Try not to go bananas, but we have over two dozen recipes that include this fun fruit! From fried plantains to delicious smoothies and simple fruit salads, check out these recipes for your next meal.
This recipe has all the bases covered. Filled with sweet banana and topped with crunchy granola, these are hearty breakfast muffins. Add chocolate chips, and you've got a satisfying dessert.
A member of the banana family, plantain can be as sweet as its common yellow counterpart. But fried up before they're ripe (a popular Caribbean recipe called tostones), plaintains yield a kid-pleasing, savory snack similar to French fries.
Like s'mores, these bananas derive their gooey goodness from the heat of a grill or campfire.
These banana-based snowmen are decidedly more tropical than the frosty variety, and kids can assemble their own if you prepare the fruit for them.
Sweet graham cracker crust piled with layers of vanilla pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped cream -- the very sight of one of these homemade pies can tickle a kid's taste buds. Plus, making one is practically a rite of passage for young pie chefs. The on
These delicious peanut butter banana scones are the perfect addition to any tea party.
A quick-to-mix peanut butter dressing makes the perfect complement to this whimsical combination of greens, bananas, and berries.
With a little help from your kids, these tasty banana cupcakes can magically metamorphose into a flock of colorful butterflies.
This fun fast-food impostor makes a wholesome quick breakfast.
Chocolate chips give this classic bread an especially nice touch. The addition of yogurt makes this favorite especially moist and delicious!
Turn this ice-cream parlor staple into a make-ahead dessert that can feed (and please) a crowd.
This quick-to-learn recipe is easy and has fun steps for kids, including mashing bananas.
Instructions for making a tasty treat in the form of a ghost from a banana.
These nutritious bites are easy to mass-produce and just as easy for players to pop in their mouths during halftime or whenever they need a boost.
Trick your family this April first with a sweet dessert that looks just like a savory potpie.
This sweet dessert is quick and easy to assemble, and everyone will enjoy skewering their own selection of fruits and dipping them into the melted chocolate.
Give a banana a deep-sea life of its own by turning it into an octopus.
Here's a delicious, easy-to-make snack that you don't have to be a monkey to love.
This Hawaiian dessert salad is both tasty and healthy, and each diner can customize his or her own salad with a sprinkle of grated coconut, chopped macadamia nuts and/or chocolate chips.
Invite your child to plant these "berry" delicious flowers on his or her plate.
This colorful fruit salad gets its punch from the great balance of tart fruits, lime juice, and bite-size pieces of sweet pound cake.
A frozen banana is the backbone of a good smoothie. I never toss out over-ripe bananas -- I just peel them and store them in a bag in the freezer.
Skeptical that your kids will drink anything with tofu in it? Have them try it first without knowing what that is that makes it so creamy. With this much fruit, they'll never know the difference.
With two thick and frosty layers -- one flavored with banana, the other with chocolate or mocha -- this shake really stacks up.
The riper the pineapple and banana, the sweeter your outcome. This smoothie has it all -- fresh, tropical, and an excellent source of vitamin C.
Your children will go bananas for this tasty treat. It looks just like ice cream but is made from nothing more than the kid-friendliest of fruits.
Banana Crunch Muffins
Caribbean Twice-Fried Plantains
Snowman on a Stick
Banana Cream Pie
Peanut Butter Banana Scones
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Berry Salad
Butterfly Banana Cupcake
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Banana Split Ice-cream Cake
Unbeatable Banana Bread
Balls of Energy
Fresh Fruit Fondue with Chocolate Sauce
Tropical Fruit Toss
Honey-Lime Fruit Salad
Pink Banana Smoothie
Pineapple Crush Smoothie