Bananas bring sweetness and a bit of the tropics to quick breads, cakes, tarts, muffins, and pancakes
Chocolate and bananas are great in a banana split, so why not combine them for moist bread that’s perfect for snacking or dessert? This bread is a favorite of guests at the Rancho La Puerta Spa.
Recipe: Chocolate Banana Bread
We love this banana bread from reader Linda Tebben. The oatmeal streusel topping with banana chips makes this banana bread a standout.
Recipe: Blueberry-Banana Bread
Whatever size you choose, these individual coffee cakes or muffins are sure to please. Sour cream is the perfect compliment to sweet bananas.
Recipe: Brown Sugar-Banana Coffee Cakes
Light, moist, and warmed by spices, this cake can be served right from the pan for a simple dessert or special snack.
Recipe: Grandma Thury’s Banana Cake
Almonds, brown sugar, spices, and butter are combined for a crunchy caramel-like topping. This tasty brown sugar mixture doubles as filling in this popular coffee cake from reader Jan McHargue.
Recipe: Banana Almond Cake
Rum and banana are the perfect tropical dessert combination. You can make the caramel sauce up to one week ahead.
Recipe: Burnt-Caramel Rum-Banana Tart
These impressive tartlets can be assembled up to four hours before serving. The chocolate crust and filling can be made a couple a days ahead of time.
Recipe: Chocolate-Banana Cream Tartlets
Enjoy these muffins warm from the oven or let them cool and bring them to work for a mid-morning snack. They're great for school lunches, too.
Recipe: Thousand-Seed Banana Date Muffins
These pancakes are sometimes found on the ever-changing menu at the popular 5 Spot Diner in Seattle, but you can make them at home whenever the mood strikes. Readers love them and many claim they’re the best pancakes they’ve ever had.
Recipe: 5 Spot Banana Pancakes