Discover 10 Healthy Banana Recipes | The Best of the Bunch

Each time I listen to someone claim they cannot carry out anything with a ripe fruit, I quiver. There are actually numerous points you can possibly do along with enriched bananas!
Certain, they may not be as tasty on their own, yet they very most certainly could offer you in a range of methods. Cookie, covereds, smoothie mixes, as well as breads-- there's simply no going inappropriate listed below.

Right here is actually a collection of recipes I have actually acquired for you from around the web. With this a lot selection, you're expecteded to find just what creates your taste delighted.

1. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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This is a no-brainer. Smoothies are the easiest solution when it comes to figuring out what to do with ripe fruit, frozen fruit, or fruit that’s about to spoil.
1 c. milk
1 chocolate scoop of protein
1 ripe banana
3/4 frozen fruit
1 tbsp. of peanut butter

2. Banana Pancakes (So yummy!)

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3. Chewy and Moist Oatmeal Banana Cookies 


3/4 cup salted butter, softened (I use Challenge Butter)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cornstarch
3 cups old fashioned oats
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4. Caramelized Banana Upside-Down Cake


1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
about 3 extra-large ripe bananas or 4 small/medium, sliced in half horizontally and then sliced in vertically (if banana is ‘fat’, slice each half into 3 or 4 long vertical pieces)
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (or Powdered Buttermilk, use 2 tablespoons with the dry ingredients + 1/2 cup water added with the wet)
1/3 cup sour cream (lite okay, or plain Greek yogurt may be substituted)
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
salted caramel sauce for drizzling, optional (homemade or store bought)

5. Waffled Banana Bread


1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
¼ tsp fine salt
1 cup smashed banana (2 to 3 small bananas)
½ cup vegetable oil, plus more for brushing waffle iron
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Soft unsalted butter and confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)

6. Banana Cream Pudding


1 qt milk
2 cups plus 1/4 cup sugar
8 large eggs, separated, whites discarded or store for another use
1 tsp banana extract
⅓ cup bourbon
½ cup cornstarch
Salt
½ tsp pure vanilla extract, plus a splash
2 Tbsp butter, cut into cubes
1 cup heavy cream
4 bananas, sliced
1 box vanilla wafers
⅓ cup creme de banana

7. Chocolate-Banana Pancake Breakfast Casserole


4 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus more as necessary and for greasing the baking dish
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
6 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Kosher salt
1 ¾ cups buttermilk
7 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 bananas, thinly sliced
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

8. Grilled Banana Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce


Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for dusting pan
6 eggs
1 ¼ cups mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp lemon extract
3 cups flour
1 cup sour cream
1 pinch kosher salt
Chocolate Sauce
1 ⅓ cups heavy cream
1 cup honey
⅔ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Big pinch of salt
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
Unsalted butter, melted, for serving

9. Banana Crunch Muffins


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ lb(s) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 extra-large eggs
¾ cup whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (2 bananas)
1 cup ripe bananas, medium-diced (1 banana)
1 cup walnuts, small-diced
1 cup granola
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
Dried banana chips, granola, or shredded coconut (optional)

10. Banana-Date Smoothie 


Serves 2
2 medium bananas, ripe
1/4 cup pitted dates, such as Medjool
2 cups almond milk
2 teaspoons chia seeds, soaked if time allows (see Recipe Note)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 lime, juiced
4 ice cubes
Dash of cinnamon

Dash of sea salt