Banana Recipes | 14 Easy Banana Desserts

Collection of 14 tasty recipes made with ripe bananas. Banana is one fruit which is cheap, nutritious and is available easily through out the year.

Bananas are very much packed with nutrition and are a very healthy fruit and we don’t have to shell out lot of money for one dozen of banana as compared to the prices of apple, mangoes, pomegranates or blueberries.

In most Indian homes overripe bananas are always there and if you want to know how to use them in delectable desserts, then this banana recipe collection will help you.

In this post I have shared recipes made with ripe bananas. In case you are interested in unripe banana recipes then I have already shared a Collection of 14 unripe banana recipes.

Banana Recipes

1. Banana Bread – Eggless and made with wholemeal flour, this delicious banana bread is light, soft, and perfectly sweet. One of my post popular baking recipes tried successfully by many of our readers.

eggless banana bread recipe

2. Banana Cake – This Banana Cake is a delicious, one-bowl vegan recipe made from mashed ripe bananas, walnuts and whole wheat flour. Tasty and a bit healthier than traditional Cakes, this quick and easy eggless Banana Cake recipe is refreshingly light, pillowy soft and incredibly moist.

eggless banana cake recipe

3. Banana Smoothie – This is a healthy, delicious and filling vegan smoothie made with ripe bananas, coconut milk and flavored with cinnamon powder. I suggest you try this smoothie recipe whenever you need a tasty, satisfying, and filling drink.

banana smoothie recipe

4. Pazham pori recipe – a popular snack from Kerala made with ripe bananas. Preparing these banana fritters are very easy. Maida or all purpose flour is used for the batter and then these fritters are deep fried.

pazham pori or ethakka appam recipe

5. Banana Appam – sweet appams or paniyarams made with ripe bananas, rice flour and jaggery. These banana appam make for a healthy sweet snack. I used overripe bananas to make these. However, you can even use ripe bananas.

banana appams recipe

6. Banana muffins – easy to prepare eggless and vegan banana muffins made with wholemeal flour. You can use ripe bananas or overripe bananas to make these muffins. Baked to perfection in just 30 minutes, enjoy these delicious muffins with breakfast or as a midday snack.

banana muffins recipe

7. Mangalore buns – mildly sweet fried bread made with mashed banana, flour and sugar. These sweet banana buns or poori as they are known is a specialty dish from the Mangalore region in Karnataka. 

These sweet Mangalore buns can be had as breakfast or even as a sweet snack.

banana pooris recipe

8. Banana Pancake – quick and tasty pancakes made with bananas, wholemeal flour and jaggery. You can skip the jaggery or you can add unrefined raw sugar or maple syrup instead of jaggery. Overall a healthy vegan pancake recipe.

eggless banana pancake recipe

9. Banana Shake – light and delicious milkshake made with ripe bananas and thin coconut milk. Instead of coconut milk you can also use regular milk.

banana milkshake recipe

10. Banana sheera – a sweet dessert made with rava and bananas. Often made as prasad during ganesh puja or satyanarayan puja or devi puja or for any auspicious occasion.

banana sheera recipe

11. Banana Mousse – easy and a quick ‘no cook’ dessert recipe of banana mousse. This recipe also doesn’t involve any cooking and has no sign of gelatin or agar agar in it. 

eggless banana mousse recipe

12. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread –  This is a simple no fuss eggless, vegan baking recipe of making a quick sweet bread and that too with whole wheat flour.

The recipe is a one bowl recipe and adapted from my Eggless Banana Bread recipe. All you need are some ripe or overripe bananas. You can even add frozen bananas.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

13. Figs smoothie – this delicious and healthy smoothie is made with fresh figs, banana and Coconut milk. It has the goodness of fresh figs, bananas and acts as an instant energy provider. 

figs smoothie recipe

14. Strawberry smoothie – a creamy delicious smoothie full on with the flavors and taste of strawberries. To thicken the smoothie I have added one banana in the smoothie.

strawberry smoothie recipe

15. Methi na Gota recipe  These Delicious Methi pakoras are a Gujarati deep fried snack. Basically these are fritters made with besan (gram flour) and fenugreek leaves (methi leaves). they are usually served as a snack during tea time.

methi na gota recipe

This Banana Recipes post from the blog archives first published in July 2016 has been republished and updated on 2nd August 2022.

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  1. We make very tasty raita from ripe bananas. Take 2 ripe bananas, 1/2 tsp red mustard seeds, 1 green chilli chopped, 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves,1 tsp sugar, 3 tbsp curd and salt to taste.
    First take red mustard seeds, green chilli, coriander leaves, sugar and salt in a chutney jar and grind it well.
    Then add fresh curd and grind to mix well.
    Now add chopped bananas into this mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Garnish with coriander leaves prior serving.

    1. thanks for sharing the recipe nitin. i will definitely give a try. have noted down the recipe.

  2. Hej peter

    Tak for alle de opskrifter , jeg har ikke lyst til få flere opskrifter ☺

    V.H. Per