24 Banana Desserts You’ll Go Bananas For!

Here is a list of desserts created specifically for all you ‘top bananas’ out there. We see you

Bananas add creaminess and sweetness to a variety of dishes. And they play a starring role in a number of irresistible desserts. There is something so nostalgic and comforting about the flavour of a banana, right? They give a sweetness that cannot be matched.

_24 Banana Desserts You’ll Go Bananas For

Aside from their distinct taste, bananas contain so many health-boosting nutrients, such as high levels of fibre, vitamins, Potassium and other minerals. They have been proven to support the health of your heart and gut. And there is evidence that they even boost your energy levels and improve your mental health. 

There are so many reasons to love bananas, and we just don’t have enough time or space to list them all.

That is why we created this list. There are so many yummy banana dessert recipes and we have grouped our favourites together for all the banana enthusiasts out there to find in one article. 

Banana pies, banana milkshakes, banana bread, banana pancakes… you name it, we’ve got it covered below. 

S no more monkey business! Here are 24 delicious banana-based desserts that we already know you are going to go bananas for.

Let’s get into it.

Banana Cream Pie

The greatest cream pies are light, sweet, and incredibly smooth. This easy, no-bake Banana Cream Pie is no exception.

Many of us have memories associated with eating creamy banana pies made to Grandma’s recipe. So why don’t you try making your own at home? Creating your very own banana cream pie couldn’t be easier using this simple, no-bake recipe.

Add a filling of cream cheese, banana pudding and condensed milk to a graham cracker crust layered with sliced bananas. Then allow it to set in the fridge for an hour or two. It tastes so good.

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Banana Cake

This is the perfect recipe to use when the bananas in your fruit bowl are becoming a little overripe. Incredibly light and fluffy, this old fashioned Banana Cake is destined to become a new family favourite!

Beat all the ingredients together, including the mashed up bananas, and bake inside a greased pan for around 30-35 minutes. Try making a basic cream cheese frosting to coat the top, or simply enjoy the cake on its own. Either way, it will taste delicious.

There is no doubt that you are going to adore this fantastic Banana Cake recipe. Never throw away your overripe bananas ever again.

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Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting

There is nothing quite like a decadent, rich slice of brownie with some fudgy frosting. To upgrade your current recipe, you should definitely consider adding a couple of mashed bananas.

These Banana Brownies are incredibly moist and crumbly, combining the remarkable flavours of sweet bananas and luxurious chocolate. Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better, it is generously smothered with a creamy peanut butter frosting.

Try making these stunning Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Banoffee Pie

Is there anything more fulfilling than a delicious, gooey Banoffee Pie? This timeless classic never fails to hit the spot.

This Banoffee Pie is incredibly simple to prepare. The combination of the creamy/crunchy textures from the bananas and the cookie based crust, paired with the delicious light whipped cream, create a fantastic treat.

Why not give this delicious sweet dessert dish a try? It’s a winner, whether you are catering for a family gathering or are simply craving a sweet treat yourself.

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Banana Cream Pie Poke Cake

The scrumptious Banana Cream Pie Poke Cake is for those searching for a playful twist on two legendary desserts.

While most poke cakes are created with prepackaged cake and pudding mixes, this version is made totally from scratch. The result is a superior version of the original.

What you end up with is a chilled, creamy, appetising, homemade banana cake filled with banana pudding. And it is a breeze to make. Try it once and we’re sure it’ll become one of your regular banana desserts.

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Blueberry Banana Bread

Next up, we have yet another recipe that unifies two popular desserts to create an utterly legendary result! If you love blueberry muffins and banana bread, you are going to fall in love with this Blueberry Banana Bread.

By following this recipe, you, too, can create your own moist, fluffy banana bread, infused with juicy blueberries. These classic flavours combined are absolutely to die for. What’s more the blue juices against the soft, golden cake look incredible.

Alternatively, you can use this cake batter to create muffins instead of one, large loaf of bread. It is completely up to you.

Want another great Banana Bread Recipe? Here’s our go to high Protein version.

Banana Split Ice Cream

Who among us remembers enjoying delectable banana splits on gorgeous, sunny days as children? Nothing quite matches up to it! With this recipe, you can create your very own Banana Split Ice Cream.

The ice cream itself is loaded with fresh fruit – cherries and strawberries, chopped bananas – and a whole lot of chocolate chips. Just like the best banana split should be. There are just so many fruity flavours in each spoonful.

Before serving, top with a swirl of whipped cream for the greatest results. You could even crown it with a cherry for the ultimate finishing touch.

Sydney has some stand-out Ice Cream parlours. Here are our top spots.

Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are always dependable, whether they’re being served for breakfast, dessert, or as a simple afternoon snack. Their versatility is one of the reasons we love them so much.

Banana Pancakes are in a completely different league, and even better, they’re actually pretty good for you. Unlike some nutritious pancake variations, the ones you can make with this recipe are just as fluffy and light as regular pancakes. And they are naturally sweet from the bananas.

These wholesome, healthy banana pancakes do not taste like they’re healthy, so they’ll make for a great alternative for a lighter brunch with friends.

We also have another fabulous pancake option in our Cottage Cheese Recipes. Check it out.

Banana Butter Mochi

Have you ever tried butter mochi before? If not, now is the time to do so, and we definitely recommend that you start with this delicious Banana Butter Mochi recipe.

Butter mochi is a rich Hawaiian cake with a chewy, springy consistency and a crunchy exterior coating. This particular version includes a mushy banana filling, as well as having banana purée mixed into the cake batter. The filling makes this delicacy even sweeter.

Whether served as a midday sweet snack or a mini dessert, these chewy, fruity treats are truly wonderful.

Reese’s Pieces Banana Cake

One of the best food combinations of all time is chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate and banana are also a match made in heaven… and, well, so is banana and peanut butter. 

This recipe mixes all three tastes to make a delicious sweet treat that everyone will love.

Reese’s Pieces lovers assemble, and grab your cooking utensils: this is a cake that you will not want to miss out on.

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Banana Split Dessert

Let’s go back to the banana split concept – after all, it’s one of the classic banana desserts.  Here’s another treat based on the popular pudding, featuring all the flavours the original ice cream sundae holds.

This recipe makes a delectable banana split dish with a crunchy graham cracker base, cream cheese centre, ripe bananas, fresh strawberries, and homemade whipped cream all over the top.

Look no further than this No-Bake Banana Split Dessert if you’re searching for the ideal simple no-bake dessert to cool off with this season.

Do you like something fruity to finish off a meal? Check out our Easy Orange Desserts.

Banana Custard Pie

Next, we have a pie to make from scratch: no pre-made ingredients are used in this recipe.

With a handcrafted shortcrust pastry, velvety smooth vanilla centre, and layers of banana slices in every mouthful, this Banana Custard Pie is surprisingly easy to prepare.

Top your banana pie with delicious whipped cream and garnish with fresh banana slices. Get creative as you like during the decoration stage.

Banana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

While we’ve already talked about a few tastes that go great with bananas. These cookies take another natural friend of the banana – toffee – and combines them perfectly.

Cookies are always a winner in our book, but these take the modest biscuit to the next level. With their crunchy exteriors and soft, doughy centres, crammed with bananas, creamy chocolate chips, and chewy toffee bits.

When warm, the chocolate chips ooze invitingly. Yum! Try them and we reckon they’ll become one of your most-loved banana recipes.

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Banana Mango Piña Colada Parfaits

If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain – and you love sweet desserts – you’re going to love these vibrant, fruity parfaits.

These frozen desserts unite the fresh flavours of banana, pineapple, mango, and coconut, creating a tropical flavour that will transport you to a sunny beach in the Bahamas. These delicacies are the epitome of summertime sweetness.

Make a batch of these non-alcoholic Banana-Mango Piña Colada Parfaits and imagine you are lounging by the pool, soaking up some sunshine. You’ve earned it!

Feel like shaking up a batch of Pina Colada cocktails? Have a look at our Classic Cocktails Recipes.

Banana Cream Cheesecake

Nothing compares to a rich, creamy cheesecake bursting with fruity flavors and sweet, sugary goodness.

This cheesecake recipe starts with a crumbly base, which is then topping with a fresh banana-flavoured filling and topped with velvety Bavarian cream. The resulting is a smooth, thick consistency with a delightful banana taste.

Note: the fundamental difference between Bavarian cream and pastry cream is that Bavarian cream is produced from gelatin, giving it a more jelly-like consistency to hold the cheesecake together.

Want to change it up a bit? How about a Mango Cheesecake? See our Best Mango Dessert Recipes for some tips.

Banana Brownies

The small sweets in the next recipe may not appear like your typical chocolate brownies, but trust us when we say that after you’ve tried them, you’ll never go back.

These scrumptious, creamy-yellow Banana Brownies are sweet sweets that you are going to love. The brownies, which incorporate white chocolate pieces and mashed up bananas, have a gooey, thick consistency that is just to die for.

You can dust them with powdered sugar or drizzle them with chocolate sauce once they’ve finished baking, but they’re delicious on their own. It’s entirely up to you!

Want to impress your friends with something a little different next time you cook for them? See our Persimmon Recipes.

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

As we all know, pumpkin-flavored pastries become all the rage as soon as autumn arrives. It’s Pumpkin Spice season from the very moment the leaves begin to fall from the trees.

This autumn, make a batch of these delectable Pumpkin Banana Muffins, ensuring you have a load of pumpkin flavoured sweet treats readily on hand. Enjoy one (or several) of the bite-sized delights alongside a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee.

These pumpkin and banana flavoured muffins are incredibly simple to prepare at home, and taste fantastic. Why don’t you give them a try if you don’t believe us?

If you have issues with gluten or follow a paleo diet, check out our Date Cinnamon Muffin Recipes

Banana Split Trifle

This delightful, creamy Banana Split Trifle is unlike any other no-bake dessert you’ve ever tried.

Have some fun making the various layers of this glorious dessert. Angel food cake slices are coated in sugar-free vanilla pudding before being loaded with everything great about a banana split. Fresh banana chunks, pineapple, freshly picked strawberries, and a chocolate fudge sauce are among the many ingredients.

Don’t forget to garnish with some crushed walnuts and a cherry or two on top of the fresh whipped cream. Get creative with the decorating!

As a British-born Aussie, Christmas and trifle go together like summer evenings and BBQs. Click here to see more of our top Christmas Dessert Recipes.

Banana Pudding

Next up, here is the aptly named ‘The Best Easy Banana Pudding,’ which looks as good as it tastes.

While banana pudding is frequently used as a component in other desserts, it is also a magnificent dish on its own, with a creamy texture and warming qualities. It’s a hug in a bowl.

Better still, it’s really simple to put together, making it a quick and easy treat to whip up whenever you have a spare moment.

Enjoy sweet banana flavours, crumbly cookie pieces and creamy, silky custard in this king of banana desserts.

Have you ever tried Minatamis na Saging? It’s a popular banana-based dessert from The Phillipines. You can find the recipe here.

Banana Cream Cheesecake Pie

So far on this list, we’ve looked at various pie and cheesecake recipes, but here’s one that mixes the two to create the ultimate luscious treat.

Combining white chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese, and, of course, a handful of bananas, this Banana Cream Cheesecake Pie is a delicious blend of classic banana cream pie and a cheesecake.

This dish is ideal for individuals who can’t decide between a slice of cheesecake and a slice of cream pie. You’ll never have to make this difficult decision again while you have this recipe on hand.

Banana Sushi

It’s not often that you’ll see the word ‘sushi’ in a list of dessert recipes, but don’t dismiss the concept just yet: this quirky idea could become your new favorite sweet treat.

Banana Sushi is a simple, entertaining, and nutritious snack that can be eaten at any time of day. Simply slice up some bananas, spread them with some peanut butter, cream cheese, and/or fruit flavoured jam, and top with any delicious garnishes you desire.

Making your own sushi at home is both fun and surprisingly easy thing to do. Our family loves turning it into a do-it-yourself meal where everyone puts together their own hand rolls. For Sushi Making Kits and more, see here.

Grab a pair of chopsticks to eat the sushi with for added fun. This is definitely going to be a hit with the youngsters. And not surprisingly, it’s one of our simplest banana desserts.

Does the mention of Sushi make you hungry for a Japanese meal? Here are some of our recommended Japanese Restaurants in Perth.

Bananas Foster Upside Down Cupcakes

Next on the list comes yet another inventive mash-up of two classic desserts. This time, the dish is a mix of Bananas Foster and an Upside Down Pineapple Cake.

These easy-to-make Bananas Foster Upside Down Cupcakes are fantastic small desserts that are perfect for any occasion, made using bananas instead of pineapple.

We are confident that you are going to enjoy these teeny-tiny sweets. Make a batch for your next family gathering or party (but remember to keep a couple for yourself!)

Banana Coffee Milkshake

No banana desserts list is complete without at least one milkshake recipe, and here it is. Banana milkshakes are incredibly easy to make, so we figured we’d choose something a little different to fill the space on our list instead.

Those with caffeine addictions can grab their daily buzz while placating their sweet tooth by having a sip (or two) of this scrumptious Banana Coffee Milkshake. This banana and coffee flavoured drink is incredibly rich and creamy. And if you really want to push the boat out, garnish it with a layer of whipped cream.

All you need to create this beverage is milk, vanilla ice cream, a small banana, and some coffee granules. So easy. It’s sure to be a staple amongst your banana desserts.

Are all these fantastic recipes making you said because you follow a dairy-free diet. Don’t despair. See our Dairy-Free Recipes for some ideas.

Banoffee Cheesecake

To finish off our list, we have yet another cheesecake recipe that everybody is going to adore. This dessert is not just banana-flavoured, but also includes a generous flavouring of toffee.

This delicacy is constructed with a delicious crispy cookie crust, layered with fresh banana slices, and a thick coating of delectable caramel sauce and a cream cheese filling. It is then topped with chocolate shavings, even more bananas, and a dollop of whipped cream on top.

This Banoffee Cheesecake just has to be one of the greatest cheesecakes of all time. Nothing beats a Banoffee flavoured dessert.

Love the taste of coconut and wanting to incorporate in more of your cooking? See our Coconut Milk Recipes.

Final Thoughts

So, there we have it! Those were our top picks for the greatest banana desserts of all time. We hope you enjoyed reading through them all, and we have no doubt you’re already making plans to create a couple of them at home. 

If there are any overly ripe bananas in your fruit bowl, you know what to do with them.

Have fun!

Faye Keenan
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