Naturally Sweet: 12 Banana Recipes

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Bananas are in season year-round, and add a touch of sweet to anything you make, from pudding to BBQ sauce. Enjoy these recipes for breads, drinks, desserts, and more.

Banana and Spinach Pancakes

banana and spinach pancakes
These are thick, sweet, and perfect for breakfast.

Banana Walnut Muffins with Salted Tops

These tender muffins get plenty of sweetness and moistness from mashed bananas...and the sprinkling of sugar and coarse salt make a delicious and unusual topping.

Cast-Iron Skillet Banana Cake

If you love banana bread, you'll love this cake-like version of it. It's perfect for any season.

Banana Waffles

Banana Waffles
As a dear friend of mine was nearing the due date of her fourth child, together we made a big batch of these banana waffles for her to freeze. After the baby arrived, her whole family enjoyed toasted...

Banana Pecan Spice Loaf with Rum Butter Glaze

Banana Pecan Spice Loaf with Rum Butter Glaze recipe
This is a great cake with or without the rum butter glaze, which can also be used as a sauce aside the cake (or over ice cream) instead of on top of it.

Banana Cream Pavlova

A pavlova – a crispy and chewy meringue – is typically covered with whipped cream and fresh fruit. This version adds a rum-flavored pastry cream (and uses the egg yolks, too). Use sweet, ripe...

Tamarind Banana Barbecue Sauce

tamarind banana bbq sauce
"Barbecue originated in the Caribbean; barbacoa was the Arawak Indian word for a grill. And tamarind and bananas are traditional flavorings of the West Indies."
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