas, sliced

1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro

1 pinch chili powder (optional)



1. Mix together the yogurt, mustard powder, and salt in a serving bowl.

2. Add the banana slices and stir gently until bananas are evenly coated with yogurt mixture.

3. Garnish with chopped cilantro and chili powder. Serve immediately.

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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Porridge


2 cups boiling water

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 banana, mashed

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips



1. In a saucepan, combine water, oats and salt.

2. Simmer 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat, cover, and let it stand for 3 minutes.

4. Stir in brown sugar, banana and chocolate chips.



Banana Boats


2 bananas

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup miniature marshmallows



1. Slit each banana lengthwise through the peel, making sure not to cut all the way through to the other side.

2. Stuff the bananas with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

3. Wrap each banana in aluminum foil and cook over a fire, on the barbecue, or in a 300-degree oven for 5 minutes, or until chocolate is melted. Eat with a spoon.



Thai Fried Bananas


3/4 cup white rice flour

1/4 cup tapioca flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 1/4 cups water

10 bananas

3 cups oil for frying



1. In a medium bowl, mix rice flour, tapioca, sugar, salt, and coconut.

2. Stir in water, a little at a time, and mix to form a thick batter.

3. Peel the bananas and cut each lengthwise into 3 or 4 pieces.

4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or deep wok to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

5. Completely coat each banana slice in batter, then fry in hot oil until golden.

6. Drain on paper towels.  Serve at once.



Simple BBQ Banana


2 bananas

4 scoops vanilla ice cream

1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint (optional)



1. Place whole, unpeeled bananas on a grill while turning occasionally until the peel is blackened.  Remove stems and skin.

2. Slice bananas, and serve over vanilla ice cream with mint garnish.

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Brazilian Bananas


6 medium bananas, halved lengthwise

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup white sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup flaked coconut



1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.

3. Place the bananas into the baking dish.

4. Combine the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar and salt in a pitcher or bowl.

5. Pour over the bananas. Dot with butter.

6. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Sprinkle with coconut before serving.



Banana Fritters


1/2 cup milk

2 bananas, mashed

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon margarine, melted

1 quart vegetable oil for frying

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar



1. In a mixing bowl, combine the milk and bananas.

2. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder. Thoroughly mix in the eggs and margarine.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).

4. Carefully place a spoonful of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until brown.

5. Flip the fritter and continue to brown.

6. Remove fritters from the oil and drain on paper towels.

7. Dust the fritters with confectioners’ sugar and serve while warm.


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