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24 Banana Desserts You’ll Go Bananas For

You might wonder why I’m talking about banana desserts. After all, we went through a pretty serious banana bread phase back in 2020.

But I’m here to tell you that bananas will never go out of style!

Banana pudding cake served on a white plate
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Good for your hair, skin, digestive health, and even your vision, they can be baked, fried, frozen, mashed, and used in place of oil in baking. 

Bananas are sweet, delicious, and crazy versatile.

Don’t believe me? Check out this list of 24 banana desserts that go way beyond your average lock-down banana bread. 

Caramelized Bananas Topped on a Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

1. Caramelized Bananas

 Ready for a restaurant-quality dessert in just 5 minutes? Caramelized bananas are so sweet and gooey, and only require 3 simple ingredients.

Add sliced bananas, brown sugar, and cooking spray in a skillet and cook under medium heat.

They’ll caramelize to perfection, and taste best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Patti Labelle Banana Pudding

2. Patti Labelle Banana Pudding

Patti Labelle Banana Pudding is always a hit at summer potlucks! It’s the perfect balance of creamy, crunchy, and sweet.

The best part? You don’t need to turn on the oven.

Arrange in layers in a trifle bowl, and set. It’s almost too pretty to eat!

Banana pudding cake served on a white plate

3. Banana Pudding Cake

This Banana Pudding Cake will be your go-to cake recipe whenever you need a quick dessert.

The combo of vanilla wafers, bananas, and insanely moist vanilla cake is out of this world.

It only takes 15 minutes of prep and tastes like something from a fancy bakery.

Banana Bread Pudding

4. Banana Bread Pudding

What’s better than banana bread? Banana bread pudding, of course!

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You don’t need to be a bread maker to create this stunning comfort food. It pairs day-old French bread with a creamy custard, a butter sauce, and bananas.

It crisps up to golden perfection in the oven with tender insides. Is your mouth watering yet?

Sweet and Buttery Banana Cake with Sugar-Glaze

5. Banana Cake (with Cake Mix!)

This Banana Cake recipe is so simple and tasty that it almost feels like cheating!

Add overripe bananas to a box and white cake mix, and bake. The cake is so moist and tender that your fork glides through like butter.

With a brown sugar glaze, it’s sure to be your family’s new favorite dessert.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake in a White Casserole

6. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

I have a soft spot in my heart for a good poke cake. This Banana Pudding Poke Cake oozes with creamy banana flavor in every bite.

Poking holes in the cake and adding banana pudding makes this cake impossibly moist, and so flavorful!

All it needs is a simple whipped cream topping to bring it all together. Easy peasy.

Banana Split-Cake with Bananas Nuts Cherries and Cream

7. Banana Split Cake

If you love an old-fashioned banana split, you have to try this nutty Banana Split Cake!

It pairs all the staples of a banana split: bananas, peanuts, pineapple, and cherries.

With a creamy pineapple cream cheese filling, you don’t have to worry about the ice cream melting!

Banana Cream Cheesecake

8. Banana Cream Cheesecake

In the mood for something tropical? Banana Cream Cheesecake is sure to be a big hit this summer!

It pairs two tropical MVPS: bananas and coconut. Baked inside an indulgent cheesecake, it’s hard to resist.

Be warned: this dessert is addictive!

Chocolate Covered Bananas

9. Chocolate Covered Bananas

Now here’s a recipe you can get the whole family involved! Chocolate-covered bananas are super simple and only require a few simple ingredients.

The real fun starts when you bust out those toppings!

Nuts and sprinkles are classics, but you can get creative with candy pieces, dried fruit, or coconut.

Banana Nut Muffins Cooling on a Wire Rack

10. Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins are the perfect go-to snack when you need a little sweetness in your life.

The insides are moist and nutty, while the tops are delightfully crunchy.

It’s all the joy of banana bread in snacking size!

Homemade Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers and Whipped Cream

11. Quick and Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

There’s something about banana pudding that just keeps me coming back for more. 

Not only is it crazy easy to make, but the combination of smooth pudding and vanilla wafers just can’t be beat.

All you need is instant pudding mix, condensed milk, and Cool Whip, layered with vanilla cookies and sliced bananas. 

I love mine with some chocolate and caramel drizzled all over. 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

12. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Take your banana bread to the next level with this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe!

It has all those spiced notes of classic banana bread with plenty of chocolate chips thrown in for good measure.

I mean, what’s better than bananas and chocolate?

Moist and Tender Banana Bread Muffins

13. Banana Bread Muffins

 These Banana Bread Muffins make the perfect breakfast or snack, and they’re so easy to make!

All you need is a few pantry staples and a few overripe bananas.

They take 10 minutes to mix, 30 minutes to bake, and make your house smell amazing!

Banana Bread Brownies with Chopped Walnuts

14. Banana Bread Brownies

I hope you’re sitting down for this Banana Bread Brownie recipe. They’re so good they’ll make your knees buckle!

They’re like a cross between Blondies and banana bread. But wait- we’re not done yet!

Top them with a simple buttercream frosting, and watch them disappear.

Sweet and Fluffy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

15. Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Move over, chocolate chip muffins! These banana chocolate chip muffins will be your next go-to muffin recipe.

Adding bananas to the mix adds sweet banana flavor and makes these muffins so incredibly moist.

With plenty of chocolate chips, you’re sure to get a hit of chocolate in every bite.

Homemade Starbucks Banana Bread with Chopped Walnuts

16. Starbucks Banana Bread

You could wait all morning in line at Starbucks for banana bread, or you can recreate it at home!

Starbucks recipe is the perfect blend of sweet bananas, walnuts, and buttermilk. This copycat recipe is oh-so-moist, sweet, tender, and crunchy.

Serve it up warm with a hot cup of coffee in the morning!

Banana Ice Cream

17. Banana Ice Cream

You only need one ingredient for this summery sweet treat. (Yes, it’s bananas!)

All you need to do is chop, freeze, and pop in the blender for this easy ice cream.

The real excitement happens when you bust out the toppings! It goes great with chocolate syrup, nuts, or peanut butter.

Moist and Flavorful Hawaiian Banana Bread with Walnuts and Cherries

18. Hawaiian Banana Bread

Hawaiian Banana Bread is a tropical twist on a classic. It adds bold, tropical flavors that make it pretty hard to resist.

The addition of pineapple, sweet cherries, and walnuts is like a flavor explosion!

It’s so moist and tender, and the tropical flavors shine through.

Banana Pudding Fluff

19. Banana Pudding Fluff

Bring Banana Pudding Fluff to your next summer potluck and become the life of the party.

I love a super simple dessert that steals the show, and this fluff is it! All you need is banana pudding, Cool Whip, marshmallows, milk, and bananas.

Throw it in a bowl, let it chill, and get the party started!

Slices of Peanut Butter Banana Bread

20. Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Calling all peanut butter heads! If you put bananas on your peanut butter sandwiches, you have to check out this recipe.

It pairs a gooey peanut butter bread with the goodness of sweet bananas.

Throw in some chocolate chips, and you have a dessert you can technically have for breakfast.

Ohana Bread Pudding

21. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding

There’s a lot in this ‘Ohana Bread Pudding recipe, and I couldn’t be happier!

It starts with a simple bread pudding made with Challah and spiced with nutmeg.

The real star of this show is the banana foster sauce that oozes into every nook and cranny of the bread pudding.

Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

22. Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Nilla Wafers and bananas belong together.

This quick and easy banana pudding pairs the buttery goodness of Nilla Wafers with sweet bananas, and it’s so delicious.

It only takes 30 minutes to prep and 10 minutes on the stove to whip up this addictive sweet treat.

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

23. Cream Cheese Banana Bread

What’s better than a slice of homemade banana bread? Banana bread with a surprise in the middle!

This cream cheese-stuffed banana bread is so insanely moist and creamy. Don’t worry, it’s super simple to prepare.

All you need to do is layer the banana bread batter and cream cheese layer. The oven does the rest of the work for you.

Banana Bread

24. Deliciously Moist Banana Bread Recipe

This list of banana desserts would not be complete without banana bread. 

Now, I know it can be a hot topic. Everyone has their own cherished recipe and after this year, they have been perfected!

But I happen to be in the sour cream camp, and this recipe makes the most banana-y and moist loaf you’ll ever have. 

I also prefer chocolate chips in my banana bread, but the walnuts give a delightful crunch that you’ll miss if you leave it out. 

24 Best Banana Dessert Recipe Collection

If you’re a fan of bananas, you’ll flip for these 24 easy banana desserts. For the banana-obsessed, you have to try this Banana Pudding Cake. The banana flavor is out of this world!


  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 (3.4- ounce) box of instant banana pudding mix

  • 2 cups cold milk

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 12 vanilla wafers, crushed

  • 2 fresh bananas, sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit (175°Celsius). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, add cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Poke holes in the cooled cake using a fork or the handle of a spoon. Let the cake cool completely.
  • While the cake cools, prepare the pudding. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the pudding evenly over the cake, pushing some into the holes. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until the pudding is set.
  • Whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  • Arrange the banana slices over the pudding. Top with whipped cream and crushed vanilla wafers. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Banana Desserts

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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