7 Quick and Easy Banana Dessert Recipes
Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits around the world and since they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients including Vitamin C, potassium and calcium, they’re the perfect core ingredient for family desserts.
Equally delicious when served raw, mashed or baked, here are seven dessert recipes that will have the whole gang wanting more!
For a healthy crunch: Banana chips
Health-conscious families will love this no-fuss dessert. It requires only a few minutes’ prep, then into the oven it goes while you focus on making dinner. Plus, the leftovers will make a great lunchbox snack - although we can’t guarantee there will be any! Read the full recipe here.
For an ooey gooey bite: Banana and date cake
Don’t let spotty and brown skinned bananas go to waste. The overripe fruits will give your crumbly cake a strong banana-y kick that will be balanced out with a handful of dates and a splash of rum, yum! Don’t have any booze in the house or want to keep it alcohol-free? Orange juice will do the trick. Read the full recipe here.
For a fruity pudding: Banana frozen yogurt with grilled pineapple slices
Enter a tropical dream with this delicious creation. This recipe requires you to make your own flavoured frozen yoghurt, but you’ll need to leave it overnight to set before devouring it. Be patient and let the flavours soak in, this pineapple and banana combo won’t disappoint. Read the full recipe here.
For an icy delight: Banana split
This childhood dessert is easy enough for kids to make themselves (with your supervision, of course!). No cooking needed, only loads of scooping, they’ll love decorating their own servings – just don’t let them take too long or the ice cream will melt. Read the full recipe here.
For a sticky slice: Banana toffee tart
This banana version of the traditional French tarte tatin is so good that we’re never going back to apples! If its rich flavour doesn’t already guarantee an appearance on your next dinner party menu, this upside down tart’s sophisticated presentation does. Read the full recipe here.
For a wicked treat: Chocolate banoffee pie
A chocolate, caramel and banana medley is always a people pleaser, and this one really packs a flavoursome punch. Children will love getting involved by crushing the Oreo cookies and scattering chocolate shavings to top off the dish. Read the full recipe here.
For a sweet wrap: Banana pancakes
This super simple recipe is great for getting your kids interested in food. Let them crack, whisk and flip their way to a fantastic treat. There are two banana variations to try: chocolate sauce, and lemon – and if you’re all banana-ed out, mix it up and go for orange instead. Read the full recipe here.